(Closed) Do gemstones have to have a “meaning” for you?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Should your gemstone have a meaning?
    Yes : (18 votes)
    26 %
    No : (50 votes)
    74 %
  • Post # 3
    2759 posts
    Sugar bee

    I don’t even know what most of the gemstones are for, so no.

    Post # 4
    3000 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I don’t think it has to have a meaning, per say. Some people just prefer the color(s) of one type of gem over another. Plus, a lot of birthstones aren’t feasible as e-ring stones because they aren’t durable enough, so I think a lot of women gravitate towards a select few in general.

    Post # 5
    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I like the idea of gemstones having meaning, but I certainly wouldn’t not buy one I liked because it didn’t have meaning. 

    Post # 7
    2202 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Sapphire does for me! (its my E-ring) i struggled with a serious health issue for 10 years in my throat, sapphire is said to be healing for that area of the body. So it makes it pretty special for me.

    Post # 8
    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    While I liked the whole gemstone/birthstone thing growing up, I don’t think it matters. Whatever you like, you like. I think it’s weird if people ask, honestly. I mean, do people ask if you wear certain colors if they have special meaning? ha. Like, “Your shirt is purple. Does purple have a special meaning for you?” Lol.

    Post # 9
    1445 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Everyone always asks if my ruby engagement ring is mine or FI’s birthstone, but its not. I just love how a ruby looks. No special meaning. So no, you don’t have to have special meaning behind it, but be prepared for people to ask. I’ve never had anything additional said after “No, I just like rubies.” though, so I don’t suppose it is an issue that people ask.

    Post # 10
    11356 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    My birthstone is a diamond, too, and I agree with you. I love sapphires, and I have several. I also have a ruby ring, an opal ring, a tanzanite, ring, and rings, necklaces, bracelets, etc. that feature blue topaz stones, amethysts, and peridot stones. Like you, I have been asked if the particular gemstone I’m wearing is my birthstone. I, of course, tell them no.

    Post # 11
    1856 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    My e-ring is a garnet, which if I remember right is the birthstone for January. Nothing significant about January for us – no birthdays, didn’t meet in January, didn’t get engaged in January, etc. I just love the look of this particular kind of garnet!

    Post # 12
    2786 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I imagine because gemstone rings aren’t as common, that people assume they must have special meaning and that’s why they were chosen?

    Personally I want a pink sapphire ring because I love pink…that’s enough meaning for me! 🙂

    Post # 13
    1844 posts
    Buzzing bee

    eh, birth stones are birth stones, I have more jewlery with gemstones in them becuase the colour has a meaning for us. My wedding band has blue sapphires becuase the first time Fiance proposed it was with a piece of blue beach glass (I obviously didn’t want a piece of glass in my ring though) No one has asked me yet if it is my birth stone. 


    Post # 14
    5199 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2010

    No. My first two rings were blue sapphires. While my family does have a tradition of sapphires, I just like sapphires. My birthstone is a ruby, which is a red sapphire, though!

    My husband has blue sapphires, he just loves blue with white (metal & diamonds).

    I have citrines, yellow topaz etc rings. I just love the colour and it suits me. My new rings have small champagne and chocolate diamonds as again, love the colour!


    Post # 15
    14485 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Generally no, I just buy whatever color I like.  But I do want an amethyst (husbands birthstone) ring, and a citrine ring (my sisters).

    Post # 16
    1026 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I wrote “yes” but for me its not so much the month but the tradition/stories behind the stone. I would want it to fit the occasion. For example, for an Engagement Ring I would want a stone that meant love, fidelity, etc. 

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