(Closed) Does anyone feel less engaged with gemstones?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 106
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Blushing bee

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mawagedweam07192017:  apparently there can’t be a single thread on WB which celebrates alternative stones without shit talking diamonds or the people who choose them. Huge eye roll here. Diamonds are far from being the only item on the consumer market that are inflated in price, and De Beers is far being the only corporation that uses psychological and emotional manipulation to rope in consumers. Contrary to popular belief, one neednt be hypnotized by an ad campaign to appreciate the sheer beauty of a nice diamond.

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sankwa:  I’d love to see your amethyst!

Post # 107
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

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doglovingwife:  I think for now I just want the one ring! We might have our friend (Puccoon Raccoon is her etsy name) do tail versions at a later date for our bands. 🙂

Post # 108
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Newbee

Mr Spock and I FINALLY got engaged and we’ve been together so long that I don’t feel really engaged despite what the ring looks like. My ring has gemstones and diamonds (alexandrite centre stone) and I ADORE it but we’re under so much financial stress right now that it’s impossible to feel engaged :'(

Post # 109
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2017 - France

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starla33:   Here’s my amethyst.

Post # 110
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I’ve never felt less engaged/married because my ring is a gemstone, but I’m also not a diamond girl. I’ve only ever received compliments, though.

My ring does, however, look like engagement/wedding jewerly. It is rose gold with morganite and a small diamond halo, so I think a lot of people assume it is a pink diamond. Eh, I tell people what it is if it comes up in conversation, but people rarely ask. 

I love my ring, it is as perfect for me as my Darling Husband is. That is all that matters!

 

Post # 111
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Blushing bee

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sankwa:  beautiful! It looks amazing on you. Thanks for posting.

Post # 112
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Honey bee

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lieutenantuhura:  

Aww, bummer. Chin up. Things should smooth out before too long. And please post pix. I’d Iove to see an alexandrite picked by Spock.

 

Post # 114
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

My man is against diamonds. He thinks its a massive rip off. He says why the hell would I pay 28k for a rock that will not help us with our home?!!! Of course there are lots of diamonds less than 28k – but the one I love was that much! (Tiffany Legacy 1.5 carat lol). He flat out told me no way. — So instead, he wants to give me a SAPPHIRE I am someone who likes a bigger gem. I’m not saying huge honker style with all the crazy whirliefiligrees that are all over ebay. What are they called Jahva? I forget lol . . But I like a good sized, good quality stone. I decided that a sapphire will suit me just fine. For a lot less, I can get a fantastic sapphire that I feel represents my style. . .and makes me smile! If I went with the sapphire budget for a diamond, I’d be walking around with a very dissapointing chip that would never ever be good enough (for me). I probably wouldn’t even wear it as bad as that may sound, its true.

 — So the Sapphire is the common ground! It is beautiful, elegant, classy, and WELL – if its a good enough stone for those British Princesses – then its good enough for me! Hahaha. We have taken a long time bouncing back and forth about what shape. Oval or Round, Oval or Round?! Or cushion? LOL  We are pretty much now set on a 8×6 mm Oval Blue Sapphire from Brilliant Earth. I like the Lotus Flower setting its a nice halo that isn’t all gapped out. Our lives are very intertwined – and I don’t want to break our budget in a silly way over a Tiffany rock.  I know I’d feel very much engaged and married with a beautiful sapphire given with love. 

Post # 115
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Worker bee

My husband and I opted for no e-ring at all because we are very practical people and spending all this money on something like that just seems very un-practical for US. Besides, IMO, the actual wedding ring is what really matters. And I love my simple wedding band.

Now that we just had our first child and paying bills like there is no tomorrow while financing her many needs, ultimately I know we made the right decision.

Post # 116
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Busy bee

i chose a natural citrine as my e-ring gemstone Bec I wanted something different and something that was yellow as that’s my partner’s fave colour. My partner was hesitant at first as he didn’t think it was an engagement stone but I convinced him otherwise 😋 I’ve been given diamond, emerald, sapphire and ruby jewellery from my mother since I was a teenager so I don’t always associate the four precious stones as marriage gems. I see diamonds, emeralds, sapphires and rubies as more mother-daughter inheritance gemstones, from my experience.

Post # 117
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I initially wanted a sapphire for my center stone, when we got engaged. But Fiance was dead set on getting me a diamond (I guess he is more “traditional”) so I ended up with a diamond ring. However I am sure it wouldn’t have made any difference as to how engaged I would feel, if I had gotten a sapphire. And to be honest I really don’t think other people would perceive it differently than they do now; I have a halo engagement ring and wear a small .10 ct diamond solitaire as my RHR, and so many people have mistaken my RHR for my engagement ring. 

Post # 118
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Buzzing bee

I believe someone already pointed this out a while back, but I can’t imagine Lady Di (or her daughter in law now) felt any less engaged with that royal sapphire on her finger. 

Post # 119
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Newbee

I have a sapphire and definitely feel engaged! My mum’s engagement ring was sapphire and diamond too so that’d what I always pictured for myself.

Post # 120
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Newbee

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sankwa:  lovely colour!

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