(Closed) ER stones – 1st, 2nd, 3rd choice…

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
857 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

1. Diamond

2.purple sapphire

3. Blue sapphire

4. Emerald


Post # 3
1409 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

1. Diamond

2. Moissy

3. Purple Sapphire

4. Blue Sapphire

I’m pretty traditional in some ways and it never occurred to me not to get a diamond, after all, they are a girl’s best friend. I prefer the idea of natural stones. But I like a colorless, sparkly stone, so my second choice would be moissanite. After that I’d stick with sapphires, because they’re nice and hard, first purple, because that’s my favorite colored gemstone, then blue, because that’s beautiful too. I don’t feel like white sapphires would sparkle the way I like, but I don’t think I’ve seen any in person.. And a lot of other stones I wouldn’t trust to be durable enough; I’m not the most graceful person. 

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 6 months ago by  ladyamalthea.
Post # 4
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

1.) White Moissanite

2.) Blue diamond

3.) White diamond

4.) Yellow diamond

Post # 5
7309 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Diamond, diamond, and diamond. hahaha No, in all seriousness, if I could not have a diamond, I would get a metal band with no stones. I don’t do moissanite for an engagement ring, nor do I go for colored gemstones for something I have to wear every day.

Post # 6
10503 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

1) White moissy

2) Barely Pink moissy

3) Purple sapphire (light purple/lavender)

4) Diamond

Post # 7
8435 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

1. moissanite (I debated between colorless or pink)

2. emerald

3. ruby

4. sapphire

I’m pretty non traditional, so diamond isn’t even in my top 10

Post # 8
1263 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

1. Colorless Diamond

2. White Moissy

3. Blue Sapphire

4. Yellow Diamond

Post # 9
1529 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012



blue sapphire,


Post # 10
2513 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

1. quality diamond (couldn’t afford in the size I wanted)

2. moissanite (what I went with)

3. natural opal (which I know would end up ruined with wear and tear)

4. morganite in rose gold (so many lovely morganite rings on this site) OR a purple stone


Post # 11
1998 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

1. diamond

2. moissanite

3. morganite

4. blue sapphire

I like colourless stones for an everyday piece because they go with everything and I’m totally falling for the old commerical trick here but to me, nothing says forever quite like a diamond. I know it’s silly but I can’t help myself. My next choice would be a moissy because they’re colourless and gorgeous. I’m not a big fan if white sapphire or white topaz though, they just don’t seem sparkly enough to me so my next choice would be morganite – I love, love, love the gorgeous soft pink colour. Next choice would be a lovely blue sapphire, they’re absolutely stunning and still quite traditional.

Post # 12
4521 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

My ideal was diamond with sapphire accents. For rings with 1 stone type

1. Diamond (which I have)

2. Sapphire

3. Ruby

4. Sand. I know, not a stone, but Fiance gave me rings filled with sand from special places in my life, one of which we share.

Post # 13
914 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

1. Diamond (even colored)

2. Sapphire (Clear, blue, then champagne would be my favorites, but any are gorgeous!)

3. Ruby

4. Moissy.

I like natural stones best, hence the choices.  Moissys are pretty, but not my thing.

Post # 14
6507 posts
Bee Keeper

1. Diamond

2. Blue Diamond

3. Blue Sapphire

4. Amethyst

Diamond would always be my first choice because it’s my favorite gemstone and my birthstone. Sapphire is my daughter’s birthstone, and blue is my favorite color. Amethyst is my husband’s birthstone, but it made the number 4 spot because it’s not as hard. I would worry about damaging it, although I have had Amethyst rings that I wore a lot in the past with no problems.

Post # 15
2677 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

Diamond – I’m rough on my hands & fairly traditional.

Moissanite – Going back to tradition with a clear stone & also durability.

Sapphire – This is the birthstone for the month we got married & I’ve considered getting a an anniversary band in the future to stack with my engagement ring & wedding band with this stone!

Ruby – Ironically enough, this is my husband’s birthstone!

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