Post # 32
@loving_life: If you get a rare, untreated ruby in a prized after color then yes, they are more expensive than diamonds. The price of rubies goes up when they are not heated or filled. If a ruby my size (7.5mm) is filled, it will cost around $250. If it is only heated, it will go up to about 2K, if it is untreated, it will go up to about 7-8K.
I think some people are used to seeing lab created rubies in jewlery stores and the price of those and don’t realize the value of genuine ones.
Post # 33
Haters gonna hate. Rubies are wonderful.
Post # 34
Yeah I get similar reactions to my gemstone e-ring too. I ADORE my ring, it’s so my style, it’s unique and I really don’t feel like I have to wear a house deposit on my finger – I’d rather have the house thanks! The reactions do annoy me though and it does get to me sometimes…
Post # 35
I cannot understand when people KNOW you are engaged and when you are showing these individuals your engagement ring and they make those types of comments. Clearly, they know what they’re seeing is an e-ring, and they can see that you are very excited about it and are very happy that it is a ruby.
However, it does make sense to me that some people who do NOT know you’re engaged may think you’re just showing them a new ring you bought or received when you show them your left hand featuring a gemstone. I guess this makes sense to me simply because I ALWAYS wore one of my various gemstone or other rings (sapphire, ruby, tanzanite, amethyst, opal, peridot, pearl, mother of pearl, onyx, or marcasite, depending upon the color of my outfit) on my left ring finger prior to receiving an engagment ring. My friends and co-workers always saw me sporting a ring on that finger. Also, one of my good friends also wore gemstone rings as well as other beautiful jewels, and she was always excited to show me her latest purchase.
Post # 36
@rubybride718: I go through the SAME thing with my sapphire. It is so annoying. I get a lot of , “Oh, is that what you wanted?” or “Did you want something non-traditional?”
Post # 37
I love your ring! I wanted a colored gemstone e-ring (specifically a morganite center stone with a pave diamond band), but my Fiance thought all of the rings I was finding were gaudy/ugly/cocktail jewerly. We actually found a gorgeous morganite ring that we both loved the other day…while we were picking up my ring from being resized. lol I love my diamond e-ring, but colored stones are gorrrrgeous.
Post # 38
I have two sapphires on my engagement ring and it drives me CRAZY when people ask what the meaning of the blue is. “Oh is that your birthstone?” “What does it mean?” “…it means I like blue.”
So I hear you. No one ever said an engagement ring HAS to be a diamond. Hell, I have been with my now-FI for 7 years and after 4 years I jokingly told him I’d be happy with a ring pop if he would just get around to asking the question!
Post # 39
Your ruby looks like it’s excellent quality (got a bit of drool on my keyboard!) The irony is that diamond rings didn’t even become popular until the 30s so actually, your ring is more traditional than a diamond.
Post # 40
@amandasf: I love your ring! I think it’s very pretty! Oh people don’t know what they r talking about. High quality natural gems can be pricier than diamonds. I personally didn’t like diamonds because it was too common. Diamond rings are everywhere. I never like to be the same with others because, then, what’s the point having a e ring that belongs to you. I think as long as you love your ring, you can pull it off. I have mine designed by myself with a jeweler’s help. Here are mine.
Post # 41
comment deleted; I’m a dummy! nevermind! 🙂
Post # 42
I’m sorry. I understand why it upsets you and I understand why people don’t automatically assume it is an engagement ring. At least around here a lot of people weat gemstone rings on their ring finger, and are not engaged. I love gemstone rings either way, just give people a little slack. People get mad of you assume, and if you don’t.
Post # 43
I got that a few times when showing off my aquamarine ring – people asked “You do realize that finger is for your engagement ring, right?” and I had to be very blunt and a bit rude and point out that it was!
It also doesn’t help that it is my birthstone and relatives assumed I was just wearing a birthstone ring for the heck of it!
Post # 44
@MrsFutureG: hahaha I get that too-blink. What does it mean?? Me: that I thought it was pretty. Lol
Post # 45
absolutely stunning I LOVE it!!!
Post # 46
This is all the fault of DeBeers and their marketing department from 50 years ago. Before, diamonds were pretty much a useless stone. Rubies are FAR more rare than diamonds, but the fat cats at DeBeers infiltrated the minds of the sheep public and now BOOM. Diamonds are forever, diamonds are a girl’s best friend, blah blah blah…