(Closed) Gemstone engagement ring blues…

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 33
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Haters gonna hate.  Rubies are wonderful.

Post # 34
87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
11535 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

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
1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@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
11226 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
1584 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@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
1475 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

comment deleted; I’m a dummy! nevermind! 🙂

Post # 42
381 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
6710 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@MrsFutureG:  hahaha I get that too-blink. What does it mean?? Me: that I thought it was pretty. Lol

Post # 46
1070 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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…

Gemstones rock.


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