(Closed) Gemstone Ring – Do people assume it's a colored diamond?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Honey bee

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sdqgirl:  

No. I never assume a colored gemstone is a colored diamond. If I were to look at it very closely and see it behave like a diamond, then I’ll begin to consider it to be a diamond. Or a sim.

Just my $0.02.

 

 

Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Maybe if they know nothing about gemstones… Natural pink diamonds are ridiculously expensive as you said! When people have them they’re typically tiny unless youre JLo of course. I think people recognize colored birthstone rocks- amethyst, sapphire, ruby etc but morganite is lesser known but newly popular. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I have a blue gemstone. No one’s ever asked me if it’s a diamond though. I think it would be more common for pink stones. By The Way your morganite is TDF! Mostly I get people asking me what it is, or just a compliment on the color.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think most people just assume that any center stone of an ering – unless it’s a well known gem like a birthstone – is some kind of diamond. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle

I also have a morganite and I’ve only had it about a month, but so far I don’t think anyone has assumed it was a pink diamond. My boss straight up asked what the stone was and I told her it was a morganite. What my experience *has* been is that nobody really knows what morganite is. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Sand Key Park- Clearwater Beach Elopement

My center stone is an aquamarine that I am absolutely IN LOVE with. Nobody has ever asked me if it was a blue diamond or anything, though. I’d think it would be pretty obvious that it isn’t a diamond, but to some people it may not be. If anyone did ask, I’d just tell them that it’s an aquamarine.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Mines a very pale aquamarine. I wanted my birthstone, and Fiance worked hard to find one for me.  Most people don’t notice it’s blue right off, but I tell them anyway.  We saw it in a movie once, a proposal with a moonstone because it was the lead lad birthstone and I thought it was sweet.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have a dark yellow sapphire and no one has ever really commented on whether or not it was a diamond. It replaced my citrine, which is a very soft stone and the facets were beginning to wear down after only two years or so of wear, so I found a sapphire that matched as closely as possible to the color. When I HAD the citrine (it’s reset in a necklace now) someone asked me if it was a sapphire, though. And one person assumed the sapphire was a citrine/topaz because that was their birthstone lol. Otherwise no one really questions it.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

No, I assume it’s a gemstone other than diamond. I think people are under the misguided assumption that a coloured diamond is somehow ‘lesser’ and therefore cheaper. Which definitely is not the case unless it’s a black or perhaps certain types of yellow diamond.

Most people don’t know about jewellery and assume an engagement ring is a diamond because of course it just has to be! Thanks De Beers, you evil geniuses.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

No.  I assume it’s a gemstone other than a diamond.  Plus, the morganite color is different from the diamond pink color. 

Diamonds are always assumed to be clear.  If you have a stone that’s colored, people would assume gemstone.  They would not assume diamond trust me.  If they say otherwise, I’m guessing they’re pulling your leg. 

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I have a sapphire and I don’t think anyone’s ever assumed it’s a colored diamond (at least they’ve never said anything). 

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