Post # 1
I have a morganite e-ring but most people assume it’s a pink diamond (as if I had $200k ring lol). I always correct people, and sometimes they are interested to learn about a stone they don’t know about, other times they seemed disappointed. I was wondering if anyone else with a morganite or colored stone ring has experienced this? I know it doesn’t matter since this is mostly people I don’t even know! Maybe after JLo got that pink diamond everyone assumes everything that sparkles is a diamond?
Post # 2
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
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
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
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
- 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
- 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 # 8
To be fair, you probably know more about stones than a gemologist lol 😉
I had NO idea pink diamonds are so expensive until recently, it’s crazy!
Thank you! I think you are right that it’s because it’s pink, I really think JLo is to blame lol.
That’s been my experience, I thought maybe I’m just in an area were people know little about gems?
I’ve gotten some of that too! But mostly it’s been, is that a pink diamond?
Post # 9
I had an aquamarine ring I loved, I cried when I lost it!
Post # 10
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
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
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
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
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).