(Closed) Gemstones look cheap? What?! (ring history ?)

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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3709 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@MrsFuzzyFace: I am not sure about sapphires in the context of wedding jewelry, but in general, the stone symbolizes truth, sincerity, and faithfulness. My mom’s birthstone is sapphire…she loves them. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

@MrsFuzzyFace: Uhh, you should have asked her if she’s seen Kate Middleton’s e-ring. You know, the one that was Princess Diana’s. See how she re-evaluates her opinion after that. ‘Cause we all know if anyone can afford “bling”, it’s the royals. She sounds like a real winner. No wonder she’s your “frienemy”, lol.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Maybe she should talk to Prince Charles and Prince William… The ring currently worn by Kate Middleton and previously worn by Princess Diana is a 12-carat sapphire.  I bet they’d both be interested to know that ring makes it look like they couldn’t “afford” a ring with all diamonds. 

Post # 6
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10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think gemstones are more creative and original. Everyone has a diamond…I love it when people choose something different!

Post # 7
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118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Wow, seriously..it might be less costly than a diamond but that doesn’t make it cheap!  Variety is the spice of life!  I love looking at all the non-diamond/moissanite/asha/clear stone rings.

Post # 8
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687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have a blue sapphie e-ring! Here’s a little history I keep handy when people are curious as to why I don’t have a diamond:

The first engagement rings actually had sapphire stones. It wasn’t until the 15th century that diamonds became popular. Also, during the 18th and 19th centuries, diamonds from Brazil and Africa flooded the market and prices declined.  This led many to conclude that sapphires, rubies, and emeralds were more valuable and rare than diamonds (still true today).  As a result, engagement rings with colored gemstones were more desirable for those who had the means to purchase them.

Post # 9
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3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Yeah, nobody’s been rude about my rings not having any diamonds, but if anyone tried to be, I’d probably respond with, “Your stones may sparkle, but mine are pleochroic, and everyone and their dog doesn’t have them. I win.”

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@peaches1038:   I have emeralds in my ring to honor our shared Irish heritage and everyone asks “is it a birthstone” or “why green” so thanks for the story!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My mom has a diamond/ruby wedding ring.  Pretty sure no one would have ever called it cheap looking, and my parents can certainly afford diamonds. 

Also, yeah, ask her if she thinks the royal family is cheap heh.

Sounds like “frenemy” is just a biatch.

Post # 13
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4415 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Out of curiosity…  What kind of ring does SHE have????

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I wanted black diamonds and I got a lot of dirty looks =( in the end I decided not to get my blinged out black diamond guard but I still would have loved to find a black diamond band… I wish people weren’t so mean about something different… I thnk your ring is wonderful =)

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@MrsFuzzyFace: Yeah, that’s pretty rude. It sucks she had to knock your ring to make herself feel better, also sucks you had to knock hers for the same reason 😛

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