(Closed) Girls with a Sapphire E-Ring, thoughts about Prince William/Kate Middleton

posted 8 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t have a sapphire, but I was wondering the same thing.  Will those of you with sapphire e-rings now worry that they will be a lot more common and yours will be less special?  Will you feel the urge to remind people that you had yours BEFORE Kate got hers and made them newly popular?

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

My e-ring from my son’s dad was a sapphire and I honestly LOVE IT!!  I am still rocking a blue ring and I think that they will always be classic elegant yet quirky and sophisticated rings… No matter the era.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’m not exactly in this category..BUT..

I originally wanted a diamond and pink sapphire wedding band. So beautiful!

Well, I bought two thin diamond bands instead…thought I loved them. Ended up returning them, because in the end, it’s not what I wanted.

Now I’m going back and forth between just a small diamond band, or getting the pink sapphire and diamond band. Honestly? Kate Middleton getting a sapphire ring made me want it even more =p

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I don’t have my ring yet, but I think my Boyfriend or Best Friend is pretty set on getting me a sapphire – and was before the royal engagement.

I think it’s kind of sad because it won’t be quite as unique, but it will also be nice to tell the naysayers that sapphires are good enough for a princess, so they’re definitely good enough for me.

If I were Kate, I don’t think I would be so happy with the ring, though.  I definitely wouldn’t want my MIL’s engagement ring if her marriage to my Father-In-Law had ended in a super messy divorce.  It just seems like a bad idea.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@GreenEyedMoon: Kate’s ring was not meant to symbolize their messy divorce, it was meant to symbolize Diana. If I were her, I would be overjoyed to have a ring that means so much to William. 

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I dont actually have a sapphire but I REALLY wanted one! If I could go back, I would have gotten the ring that I was absolutely in love with. It was Fiance who wanted to go with diamonds. Dont get me wrong, I love my e-ring but the sapphire ring was basically as close to perfection as you could possibly get! *Sigh* Maybe someday…

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@UpstateCait:  I know and understand that, but if I were her, I don’t think I would be able to move past that it was Diana’s e-ring.  I would have been perfectly happy with another one of Diana’s rings or something like that.  

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

UGH.  I hate my stupid computer and its refusal to not double post everything.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

  1. I LOVE sapphire rings!  I have a gorgeous sapphire ring (cushion cut stone with diamond trillions on the sides) that was my grandmother’s.  I really, really wanted that to be my engagement ring (my husband wanted a diamond because he was weirdly traditional and competitive about my e-ring – totally out of character).  I think it is cool that Kate got a ring that is a bit “different.”
  2. It is really bothering me that people are saying that the ring is cursed or that Kate should feel weird about wearing the ring from a divorce or from her fiance’s dead mother.  A lot of us have heirloom rings (myself included – ended up with my husband’s great-grandmother’s diamond ring), and I don’t think of any of the negatives when I see an heirloom – only how special it is that you get to wear something that someone else loved, too.  I was very touched by William’s explanation that he was sharing something that belonged to his first love with his last.  Very sweet – and symbolic.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have my fiance’s mothers sapphire as my engagement ring and I love it!  To me, more beautiful than any diamond, but I am partial  🙂

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@theresa1078:  I’m with you there.  My Boyfriend or Best Friend and I have been looking at pawn shop rings, and I wouldn’t mind getting a ring from a messy divorce there so long as I didn’t know.  Ignorance is bliss, right?

Unfortunately, none of the pawn shops seem to have nice gemstone rings.  🙁

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@GreenEyedMoon: Not to start drama but I guess I’m a little confused…

“If I were Kate, I don’t think I would be so happy with the ring, though.  I definitely wouldn’t want my MIL’s engagement ring if her marriage to my Father-In-Law had ended in a super messy divorce. It just seems like a bad idea.”

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@theresa1078:  Totally.  It’s just a piece of rock and metal until he puts it on your ring – then it becomes YOUR ring, YOUR story.

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