(Closed) Green gemstones in your e-ring anyone? Advice needed!

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Chrysoberyl is the 3rd hardest natural gemstone, right after diamond and sapphire.  No, I had never heard of it either, but was in the same boat with you—wanting green, but something durable.  At an 8.5, chrysoberyl is pretty darned good for everyday wear.  Color varies from yellowy-green to lime-green.

You will find that cat’s eye is also chrysoberyl, and is probably better known—that’s not what I’m talking about.  You’ll also find lots of ‘cheap’ gems on-line.  Go to a real gemologist; good quality chrysoberyl can be hard to find (it’s just not used that much, hence you won’t find it in a mall store) and can run up to $500 or more/carat (not the $50 5 carat deals you’ll find on-line).

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I’ve always loved emeralds, but soon realized that they are too soft for my lifestyle! 

So I went with a sapphire- mine is from Montana, it looks green in some light, and I had the option of choosing a greener colored stone.  I ended up going with a bluer color though. 

The sapphire itself really wasn’t too expensive, the bulk of the cost ended up being the setting and ring. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I have a garnet ring that I wear every day, and it looks the same as it did when I got it over a year ago, and it’s also an estate piece, so it was previously worn. Garnet’s toughness is good, the hardness is fine for everyday wear. I wouldn’t worry about it.

My personal vote would be for tourmaline since its color is closest to that delicious blue-green of Colombian emeralds. 🙂 Have you looked at the different green gems in person? There are huuuuuge differences in the shades and personalities.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you’re going for hardness, I would go with either green sapphire or green moissanite. Moissanite is a 9.5 on teh Mohs scale and has a gorgeous sparkle factor. I have a clear moissanite and couldn’t be happier with it. Here’s a pic I found of a radiant cut green Moissanite. You can order it through moissaniteco.com and they can put a green moissanite in any of their settings.

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Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Green sapphires are really really pretty!  Close to diamond in hardness, and are just very pretty. 

Green amethyst another option.  Good luck!  Have fun!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

That is sooooo beautiful! I recently heard about tsvaorites! This is gorgeous and kind of makes me wish I would have gone with my original desire for a green ering 🙂 The color is perfect. Congrats!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Ha ha, sorry you have to wait to wear it. The same thing happened to me and I was on pins and needles for weeks 🙂

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I LOVE that you went with the trillion cut!!!!!!!!  Very unique, and very special!  Three is the magic number…

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