(Closed) How has your Sapphire E-ring held up?

posted 5 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I’ve had my sapphire ring for almost 2 years and it’s held up just fine. No scratches or any damage to it and I knock it on stuff all the time.

Post # 3
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753 posts
Busy bee

I’ve had my ring for about 6 months and it’s held up fine. 

Post # 4
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2758 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I’ve had mine for 9 years and the center stone is fine! It’s a myth that sapphires are delicate. 

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

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renaalecia :  Thanks!

Don’t worry! I’m klutzy too and I only took my ring off when I was pregnant and my fingers got too fat for it. My 18k gold setting needed some minor repairs but my center stone has no damage. 

Post # 8
Hostess
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Sapphire is my birth stone and for my 13th bday (I think?) my parents gave me a sapphire right hand ring that I wore daily for years and still wear every now and then. The stone looks as good now as it did when they gave me the ring and I have always been hard on my hands. 

Post # 9
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90 posts
Worker bee

I had a sapphire center stone in the engagement ring of my first marriage. I wore it for about 10 years. I did chip it about year 4, but no one could see it but me. I would just take it off when cleaning, gardening, doing rough work, etc.

Post # 10
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190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

I’ve had many mine for 5 years and it’s held up fine. There is some  minute wear on the exposed edge, but extremely tiny. 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

I would add that one can always have a stone repolished or at worst, refaceted if need be. Sometimes gems break, even diamonds which are hard but quite brittle. Sapphires wear very well imo. 

I also have a 110 year old sapphire ring which was clearly worn for a lifetime before I got it. The facets show wear, but in a very beautiful way because it tells a story. Again the option is open to repolish. 

Post # 12
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195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Had mine a little more than 2 years and she still looks great. 🙂  Take it off for rough stuff, and give it a quick clean every few weeks to keep up the sparkle! (Sapphires do get dirty/cloudy but it’s nothing a bit of soapy water or jewelry cleaner and a soft brush won’t fix)

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee

I haven’t had my sapphire for very long, but I did a lot of research into sapphires after I got mine. Diamonds are a 10 on the hardness scale, and sapphires are a 9.5, so they are generally quite durable 🙂 I have found that my sapphire gets dusty every couple of days, so I wash it twice a week with just dawn dish soap and a baby toothbrush 🙂 Like I said, I haven’t had mine for very long, but I’m an artist by trade so I am rather rough on my hands, and therefore rough on my ering. So far she has held up just fine. I don’t think you really have to worry much, just love on that beautiful ring you designed! 

Post # 14
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361 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Mine is holding up quite well a year after the fact! I get it inspected and cleaned every six months! 

Post # 15
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75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Mine is an art deco antique ring, so about 90-ish years old, and the stones are perfectly fine. I think it was worn a lot before I got it because the shank was super thin and needed reinforcing. 

I have been wearing in almost daily for nearly 3 years, and while I do take it off for household chores, washing up etc. That’s mostly because it is an antique ring and I’m worried about damaging the ring, rather than the sapphires. 

 

 

 

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