Post # 1
I want to know how your sapphire rings have held up, particulate the sapphire centestones!
Me and my bf just finished designing my future engagement ring and we picked out a 2.3 carat champagne coloured cushion stone. I’m so so so so in love with it.
The ring is in design now and it’ll be up to my boyfriend of when he wants to propose but I’m already nervous about taking care of it! I don’t wear my jewelry!
So tell me! Show me! How have your sapphires held up? Do they scratch easy?
Here’s a photo of my ring as a wax model with the sapphire.
Post # 2
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
I’ve had my ring for about 6 months and it’s held up fine.
Post # 4
I’ve had mine for 9 years and the center stone is fine! It’s a myth that sapphires are delicate.
Post # 5
Phew. You ladies are easing my mind.
Diamonds are just not my thing and so I knew I’d end up with a softer stone but given the klutz I am, I am ALEADY terrified of scratching it. My watch had a scratch on it within a week of getting it!
Post # 6
is_a_belle : 9 years! Gorgeous!!
Post # 7
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mine is holding up quite well a year after the fact! I get it inspected and cleaned every six months!
Post # 15
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.