(Closed) How often do you see coloured stone engagement rings in real life?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

Not very at all.  I would love to see more.  I have seen a few bands, alternating rubies and diamonds and a three stone or 2 with gem sides.  But a coloured center is super rare where I am.

Post # 17
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I have a sapphire engagement ring so I see it every day! My aunt, who is British, has a ruby engagement ring. Other than her I don’t know anyone in real life who has a non-diamond engagement ring. I’m also the only one of my friends that had a yellow gold rather than white gold setting.

I think my husband’s best friend said she wanted a sapphire engagement ring though and she should be getting engaged soon so maybe then I’ll know another person with a non-diamond engagement ring.

This is mine:

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

My mum has a sweet little emerald! I love her set. 

A cashier at a grocery store I go to has a beautiful ruby. I love the way it catches the light!

When we were looking at rings we had originally selected a sapphire, but ended up picking up a cheap cz until I could decide what I really wanted. I still haven’t decided yet. Oops! 

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I know 2 acquaintances (both are fiancees of my husband’s friends) who have gemstone rings: one is an emerald, and one is a blue sapphire.

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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alessia :  every day! (i have a sapphire (: )

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I have a tanzanite but apart from me most women my age seem to have diamonds (or diamond stimulants). Every social media post I’ve seen has had a diamond engagement ring. However, when I look at women who are in the late 40’s and older I see a lot of coloured stones. I’m in the UK and I think gemstones were a little more common here but seem to have faded out a little bit. 

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

In my area I never see a colored stone as an ering. Halos are the trend right now. It used to be 3 stone 

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

My sister has a ruby engagement ring but she is the only person I know in real life with a non-diamond (or simulant they are passing as a diamond) engagement ring.

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I’m in the UK and I’ve seen quite a few. I have a tsavorite garnet, my manager has an aquamarine. My best friend had a tanzanite with her first engagement (she now has a diamond). Of my former colleagues 3 had diamonds, 1 had an emerald, 1 an orange sapphire and 1 a blue sapphire. I’ve seen a few rubies and sapphires on people in public. I used to work in retail and saw quite a few then. I LOVE coloured stones so I always notice them. 

One of my friends wanted a blue sapphire, but received a diamond. I told Fiance from the start I wanted a coloured stone, fortunately he listened and asked me to pick a green stone when we designed my ring.

Post # 25
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Actually, never! In my area even having a diamond that isn’t round, cushion, or princess cut would be considered unique. 

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I live in Europe and lot of my friends have gemstone engagement rings – maybe half of them? Mostly sapphire but some emeralds and rubies. I have a sapphire RHR but I’d love to add a ruby ring to my collection some day.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I have a sapphire, but other than that I don’t think I know anyone else with a coloured centre stone. 

I know a couple people who have coloured stones as side stones on their rings. 

Post # 28
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Helper bee

I rarely see gemstones as engagement rings here in Sweden, I dont think I know anyone with one. But it is very common to wear bands, either with or without diamonds, as both wedding rings and engagement rings! 🙂

Post # 29
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

This is my e-ring.

Most of my friends who have e-rings (several got married without them and just wear plain gold bands) have small diamond or moissy solitaires with elaborate antique style bands, often with braided or Celtic knot details, something I find curious because it’s far from the norm. 

I’ve seen a few others with colored gemstone e-rings. I live in California. 

When I was an instructional aide in a large community college (18,000 students) I served three with colored gemstones… a pretty pink marquise sapphire set into an elaborate Indian style gold ring as wide as the stone, a Princess Diana style sapphire with diamond halo, and a huge asscher-cut garnet with a chunky modern band. 

At one of the many optometrists I’ve used, the receptionist also had a Padparadscha sapphire e-ring. Hers was a muted peachy oval solitaire in rose gold. 

Was in the airport en route to Philadelphia when I saw an older woman with the most fabulous emerald e-ring I had ever seen. It was an emerald cut emerald with diamond baguette side stones and I don’t even like beryl stones usually but damn I couldn’t take my eyes off it. She was reading some trashy looking novel so she didn’t notice me creeping all over her ring. 

My DH’s older U.K. relatives all have colored center stones, small round sapphires and rubies, usually with some sort of diamond melee. But his younger cousins are all sporting diamonds. 

Post # 30
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I have a friend with a pink solitairr and a friend with an opal. Most are diamonds though.

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