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

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 46
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Busy bee

I met one woman IRL that had a white sapphire. I know that’s not a colored stone, but yeap that’s it. I must say, had stumbled across the Bee sooner I may have gone for a colored stone. It’s so liberating to see so many styles and gemstones

Post # 47
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’ve seen 2 ladies at work with blue sapphires. That’s it. 

Post # 48
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I have never seen a gemstone engagement ring IRL.  My friend had a silver band style designed by her now husband but it had no stone.

Mine is a pale pink morganite and I LOVE it so much.  I love that it’s different but it’s a solitaire style (four prongs, no halo), so it’s still obvious what it is, especially stacked with the band.  But… never seen anything else like it in real life.

Post # 49
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Helper bee

alessia :  I have a colored diamond. I have a friend who has blue sapphires, and a NEWLY ENGAGED friend (so excite!!) that has a blue stone – IDK yet if it’s sapphire or topaz or diamond or what though. 

 

I usually see white diamonds though. 

Post # 50
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Blushing bee

I’ve only seen two my whole life. My Future Sister-In-Law has a light purple, raw amethyst and a girl I went to high school with has a dark blue, emerald-cut sapphire 

Post # 51
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

I recently moved to DC in the last year and ever since then I think I see a different colored stone engagement ring at least 1-2 times a week while I’m commuting around Virginia/DC – usually blue sapphires, but there’s the occasional flash of red (ruby?) or green (peridot?). It’s mostly younger women (probably ~24-30) on the metro, but there are definitely some older women (40+) that I’ve seen rock the look too for their engagement rings, including at least 2 or 3 older women I work with at my company.

Also, a friend of ours who is the first of us to get engaged had proposed with an aquamarine ring to his fiancee and I myself am planning on a moonstone for my ring. People-watching, I still see more white/clear stones or diamonds, but colored rings on strangers are my favorite to stumble upon IRL and feel relatively common-ish here lol 🙂

Post # 52
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Lake Louise Canada

chocochai : I just assumed it was a diamond, could hardly tell it was blue at all.

Post # 53
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2018

I have a morganite myself. Then I know at least 3 people with sapphire rings. Then I have a friend who said if she ever gets engaged she would go for a colored stone. Just wanted to add that I’m in NC

Post # 54
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I suspect that we see colored stone engagement rings in real life more than we think!  But because they’re not traditional diamond rings, we assume they’re not engagement rings.  I know that’s happened with my aquamarine ring more than once. (Lots of people expressed surprise I decided to go non-traditional.)

Post # 55
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

My rings are aquamarines, and I have a friend with a pearl e-ring.  Another, once they can afford it, wants a blue sapphire ring.  Most others seem to be white stones, assuming diamonds, but I think DeBeers advertising has been a big influence on that.  Here are my rings 🙂

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Princess Diana and later Katherine had the same sapphire ring, 

Post # 56
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve seen a few sapphires and a ruby ring, but the only one who was a close friend has a gorgeous opal e-ring.

It was really important that we go colorless to Darling Husband (I have a moissanite), but if it wasn’t, I would’ve loved a sapphire.

 

Post # 57
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Isilme :  I love your ring! I just picked out my wedding band and I’m can’t wait to wear it with my aquamarine in 5 months!

 

Post # 58
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

My best friend wants an aquamarine! And my other friend just got engaged with an opal.  An acquaintance of mine just got engaged with a ruby.  Out of that group of friends, only me and another girl have a diamond.  But in other groups of friends I don’t know anyone. 

Post # 59
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I once worked with a girl with a huge pearl ring surrounded by diamonds. She said it was her then FI’s grandmothers. So, side story, there was an older gentleman working with us. He was in his 50s. He went on and on about how he would never have known she was engaged, he should have bought her a diamond, he went the cheap route yell… It was cringe-worthy. He was saying this in a room full of people who were quietly listening… While, I would not want a pearl (too delicate) as an e-ring, I would have only said how lovely it was and kept it moving.

I have seen non-diamonds here and there, but not frequently as engagement rings. I see more bands or diamonds bands without an engagement ring than that. There is one older woman I work with who has what looks like garnet or ruby as her e-ring.

Post # 60
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I see a non-diamond ring everyday I guess seeing as I have an emerald which I absolutely adore 😍😍. My social circle has rubies, sapphires and black diamonds so kinda different that way I guess. Here’s mine:

 

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