London blue topaz vs. blue diamond?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

They are both lovely, but dont expect the blue topaz to look like a blue diamond.  The topaz wont sparkle anything like the diamond would. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I’d rather get a natural blue stone than a enhanced diamond. Blue topaz won’t be  as sparkly or as strong, but it’s much better use of your money. You can also buy a light blue sapphire – that would be my suggestion. 

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

My blue diamonds sparkle more and change color a bit, looking a bit tealish like ocean blue. My sapphires are rich and elegant looking because the color is so saturated. So blue. I have a cornflower blue that I love, and a deeper,richer blue that is just as pretty. Hard choice, I think it comes down to your personal preference. Sorry! 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Get the diamond. 🙂 Topaz will not have the same sparkle.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 1995

Blue Zircon sparkes – I believe people compare it more to a blue diamond then they do a blue topaz to a blue diamond. here is a picture of mine and its pretty sparkly

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

lavenderstone:  The diamond is a lot more durable. Consider how hard you are on your jewelry.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

I think I remember reading something about moissanite making blue stones? Not sapphires, but blue colored moissys. Those would sparkle!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

What about an aquamarine? Below is my ring so you can see 🙂 i think depending on the aquamarine you can get different shades of blue and mine is cut like a diamond and sparkles just as much as the diamonds next to it! X

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I know this is an old thread,  but thought I’d post a side by side for those interested 🙂 I find the color is very similar but the diamond does have more sparkle and brightness. Both are beautiful. Diamond is the first picture and topaz the 2nd:

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

 

Bride-2015:  gorgeous!

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