Post # 1
Hello, I am having a three stone RHR made using the 2 remaining diamonds from my original engagment ring. The diamonds are .4 each and I want to go for either a blue or green center. I am looking to have the center big enough so that the porportions work with the .4’s so I think emerald and sapphires will be out of budget!. I’m thinking i would like a rich/deep colour stone rather than something lighter but am open to ideas! Any suggestions? Pictures would be appreciated if anyone has any! Thanks
Post # 2
How big are you thinking? I love my ice blue sapphire, but you can look at different ones as well. I am currently obsessed with peacock sapphires. Since they are not the typical blue, you can usually pick them up for a little cheaper. Other than that I also love the colored moissanite stones! If you are looking for a rich blue, I suggest topaz. It comes in all different levels of blue. Good luck and I can’t wait to see it!
Post # 3
Indicolite is a beautiful blue/green.
Post # 4
What about a London blue topaz?
Post # 5
Depending on the shade of green you prefer, green garnets can be quite nice.
Post # 6
This isn’t my ring but a pic of a ring a bee had made with a cheap ebay Indian mossanite. I love the green and the added sparkle that only a moissanite can provide.
Post # 7
How much do you want to spend? There are a ton of choices, but it makes sense to have an idea of your budget before I recommend anything.
Post # 8
- Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse
I would look into Australian sapphires. They’re sapphires they’re just a very deep blue. They almost look black or a midnight blue. My engagement ring is sapphire and I believe it’s an Australian sapphire. They’re a lot more affordable for some reason but just as durable.
Post # 9
You can find blue or green moissanites for a decent price on ebay and etsy… there are some sapphires that aren’t too spendy. Spinel is another option and is probably the most affordable out of all I have mentioned here.
Post # 10
I have seen stone that’s called Demantoid, I know nothing about it but it has lot of fire and nice green color. It’s garnet so it’s quite soft stone so maybe less pricy than sapphire and emerald.
Post # 11
lisag103 : i personally love the shade of blue of blue diamonds, though i think most of the reasonably priced ones are enhanced somehow to get that color
Post # 12
Nancy_c : Demantoid garnets are the most expensive of all the garnets. The ones from Russia can be over $1000.00 a carat. There are slightly less valuable ones from Madagascar. They are valuable because of the colour, scarcity and as you said, the brilliant fire. I love them but they are not for someone on a budget. Anything over a carat is particularly hard to find and then the price rockets.
OP if you are on a tighter budget I would go with an Australian sapphire. Parti sapphires are lovely as they are a combo of green/ blue or green/ yellow or all three shades. The other option would be to go with a lab sapphire which are very inexpensive.
Post # 13
Thanks for the ideas. I was thinking aquamarine or green amethyst at first as was thinking I wanted a nice light stone. Now I think I would prefer something richer like an inky blue. Having looked into it a bit more I think topaz could be a good option but want a darkish colour. Is that London blue? I’m looking for something in the 2-3 carat equivalent size and an oval.
I have seen some really cheap stones online but have no idea I’d they are good or bad given the low cost of them. What kind of price range is topaz? Ideally I’d like to keep it under €500!
Post # 14
desiderata : wow! Never known they are that expensive, their fire is amazing
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