(Closed) More on rings…Unconventional ones…

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@teaadntoast:I’m in the same boat.  My ring isn’t overly eye catching because it is a sapphire, and its in a somewhat plain setting.  However, my ring belonged to SO’s grandmother who had the same name as I, and it means the world to me that Future Mother-In-Law would pass on such an heirloom to me.  Especially since it was not offered to SO’s EX-wife!  lol!

Here’s my gratuitous shot.  😉  We’re having a custom wedding band made that will have diamonds in it, so it’ll add a little more sparkle. 

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Post # 18
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652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@JennyW1:  Well there you go!  If you ask me, you’re not being preachy.  But people can be weird about all things wedding related. And by weird, I mean critical.  😉

 

Post # 19
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49 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think this is great.  Don’t refrain from explaining to people why you have a lab-grown diamond.  The least that can come from the situation is that they will have more knowledge and maybe they will consider it themselves!  Brush off the weird looks and support your decision! Smile

Post # 20
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593 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@JennyW1: I saw some wooden wedding bands that I fell in love with…after we already bought ours. Some of them are sooo pretty.

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Post # 22
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661 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

When I tell people my ring is moissanite, they are like-oh, so it’s fake?  Um, no, it’s a real moissanite.  Drives me bonkers!

Post # 24
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1390 posts
Bumble bee

@Edina: Oh no, sapphires come in every color under the sun! I have a white/clear but you can get every hue, naturally right out of the ground. Check out the Natural Sapphire Company. They have a lot of really interesting information about sapphires (and rubies, which are just red sapphires) as well as pretty things to oogle.

 

@la boome: I don’t tell everyone mine is actually a sapphire. It looks very much like a diamond and I’m sure everyone I don’t tell assumes that it is. I have a laundry list of reasons why I wanted a sapphire instead of a diamond, aside from any cost issues. I don’t feel like explaining to every single person, “yes, it’s a white sapphire. all natural, from sri lanka. it cost about what a half-carat diamond cost. it’s flawless and beautiful and the diamonds on the halo are recycled from vintage jewelry. blah blah blah.” I wanted a clear stone because I do love the look and sparkle. I love the flexibility it offers. And I wanted to avoid being asked, “oh, is that an engagement ring?” So yeah, I don’t tell everyone who asks to see it. I’m sure if I didn, 90% of them would think it was entirely cost-related.

 

Post # 25
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2394 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@MissAdventure:  Oooo…  The pic is a little blurry, but I love the setting. 

Post # 26
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593 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@artichokey: I never mind researching gemstones! Thanks for the correction. They do create synthetic sapphires though, right?

Post # 27
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171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think lab-grown diamonds are cool as hell. I wanted one but my mom gave my fiance and me a family stone. We set it with 2 sapphires on either side of it and people ask me if it’s actually an engagement ring. Haha!

Post # 28
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230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Sorry for the super blurry pic, ladies!  It’s the “crappy cell phone” pic.  Thank you for the compliments!  The setting is similar to a much beloved ring of my mother’s, and it makes it even more special. 

Speaking to the topic of unusual stones, my SO was actually thrilled that I wanted a sapphire.  For some reason, he loves the idea that I’m a little different (nothing against diamonds, ladies…I drool over a lot of diamond/moissanite rings on here too!) and he felt that I honored the ring by picking something unusual.  He tells me he wouldn’t love seeing the ring as much as he does if I’d chosen a diamond. 

Post # 29
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49 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My fiance and I are slightly untraditional in that I wasn’t even sure I wanted a ring (I was thinking of an engagement necklace…).  I also did some research (without telling him) and decided that if we did get a ring, moissanite would be the best option.  One day he told me he had been looking into rings but didn’t want to get a diamond one.  He had independantly decided he liked moissanite out of all of the options!  So it worked out for us, and we happily tell people what it is.  People are usually surprised and confused at first, but once they understand, they become interested.  We’ve even had some of his family tell us that they respect us for this decision (and they were the most surprised and confused out of everyone we told at first).

Post # 30
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77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@JennyW1:

That’s ridiculous. Would anyone do that to someone who has delivered a ‘lab grown’ baby via IVF? NO! Who cares how it got here. It got here!

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