(Closed) NEED YOUR HELP!!

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

If you’d like something similar to a diamond, but slightly less expensive, have you considered white sapphire?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

@Jill129:  As far as the durability, sapphires are pretty sturdy. Blue sapphires have been used in engagement rings for quite a while- Princess Diana’s ring, for example.

On the Mohs hardness scale, gems like Sapphire and Ruby are the next hardest thing you can get from a diamond- they are rated a 9 on the scale, whereas a diamond is a 10. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

@Jill129:  Yes, of course. Just like a normal sapphire, only colorless. 🙂

I think the biggest noticeable difference between a nice sapphire and a diamond is that the sparkle you get from a sapphire doesn’t throw rainbows like the fire of a diamond.

(Sapphire owners, correct me if I’m wrong!)

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

There are some beautiful pink sapphires out there. I almost went with a pink topaz myself [another bee actually has the one I ALMOST got!, sometimes I regret not getting it].

I did go with diamonds, because I love them, and because everyone I know has a diamond. It’s just the thing to have in my area.

This is the ring I ALMOST GOT : I’m seriously thinking about getting it as a right hand ring.

This is NOT my hand by the way, it’s from a review of the ring.

This is the ring I went with :

It came with a band, but I also bought this sapphire band for when I want to where something pink :

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

White sapphires are gorgeous stones, they are very durable and they make beautiful pieces. They do not look like diamonds, they behave differently. I have a white sapphire and it is amazing, it has the teeniest blue tinge.

This is my 6.5mm white sapphire and black diamond ring,

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Hey, A friend of mine’s Fiance got a pink oval cut diamond ring to her as a valentines day gift over 3 yrs ago. She is my best friend and we do meet very often. And i know that she loves her ring a lot. I just text her about the brand name, she just replied and here is the link and photo which i found from web. she is so strict about not taking pic, she thinks her hands are not beautiful but if i can i will send you a pic of her hand soon 🙂

http://www.25karats.com/product/view/4095-oval-cut-prong-set-diamond-color-stone-ring-0-20-ct-tw-.html

anyways she says she got this since over 3yrs and nothing have changed: quality, colors, anything and she never ever remove it on her hand, i think its a really good thing. She said when she got the gift, her Fiance told her that they can change or return it in 30days, so bc of she sattistfied with her ring she keep it. 

While i was looking for my friends ring, i found this one. i like the blue one, it looks a little bit lady diana’s. Hope I did help you! Good luck!

http://www.25karats.com/product/view/4134-diamond-color-stone-ring-1-40-ct-tw-.html

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

I have a purple color change sapphire I love her 🙂

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

@Jill129:  Thanks! I love pink, zebra and glitter too!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

@Jill129:  Are you opposed to a pre-loved ring? You can find the ring you love from Zales used and in good condition and get what you want.. or maybe something similar? I definitely think you won’t know for sure until you try on a bunch of styles. A gemstone or other stone might not be what you want. It sounds like you are a diamond girl.

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have a pink sapphire ring my parents bought me as a graduation gift on 2000. I only stopped wearing it in August when I got engaged (sapphire is in yellow gold, my e-ring is white). When I get my sapphire cleaned its still as beautiful as the day I first got it :). My mothers ering is a blue sapphire. She has had her ring for a long time and hasn’t had to upgrade at all. So durability wise, hmm. I’ve had 3 children, it’s been in 3 car accidents, the shower, dish washing, it’s been dropped, kicked, stepped on, almost everything but swallowed. It even got sucked up in the vacuum once lol. I don’t know much about other stones, but I am a big fan of the sapphire 🙂

 

Post # 16
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Worker bee

It sounds like you’re leaning toward a diamond.  If you have something in mind that’s out of budget, maybe you could select a ring you like and use a white sapphire for the center stone.  

For me the easiest way to make a decision would be to see the diamond I could afford next to the white sapphire (or other colorless non-diamond) I could afford.  In seeing the difference in size/sparkle/etc side-by-side the decision might seem like less of a compromise and more of a strong preference for material (diamond) or flexibility with size (alternative stone). 

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