(Closed) Non-Diamond Engagement Rings

posted 12 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

Mine was from Bela Dora, a big estate dealer based in Beverly Hills. They have rings online but it’s best to call them.

At work so can’t add as an attachment, but here’s a link:

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I love having a colored stone and something..big πŸ™‚

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Hooray for beautiful coloured stones! I wouldn’t say I get flack so much as a certain amount of confusion. North Americans are so conditioned to think engagement = big fat diamond, that when they are presented with an alternative, they don’t know what to think. The most common response is: "Is that your birthstone?" which makes me laugh because my birthstone is actually a diamond!

Anyway, here’s my gorgeous pigeon’s blood ruby ring (with diamonds). My FH had it custom-made by a jeweller in Toronto, because he couldn’t find exactly what he wanted. All I had specified was a ruby and white gold … he came up with everything else. I think he did quite well, don’t you? πŸ˜‰

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Post # 19
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I never thought of aquamarine, but I did look at sapphires first because money IS definitely an issue and I wanted my ring as soon as possible. We did end up going with diamonds because I just felt like blue sapphires (which I normally love) were too dark for me and didn’t match with EVERYTHING, so it wasn’t something I wanted to wear everyday. If aquamarine had really crossed onto my radar, I’d probably have one right now instead of a diamond. πŸ˜‰ But I do looooove my ring, so no complaints! πŸ™‚

So many of these colorful e-rings are sooo beautiful. Yay for thinking outside the box a bit!

Post # 20
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Ooo that aquamarine is gorgeous! Can i post mine here? it’s not my e-ring but i got it for my 21st and it’s so pretty i love it. Very unique. I wear it on my left hand when mine’s in for a cleaning.

I don’t think it’s right to get flack for being untraditional. Pshaw it’s so stupid. That’s family for ya, right? =]

and i love love love the halo look around centered stones. Completely enamored by it! 

Post # 21
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

And I agree with ejs4y8… I really, really love diamond halos around colored stones… it’s the only way I would have done it!

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m glad there’s a post about this. πŸ™‚

My fiance sometimes feels self conscious about my engagement ring because it wasn’t expensive and it’s not big and it’s just one emerald.

But I love my ring. My ring is a Claddagh ring which is an irish ring, and it was made and shipped from Dublin Ireland. You wear it facing out on your right ring finger if you’re single, you wear it facing you on your right ring finger if you’re taken, facing out on your left ring finger if you’re engaged, then facing in on your left ring finger if you’re married. The meaning of the claddagh is love, loyalty and friendship. The heart, the crown, and the hands.

I love anything Irish/Celtic, both our families ancestors are irish, and he proposed a week after St. Patricks Day and we’ll be married March 20th 2010. Ever since I was a little girl I’ve wanted a Claddagh with a real emerald in it since it’s my birthstone. And then one day I was watching Ladder 49, not all that great of a movie but Joquin’s character proposed with a claddagh and from then on that’s what I’ve wanted and that’s what he did for me. YAY! lol!

Ok I’m shutting up and showing the pics now. lol!

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Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I love all of your rings.

If my ring wasn’t an heirloom I think I would have gone with a colored stone too!

 

I love the story behind the claddagh πŸ™‚ My mom, aunt, and I bought some when we were in Ireland, and it’s one of my most treasured possessions.

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I already said it but I looooove looking at your rings. And I love the Claddagh! My family is Irish but my husband’s is Italian, so I thought it might look silly to have a VERY Italian last name and an Irish wedding ring πŸ™‚

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

These are all such beautiful rings! Thanks for sharing! I would have LOVED a yellow sapphire engagement ring if my Fiance hadn’t already had another ring in store for me.

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Gosh, those are some beautiful rings! I never would have imagined a ruby in that type of setting but it’s stunning.

I have an old big fat heirloom diamond from grandma. I’m not going to lie, it’s FABULOUS!!  My fiance brought it to my favorite designer and he had it reset into a very different type of setting and it’s gorgeous. He had the option of adding sapphire side stones but chose diamonds and it’s fantastic.

However, if we couldn’t start with grandma’s sparkly, the colored stones would have been the way to go.

Post # 27
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’m sorry that some girls catch flack about the non-diamond ring.  I haven’t gotten any about mine.  Probably because it is mine and his birthstone and we met on his birthday so that just means sooo much more to us.  Plus the ring is really way too pretty to not like it.

 I also did a little research online and Princess Di had a Sapphire ring! So if it was good enough for Royalty it is good enough for any of us.

 Here is my e-ring! Aquamarine Legacy. Love it so much I have to make myself take it off at night to go to bed πŸ™‚

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Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

carrie.a.s.b- Your ring is amazing.

My co-worker picked out a pearl and its amazing.

Post # 29
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Here’s mine! It’s a lab created green saphire thats a little over 1 carat.  White gold.  My wedding band is an eternity band, diamonds, 1 carat.  The Fiance did a great job designing the ring… I love it!  It’s really unique that the wedding band goes in the middle of the ering!

 

 

On my hand with the wedding band

Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Ok.. you asked where we got them… I actually looked alot for a tanzanite white gold and diamond ring online, because I live in Honduras and coloured stone rings are not too popular in here yet… I found the one I loved on overstock.com for about 180 $ (I know, such a bargain) only to find out they don´t accept international credit card payments, I was so down! but then I looked around some more and found the exact ring on amazon, where my fianceé also got his wedding band so we even saved on shipping!

 Honestly, I´m glad I don´t walk around with an expensive ring, what if I lost it?

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