(Closed) Sapphire or Ruby? Halo or 3-Stone?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I have a sapphire engagement ring. I love it. I’ve always wanted a sapphire and while I considered other gemstones for awhile, I always came back to the sapphire.

Quite frankly, I think you are WAY over thinking this. I literally never think about matching my outfit to my ring. I had red nails for my wedding and didn’t think fourth of July. My aunt has a ruby engagement ring and it’s not especially eye-catching (it’s beautiful but doesn’t draw the eye more than any other engagement ring). Diamonds are so common for engagement rings these days that you run the risk of people not recognizing your gemstone engagement ring as an engagement ring no matter which gemstone you go with.

To me, it sounds like you like rubies more than sapphires because red is your favorite color. So I would go with a ruby. And I think rubies can look gorgeous in rose gold rings.

And because I love sharing my ring here it is:

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

You are definitely overthinking this. Get the one you like the most. Sounds like you like red the best. So get a ruby. Matching your ring to your outfit is not a thing. As for the halo vs three stone, that’s also completely your preference. This isn’t like a wedding dress where some styles look better on body types than others. It’s purely what you want. 

PS. Your family should tell the British royal family that blue gemstones are bad luck. I’m “sure” princess Catherine would really agree with her amazingly beautiful sapphire ring. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I read somewhere that the ruby was a popular choice before diamonds became the norm.  Also, sapphire & rubies are both gems of the mineral corundum.  It sounds like you prefer the ruby, so I think you should choose that one.  I think it would be lovely in rose gold.  A random photo I found on Pinterest.  

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I like #4 with the ruby.

I think you should go with what you love which sounds like rubies. Blue vs red isn’t going to make a difference for outfits. Sometimes my sapphire matches my outfit and sometimes it doesn’t…but it doesn’t ever seem out of place because it’s something that doesn’t have to coordinate to that extent. Don’t pick something because you are concerned how others will see it…diamonds are the main go to for ering anyhow so regardless of ruby/sapphire…it’s not going to make a difference. Most people aren’t going to pay attention to your ring anyhow besides close family when you first announce engagement.

So, go for what you love. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

This isn’t mine but I think rose gold looks great with rubies:

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

I personally prefer the red stones but that’s because I hate blue.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

slomotion :  Actually, rubies and sapphires are both corundum and thus the same hardness on the Maid/Matron of Honor scale.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

While I love both, and my original wedding rings had blue sapphires (as is my own family’s tradition) I do lean a little more towards liking rubies myself (especially in yellow or peachier rose gold). Not only are they my birthstone, but the right warm ruby goes far better with my colouring than a blue sapphire (and I just tend to be drawn to warmer tones over cooler ones).

I think rubies look beautiful in rose gold, I would aim for maybe an 18k rose gold or peach gold.

My personal views with matching…engagement rings and wedding rings are one of those things that go with everything, become sort of part of “you”, and don’t have to be “matchy matchy” ever

I like both the chunkier halo setting (like the first sapphire halo, or the first ruby halo), and the three-stone with traps. Though I do like the chunkier halo a bit more ๐Ÿ™‚

Both rubies and sapphires are corundum, so same on the MOHS scale (for hardness) at a 9.

 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

From your post it sounds like you prefer rubies!

One of my most favorite rings is a ruby set w rose gold…lemme find you a pic…at Angara.com:

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

It would look dreamy in yellow gold too! 

Lol.

I love both gemstones you mention so I’d just say to go with what you love the most.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

MissMarple :  I think you should have the gemstone you like the best – as in, when you look at it you love it. Outfits are changeable and it’s “just” a ring – no one will pay too much attention to it, besides you. And the most important thing is that YOU love it! 

Also, I just wanted to point out that sapphires come in all colors (actually, I read somewhere that a ruby is in fact a red sapphire, but I dont know if this is true), so really you can choose whatever color you like ๐Ÿ™‚ 

And last thing: I think rose gold would go with either of them! Get the one you love – it’s YOUR ring ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Oh oh what about something like this? It’s on Etsy, the vendor is called HeartofWater I think, another Bee (was that you @RayKay?) recommended this on another thread and it’s been on my favorites ever since:

Post # 15
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5161 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

MrsHarryDresden :  Yes that was me! It is a beautiful set – simple but elegant

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