(Closed) Picking a setting for a sapphire – how protective should it be?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Sapphires aren’t really that soft.  They are second hardest natural stone after diamonds.  I had a sapphire RHR for years and I’m not gentle with jewelery and had no issues with it.

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

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flip_flop:  Yep, what she said ^

Sapphires don’t require any special care. Typical wear and tear won’t hurt it one bit. The only thing that’s going to hurt it is if you take a pointy diamond to it. Or maybe something really unusual, like it deflects a bullet or gets run over by a car. Other than that it will be fine.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I’ve been wearing my sapphire e-ring almost daily for 8 years now. The prongs had to be repaired twice, but the stone itself hasn’t had any problems, and I lead a pretty active lifestyle. 

If you like bezel settings, I say go for a bezel! They can be so beautiful (actually want an emerald-cut with a bezel RHR)

But mine is a basic six-prong solitaire and I looooove it. 

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And off-topic but what color is your Montana sapphire? There are so many interesting color choices. I especially like their greenish blue/bluish green ones.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

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flip_flop:  Stuff like that is always a possibility, but sapphires are one of the hardest stones, like PP said, second only to diamonds. There’s no setting that’s going to protect agaist freak accidents so just choose whatever style you love best. Have fun!

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