(Closed) Pink center stones

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Sugar bee

Pink stones are lovely! I recommend pink sapphire or moissanite. Both are very durable for everyday wear.

I have a pink moissanite, not my ering, just a fun stand in ring. I love pink moissanite. It’s super sparkly and durable. Here is a pic of the stone (unset) in a rose gold mounting that I got on Ebay:

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I have a morganite from Rosados Box. I have no regrets! Lots of people on these boards will say morganite is “too soft” – it’s bs. I’ve had mine for over a year and have no chips or scratches. It does get dirty easily, but if you take it off when you put on lotion, hair product shower (which you should probably do with any ring) it minimizes this issue. Plus, it is super easy to clean – I soak mine in warm water and Dawn dishsoap and use a soft toothbrush.

It’s really sparkly and I love it. I have a hard time getting a good shot on my crappy camera phone.

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Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Agree with the Morganite! I love mine 🙂

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Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I have a peach sapphire. Zero regrets.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

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nowimstronger :  I love pink, and I think pink stones are so gorgeous! I’m actually shopping for a pink sapphire right now, I’ve wante one for ages and I think I’m finally gonna go for it! 

I have a small pink diamond ring, and I adore it. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

pretty ring2

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - victoria educational gardens

If you want a diamond, you can find a small size pink/brown for a great price. Pink moissanite would be great if you wanted a bigger size with lots of sparkle but it’s really hard to find. Unless you snatch one up on ebay from an India seller. Or you could go with a pink sapphire/spinel/zircon. 

 

Here’s my pink asha that was in my ring, now in a pendant

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Here’s my pink pear spinel

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Here’s my pink heart diamond…setting should be here on FRIDAY!!! I cannot wait

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nowimstronger :  if you want a pink diamond, Caratsdirect2u has alot of regular and hpht enhanced stones but their current hpht inventory is purple/pink. There’s 2 pink HPHT pears that I’ve seen on ebay. One is 1ct FL and is going for $4500. The other one is around .70 ct and I think it’s around $2,500?

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

Love this one from Aha Life:

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I have a padparadscha sapphire in 14k rose gold.

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Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

My pink spinel ❤️

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I’m going to try really hard to not hijack your thread, or spam post to many pictures! I decided I wanted a pink stone ering, and I’ve spent the last four months just trying to figure out which type of stone i want to use. So I figured I’d share what I’ve learned.

There are SO many options out there, it really comes down to your personal taste and your budget. All of these stones come in a wide variety of shades, hues, opacitiy and saturation. If you wanted any of these lighter and more see through, that stone exists on the internet. If you only want a stone that has no treatments and is 100% natural, that stone exists. Want it more purplish than reddish or pink? Want it to change color from hot pink to neon purple? Yup, it’s out there, and that ones called Pastel Pyrope Garnet on the color change variety. Here are some pictures and examples, for fun. 

Rubies! Natural, no treatment rubies, are almost hilariously expensive. But if you want something excedingly rare that you can pass down someday, it’s a great option. Some are opaque, some are see through and resemble a colored diamond with their brilliance (and price tag, moreso infact, especially if you want something untreated), but the slightly opaque ones tend to have a sort of “glow” to them. They hold color even in the dark, and are a personal favorite. Rubies are typically categorized as such for being red, but there are some pink tinged ones, So i’ve included them.

Corundum is the class for rubies and sapphires. MOST pink corundum is classified as a pink or “fancy” sapphire. Again, the price tag depends on the treatments. If you don’t mind a basic heat treatment, pink sapphires are gorgeous and extremely affordable. If you want to stay away from treatments for a “natural” stone, they can get pricey, especially depending on the source. A Burmese or Kashmir sapphire (with no treatment) depending on the clarity and cut, can run you around 6 thousand or more a karat. Again, pink sapphires have so many color, hue, saturation, opacity combinations, you can spend months looking at stones (lol, like i have).



Going to post the last few options i’ve seen in another post, since this ones already ridiculously long  😐

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I may have actually finally settled on a stone myself. It’s called Mahenge Spinel. It’s this sort of… neon pink variety of Spinel. Apparently its incredibly rare, and a bit expensive (I lucked out and found an amazing deal). Regular Spinel is also very beautiful. Most of the “rubies” in the crown jewels, were actually found out to be spinel. Spinel is pretty affordable, and has many variations, just like the other gem types. Some of these are Mahenge Spinel, some are just Pink Spinel. 

Some of these pictures are huge 😐


Tourmaline. Very affordable. Many variations. Theres a specific type called Rubellite Tourmaline that’s especially gorgeous. 



Last but not least, you’ve got Garnet. One of the most afforable stones, MANY variations, not usually treated. My favorite subtype was Rhodolite Garnet. It’s usually red, but there are some pink tinges that are really stunning. 


As far as where to shop…  You’ve got a LOT of choices there too. I’ve been dealing with Ed Bristol over at http://www.wildfishgems.com/ He has a huge inventory, and if he doesnt have what you want, he’ll find it for you. “gem hunting”. He’ll also send a stone off to be re-cut, if you find something you like but want a precision cut. Re-cuts aren’t expensive, and it turns a “blah” stone into a piece of art. Best way to get a deal on a gem, is to find a large on of the color you like, in a bad cut. You save money with the bad cut (Sometimes thousands), get it re-cut for 200 dollars, and can triple the worth (and the beauty). Ed only deals in natural, untreated stones, so if thats a concern, he’s got you covered.

If you don’t mind heat treatment, http://www.thenaturalsapphirecompany.com/ has some pretty decent prices and great customer service. 

https://loupetroop.com/ is a place where people sell gemstones and settings, either preowned or from small businesses. Got a great deal on some side stones from here. 

http://gemrite.com/ Has some great cuts and prices

http://www.earthstreasury.com/ Also has some gorgeous precision cuts, and amazing prices. 

If you can’t find something at one of those vendors, let me know, I’ve got a whole list of gem re-cutters, etsy stores, and other online vendors that friends on another forums have used and reccommend. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee

Pink diamonds!  If you can afford one you can get a natural pink diamond, if you want something more budget friendly try a color enhanced diamond (many are cheaper than their colorless counterparts).  Just make sure you get a color enhanced diamond that was done by pressure, heat, ect and not one with just a coating.

I have an enhanced black diamond in my engagement ring and I love it.  Absolutely no regrets four years later and its held up like any other diamond.

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