(Closed) Regretting Stone Choice

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
2426 posts
Buzzing bee

Your ring is beautiful and you need to own it. There are reasons why you got a sapphire over a diamond. Remember that. I have a ruby and I wear it confidently and proud. I’ve never allowed comments from others get to me although I’ve not had many negative comments. I absolutely no regrets.

Post # 3
367 posts
Helper bee

Why would you want something 99% of other people have? Rock the color and appreciate how unique a choice it is. 

Post # 4
5486 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Yes, you are second guessing your ring. You need to stop comparing it to others. 

Post # 5
773 posts
Busy bee

I think when you stop comparing it to other things, you will love it for all the reasons you loved it in the first place. Comparison is the thief of joy!

You haven’t had it for very long…when I had been wearing my white sapphire Engagement Ring for about the same amount of time as you, I thought I was having regrets…but in November I will have had it for 2 years and I love it every day, still! You really can’t compare. Just remember the reasons you picked it in the first place and keep that mindset. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
566 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My question to you is, Did you get the sapphire to save money ?? If the reason is yes then maybe in a few years upgrade to a diamond … If you got a sapphire cus you loved it and loved the look then keep it and be proud your setting is pretty !!! and FYI princess Kate rocks a sapphire that use to be princess Diana’s and these two women could have picked the best diamonds in the world any ring they wanted !!!! And they are Rocking a sapphire ??? So if that dont tell you something I dont know what else to say …Its normal to get ring regret with all the rings n choices out there and the boards on the Bee dont help .. Your gonna love your Ering more as time goes by stay off the boards for a while and dont compare your Gem stone is beyond beautiful its so unique ๐Ÿ™‚ be proud I am actually in the market for gem stone RHR myself and want to add gemstone someday to my wedding set ๐Ÿ™‚ congrats to you on your ring n engagment !!!!!

Post # 7
143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

It’s a stunning ring. I would just let it set in and see how you feel in six months. If you really hadn’t wanted a sapphire, you wouldn’t have gotten it. And it doesn’t really matter what other people think. You know it’s your engagement ring and your Fiance gave it to you as a symbol of his love.

Post # 8
2499 posts
Buzzing bee

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sapphire11:  You have a gorgeous ring there! Enjoy its beauty ๐Ÿ™‚

My godmother choose a sapphire also. She could have had anything she wanted. She picked a Victorian navette shaped sapphire with mine cut diamond halo. It was unique for the time (1940s), but viewed as extremely sophisticated and avant garde. Lucky me, I inherited it!!! And I plan to resize it and wear as my alternate ering b/c I love jewelry and don’t want any piece to sit in a box!

My point is to enjoy your ring no matter what. It is a precious gift. Also if you research the history of sapphire, you may gain a deeper appreciation for its long history. Sapphire lore here: http://www.thenaturalsapphirecompany.com/education/sapphire-lore/medicinal-properties-of-sapphires/ 

Post # 10
217 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Beautiful and unique ring. VERY CLASSY. Don’t second guess your choice. It’s breath taking.  Congratulations on your engagement. 

Post # 11
10041 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

That’s a beautiful stone!  Give it a chance to grow on you..and if you still feel this way down the road get a diamond. Goodluck

Post # 12
4 posts

Your ring is so beautiful!! Enjoy it! Even if you had a diamond, someone will always have a bigger, better, better quality, etc diamond! The best thing to do is be happy and greatful for what you have, which is completely goregous!

Post # 13
381 posts
Helper bee

Is replacing the stone with a diamond an option? You’re already second guessing your ring and not feeling “right” about it. I wouldn’t suggest just “sucking it up” if the regret is more than fleeting. 

A colored gemstone ring is a very specific choice – if you’re not over the moon about it, a traditional diamond may be a better option for you. It’s a beautiful ring, though.

Post # 14
1334 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Sapphires are becoming more common for engagement rings nowadays. I love your ring for what it’s worth!

Post # 15
1061 posts
Bumble bee

I think it’s lovely but if you chose a tacori setting over a diamond I think you shouldve put the money towards a diamond or moissy , or whatever. that particular tacori setting looks like a plain solitaire from the top and the side isn’t that pretty to me :/ I would’ve used the money towards a better feature stone in this case since the setting isn’t all that detailed and was overpriced for the name. Just my opinion though!

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