(Closed) Regretting Stone Choice

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

sapphire11:  Your ring is stunning. It can be natural to have regrets, but take some time and see how you feel about it over the long run. The most important thing is that you’re happy with what your wear everyday.

Also, to others that ask whether you chose the sapphire in an effort to save money- the fact is that in some cases gem quality sapphires can be at least as expensive as diamonds. it should be noted that high quality, sizable sapphires are rarer than diamonds. In any case, sapphires have a rich and proud history and the are among the orignal stones used for engagment rings due to the qualities the stone is said tor represent- romantic love, truth, fidelity and commitment. 

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Your ring is STUNNING! Own it! It’s gorgeous and you made a great choice!

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I love your ring and I’m hoping my ring will look similar (it’ll also be a blue sapphire). I would totally choose that Tacori setting if I could afford it. 

I think it’s normal to have a little bit of ring regret, dress regret, etc. I’m sure it’ll pass and if not, you can always change the center stone sometime in the future.

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I love your ring and I also think the look of diamonds and sapphires are gorgeous. Have you thought of pairing it with a diamond band? 

FWIW, if I saw your ring I would assume you’re engaged. Your ring is exquisite!

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

No no no! Your ring is drop dead gorgeous and so unique! You don’t have regular old run of the mill white stone in a gold setting there girl…you have something special (that’s not to say that diamonds aren’t special too…just when you love sapphires, can’t help but feel they are extra special!). Don’t have stone regrets and who care what other people think? You wear it on your left ring finger…that’s enough.

 

I have a sappire as well and I love my ring ๐Ÿ™‚

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 7 months ago by  rabidsmiles.
Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

sapphire11:  don’t change a thing, it’s beautiful. I have a ruby, and no one has ever questioned it being an engagement ring. 

If you start to question it, remember that gemstones are the original e-ring, natural gem stones are just as expensive, or moreso, than diamonds, and remember how you felt when you first saw it.

Stunning ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 22
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

sapphire11:  Your ring is beautiful!! I think it’s natural for some people to second guess, myself included. I have a diamond ring and I’ve totally had the moments where I wish I’d just gotten an emerald or a peach sapphire and something not typical. But I love my ring because of what it means to me and my Fiance. Try not to stress and rock it for what it is ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 23
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Bumble bee

I always thought I’d get a fairly traditional ering with a diamond but fi chose and surprised me with a sapphire.  I absolutely love it and really like having something a bit different but it has taken a while to get used to it as it’s so different to what I’d subconsciously always assumed I’d end up with. maybe you just need to give yourself  a little time before making a decision about changing it 

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

sapphire11:  is that a purple sapphire? it looks like a purple sapphire, and is absolutely gorgeous! I am 100% biased, because I also have a purple sapphire for my e-ring. I love it! I do occasionally wonder if people know that it’s an e-ring, but does it really matter if that stranger on the bus knows I’m engaged? My friends and family know what it is (and aren’t surprised, because I’m obsessed with purple), and my Fiance loves it, and I love it, so that’s all that matters. It’s actually a lot of fun having a colored gemstone e-ring, since it’s a lot more unique than a diamond. While I think all types of e-rings are beautiful, its awesome having something that no one else has.

That being said, you should love your ring. If the sapphire doesn’t make you happy, and a diamond would, see if you can switch it out. However, if you do love it, don’t let yourself feel doubts just because of what other people might think. If you love your sapphire, just rock it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 25
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

sapphire11:  I love your ring! I wanted a sapphire because it’s the stone of royalty, and I think that makes it more romantic in my opinion. I have run into a few raised eyebrows when I show off my ring, but no one ever forgets my ring. Everyone remembers that I have something different, and that makes me proud.

Here’s my ring:

Post # 26
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Shut up! Your ring is beautiful.

Post # 27
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I love that.  It’s really, really pretty.  It’s about the prettiest, most feminine Tacori setting I have ever seen and it looks pretty with the sapphire.

Post # 28
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I completely understand where you’re coming from. Really, I do. I have brief moments where I wish I had gone for a colored stone (I’m still lusting after Morganite) as opposed to the safer moissanite. Those feelings are fleeting, but I get that. What you need to do is remember why you chose the stone you did. There must have been a reason that you opted to get something colorful as opposed to a diamond. Also, keep focusing on the positives: It is stunning, unusual, and unique! You have that wonderful pop of color that really gets your ring noticed!

Post # 29
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Your ring is gorgeous. I am on ring boards a LOT (on WB as well as a few other sites) and I admit, I have occasions where I take my ring for granted due to all my browsing. What I do during that time is take brief hiatus from my ring porn obsession, give my ring a good ol’ scrubbin’ so it’s nice and sparkly, and look at it in beautiful lighting. OR I will leave it home for the first half of my day and then by the time I go home for lunch I am itching to get it back on my finger!

Personally, I think your ring is phenomenal! No one in my family had engagement rings (only wedding bands) when I was growing up and my first memory of seeing an engagement ring was Princess Diana’s on TV. Ever since I was a child that was the ring I wanted. Unfortunately my husband wasn’t fond of the idea, since he grew up seeing diamonds used as e-rings. It’s okay though… I LOVE my ring, but sapphire rings like yours hold a special place in my heart! In the future I plan on getting a pear cut sapphire halo since that’s my favorite gemstone, setting, and stone cut. Maybe you should consider getting a diamond RHR in the future to ease your diamond craving. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I got a sapphire in a Tacori setting as well. I really love it. I like how it’s different than everyone else’s. An engagement ring doesn’t have to be a diamond. If your fiancé gave it to you and asked you to marry him, then it’s an engagement ring. Stop trying to guess what other people are thinking. And so what if they don’t realize it’s an engagement ring. Your ring is not a billboard indicating you are the chosen one. It’s a symbol of his intention to spend the rest of his life with you. From him to you, not a billboard on the interstate. Surely you aren’t tapping strangers on the shoulder saying “Excuse me. Did you notice my ring? I’m engaged. That is all”. It seems that you are focusing on what others think and you’ve abandoned what you wanted and that your fiancé got you a ring that he thought would make you happiest. You picked that ring for a reason. Try remembering what that was, then hold on to it.

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