Ring debate

posted 5 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Have you tried on rings? I looked online for ages but when we when shopping together in person, it was a totally different experience and I ended up picking something I probably never would have picked from pictures online. Trying some on in person may help you feel more confident about which one you really prefer which in turn would help you be more convincing to your boyfriend.

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

gaia3465 :  I would reconsider an aquamarine if you plan to wear it to work every day where you use your hands a lot – it will likely end up scratched. 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

As the owner of a gorgeous aquamarine promise ring, I would also advise to make doubly sure that that is the stone you want. Aquamarines by themselves do not have much, if any “fire”, and I have found that mine gets dirty/ cloudy VERY quickly, so even the “shine” it has gets dulled- you will find yourself wanting to clean it almost daily, which can get irritating.

 

That being said, you should absolutely get a ring that you are in love with, it will be on YOUR hand, after all.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Have you considered a light blue sapphire or even a colored moissanite? It would be a lot more durable than aquamarine and they come in a variety of shades and colors. I probably wouldn’t use a aquamarine for a daily ring if I worked with my hands a lot.

I would get the $800 ring you love. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee

The only stones good for daily wear are diamond, moissanite, sapphire and ruby (which are both corundum). Other stones like beryl (aquamarine and emerald) are too soft and may scratch badly.

This is a ring you’re hopefully going to wear for a long time. Get the Heidi Gibson ring. From what you’ve written I think it will make you and your fiance happiest in the long run.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

Like PP mentioned, I would also rethink aquamarine. That is what I thought I wanted until I started to read about how soft it was. I swiched over to sapphire (not a stretch, that is what I have always wanted for an e-ring, but got caught up in the beauty of aquamarine in rose gold on etsy!). I love mine and it does sometimes look like an aquamarine! 

I also think you should go try some on to make sure you know what looks best on you. I thought I would need a thicker band, but I absolutely loved the way dainty rings looked on my finger. And I would have never picked a dainty ring out for myself without trying them on! It also solidified the shape that I wanted. 

So, go try some on and look into colored sapphires! There are a ton of different colors! My ring is below just so you can see! 

Post # 8
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Helper bee

Sunshine024 :  I always love seeing your ring, and I think that color of sapphire would be great for OP, so she can get the look she’s going for and the durability she needs. 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2020 - New Hampshire

I would get the ring you love…future husband and I talked a lot about it and ultimately we decided that since I am wearing forever it should be something that I love. We found ways to incorporate his tastes so we ended up going with a custom ring. I am really glad we went the route we did, because I was not a fan of the ring he originally chose…

Post # 11
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Newbee

Definitely go into a dreaded chain store and start to try some rings on. Get ideas on size and shape of stones on your finger. Take photos – don’t impulse buy!! It’s hard not to, but you want to compare and think on things. Tell the person in the store that you are still in the process of figuring out sizes and shapes and not going to buy today – this will help remove the pressure. I can’t stand sales people in jewelry stores. They are either way too pushy or they act bored. Just be helpful, people!

Edited to add: I love aquamarine too, it is such a pretty colored stone. But, it is soft for everyday wear. Lighter sapphires are gorgeous too. And colored moissanite is a great option – you might be able to get one that is aquamarine color!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2005 - Greenwood

Go with Heidi Gibson, her designs are so beautiful and will last a lifetime! I wanted one of her rings but it’s just not in the budget right now so I found a close enough design for my right hand and I love it! Good luck in your decision and let us know what you decide! 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2005 - Greenwood

 gaia3465 :  Thanks, I love it. 

As far as morganite goes it’s about a 7.5-8 on the mohs scale so it’s a decent choice. It can get scratched and chipped if not careful and keep it stored away from other jewelry. It’s a beautiful choice! 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

I have a Heidi! I highly recommend her. Mine is the 15mm cambria in all diamonds on a size 6 finger for reference. The Gatsby will extend out a little more. 

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