(Closed) sapphire e-rings? tungsten carbide bands?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - country club in Michigan

 I have a Saphire ering, on a white gold band. The bottom gets some scratches, but all small and none are noticeable unless you look close. I love it. Its different, but still classic and elegant. We get it replated every year like the jewler recommended to keep it shiny. 

 

Fiancé got a tungsten wedding band. Its nice because its durable. The downside is it cant be resized, so if/when his fingers change sizes (this happens as you age or have weight gain/loss), we have to get him an entirely new band. Our jewler will just exchange it for a new one since we got the warranty, but emotionally I dont like the fact  that the band will no longer be the one the priest blessed. 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

nikkiileo8:  I can’t comment on the metals you asked about, but I love my sapphire center stone. I’ve been wearing it daily for a little over 15 months. I’ve bumped it, scraped it, dropped it, etc. I was terrified each time, but it’s as good as new! Sapphires are very scratch resistant.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I also have a sapphire ring (mine is 18K yellow gold, though). I’ve worn it everyday for 7 years with no damage to the sapphire that I can see. I think the “diamonds are forever and other stones are fragile flowers” is diamond industry BS. The tiny scratches that develop on gold create a lovely texture over time. 

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Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

nikkiileo8:  Oh my gosh!! I have a sterling silver and sapphire e-ring. It is my second ring after my original was damaged. It wears soo well. My wedding band is white gold and they look great together. I like that the sterling does not need any coating like white gold does. My only problem I had was it turining black when I was in a verrrrry overly shocked pool. And thst was an easy fix my a polishing cloth. My sapphire is lab created which saves cash, but my hubs and I liked it since he is in school for enginering and we enjoy science. 

Sorry for the humongo pic. 

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Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

I <3 this thread!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

nikkiileo8:  Thanks! SherryBlossom78 and I have the same kind of sapphire in our rings. They come in all colors. The royal blue is the most popular, though! May I suggest http://www.thenaturalsapphirecompany.com as a vendor for high-quality sapphires? You can pick the stone you like and have it set into a ring (I know they do 14K white gold, not sure if they do sterling, though), or buy a pre-set ring (they have a huge range of sizes and prices). Darling Husband bought my e-ring there and I’m really hoping to get a pendant, a pair of earrings, or an RHR for my anniversary this year from them. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I have a pink sapphire and white gold band,  I love love love it,  it’s different from a lot of rings I see, but that’s what I think makes it so beautiful and special to me.   My only issue is that the band probably needs to be replated soon, I got it back in March-ish.  I am a little (by little, I mean very) rough on it, I like cleaning products, really long baths and gardening.  The stone is just as pretty as the day I picked it out. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

nikkiileo8:  I love the sterling so much more. And bonus, it conforms to your hand over time. 🙂

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