(Closed) Sapphire e-rings, why? with a pic but sorry its long.

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Why did you choose a sapphire e-ring?
    I had no option my FI picked it out. : (4 votes)
    6 %
    It was a family heirloom. : (0 votes)
    I wanted something other than a diamond. : (59 votes)
    83 %
    other ... please explain : (8 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 32
    364 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    My engagement ring is not only sapphires, it’s a pave band! It probably shocks some people but I don’t care a bit. MrMojito picked it out lovingly for me, I have ethical objections to new diamonds, I love sapphires, and I’m really not a big ring person. So it’s absolutely perfect for me.

    Post # 33
    2949 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Simply put, I wanted a sapphire.

    A friend of mine who got engaged a few months before I did was suprised by her fiance with a sapphire ring as she did not want a diamond.

    Post # 34
    7977 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    I love white sapphires, and I think they’re a fantastic alternative to a diamond. That said, I have a diamond… Fiance went the traditional route and chose on my behalf before the proposal. He has a great eye for detail, but I would have been happy with a white sapphire as well!

    Post # 35
    1177 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    If it’s good enough for Princess Di and Kate Middleton, it seems like it should be good enough for your family. But haters gonna hate. I’d ignore them. I think your ring is fab.

    Post # 37
    1826 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @sapphirecupcake:  ‘It’s not an ering?’ Guess they better hurry and tell Princess Kate and the Royal family that! (And yes that would be my answer to anyone who responded that way to my ring!)

    I don’t have a sapphire but I do have an alexandrite. I have never had anyone say anything to me about it not being an ering…but then again I don’t really care what they think. It’s what FH and I wanted and what we got!

    Post # 38
    729 posts
    Busy bee

    @sapphirecupcake:  My dear go with whatever you love and adore… Family won’t be wearing your chosen Ering so their rightful opinion don’t count.  As long as you love a blue sapphire ring its all good. The ring you selected is beautiful 

    Post # 39
    3552 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I wanted a green stone. The first time Fiance and I discussed E-rings (in highschool if you can believe it) we talked about how an emerald ring would suit me (coloring and personality wise). When we actually started looking I did my reserach and found out that emeralds are prone to shattering and can be a bit soft for daily wear and I didn’t want that. I looked into green diamonds and found out that they’re the only color of diamonds that are naturally radioactive and I really didn’t want that. I stumbled on a green sapphire on Etsy and I loved the depth of the color. My local Jeweler sourced and set my sapphire for me.

    I haven’t gotten any negative comments about it because people are usually too distracted finding out that there is such a thing as green sapphires. My hair dresser almost made me punch myself in the face she grabbed my hand so fast…so I guess there are other hazards associated with being unusual 😛

    Post # 40
    644 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I wanted a sapphire because I just like how they look, especially next to diamonds. Plus they are a little more affordable. But really, I just liked them. 🙂

    Post # 41
    533 posts
    Busy bee

    Why? Because diamonds aren’t me. I never wanted one. My fella knew straight away I didn’t want a diamond and we went down sapphire path. I absolutely love it 😀 Don’t listen to anyone, get what YOU want. 


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    Post # 42
    576 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Back when I was in college and didn’t know that an e-ring could be anything other than diamond, I saw someone with a 3-stone e-ring with a sapphire center and diamond sides, and I thought it was the most beautiful ring I’d ever seen! 

    When Darling Husband and I started talking about rings, I knew I didn’t want diamonds because of the ethical problems surrounding them, and also because they’re way too common, and I wanted something a little unique. I left it up to my husband what kind of gemstone he would pick, and he chose sapphire because of its durability and because I love the color blue. 


    Post # 43
    576 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @sapphirecupcake:  Your ring is absolutely beautiful by the way, I love emerald cuts!

    Post # 44
    53 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    When my Fiance and I first began talking about getting engaged, he asked my grandmother for permission, mostly because he knew how terrible important she was to me. He offered her emerald, which was her engagement ring, but he declined since she really loved it so and I would  have felt bad taking it. 


    So we searched for all kind of e-rings. I love pearls, but they were too soft a stone, the only diamond rings I wanted where from places out of our price limit, rubies, my stonestone, would never go with anything I wore, emeralds, well, my gram had the most gorgeous emerald in the world, none could compare…


    and I found her. An antique, original 1940s setting, unheated untreated natural sapphire. I gashed out loud when I saw it. I sent him a picture and said ‘this is it. This is our ring’ and he got itweaned that’s how we got a sapphire and I love it more and more each day

    Post # 45
    367 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @sapphirecupcake:  Honestly it is because I am a teacher and probably a little crazy and I show my students a documentary on “blood diamonds” and I felt really bad thinking of getting a diamond from a jeweler that may or may not have been from a war torn country.


    then I thought to myself that I really want a ring that I will love and one that is slightly unique so I looked for engagement rings and not “diamond engagement rings” that were made from ethically sourced or recycled materials. Etsy has a ton of great artists and when I found my ring I knew!!!!


    good luck

    Post # 46
    3420 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Manhattan Church Rec Center

    @sapphirecupcake:  If you get your ring you can join me, tallierand & sealevels in the 3-Stone Sapphire Club…

    *does Charlie’s Angel’s pose with our rings*  

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