Post # 47
Thankyou all for your replies and pics it makes me feel a bit better about telling my family where to shove off when i get engaged, its not like they have to wear it anyway and as long as im happy they should be happy =]
I just need to convince my OH that he should get me this ring now, hes not keen on it but only because i tried another on which was lovely but a little small and its cheaper haha. men and money eh?
september needs to hurry up (or sooner if he decides to do it sooner) i shall keep you all posted lol xxx
Post # 48
@sapphirecupcake: that’s gorgeous! where is it from?
Post # 49
I have a diamond ring, because I wanted it to ‘go’ with everything (I have issues lol); but, I have a cluster, and boy do I get stick for that! On here, a lot of people think clusters are ‘trying to look like a bigger diamond’ (mine most definitely isn’t; it is clearly a cluster, it isn’t trying to ‘pretend’), people IRL are like ‘Wow, that’s very ‘bling’!’ (not how I would describe it personally), and, finally, I’m currently in the process of having it re-made (in platinum, with better diamonds), and if ONE more jeweller tells me that for the cost of having it re-made (there’ll be a lot of metal and labour, so the price will be high) I could go for a halo with a decent-sized centre stone, I will not be held responsible for my actions lol; if I wanted a halo or solitaire, I would buy one; but I don’t.
Basically, I think people love to criticise anything that isn’t the ‘norm’. And you’re right: in the UK, most people have either a small diamond solitaire, or a diamond triology. Even halos aren’t common, clusters are even less common, and coloured stones are unusual. I personally love coloured stones, I think they’re beautiful; and it tends to be those that I get drawn to on sites like this (I was positively drooling over a thread where people were showing off their non-diamond rings!)
Which is ludicrous, because coloured stones and cluster settings are actually traditional for engagement rings lol; it is only fairly recently that diamond solitaires have become the norm; all my friends parents have a coloured stone with diamonds around it.
I think you just need to ignore people, because you’ll probably get snide comments whatever you pick, because some people are just weird like that. When we got mine, all I cared about was that I loved it; I don’t give two hoots what anyone else thinks because they’re not wearing it, I am.
Post # 50
@debbieotoole: its from a website called http://www.thediamondstore.com
@barbie86: AMEN SISTER!! this is exactly right!!
Post # 51
3 stone sapphire rings rock. 🙂
Post # 52
I have sapphire, too! I love blue, and have never been fond of anything clear/white (not even Christmas light bulbs, ha!). I do get weird looks sometimes, but when I explain that I actually asked for sapphire because of my love of blue (usually with a, “He knows me so well, it’s so perfect for me!” thrown in there), people usually either accept the idea or shut up. 😉
Apart from the color, I also like that sapphire is more affordable. I couldn’t stand the thought of wearing what equates to the entire balance of my bank account on one finger, but that’s just me. I also love that it is actually more traditional than diamond. Yay for bucking modern cultural norms!
The only person who consistently expresses disappointment is my mom, but she has always equated diamonds with love (as in a man doesn’t really love you unless he gives you a diamond, and the more expensive the better because it shows how valuable you are to him) and never got one from either of her marriages, both of which have failed. So she wants “better” for me… I just can’t seem to get her to understand that he has shown me how valuable I am to him by listening to my wishes and getting me what I actually wanted, even if it is blue and cost <$400 instead of clear and >$1000!
Post # 53
I just like sapphires. Plus my favorite color is blue. And as a side note, I absolutely adore our wedding bands (which also have sapphires). 🙂
Post # 54
@TARDIS_blue: good for you that your man knows you so well! I dont think a diamond = love and the price deffo doesnt matter!! If i left it up to my man he would pick a diamond because thats what he thinks makes an e-ring but hes clueless about jewellery at all really (he wanted me to have a CZ and silver ring) no offence to anybody that has that they can look amazing but i would want him to buy me something i wouldnt just go and buy myself any day of the week.
Post # 55
@MojitoMeg: love your ring! Will that also be your wedding ring? I ask because I have a band for an engagement ring…quite fancy etc…will also use it as wedding ring…I wore it for the first 6mths and now have put it away until the wedding and bought myself a cheap stand in ring for now.
Post # 56
I have a sapphire e-ring. I told my Fiance (now DH) not to even get me a ring but he insisted so I gave him 2 words of wisdom: 1) I don’t like diamonds and 2) I prefer white metal. I like to be “different” but I also like vintage so I think he did an excellent job.
Post # 57
@OctBride-2012: thats super pretty!!
Post # 58
@lifegirl: Thank you! I’m not sure what I’m going to use as my wedding ring. The sapphire band is sterling silver, and while it is very thick and sturdy, it definitely has got some sctratches and scuffs (I’m really clumsy!) and I’m not sure I can wear it everyday forever. i also have two of my great grandmothers’ engagement rings, and I want to have the diamonds set in a band. Then I guess I would wear the sapphire ring on my right hand sometimes? I love my engagement, but I also love the heirloom diamonds, and my mother passed them on to me, which is so special.
Post # 59
@MojitoMeg: family diamonds are so special:)
Post # 60
@caritas: Wow, that’s abeautiful and unique ring!! In rose gold? Love the half bezel, the amazing sapphire, the hammered band and the gap…love it all, haha!
@OctBride-2012: Beautiful!!! Love the two stacked bands 😉
I love sapphires, especially white ones. when they are perfectly cleaned, they have a really nice sparkle. They are not diamonds and I like them for the stone they are.
Funny how some people have their set idea of what consists an engagement ring and will actually make negative comments about a ring that falls outside their limited view.
I love your ring!!
Post # 61
@MojitoMeg: coolest ring ever!!!!!! Is it comfortable?