Sapphire or Diamond?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which ring should I chose as my engagement ring?
    Antique Sapphire : (81 votes)
    62 %
    Diamond Solitaire : (47 votes)
    36 %
    Other (explain below) : (3 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 17
    9819 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @Ms.GoodEarth: I didn’t say if it was antique it would be rare, I said if it was an unheated sapphire it would be rare. Only about 2% of the sapphires on the market today are untreated, most have been heated to stabilize and enhance color and clarity.

    Post # 19
    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Question: Have you ever tried on either one in person?

    ETA: I just saw that SO wanted you to try them on.

    Other bee’s have gotten a diamond solitaire with colored gemstones on the side or in their wedding band.  You can always mix up your choice.

    Post # 20
    4544 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    That sapphire is out of this world gorgeous!

    Post # 21
    155 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I think it is a great idea to go try them on. If you love the sapphire as much on as much on as you do in pics, I would go for it! Unless, of course, your SO is really leaning towards the diamond, in which case I guess you would be back to square one :/ The good news is they are both gorgeous, so you can’t go wrong!

    Post # 23
    93 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I have a Brilliant Earth sapphire and I love it so much.  I can assure you that they look just as stunning in person as they do on the website.  The stones are gorgeous and the detailing is exquisite.



    Unfortunately it’s really hard to capture the true color of the stone in photos.  In bright light it’s quite close to the color of the stones on their website photos.  And Brilliant Earth is a lovely company – good choice! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 24
    66 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I am all about something different but I voted for the Diamond between these two. Maybe “Kate” ruined the whole sapphire ring for me…  

    Post # 25
    1061 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I have a ruby, so I am biased towards gemstones ๐Ÿ™‚  But, I love the detail on the saphire too.

    @Hydra:  I find it really hard to capture the color of my ruby as well!

    Post # 26
    278 posts
    Helper bee

    The saphire ring is just gorgeous! ๐Ÿ˜€ Nice blue color as well by the way. I would say you should choose the one that feels right. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 27
    427 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’ve always wanted a Sapphire so when it was time that is what I got. But sadly since Kate got one everyone thinks you are going with the new trend.

    Post # 28
    6303 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    The sapphire, no contest. I love the setting, and the colour is beautiful. I’d def try them on though to get a better idea.

    I know solitaires are popular but I prefer rings with a bit of detail that are a bit different. I have an antique-style diamond cluster and get so many comments on it because it’s not a ‘typical’ e-ring.

    Also, I think your heart is with the sapphire from what you’ve said ie that it takes your breath away, and when you close your eyes you think about it. I get the feeling the only thing drawing you to the solitaire is the fact it’s tradtional, and while there’s nothing wrong with tradition, you should go for what you REALLY want, not what you think you should have (if that makes sense)

    Post # 30
    1269 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @Ms.GoodEarth:  regarding Kates ring- remember it was Diana’s first- so the “trend’ has been around for 3 decades.

    Post # 31
    93 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @Ms.GoodEarth: Aw, thank you!

    And I just thought I’d add – so far I haven’t had any trouble with people not recognizing my ring for what it is.  Most people just comment on how stunning it is or tell me how much they like sapphires!  A lot of people do ask why I went with a sapphire though, so it helps to have a ready answer for that (Usually my answer is “Uhhhhm, because it’s pretty?” which probably sounds dumb!).  And oddly enough, nobody has ever mentioned Kate/Diana’s ring to me or said anything about sapphires being trendy.

    I hope you have lots of fun at your appointment!  My ring was ordered without ever having seen it in person, and I would have loved the chance to go to their showroom and try things on!

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