Post # 1
I’m so torn. BF and I will get engaged soon so we are looking for a ring and shopping around online, and in stores. I’ve been married before and definitely do NOT want a traditional white diamond. I was really leaning towards the black diamond but now am thinking that a sapphire would be better.
Would I get more sparkle with a sapphire ring? I am thinking the blue sapphire. It’s different from a white diamond yet traditional and classic. I love this pear one I saw. What do you think?
and also seen this one I love too:
THe reason why I am torn is because I love black and white but feel that the black diamond may be a fad. However my dream that I had the other night sort of solidified that I should go with a sapphire because that is what he proposed with in my dream 🙂
Post # 3
You would get more sparkle from the blue sapphire, and it would probably stand the test of time in the general public’s eyes, but go with your gut.
Both are beautiful.
Post # 4
I’ve been seeing a lot of pear halos lately and they are definitely growing on me! The one you posted is gorgeous.
May I suggest putting up a poll so people can take a vote?
Post # 5
The first pear from Etsy is beautiful! (And I’m not really a pear or sapphire person.)
I don’t think black diamonds are a fad at all. I don’t know of anyone with one and I really don’t see many pictures of them. Even in bridal magazines, I’ve probably seen less than 10 in the past few years. However, you will probably get judged from others for it because it’s definitely not traditional at all. If you like it, I would go for it. I think black diamonds are so unique and have so much character.
If anything, I think the sapphire is more of a trend simply because of Kate Middleton. But I don’t believe in not picking something just because it is a so-called trend. I think you should really pick what speaks to you and what makes you happy.
Post # 7
I love sapphires, I really don’t care for black diamonds.
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Post # 9
I don’t understand the draw of a black diamond– why are you going to pay diamond prices for something that looks the same as many cheaper black stones?
Obviously, it’s your ring and if you love it then that’s great, but I’ve never understood this. (I’ll even take it as far as to say I don’t really understand blue/yellow/peach diamonds, but at least those look a little different than some other gemstone counterparts?)
Post # 10
OP, you should definitely follow your heart on this and choose the ring that feels like “the one.”
But as for my opinion…. I am sensitive to colors and so I like the idea of black “going with everything” so to speak. But I don’t think black diamonds give enough bang for your buck. They don’t sparkle the way white or blue or yellow diamonds do.
I think a sapphire has the drama of a black diamond, but it is more traditional. Considering this is something you will be wearing every day for the rest of your life, I would go with the stone that stands the test of time, and I think sapphires are the more timeless choice.
Having said all that, I think the first Amazon black diamond you posted is really pretty. But the sapphire on Amazon is to DIE for! OMG! I’m not into sapphires or pear shapes per se, but I would seriously love that for a RHR! I don’t see a price posted for it…. do you know what it costs?
Edit: I just saw that it is priced at $890. A little out of my price range… but gorgeous!
Good luck with whatever you choose! 🙂
Post # 11
The pear halo is my fave.
I do not like black diamonds. You get more ‘oomph’ from a black spinel, at a lower cost.
Post # 12
I LOVE the pear sapphire ring! It’s gorgeous! I also really don’t like black diamonds, I don’t get their appeal. I think they’re cool for RHR, but for an e-ring? I think either a clear stone like a diamond or a colored gemstone is the way to go 🙂
Post # 13
@bookworm88: I agree. Personally, I’m not a fan of black diamonds, and I think they’re outrageously overpriced compared to other (just as pretty if not more) black stones.
You can definitely find a sapphire with more sparkle than a black diamond. That’s actually what I don’t like about black diamonds (the lack of sparkle). I love the first pear shaped sapphire from etsy. It’s gorgeous!
Post # 15
- Wedding: January 2011 - Midland, TX
@jessyrez: My vote is for the pear shaped blue sapphire or the last black diamond ring you posted! Love them both!!
Post # 16
- Wedding: July 2013 - Rock Hill Country Club, Manorville NY
I definitely LOVE the first pear sapphire with the halo on Etsy. Blue sapphires are so regal and timeless, something that might really become an heirloom piece for your children or grandchildren. I’m not crazy about the black diamonds because of their lack of sparkle, and to me, they don’t look very romantic. But plenty of people must love them because I’ve seen a lot lately.