Sapphire ring or black diamond?

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Worker bee

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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 # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I love the first one ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I love sapphires, I really don’t care for black diamonds.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

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
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Buzzing bee

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@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. 

 

@jessyrez:  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!

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011
Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@jessyrez:  My vote is for the pear shaped blue sapphire or the last black diamond ring you posted! Love them both!!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • 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.

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