(Closed) Sapphire rings instead of diamonds

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

That would be huge on her (being so petite), but if she likes it like that, then go for it! 🙂 Sapphires are a great stone for engagement rings. They’re about as strong as diamonds, and can handle daily wear really well. I’m biased because I have them on either side of my diamond, but I’m happy to have something a little different. It looks gorgeous!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I just wanted to pop in and say that my future husband and I have purchased loose sapphires from The Natural Sapphire Co and have been beyond happy with them. They have some of the most beautiful stones I’ve ever laid eyes on. I get compliments on them all of the time. My jeweler raves about how beautiful they are. She is looking to buy one for herself from them. I think the ring you picked out is an excellent choice! She will love it!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Love sapphires, and love the e-ring.  Not as big of a fan of the matching wedding band.  But it sounds like you know your girl.  Good luck with it all 🙂

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

love the e-ring! I think it is gorgeous and sounds like just what she’d want. 

Question on the band though— you said you know she wants a wide band for her e-ring, but do you KNOW that she wants a wide band for her wedding band as well? Some girls like to have one wide and one thin. Or maybe not even wear a wedding band if they really want a wide e-ring band. I ask only because she sounds very small and 8mm wide total for the two rings is really QUITE wide. This is a pic of me showing off my DH’s ring when it came in, it is 8mm wide. My fingers are 6.5 (so quite a bit bigger than your FI’s). I just worry that the two rings together might be uncomfortable on her if her hands are so small. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think the ring is gorgeos. It’s a large piece, especially since she’s petite, but if it’s what she likes it will be perfect. My Fiance and I both purchased our center stones from NSC and love them. Good luck with the proposal.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Love your choices and the set. I know some very petite women who wear large stones/wedding rings and they look beautiful. One caveat: I have heard that white sapphires can require very diligent daily cleaning or they quickly lose their sparkle, unlike diamonds which will shine through mud.
 
I totally understand the ethical part with diamonds, but there are definitely places where you can find ethically-sourced diamonds even Canadian diamonds. I also share the sentiment of wanting a center stone other than a diamond (I have a cornflower blue sapphire), but perhaps think about ethical diamond options for the baguettes.
 
I’m a huge fan of yellow sapphires. I inherited my Oma’s ring which has a 5-6 carat yellow sapphire in a handmade setting, obtained for her by my Opa who frequently sailed to the far East in the Dutch Merchant Marines. 
 
You’re a smart man for looking on here for advice – we’re all jewelry-addicted!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Sounds like you did a lot of research, I like the ring a lot, but my question to you is, does she like square stones? I dont know much about sapphires, but I do know they I personally don’t like square.  I’m just throwing that out there because you didnt mention stone shape.   With that being said, if she likes square then you’ve done a great job and I’m sure she’ll love it!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I have a sapphire engagment ring and am in love with it. It is completely me and I don’t have a ring twin since my Fiance custom made it just for me. I wear a size 6.5 and my stone is 2.11 carats so  can’t say if it would be too big or not for her, I love having a bigger ring. There’s no questioning I’m taken. 🙂 I love your pick and think it’s is gorgeous! I’m sure your gf will love it!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i thnk thats beautiful!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I just want to throw in there that sapphires and diamonds weight different. Sapphires are heavier than diamonds so while the sapphire stone is 3ct it may not look as big as a 3ct diamond. The measurement that will put things more into perspective is the mm of the stones. I think a 3ct stone is a reasonable size stone, especially with the band thickness that you have selected. Stone to band ratio should look nice just the way you have it.

I also have a 4ct tw diamond e-ring (3 ct center stone) and 4.5 size fingers (changed e-rings as a personal preference and now use it as a special occasion RHR). Visually it looked very nice on my hand. However, because the stones were so huge I bumped the prongs and loosened the setting often.

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