(Closed) Scared of diamonds?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

White sapphire might be a good option for you, they’re almost as sturdy of diamonds, and you can get lab created sapphires for cheap & without fear of unethical mining practices

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

@littlefe:  This is my 2ct white sapphire promise ring from Helzburgs, done in silver. It was a whopping $140 with the lifetime garentee.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

@littlefe:  They do sparkle nicely. Not as much as a diamond or some czs. It has a more blueish sparkle. Very icy.

In fact, here is a video of it =)

I might be a little proud of this thing.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

Asha and moissanite are other clear stones you should look into. I saw this on another thread – 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

@littlefe: Yes and no. It’s a D color on the diamond color scale, so there is not a hint of color in the stone itself. It’s just the refractive index of the stone tends to show more blue. I’m sure it’s something scientific and about the color spectrum that is a bit beyond me before coffee. 

It tends to be more “blue” if I’m under a clear sky or I’m not cleaning it as often as I should.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

@littlefe:  Wearing it daily, I only clean it once a week if that. Unless I’m at the mall on my lunch break and then I take it for its beauty treatment at my jewelers. Once a week I’ll pop it in the little $15 “sonic cleaner” I got at walmart and it works just fine.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@littlefe:  If you like soft pinks, or you want a white stone, you gotta think about moissanite. The old ones were discolored by the Amora is really brilliant white. They also make a gorgeous soft pink that might appeal. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Canadian diamond if you are worried about blood diamonds, and they have smaller ones if you are concerned about losing it.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

White stones: White Sapphire (I’m personally partial to these), Moissanite, White Topaz, Canadian Diamond

Soft Pinks: Morganite, Sapphire (again I’m partial), Pink Moissanite, Gemesis Pink Lab Diamond, Pink Topaz

You have other options but they will not be as sturdy as these.

I’m personally partial to sapphires. You can find them ethically for a deccent price if you know where to look. I also find that I like the way they shine better than a diamond or a Moissanite. They are just softer on the eye particularly the natural stones which still have their silk intact.

 

I always wanted a sapphire mine is a color change purple :).

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I used to be terrified to wear my diamond or do anything like showering, sleeping with it, anything. I got over it quite quickly and barely take it off now. but like everyone else said, there are a ton of other options as well!

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