(Closed) Show me ALL the SAPPHIRES!!! Ring porn time!! Other coloured gems allowed!!

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Post # 61
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2016

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Yipeebee:  thank you! Yeah, it’s a AAA grade, and it’s out of the question to replace it if it gets cracked or something. I have to be super careful with it, but I love it and would not want any other stone. How did you clean your tanzanite? Do you have any other recommendations for taking care of it? 

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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2016

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antoniathegreat:  thanks! Yours is lovely! Haha I can’t read mine either, but ey we can always borrow a magnifying glass if somebody really wants to know ๐Ÿ™‚ I noticed there’s very few tanzanite rings in the bee, so it’s nice to see when people post them. Love how well the side stones compliment your stone! 

Post # 63
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Busy bee

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bringit2life:  I am so excited to see some recent post about tanzanite rings!!! Like you mentioned you dont see them talked about much here. I originally wanted an amethyst or tanzanite ring…basically something purply… but was talked out of it because of how soft it supposedly is but I can’t stop thinking about it and my fiance is 100% on board with me “upgrading” to a tanzanite as long as I make the decision before the wedding “change the ring 10times for all i care but whatever rings we have blessed on that day we’re not changing after that” he says hehehe. 

 

So tell me do you wear your ring every day? Are you particularly careful with it? How do you clean it? How long have you had it? I’ve been engaged for six months and I find that I dont wear my ring nearly as often as one would imagine, like I can go a few days of forgetting to take it out of the box esp on the weekends. I take my ring off soon as I get in the house (along with my bra hehe) and then have to remember it when I walk out the next say. So I’m thinking I wouldn’t put much wear on a tanzanite. I already have one picked out IF I even decide to take the plunge. 

 

Sorry for rambling. Beautiful rings ladies! I LOVE a little color with my blink ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 64
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Busy bee

Here is my sapphire wedding set. Still love it 13 years later! A little over 1 carat Ceylon Sapphire.

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Post # 65
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Worker bee

Got my eye on this little beauty:

Post # 67
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2016

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devonlee:  haha we are so similar! My Fiance felt the same way about not changing the rings once we are married with them, and as soon as I get home I also always take off my bra first, and then the ring. Honestly, once your heart is on a tanzanite, it will be hard to let go of it and focus on another gem. I originally received a beautiful vintage diamond ering, with diamond petals, and even though I loved it, I could not stop thinking about the tanzanite ering we had seen. My Fiance also loved the tanzanite ering, and after a few weeks we both decided the tanzanite was more “us” and we loved how it represented the ocean, eternal love, and loyalty, good health, and fertility! Plus the colors are mesmerizing! 

 

I wear my ring everyday, and have been doing so for the past 8 months, I also work with a lot of materials, and the ring doesnt have a single scratch. I also met a lady, who had been wearing hers for 4 years and it also didn’t have a scratch. To always keep it in that good condition, you do have to be careful about hitting the ring straight on with any object, don’t wear it to the shower/pool/ocean etc, don’t sleep with it, avoid harsh temperature changes, and like yipeebee said, don’t put it through an ultrasound cleaner. I used to clean it using soap and water, but my Fiance bought me the “Blitz delicate gem and pearl cleaner” and it leaves my ering spotless. For the most part just avoid putting it through any strong chemicals: perfume, hand sanitizer, detergents etc. I know it kind of sounds like too much to keep track of in caring for the ring but once you start wearing it, these things will become self-conscious and you won’t have to think about them. If you are somewhat clumsy with your hands, it might be better to go for a smaller tanzanite 1-3 carats, and have it set in bezel. Also avoid the princess cuts with prongs as those edges are more exposed and prone to breaking. 

I recommend buying a ring with a certified tanzanite stone. A lot of the ones sold in retail are covered with cobalt, and be careful about being sold some of the other stones people try to pass as tanzanite, which is why I cannot recommend enough to buy one with a certification. Prices vary widely, as the higher the carat with deeper colors, the more expensive the stone. If its too good to be true, then most likely they are selling you another stone, a badly cut tanzanite to increase carat and price, or a cobalt covered light tanzanite stone which deepens the darker colors. Usually a good   quality tanzanite goes about $1200 per carat. If you are like me, where you are a big fan of the darker blues, deeper purples, and occasionally get a glimpse of  reds, you might want to take a look into top investment rare grade tanzanites. The colors, like mine, are absolutely stunning, a bit hard to capture on picture, but IRL, it will just blow you away! Pretty much everyday I get lost in the colors and I’ve gotten tons of compliments! Tanzanite is a gorgeous gem, pretty unique, and I’m sure you will enjoy it very much if you do decide to go for it! Hope this helps and let me know if you have any other questions ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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devonlee:  I don’t wear my tanzanite ring every day. Mine is actually the most expensive piece of jewelry I own, being worth a few times more than my wedding set, so there’s that too lol. I’m really hard on my jewelry and I work in auto parts, so most of the time I don’t even wear my “real” wedding rings to work. I have a silver anniversary band and a Black Hills Gold I usually wear in place of it. But I do try to wear it when I’m home, or when I go out of the house. Also, I NEVER sleep in my jewelry. I used to until my friend (works at Helzberg) told me how bad it is for your jewelry and I don’t have a warranty on my wedding rings, so if any stones come out because the prongs got caught on my blankets those would have to be replaced out of pocket. My tanzanite DOES have a lifetime warranty on it, but I’m not taking any chances.

Anyway, lol. I clean mine with soap and warm water. I just got it inspected on Sunday and she said it looks great. I asked if I scratched it up yet (I’m so paranoid–my original stone in my engagement ring was a citrine, very soft, and that became damaged so I had to replace it), and she said it was perfect! I would suggest not to wear it 24/7, and to definitely take it off if you plan on working with your hands in any way. I’ve had my ring for 6 months. I agree with PP, make sure you get a certificate and look for really good quality stones. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d love to see pics of the rings you’re looking at!

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Busy bee

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bringit2life:  you have no idea how much this has informed and excited me!!! i already ahear to all the ‘donts’ with my diamond.. i never wear it in the shower, to do dishes or even to bed (my fingers swell). i work in an office on a computer all day so no worries there. i’m thinking after reading this that with the TLC it deserves I could totally handle a gemstone ring. when i told my fiance about the possibility of scratches or cracks or anything his response was as long as we dont ever have to replace the ring (the part that actually touches my finger) after the wedding, he was less concerned about the stone so that’s also a relief 

Thanks so much for all the info I really really appreciate it! 

Post # 72
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Bee Keeper

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Yipeebee:  Mine isn’t a sapphire, but I’ve seen a purple colored sapphire before.  Mine is iolite though.

Post # 73
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Busy bee

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antoniathegreat:  thank you sooooo much for the additional input. i’d never heard about not wearing jewelry to bed i just dont naturally because i dunno i just dont i like to be free of everything (if you know what i mean lol) when i’m sleep. like even if i do wear pjs to bed it can’t be pants has to be a nightshirt or something i hate feeling restricted. plus when i first got engaged i wore my ring to bed that night and my fingers swole so much i took it off in the middle of the night so now i dont even bother. 

i dont see me wearing my ring everyday either. i’ve picked out a wedding band that i LOVE and part of the reason i love it is that it looks amazing on it’s on. gosh these are all great things to consider i’m so happy to come across this post!

 

i dont have pics of the ones i’ve looked at so far…thinking i had one but i think it’s on my other laptop ….but we’ve looked at gemvara rings (not in person however) but I’ve also been in talks with a LeVian rep who brought in some stones for us to gaze at and that’s where i saw the one i’d really want. 

 

oh! another concern i had. i still really like the idea of a solitaire. i’d get an oval and would prefer no side stones or halo but that seems extra dangerous right? to not have anything protecting the stone? 

Post # 74
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

my husband and I had originally purchased a halo setting from Robbins Bros a couple of months ago with the intent to purchase a lab created peach sapphire to go into it. Well, they kept lying to me and putting me off, then finally came back with an outrageous price for a lab created stone. So we returned the setting. I found an Etsy dealer that I had originally loved at first, but was concerned about buying something online that I couldn’t see in person. Anyways, I went ahead and purchased and recieved my ring a couple of days ago!!  It’s a 1.5 ct natural white sapphire on a rose gold bezel band!  Kind of different than what my original idea was, but I loooove it!  I want a curved rose gold band with rubies when we save up enough for a wedding band.  All of the rings I see on the bee are so unique and gorgeous. Love them! 

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