Post # 1
- Wedding: November 2020 - Mobile, AL
So my FH proposed with a “place holder” ring, and I’m now shopping around for my e-ring. I’m leaning towards morganite and rose gold, but I’m not sure.. So, show me your rings! and let me know what you think of colored gemstones for e-rings
Post # 2
I don’t have mine yet (“patiently” waiting!) But I’m doing a colored stone (sapphire) with rose gold and moissanite for the side stones. Below is my “inspiration” ring we based the design off of! My sapphire will be smaller (Pictured is a 3 carat, mine will be around a 2) and I am doing 6 prongs in white gold instead of 4 prongs in rose. While I wait for the ring we can both drool over the inspiration photo!
Post # 3
I love morganites and considered one for my e-ring! But if you do a quick search, you’ll find that many sources that don’t recommend morganite for daily wear because it gets scratched up and dull so easily. Have you considered a peachy pink sapphire?
Post # 4
Hey bee! I think morganite is totally gorgeous and stones are such a personal decision. For me, morganite was a perfect decision. I am very conscious and light on my hands, but I also kind of baby my ring. One thing I love about my morganite is that the stone’s shade changes with the light. It’s consiistently a paler pink, though. Long term, I’m probably just going to wear a wedding band and my engagement ring with it on special occaisions. I’ve had my ring since March and I’ve had no issue with scratches, and I try to clean it once a week to stay glitzy. Here’s a pic!
Post # 5
My ring will be a morganite (not technically engaged yet). It’s true that a quick search will show that reviews are mixed, but really most posts I’ve seen here and elsewhere have been positive. It just takes a bit more care than diamonds!
Post # 6
Morganite while simply gorgeous is a very soft stone not recommended for daily wear there are amazing options quite similar chatham gems has some gorgeous champagne sapphires I was just on the site looking at gemstones for a project 😉
anyway if you really want morganite be prepared to either replace the stone eventually or not wear it all the time or maybe you are easier on your hand s and rings than me and it may last forever but in all honesty I have seen sooooo many posts about peoples stones becoming cloudy with scratches..
all that being said it is gorgeous and this is a very personal decision only you know what you want so you get what apeaks to you!
Post # 7
I love my Morganite and rose gold. I clean mine in a bowl of soapy water with a baby toothbrush. Mine is more peachy and exactly what i was looking for.
Post # 8
as a multset bee I love gemstone rings.
Here is my white morganite set
And rose gold the
Post # 9
love your nails, hand tattoo and of course your bling
Post # 10
my morganite is a RHR so I don’t wear it everyday. I haven’t had any issues with scratching but it is hard to keep clean, I have to clean it every time I put it on
Post # 11
I think we’re ring twins! Mine is a RHR though, it’s currently getting resized and I can’t find any pics of it!
OP: I’ve also heard that Morganite is softer than diamonds and sapphires, but as long as you take it off when you’re doing lots of work with your hands you should be okay! It’s a beautiful stone!
Post # 12
I would suggest a colored sapphire as morganite will get damaged easily. You’ll have to clean it often too.
Post # 13
I LOVE morganites!!! But just be aware they can scratch easily-so it might not be grat for every day wear. Maybe try a sapphire in the same peachy/pink color?
Post # 14
I would avoid morganite IF you are sentimental about keeping the stone you got engaged with.
I baby the heck out of my rings, and had a morganite right hand ring (not a cheap one at that) that looked like crap unless I cleaned it every time I wore it, and ended up with abraded facets in a quite short period. In the end, I wouldn’t wear it as it looked like a lump of sea glass.
Agree that sapphires are a great option, they come in delightful hues!
Post # 15
I decided on a morganite e ring after much research, which showed mixed views about its suitability as an engagement ring. Yes it’s softer than diamonds and sapphire. But I’ve seen friends wear aquamarine Ering and those with family heirloom aquamarine rings that look gorgeous after years of wear, so I don’t see why the morganite is any different (same family of stones). It’s also priced reasonably such that it wouldn’t be hard or unaffordable if you need to replace the stone down the track.
I found a morganite ring I loved in a brick and mortar store, and after trying it on multiple times, I decided this was it. Had it for 3 months now, still look like new. I still love looking at it. I’ve bumped it a number of times now, initially I was nervous about it but now I’m more relaxed as so far there’s been no scratches or chips from bumping on random objects. If you get one, make sure to consider if the setting is sturdy and protective enough to help reduce the likelihood of the stone being damaged.
I only wear it when I go out, sometimes at home if I’m not really doing anything with my hands. It doesn’t get cloudy as some seem to observe, I don’t wear it to put on lotion or shower or clean or sleep. It does get a bit dusty after a couple of weeks of not cleaning, but by no means looks bad. If I want it to be nice and new looking again just a bit of soak and brush with a soft tooth brush does the job. If you get one make sure it’s easy to access to clean underneath the stone because that’s where you need to keep clean to get it to sparkle nicely.
To be honest I’ve seen many people’s diamond rings looking a bit tired and lacklustre, probably from not being cleaned and cared for very well over time. While it might not be scratched, to me that’s not a better look than a morganite with a few little scratches.
For me, the risk of having to replace it later is worth getting something that I would really enjoy wearing day to day. Oh I also have insurance on it so I guess if it’s severely damaged, I could get it repaired or replaced under insurance. At the end of the day it’s about what you really want and would really enjoy wearing, and whether you’re ok with accepting the risk that comes with it.