Show me your non-diamond engagement rings!!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ll share! πŸ™‚ I didn’t want a diamond for a few reasons — I wanted something a little more quirky and bright, and I wanted something more affordable. I was thinking along the lines of citrines and garnets while my fiance liked topaz and sapphire. We found an opal ring I loved but I did some research and found out it’s not exactly ideal for the cold temperatures where I live.

So, I ended up with an amethyst ring (with a few little tiny Canadian diamonds along the sides). It wasn’t one of the stones we had discussed but my Fiance liked the three-stone design and now that I have it, I love it.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Isn’t she a beaut?!  It’s a peridot, which is my my absolute favorite color and shade of green. 

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Diamonds never appealed to me either. As a kid I was always way more fascinated by my mother’s sapphire ring than her diamond bands, and whenever I pictured a diamond on my finger, it just never seemed right.

So Darling Husband and I decided on green tourmalines. They’re pleochroic, so they change what shade of green they are depending on the light source and angle, and I’d always loved tourmalines since I was a kid (big crystal, rock and gem fanatic). Oh, and did I mention green’s my favorite colour? πŸ™‚

My engagement ring when I first got it:

With our wedding bands:

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I actually always thought I wanted a diamond because it was what every one else had until my Fiance brought up the idea of a gemstone ring. I fell in love but never imagined that he would design something as amazing as he did for my engagement ring. A family friend of my Fiance was vacationing in Thailand and he asked them to bring back a sapphire from one of the sapphire mines. She found a 2.1 carat stone and he used it to make my ring. I love that there is a story behind it and that he personalized it. πŸ™‚ 

PS – All of your rings are amazing!!! πŸ™‚ 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Technically I was proposed to with no ring (my request) but after taking some flack my Fiance decided he wanted me to have one…and after searching and changing my mind a zillion times, I have my lovely CZ sparkler! I’ll be ‘upgrading’ in a few years to something in palladium to match our will-be wedding bands, but for now it’s perfect!

 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Mine is moissanite! πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

mine is an Asha

Post # 11
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Helper bee

@butterfli_beauty:  i love that ring!!! it looks like the one from once upon a time. once i saw it i fell in love with it.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I have posted mine all over, but here’s a new one of my ruby!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

ours are sapphires.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

This is a picture of mine and my Fiance – we both have an Engagement ring.  Mine is Emerald and pink sapphire and his is Emerald and yellow sapphire.  They were custom made

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Mine is a ruby with a diamond halo. I did have a diamond solitaire & lost it. 

So once I looked long enough & made my mind up I just really wanted a gemstone. I looked mainly at citrines, emeralds & rubies. I wanted something different. Something unique & magical!

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