Post # 1
So who else was proposed to with a non-diamond engagement ring??
My story: I could never really imagine myself wearing a diamond ring, but I couldn’t think of any alternatives that I liked more. Then, one night I had a dream where I was proposed to with a pearl ring. I woke up, looked up pearl rings online and that was it. I love my engagement ring so much and re-fall in love with it every day! Show me your non-diamond engagement rings!
Post # 3
I’ll share! 🙂 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 # 4
@moosey: That is so beautiful! I love the purple 🙂
Post # 5
Isn’t she a beaut?! It’s a peridot, which is my my absolute favorite color and shade of green.
Post # 6
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? 🙂
My engagement ring when I first got it:
With our wedding bands:
Post # 7
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. 🙂
PS – All of your rings are amazing!!! 🙂
Post # 8
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 # 11
@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
I have posted mine all over, but here’s a new one of my ruby!
Post # 14
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
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!
Post # 16
@Angkinah: ahh!! I love the emerald! It’s such a nice deep green. It’s really special!