Smoky quartz engagement ring

posted 4 months ago in Rings
Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Heaven :  what is the price range you are looking in? Brown diamonds can be quite affordable, especially the rustic ones, though you likely wouldn’t find anything that big at a reasonable price, it would be more durable 

Post # 32
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Helper bee

While it’s not my personal style, I think it’s a beautiful ring and it will make a gorgeous engagement ring as long as you’re careful with it. If you want to give it a more traditional feel you can always add a thin band to make sure it doesn’t get mistaken for a cocktail ring. But honestly, who cares what other people think? You sound very passionate about it and it makes both of you happy. I say go for it, life is too short to worry about others.

Post # 33
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Newbee

nykkee :  I thought of brown diamonds as well for the longevity of the stone. Blue Nile has 1-ish carat brown diamonds for under $2k. They look beautiful, such a variety of colors and shapes. But if she’s not sentimental about the actual stone she gets married with, I say go for the quartz;)

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

OP, nobody has to like your e-ring but you. Don’t ask people’s opinions (especially on something you haven’t purchased yet) if you don’t want their honest opinions.  If you’d showed up with this ring as your engagement ring, many of the same people would be happy for you and you probably wouldn’t have heard negative opinions about it, except for the rudest people you know.

I own plenty of smoky quartz in yellow gold. I think it’s a beautiful stone. I’m not sold on the black spinel halo tho (I own lots of black spinel, too)… if you want a substantial smoky squartz, etsy is a good place to find it.  You may need to replace the ring eventually, or be prepared for it to get scratched. 

Post # 38
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Blushing bee

Heaven :  Have you explored Etsy at all? I know not everyone is comfortable ordering a ring online, but I’ve had some mighty good luck with ordering rings on Etsy. Here are a few I discovered:

Post # 39
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Worker bee

Never let anyone shame you for what you like. Quite a few people think my engagement ring is gothic and atrocious just for being a dark stone, but they’re not the ones that have to wear it, so it doesn’t matter. 

The softness of the stone is a little worrying, but as long as you’re mindful of that once you have it and are able to accept the possibility of some accidental damage, go for it!

Post # 42
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Worker bee

Still waiting on my actual ring but I do have the CADs since we’re getting the setting done custom. It’s actually a black spinel like the stones in your halo! Right now I’m just wearing a little rose gold band as a stand-in until it’s ready to go.

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