(Closed) S\O Any gemstone bees WISH they had got engaged with a diamond? Ring regret??

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 21
1229 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I wish I had a lilac sapphire!! So pretty. I told my hubbo I didn’t want a diamond ring, meaning I wanted a gem of some sort, but he assumed it was an ethics thing and got me a moissanite, hahaha. Oh well. I think people who would make ANY kind of rude comment about someone else’s gift has such bad manners and judgment that their comment meaningless anyway.

Post # 23
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: TBD

Gorgeous ring! I had regret with mine after I bought it, but only because it had no meaning behind it (that represented us). I’ve never wanted a diamond though. They’re beautiful, but just not my thing. I did give it a lot of thought though and considered it. I’m having a new ring made in swiss blue topaz and it’s everything and more and it’s beyond non traditional, lol.

Post # 25
709 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I got engaged with a diamond ring. However I love the look of morganite and blue & pink sapphires too; had Fiance chosen that style of ring for me, I would have been just as trilled. I love my diamond and i think that is what is most imporrant: loving your ring. If you genuinely love something, you tend to regret it less and peoples opinions also matter less. 

Post # 26
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I absolutely love my sapphire and wouldn’t change it for anything but I’ve had a very small number of people look at it and say something like ‘oh… That doesnt look like an engagement ring…why didn’t he get you a diamond?’ Which is irritating! My fiance got me a sapphire because he knew I would want something different and a bit more unique than a diamond so it annoys me when people act like he cheaped out or didn’t think I was worth a diamond. I would never change mine in a million years!

Post # 28
168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I love your ring- its very unique and pretty!!! My husband initially wanted to buy me a diamond but I was adament about a sapphire and I dont regret it at all!!! I wanted a conflict free ring- that is such an important issue!!! I know you can get conflict free diamonds but there is just something about a gorgeous sapphire that I fall in love with everytime 🙂

Post # 29
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

No regrets here. I wouldn’t trade my sapphire and emerald rings for a diamond ring (and to some people, they have the additional “downside” of being lab-created as opposed to being mined). They’re my rings, not theirs, so why would their opinions matter?

PS. Your ring is gorgeous

Post # 30
67 posts
Worker bee

Your ring is beautiful!!  I was leaning toward a lilac sapphire until we found out there was a family stone we could use (happened to be a diamond).  LOVE the colors in your ring!


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