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

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 76
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Bumble bee

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Yipeebee:  that’s what i thought shortly after getting my ering… like i didn’t know anything about jewelry or gemstones or even diamonds. in searching for a wedding band i’ve learned a lot though! 

Post # 79
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Helper bee

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Yipeebee:  I will as soon as I get it back. I’m having the prongs retipped and the setting reinforced a little because it’s antique filigree and so delicate. Hopefully it will be done by next week!

Post # 80
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Helper bee

I was engaged previously, and i had a diamond ring. Sure, it was pretty…but it wasnt me. That relationship ended 5 years ago… I am NOW engaged to the love of my life, and i have a pink emerald, or Morganite set in rose gold. I LOVE LOVE this ring so much more than i did my diamond. And my ring is from Etsy. ZERO ring regret.

 

Post # 85
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Helper bee

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Yipeebee:  Haha aww so cute!! Silly is always the best ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 86
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Buzzing bee

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Yipeebee:  definitely no regrets here! And I laugh when people have no knowledge and think that all gems are the same and that diamonds are the most exclusive and expensive of all gems. Um. No. There are plenty of colored gemstones that are many times more exclusive and pricey than a diamond. In the end, it’s just a matter of taste. And if you are confident enough to rock what you like, just shrug your shoulders and embrace being different! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 88
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Buzzing bee

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Yipeebee:  well it’s not easy especially in the US mainland where the diamond has such a strong prescence. In general people know nothing about gems. Let’s get real. Most of us know nothing about diamonds until we start learning more and getting interested in rings. Add to that the fact that most inexpensive jewelry has “gemstones” (usually crystals or very inexpensive simulants) and No surprise most people assume that gemstones are inexpensive and kind of costume jewelryish.

for me for example, I love color. I like diamonds. I really do. But the white ones feel a little “flat” to me. I love canaries and pinks though. The husband felt that he prefered a white wedding band. But said I can get what I want in the end. We are working on a project and right now I have the materials for three different wedding bands. Two stand alone bands and one that could be a stand alone or worn with the e ring. We agreed we’ll produce the three and then I pick :). There was no time to have it for the wedding ๐Ÿ™ so I used a ring that has some of the diamonds that will be used in the bands. Just for the sentimental aspect.

 

Post # 89
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Buzzing bee

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Yipeebee:  sorry. Split post in two because it keeps deleting my posts once I’m almost done and ready to post. Frustrating.

Anyway, spinel is pretty durable. But I would say the cut and the setting can play a major role in durability of any gem. Including diamonds. For example, princess cuts tend to chip quite often. Sometimes when being set. Sometimes when you accidentally hit them. Because the corners are so thin and sharp, and setting them requires quite a bit of tension usually, it can cause problems. I write this just as an example.

But yes, spinel is pretty ok to be worn daily and as a piece to endure the test of time. I would strongly recommend buying from a reputable vendor. Or one of the cutters. The last option being the preferred one. They are usually gemologists and really helpful ๐Ÿ™‚

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