Post # 1
The SO and I had the talk and he admitted to me that he had been looking around for rings, so he was grateful for me bringing up the topic. He had no idea what to buy and was worried about getting the wrong thing. I told him I didn’t like diamonds and he seemed surprised so I am guessing that had I not brooched the subject that’s what he would have gotten.
I admitted that I don’t like diamonds because they are over hyped and aren’t really a rare product to invest all that money into. That’s not to say they aren’t stunningly gorgeous but I don’t like being told it MUST be a diamond. I won’t get into how much I dont like DeBeers and the way the diamond trade is handled either. I told him I liked sapphires or tanzanite, though tanzie is a softer stone so they don’t really make for a good long lasting ring.
I offered that he and I ought to go looking at rings so he could get an idea of what I liked. We did and I found *the* perfect ring for me…so we stuck a deposit and it’s being made now 🙂
My favorite part is how the sapphire is sitting in a basket, instead of pronged…I am so hard on jewelry that I’d probably loose the stone by bending/breaking a prong. The sides of the basket look like a princess crown, I wish I had gotten a better picture of the sides! And the best part is the side sapphires almost match that center stone perfectly…the stone isnt set here in the setting so it was a happy accident that the colors lined up.
Post # 3
That ring is a fantastic shade of blue, it’s truly lovely. I myself have a green sapphire, so let me welcome you to the sapphire club 🙂
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
I love it! Absolutely Beautiful.
I have a purple color changer myself :D.
Post # 5
OMG that is GORGEOUS!!! Yay!
Post # 6
@rabidsmiles: Thats gorgeous! But.. It looks like it does have prongs. And they just arent pushed down yet. Right?
Post # 7
That’s a stunningly beautiful ring – breathtaking! Lucky girl! 🙂
Post # 8
@allyfally: yeah the stone isnt set in the setting in those pictures, had to pick the stone and the setting seperatly 🙂 They are ‘prongs’ but they hold the stone down into the basket, rather than being up and holding the whole thing. So I am less likely to catch it on clothing or bang the whole stone into something.
Post # 10
What a beauty! I, too, went the gemstone route for many of the same reasons you listed 🙂
Post # 11
@rabidsmiles: Your ring is gorgeous!! I agree with you as well on the diamond hype. It used to be rare and now it is overly mined and it’s probably the most common stone out there. So the prices should be lower than it is now, as it used to be marketed that the price is high because of the rarity.This is my white sapphire (center), the mellees are diamonds. As white sapphires are rare and it was hard to find the small ones. *sigh*
Post # 12
@rabidsmiles: What a beauty! Congrats congrats!
@alyciassecret: I LOVEEE your ring! Its beautiful!
Post # 13
@rabidsmiles: I love how intense the blue color is!! Such a pretty ring!!
Post # 14
@Sunfire: Yeah. It has prongs, it jsut isn’t set. It’s a decorative style of prongs, as opposed to just wire prongs.
Post # 15
I had written a post but then I thought it might sound like I was saying my fiancée’s ring is better than the other ones – which isn’t what I meant and is not nice, either. Since I couldn’t delete it, I’m editing it:
Your rings are beautiful, ladies!
Post # 16
@rabidsmiles: Gorgeous color. I’m glad to see you got the ring you wanted. It’s a beauty!