(Closed) Solitaire or White Sapphires

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m not sure if you were looking at any diamonds in the band but here is my solitaire.  I think it is classic with a little extra. 🙂  My mom has a white sapphire solitaire ring from my grandmother and it is very pretty.  It looks a little cloudy, I’m not sure if the stone is just not great quality or that is how they look.  Also, it does not sparkle very much.  I personally prefer the look of a diamond but both are beautiful in their own way.

 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Mine isn’t a diamond or white sapphire, it’s a moissanite solitaire. When we first started looking I wanted a blue or pink sapphire, but my fiance strongly didn’t want something colored. I considered a white sapphire for a while, but ultimately fell in love with moissanite. Sapphires are lovely though! Here’s my solitaire. It’s very simple and I love it.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Oh and I just so happen to have a photo of a white sapphire next to a diamond on my computer from when I was looking. Here you go!

The sapphire is on the bottom.

 

And here’s a forum for non-diamond engagement rings. Scroll down to SoonToBeeMrsD

show me your ***non-diamond*** engagement rings!

Post # 6
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1177 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Mine is a white sapphire 🙂

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I love solitaires! 

My engagement ring is a marquise diamond solitaire & my wedding band is channel set with round diamonds.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My engagement ring is a solitaire diamond.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Here’s my white (and blue) sapphire…

It has a very different sparkle than a diamond, and I do have to keep it clean for it to shine and sparkle well, but I think it’s still beautiful!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I have done much research on different stones for engagement rings for myself…

Money will dictate what I end up with.

At 1st I was hesitant about white sapphires, heard all kinda mixed messages.

One jeweler in jewelry store even told me white sapphires were awful stones that would get dirty easy, would be impossible to clean & could not be worn for everyday use!

I was scared to death of those stones!

Then I saw a real white sapphire in a local jewelry store, I was stunned that the stone looked so good after hearing all the awful things!

I talked to a jewelry designer by my house about white sapphires and a jewelry designer the next town over who took over his fathers jewelry design business.

Both designers said there is nothing wrong with getting a ring made out of a white sapphire.
Sapphires are a 9 on the mohs scale falling only slightly behind the diamond.

As for the fire that a diamond is supposed to have compared to the white sapphire, they are 2 different stones.
But, the white sapphire is 2nd to none!
I say go see a white sapphire up close and personel & you will see its beauty!

 

Recommend –

Ionic Cleaners

and/or warm, soapy water and a soft brush as the best way to clean Sapphire jewelry.

And as far as “finding” “the ring” I would recommend seeking out a loose stone of your choice and having a designer make the setting you wish in sterling or gold depending on what you want to spend.

Or

You can go the other route and purchase a ring semi mount from JTV or Ebay & buy a loose stone and take it to a jewelry designer to have it set.

 

 

 

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