(Closed) Soo… ring envy. Does it EVER stop??? [pic heavy]

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@littletop:  I think you are overthinking it 🙂 Your ring is beautiful, and your stone choice is very romantic. To me, and probably most bees, it is very obviously not a diamond, but to the majority of Joe Blows walking around, they may not have a clue!

It isn’t a diamond, so as long as you aren’t expecting it to look like one and pass as one, why are you so insecure??

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

What’s the question? You have ring envy because people don’t think it’s a diamond? I don’t understand.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think it’s normal to question choices on big purchases like this, especially when it’s something we’re supposed to wear forever.  I have my own bouts of ring regret – I wish I’d picked something better for everyday wear, but in the end the ring was given to me out of love, and for that I’d never part with it.  I think you made a good choice, and sapphires have a lot of character – I think the moodiness of the stone’s a neat quality.  Your ring’s beautiful and looks great on your hand.  There’s no shame in not having a diamond, you had your reasons for not picking one.  Why does it matter if people can or can’t tell what it is?

 

 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think we are just naturally drawn to shiny things.  Enjoy your ring, its lovely.  The color variance is really fun.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@littletop:  I know the bee isn’t always fond of honesty, but to me, yes, it does look like a fake diamond. I say this because it’s cut like a diamond, yet in a lot of those pictures it looks totally off. I’d think it was a CZ (though I like the way it looks on the rainy day). If you don’t want people to think you’re wearing a fake diamond, then you need either a diamond or colored gemstone, IMO. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@littletop:  if it were me, I’d go with one with a little more color (the peach sounds nice).

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

That’s a truly amazingly gorgeous ring!  You did a fantastic job.  I also love all the different lighting angles you took.  I can never get good ring pics, lol.  🙂

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

My only concern is that white sapphires tend to look very cloudy unless they are kept pristinely clean. I have some WS earrings and they always look cloudy unless they are just cleaned.

Have you thought about moissanite? From what I’ve read, as I don’t actually own one or have seen one IRL, they are very sparkly, hold up very well (as in don’t cloud over time), are afordable, and ethical. A lot of people consider them diamond alternatives but from what I’ve seen a lot of bees wear them proudly as an independent gemstone. I’ve heard that IRL they don’t “behave” the same as diamonds so I don’t really see how one would think you are trying to “pass it off” as a diamond. As long as you’re upfront with people who gives a crap what they think anyways?

Even though I myself have a diamond, it does bother me that society, and businesses, have drilled it into our heads that if you don’t have a diamond for your e-ring, you aren’t as “good”. I hate it when girls feel are made to feel bad because of other people’s biasis.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@littletop:  I don’t think it looks like a CZ – while CZ’s can look cloudy (they’re quite porous, so need to be cleaned all the time), the big giveaway with czs (at least the over $1 ones) is that they look too perfect.  Too white, too fiery, and oftetimes too big.  Their shine’s a lot more colorful than white sapphires.  Some people aren’t familiar with white sapphires, so the difference might be noticeable to them and they might wrongly assume what it was, but your ring looks like a white sapphire.  Like someone else said, it’ll help to keep it really clean – I even find my blue sapphire needs to be cleaned almost every day or it starts to dull and black out.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Don’t change the band! I love it, it’s so delicate and is very flattering both to your finger and the stone.

Also I love the lavender/bluish character of it in some lights. I am just dying for a sapphire RHR!

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