(Closed) Tanzanite e-ring

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 18
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Bumble Beekeeper

Good to know about the tanzanite.  Love them! 

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 1994

All of your rings are beautiful~

I also have a tanzanite ring (not my e-ring), the stone was a wedding gift and I later set it in a platinum & diamond mounting…I debated between a pendant or a ring for several years.

 

 

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 1994

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@sheep105:  Yes, IRL it’s more blue, only at certain side angle I see flashes of violet. I received this stone almost 20yrs ago and I’d always thought it was a sapphire until my jeweler told me otherwise.

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2013

*bump* because um… yeah I have a Tanzanite engagement ring and I totes love it!!! 

It’s 2.75ct. cushion cut, set really freakin’ high, and yeah it’s got a scratch on it but life is short and I flippin’ LOVE THIS THING!

You can always get the ‘table’ of the stone buffed if it gets scratched, but it’s not easy to crack one and it is *such* a beautiful color – I don’t regret it for a second. 

Someone above recommended sapphires because they’re so much harder – they are and that’s all good, but I’ve never seen a trichoric sapphire, and my Tanzi flashes blues, purples, and reds when the light hits it. 

Take it off to garden, do the dishes, and use chemicals. I take mine off in the shower just because i don’t like getting soap in it (I take off all my jewlery then), but otherwise: ENJOY!

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

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@lunalyra:  It really doesn’t scratch that easily.  I’ve worn my tanzanite RHR every day for over 4 years and it doesn’t have a scratch on it.  I wouldn’t consider it very fragile.

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@sheep105:  Like I said, mine is a RHR ring not an e-ring.  But I LOVE it!!!  Tanzanite is so gorgeous and changes colors in different light.  Sometimes it’s more blue, sometimes it’s more purple.  It’s also a rarer stone, so not a whole lot of other people have it (or have even heard of it).  The stones are actually darker in person than pictured below.

Post # 26
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

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@sheep105:  Amethysts won’t stand the test of time as an e-ring, unfortunately. I do love purple *oh so much* and wanted amethysts in my wedding band, but it’s just not practical. What about purple sapphires for you? They come in a huge range of shades from lavendar to deep purple, and there are even color change sapphires that can go from blue to purple to green (I have one). I would recommend getting a purple sapphire as it is much more durable and will last forever.

Post # 28
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

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@sheep105:  No, amethyst is about the same as tanzanite, it’s considered a quartz and is very fragile. It’s an 7 on the Mohs Scale. Tanzanites are 6-7. Sapphires are a 9, but the scale isn’t linear.

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