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Good to know about the tanzanite. Love them!
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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.
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Thanks for sending me those links they’re both stunning i love the little tiffany band it’s really cute
It’s good to know you’re hasn’t worn over the last 18 months despite the everyday wear and the temperatures it’s very pretty
Wow that’s a big ring absolutly gorgeous, is that more towards the blue end of the scale in real life, or is it just the lighting in hte photo.
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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.
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*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 # 24
Awwh that’s stunning. My SO is thinking much more down the lines of amethyst now instead of tanzanite. Not sure behing his reasoning but he’s always asking me about amethyst rings and if i like it. You’re ring is amazing though!!
Post # 25
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
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.
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
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
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 # 27
I thought amethyst was slightly harder than tanzanite. Purple sapphires look truely stunning.
THat’s a beautiful ring!
Ultimatly i’m going to get what i’m given 😛 my SO knows how much i love purple and i know he wants to get me an e-ring with a purple stone hopefully he’ll do some research and pick the stone that he feels best for my lifestyle.
Tbh for everyday wear i won’t get to wear my e-ring as my job means i can only wear a plain wedding band so a lot of the time my e-ring will be in hiding 🙁
Post # 28
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
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.