Post # 1
Just looking for some advice! My husband got me a beautiful cushion cut tanzanite with a diamond halo for Christmas and I love it, but I am a bit concerned about the softness of the tanzanite. It’s ia a gorgeous shade of purple/blue that shoots off blue,purple, and red when it hits the light right. We had originally talked about a sapphire with diamond halo but the jeweler couldn’t get it with a cushion cut in time for Christmas, so my husband bought the tanzanite figuring that if I wanted the sapphire instead, they could order the stone and create the ring and we could exchange it later. The issue is that I love the tanzanite but I am afraid of scratching or cracking the stone and I would love a ring that I can wear almost every day.
What do you guys think? Keep what I have or exchange for the sapphire?
Post # 3
@MsSkater: If it were me I’d keep the Tanzanite – it’s gorgeous!!!!!!!
Post # 4
Tanzanite is so beautiful! I don’t know anyone who has one that’s scratched. Don’t worry too much about it, just enjoy 🙂
Post # 5
oooOooo pretty! I would keep that! It’s more unique!!
Post # 6
A natural, blue sapphire in a similar carat size and intensity of color (bright blue) will be dramatically more expensive than the tanzanite, if that matters. I love both stones, but I would rather have a natural, blue sapphire if I had the option.
Post # 7
@Brielle: I would definately opt for the “cornflower blue” colored sapphire! So pretty. We know it would probably be a smaller stone or more expensive, and we would be prepared for either. We would probably just see what the jeweler had as options and go from there. The tanzanite is a 2.5 carat stone and honestly I wouldn’t mind if it was smaller.
@wrkbrk: I do love the unique color! That is what is making this so hard! Sapphires are my favorite stone and I had always thought that was what I definately wanted but the blue/purple is such an eye catching shade! I am a December baby and our main wedding color was purple, so that is also making me think maybe the tanzanite was meant to be 🙂
Post # 9
I know a girl who ruined a tanzanite. I do love the way they look though. But, after I buy a ring from the jeweler I never want to see him again. I would totally go for the stronger stone for that reason.
Post # 10
@MsSkater: That is GORGEOUS!
My e-ring is a tanzanite, and I havent had any problems with the softness.
Post # 11
@MsSkater: OH MY….. Sorry for being gross, but I kinda got a little moist in the panty-region seeing your ring. I LOVE TANZANITE. And the shade of yours is PERFECT! Rich, vibrant… Just fricking beautiful. Please don’t change it.
Post # 12
I think as long as you are not cleaning this ring with your diamond together or keep it in your pocket, your ring would be just fine(tanzanite is still much harder than platinum). And I just love the color! It is so pretty!
Post # 13
- Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site
Well, my stone isn’t nearly that size, but I have a tanzanite center stone in my promise ring/rhr, and I work in a garage painting cars. I’ve had this ring for about 5 years and the stone isn’t scratched at all… I’m not really THAT careful with it either.
I’d keep the tanzanite, it’s beautiful 😀
Post # 14
GORGEOUS Ring …
Seeing as you want to wear it EVERY DAY…
I would opt for a Sapphire = 9.0 on the Mohs Hardness Scale
Tanzanite is a BEAUTIFUL Stone for sure… but at a mere 6.5 to 7.0 on the Mohs Scale it will be soft and prone to breakage.
I’ve never had a Tanz myself, but I have had a Tiger’s Eye which has the same rating, that I loved and wore a lot as a Teenager… one day it just up and cracked in two. So heartbroken was I.
If your Budget allows… I have this Tanz set as a pendant… that would be truly AWESOME.
Hope this helps,
Post # 15
That tanzanite is beautiful! I would keep it. If it does scratch later you can always replace it then.
Post # 16
Personally like eveyrone else I love your current stone. I’d insure it in case anything happened and wear it daily.