(Closed) Tell me about your engagement ring! Please, everyone vote!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: My center stone is...
    A colorless or near-colorless diamond : (241 votes)
    73 %
    A colored diamond : (10 votes)
    3 %
    A colorless or near-colorless moissanite : (33 votes)
    10 %
    A colored moissanite : (1 votes)
    0 %
    Another colorless or near-colorless gemstone (sapphire, topaz, etc...) : (6 votes)
    2 %
    A colored gemstone : (24 votes)
    7 %
    A pearl : (1 votes)
    0 %
    A regular cubic zirconia : (2 votes)
    1 %
    An Asha : (9 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I have a colorless diamond in my engagement ring. It wasn’t really my choice, my husband is traditional and wanted to get me an amazing quality diamond, so he did. I do appreciate his choice though because I love my ring!

    Post # 4
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    2448 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I have a colorless diamond. Traditional but exciting to me. I LOVE rings with colored stones though, so pretty!

    Post # 5
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    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I have a yellow sapphire as my centre stone – I had no idea fiance was looking at rings, but if I’d known, I probably would have tried to nudge him towards a blue or pink one. Still, the yellow one is beautiful and I love it! 🙂

    Post # 7
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    862 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My main stone is a sapphire.  However, I wasn’t specifically looking for a sapphire or any gemstone at all, really–I just wanted a Claddagh ring with a matching wedding band and those are rather difficult to find.  When I finally came across a site that sold wedding Claddagh sets, I saw these rings with pave diamonds in the hands and crown and your choice of either an emerald or a sapphire for the heart.  I chose the sapphire because it’s the birthstone for September, it’s the Irish color of purity, and blue is my favorite color.  If I didn’t get a Claddagh ring, though, I would have wanted a ring with a diamond, a ruby (my birthstone and also symbolizes love), or a crystal for the main stone instead.  I really love the big, colorless, sparkly stones!

    Post # 8
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    862 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @Taeyers:  Sapphires come in just about every color except red, I think!

    Post # 9
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    4869 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    I chose Moissanite because I didn’t like the diamond industry or the prices, at first. Then a friend got engaged and had a very nice diamond, but I just wasn’t feeling it. It was pretty, but, after seeing Moissanite pictures, I knew that’s what I wanted! And I definitely love it. No regrets there. 

     

    Post # 11
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    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @Taeyers:  Yeah, a ruby is a red sapphire – they have the same basic structure (I think). They can come in purple too – just Google them! There’s some really beautiful sapphires out there

    Post # 12
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    746 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Some red sapphires are heat enhanced / irradiated red vs. the specific color of red that is ruby.  all colors of sapphire are alluminum oxide with one metal exposure changing its color.

     

    This is my sister’s purple sapphire we got her for Christmas

    Post # 13
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    577 posts
    Busy bee

    I have an old mine cut diamond. My fiance proposed with his deceased grandmother’s ring that she had left him with explicit rules to “put it on his true love’s finger.” She wore that ring for over 50 years, and it’s been in their family for almost 70.  

    We had the diamond reset into a different band. The original band was plain yellow gold with a sweet inscription, and resizing it would’ve ruined the words. 

    Post # 14
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    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @puppiekisses:  Oh wow!! That’s beautiful!! Can you be my sister and get me presents like that? Wink

    Post # 15
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    862 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @Taeyers:  Yes, I have seen purple sapphires. 🙂  You might also want to check out tanzanite. 

    Post # 16
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    862 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    EDIT: Rubies are chemically the same as sapphires and have the same hardness, but rubies are apparently more rare and more expensive than the other sapphires!

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