(Closed) The not so typical ‘gemstone e-ring’…any other bee’s with me?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Blushing bee

 

I have chosen an emerald for ours. We are still deciding between a few different rings. But I want something a little less traditional so we’re going with green!! (His favorite color so he’s happy!) 

These are our favorites so far. He wanted them to “match” and this I dunno what to pick for my ring that will go with it. *shrug* but We love these so far! πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Hey! I’m a fellow topaz lover.  I never really wanted a diamond.  i like to be different than the mainstream.  And I LOVE the color blue.  Almost all the jewelry i have is silver/blue. 

I’m not really a mindless-tv watcher.  but one day when i was in high school.  I got sucked into a  QVC or HSN segment where they were selling topaz rings. I sat there and watched it for like 30 minutes!  Ever since then I had wanted a topaz.  Luckily Fiance remembered this when he went to pick out an e-ring for me : )

unfortunately, no one in my family seemed to understand it was an engagment ring.  When i broke the news to people and i was like “guess what?” and i showed them my finger.  they were all like “whats that?”  and “isn’t it suppose to be a diamond?”  grrrr

Post # 5
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Helper bee

Right there with ya. I have never really cared for diamonds. Nothing against them just dont like them and they are too political and over used in my opinion. Well I correct myself I love black diamonds but they are a bit hard to find. Also like dark sapphires, onyx, ruby, garnet, and a few others.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I hate to burst your bubble but a lot of gemstones come from 3rd world countries where children are encouraged to work in mines.  I’m not saying gemstone rings aren’t great I’m just saying just because its not a diamond doesn’t mean it wasn’t mined by a starving child.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I have an orange sapphire for my ering. And smaller diamonds for accents.

Here is just my ering.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I never wanted a diamond unless it was an antique.  The only diamond I ever really LOVED was the one in my grandmother’s 1920’s ring that she passed on to me and I LOST around 1996.  πŸ™

It had a sparkle to it like I’ve never seen in anything modern.  So, that being totally out of our price range, we went for something totally different.  Our first rings were garnet with sterling and hand crafted by a guy in Israel.  We wore those (both of us) from the day we were engaged until the wedding.

At the wedding we exchanged “sets” that were again sterling silver but with peridot.   It is the stone for the sun sign Leo (we are both leos) and we just both LOVE it.  I’ve had some bad luck buying peridot jewelry online before and getting yucky stones, but this time we hit the jackpot with an Etsy artisan who is from california and makes amazing jewelry.  Mine is more feminine with carvings in the silver.  Hers is more simple with smooth bands… I am jealous a little as her stone is a bit bigger than mine but oh well. πŸ™‚ 

 

I don’t know why more people aren’t open to the idea of sterling silver either.  Our rings are very strong and we don’t have any problems with tarnishing.  I’ve worn silver all my life and prefer it to all other options; even when it does need an occasional polishing it is not often and it’s quick and easy to shine it right up.  The total cost for BOTH or our wedding sets with genuine peridot of good quality was $100, $110 or so with shipping!

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Msjansentobe: that looks almost identical to the ring I picked out and will (hopefully) be showing off in the next two weeks!

We went with a blue moissy with moissy side stones to avoid the issue of mined gems all together.  I think the blue moissy is very similar in color to the topaz.  just to give you another option.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I wouldn’t have minded a beautiful gemstone such as those above.  I absolutely love them, but J was given permission to use his great grandmother’s ring (from the 1930s.)  

I never understood the huge fascination on diamonds either.  This will probably be the only diamond I own.  I don’t care to have much jewelery or have J spend a ton of money on a stone.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am a gemstone girl! My birthstone is the dimond so I wanted to break away from the trend. A dimond isn’t me. I wanted something fun and flashy to match my personality. I love love love my ring and get so many complements about it! There are some people who say “oh its not a dimond” but I love my ring so I really could care less what they think!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I fell head over heels in love with morganite it is absolutely me! when i was looking around for engagement rings my mouth dropped open when i saw the prices rings go for so i started looking into gemstones and im glad i got the one i have its set in rose gold with small diamonds around it ill post a pic should be getting it back next week its getting resized and the center stone needed to be tightened

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I have a sapphire. Really mining gemstones and gold is no better for the earth, and many gem miners are horribly exploited so don’t think buying a gemstone instead of a diamond is that drastically different. Try to seek out fair trade and lab grown options if possible. I love colored moissanite!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My S.O. and I are concluding our ring shopping. He bought the stone. I currently have it sitting next to me now. πŸ˜€ Here are a few of the settings that we were or are still considering. (I picked out about 5 settings so that I don’t know what I’m going to get. I want there still to be an element of surprise.)

 

My stone is a color change sapphire. It’s from naturalsapphirecompany.com. It’s 1.09 carat and 6.01 x 5.46. It’s cut and clarity are perfect compared to the sapphire’s standards. I also loved the price tag… A diamond like this (size and quality) would be near $5,000-$6,000. My stone was $700. πŸ˜€

I just have to wait for it’s beautiful home now. πŸ™

Hopefully my wait isn’t too long!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

always always always wanted an amethyst. 8x8mm cushion, two .25 princess diamonds. 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Center is a 0.79 ct. white sapphire, side stones are 0.06 ct. each blue sapphires.  I love having something unique!

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