(Closed) Thought on sapphires?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Welcome to the Hive!  I don’t think they are gimicky at all.  My mother had a star sapphire as her engagement ring and I have always wanted a sapphire as mine.  I think they are beautiful and classic.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I say wear what you love! I read someone that Diana’s ring was actually from a department store, she got to pick it out from a variety, but I’m sure there are some women out there with the exact same ring that got it before she got married! Plus, I think, it was in style in the 80s, and Kate still wears it. It’s a classic, you can’t go wrong.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

If you look at vintage jewelery, you will see a lot of sapphires in old engagement rings. Until the DeBeers marketing made people focus on diamonds, it wasn’t abnormal for people to use non-diamond gems in their engagement rings. 

I think the reason sapphires are becoming more popular now is because they don’t have the political controversy that diamonds do but yet they are also very durable stones so they can last “forever” like a diamond. I expect that as time goes on that it will become increasingly common for people to have colored gemstone engagement rings again. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Plus they come in a million colors. There are some really beautiful blue-green ones out of Montana. Amazing.

 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I haven’t bought anything from them, but the natural sapphire company has a large variety.. some colors I had never even seen before! And I found some beautiful Montana stones on etsy (you can just search montana sapphires). I know Brilliant Earth sells sapphire jewelry, the stones are ethical and the metals are recycled!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I love sapphires and actually really really want one for a right hand ring! The original e-rings from years and years ago were sapphires and other gemstones. I do think there has been an influx in sapphire rings recently but that’s a good thing. I like variety and like seeing different types of rings.

Go with what you love!

Post # 11
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11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

After I joined WB I realized my new found love to sapphires. While I have a diamond e-ring I just got a sapphire RHR like Diana’s for Christmas. I think it is gorgeous and that kind of beauty just doesn’t go out of style.

I think you should get whatever makes you happy. You are the one that has the pleasure of wearing it so it needs to be what you want. 🙂

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I love them. I have considered one for myself.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

The nice thing about sapphires too is that you can get some gorgeous lab created stones for very reasonable prices.  betterthandiamond makes some gorgeous sapphires in neat cuts.  Chatham also makes beautiful stones.  I’ve fallen in love with moissanite, so have decided on that, but I seriously considered sapphire for a while.  My friend’s got a ceylon sapphire on a pave band, and it’s beautiful.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

My thoughts?  I had sapphires way before Kate did.  I understand that sapphires are a traditional engagement stone and all but honestly, the current trend toward blue sapphires pisses me off a little bit.  I am definitely not one to follow a crowd and I wish the crowd would stop following me. 

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