(Closed) Torn between a colored gemstone, lab created diamond, and moissanite e-ring

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

If making a statement to everyone around you is that important to you, go with a colored gemstone. There are lots of beautiful ones.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Why don’t you get a colored moissy? 

Also, I’m not sure 14k gold (or anything less than 14k) is necessarily the strongest option, more knowledgeable bees can back me up here . . . but I think you might run into problems with the metals being too brittle when you go below 10-14k gold. Have you considered palladium?

Finally, if part of your objection to diamonds is their high price, going with lab created won’t help you in that department — they’re at least as expensive as mined. Seems like moissanite or sapphire might be the way to go for you.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think there are some colored moissanites.. that way it would look less like a diamond but still hold up to your lifestyle

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

I 2nd hte colored moissy. BEAUTIFUL. If you’re concerned about them holding up to daily wear you might want to stick with the moissy or sapphire route. Personally, I don’t love ALL sapphires but some of them can make your heart sing if you find the right one. I’m hoping KatyElle jumps on here cause she’s really the sapphire guru. Not sure what you know about them but they do come in a large variety of colors and cuts that are amazing. That being said, they are a little expensive, depending on the sapphire. Lab sapphires would also be a great route.

I have a diamond but I get what you mean by all the BS gimmicks. They make you feel like you are fighting them rather than them working with you. We happened, luckily, upon a great jeweler who was gimmick free and was honest enough to even talk us out of a large purchase because it wouldn’t have held up over time. So they aren’t all bad. But too many of them are. I hope you find something.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Have you considered lab-created colored gemstones? I have a Chatham Ruby as my center stone, which has the same genetic structure as a mined ruby, but it is made in a lab under perfect circumstances, and is definately not as dull as most natural rubies. Here’s a picture below (the diamonds are heirloom diamonds from FI’s grandmother):

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - Seattle, WA

@dirtdigger:  Have you thought about asha?  It’s a high-grade CZ with a diamond coating so it shines like the real thing.  I don’t have one (yet!) but if you do a search for “asha” on the boards you will find out more!!  Good luck!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

I think moissanite is a great option. my bf and I have decided to go for an amora moissanite. There was an article on BTD forums showing evidence that moissanite( silicon carbonide) can actually be found deep within earth but it is unreachable to us, unlike diamond. I like the look of diamond but will not spend that kind of money on one when you can get something even better (IMO) for sucha  great cost but I also will tell people it is a moissanite. we can afford a diamond but would rather but that money in the home we are building.  I would vote for moissanite.

I think color moissy is a good option but I would prefer a normal one for my taste. Keep us updated!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

If you want to make the biggest statment against diamonds, don’t go for a moissanite – it’s going to always pass as a diamond. 

You said you want something different and traditional – Go with a blue sapphire. 

I have one, granted it hasn’t been on my finger too long yet… but it’s holding up just fine. 

Mine’s from Natural Sapphire Company, it doesn’t look cheap like the other jewelry stores one. (I’ve compared.. 😉 Wink ) lol. 

She’s a 1ct natural color change sapphire, and my finger is about a 6.5 

 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I know it’s not Wyoming, but there are some BEAUTIFUL montana sapphires 🙂

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@dirtdigger:  I found some beautiful stones on etsy, but I know it’s possible to buy them elsewhere. Do some google searching! Do you have any particular style you like/ budget? I wanna shop now for you! haha!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I would have loved a ruby or sapphire, as I don’t find colorless stones as interesting, but my proposal was a surprise, and my fiance got me a diamond ring (which I still love, because he picked it out for me himself).

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