- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
So today I went into the jewelry store where my fiance bought my engagement ring, so I could get my wedding band resized before the wedding (I bought the wedding band from a UK jeweler on ebay)
My band has natural yellow sapphires, and they are super sparkly. My engagement ring is less sparkly, but it glows in the light, and it’s a similar color to the band. When they cleaned my engagement ring today, the saleswoman was concerned about the stone not sparkling as much as the band.
When she looked up my information on the ring to see what type of insurance we had on the ring, she told me the center stone is actually a $20 citrine …not a sapphire! We bought the ring at a trunk show the store was having, so it was a third party jeweler. They had loose stones and settings, and my fiance thought he was getting a sapphire, but it’s not. I was dissapointed to find out, and my fiance was pretty pissed off. I think the salesman lead him to believe he was getting a good deal on a sapphire.
The guy who sold him the ring is no longer at the company, and we started talking about replacing my center stone with an ACTUAL sapphire. The first ring my fiance gave me was a blue sapphire (his birthstone), and I wanted yellow sapphires for my bridal set, because it would be his birthstone in my favorit color.
So I shopped around online for loose sapphires (because everything at the jewelry store was completely out of our price range), and I’m getting a 5.5mm lab-grown yellow sapphire for around $200 (after using a coupon code), and it’s only going to cost $50 to replace the center stone.
I loved my ring before…but I noticed it didn’t sparkle as much as sapphires I’ve seen in stores and on these boards, but I just figured stones are different. I’m really excited to get an actual yellow sapphire now, and it’ll be done before my wedding in October.
I never thought I’d be one to upgrade my ring, but part of what made my ring special was having my fiance’s birthstone…and it wasn’t. So I can’t wait to actually get the ring we both thought I had lol…crazy!