(Closed) What semi-precious gem would you use as your center stone?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you consider a semi-precious gem for your E-ring center stone?

    No, precious gems only

    Yes, my favorite gem happens to be semi-precious

    Yes, I would choose my birthstone

    Yes, I would choose my SO's birthstone


  • Post # 31
    77 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Morganite is probably my favorite gem. I also love peridot (birthstone) now, though I didn’t for years. I don’t think a peridot engagement ring would be a top choice of mine, though. 

    I got a diamond e-ring but I LOVE morganite & wanted that or moissanite for a long time. Fiance wanted diamond (also fine w/ me! Lol) so that’s what I have. 

    Post # 32
    123 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2004


    Post # 33
    297 posts
    Helper bee

    London blue topaz! I just love the color. 

    Post # 34
    183 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    I love garnet and have a garnet RHR that my grandmother gave to me, but the stone is too soft I think and it has scratches and chips in the stone from wear over the years. I would say ruby but I am not a fan of the pink/red color of rubies. I much prefer the crimson/scarlett/burnt red-orange color of garnets. 

    Post # 35
    26 posts
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Have you ever heard of a stone called spinel? It’s as hard as sapphire, and it comes in blues, purples, pinks, and reds. The blue, purple, and pink spinels are often priced in the semiprecious price range. (Red spinel has become popular/expensive.) I love spinel and there are some great bargains to be had. I love semiprecious stones too, but most of them don’t have the durability I would seek in an engagement ring.

    Post # 36
    223 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2015


    Because peridot glows in blacklight……my gma gifted me a flower peridot ring and I lost it a couple years back on the way to resize it. 🙁

    Post # 37
    302 posts
    Helper bee

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    MarriedToMyPillow:  I very seriously considered getting a deep red garnet, but ultimately went with a diamond because it matched more (though I would have been happy with a white sapphire).

    Post # 38
    413 posts
    Helper bee

    Peachy pink spinel in a deep red-orange hue.  Also, I love a beautifully polished sunstone and what it represents.  The color is incredible but the stone way too soft for an everyday ring.  

    Spinel (loose stone)

    sunstone in a ring:

    Post # 39
    413 posts
    Helper bee

    Adding this other favorite with sunstone, which shows more of the aventurescence.

    Post # 40
    4176 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I love the look of aquamarine. I wish someone significant I knew had that as a birthstone so I could have some significance to wearing it.

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