1. How do you feel about your stone?
I love it – I’m really glad that we didn’t get a diamond. That would have meant either debt or a very small stone. The sapphire I have is the right size for me. Plus, diamonds are overdone!
2. How does is shine?
It is sparkly, but it has a different tone than diamonds. It isn’t colorful, but it is very sparkly, especially when it has just been cleaned.
3. How hard is it to keep it clean?
Mine seems to get foggy pretty easily. I had it fully cleaned at 6 months and I couldn’t believe how sparkly it was after that. They told me I could come in anytime for a steam-clean, and I’ve done it once since then. They also told me to make a solution of one part windex and 6 parts water. So I have a littler plastic container and I’ll sometimes put my ring in there in the morning when I’m getting ready, then I’ll brush it with an old toothbrush.
4. Do you wish you had a colored sapphire instead?
Actually, I do. I love blue. I would have loved a blue sapphire, but my husband wanted it to be more traditional. He felt like other people wouldn’t view it as an engagement ring if it was a colored stone. He was the one buying it, so I went along with it. I might trade it in for a blue sapphire for our 5th anniversary or something. But it is beautiful as it is 🙂
5. If you have diamonds on your ering/wedding band, how does the sapphire look with the diamonds?
I have teeny-tiny diamond chips, and it looks fine with those.
6. Do you think a white sapphire would look good set in rose gold?
I think it would look nice, probably nicer than diamond, because the sapphire is more purely white (no colorful sparkles). Mine is white gold though.
Any other info about white sapphires is appreciated!
Not sure if you have Shane Co. where you live, but that’s where we got mine. You can check out their website too and order online. They were really the only place we saw that takes white sapphires seriously. Some places you can only get them mounted in silver, not gold. Shane Co. had a bunch to choose from, and they didn’t make us feel bad for not
And of course, please share your white sapphire ring porn!
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