Post # 1
So my fiance and I picked out my engagement ring together. I fell head over heels for a sapphire halo, and at the time I didn’t realize the stones around the main sapphire were white sapphires themselves. This didn’t bother me in the slightest.
We picked out our wedding bands a few weeks ago and got the call yesterday that mine was resized and ready to go! (!!!!!!!!!) We picked it up, and I was absolutely in love. And then I put it on next to my engagement ring, and that’s when the disappointment set in: the white sapphires look terrible next to the diamonds! 🙁
I’m not just being picky either, it’s a fact. The sparkle of the diamonds FAR outshine the sapphires. It’s difficult to see in this picture but here’s my example:
The diamonds actually make the white sapphires appear grey and dirty. And this picture was taken right after cleaning the crap out of my ring, to the point of it sparkling like it did the day we bought it.
So now here’s my question… I’m thinking of doing one of three things:
1. Having my center stone sapphire re-set into a halo setting with diamonds.
2. Having all the white sapphires removed and replaces with diamond chips (although option 1 seems much easier).
3. Saying “screw it” and getting a whole new ring (this is my least favorite option).
And then of course there’s the option of just leaving it and mentally picking it apart every time I look down. That seems like the lamest of my options to be honest lol.
HELP! I need your opinions! 🙂 And I apologize for sounding like a crazy person. We’re right at the 2 month til the wedding mark and I’ve pretty much lost my marbles as of late… 😉
Post # 3
i think resetting the sapphire would be simplest. In the picture, everything looks beautiful and I can’t see a difference, but you want to love your set!
Post # 4
Either reset the sapphire, or change the white sapphires to diamond melee — whichever is the cheaper option.
Post # 5
I don’t see a huge difference in the photo you’ve shown, but you should LOVE your ring, so I think resetting the main sapphire would be the easiest option.
Post # 6
resetting into a new ring would be easiest imo. you definitely should loveee your ring 🙂
Post # 7
I would definitely reset your sapphire into a halo with diamonds. It’s easier and seems like the best option. I have some white sapphire earrings and they look awful next to my CZ earrings (which have a very similar sparkle to diamonds) so I know it would bug the crap out of me.
Post # 8
@Saria213: That’s a REALLY pretty ring. By the time you biy the diamonds and pay for the labor you could have just bought a new setting, honestly. Save this setting for another stone for your other hand! 🙂
Post # 9
@Saria213: I totally get what you’re talking about. I think you’ve got 3 options
1) wear your band alone after you get married, and wear your (lovely!!!!) engagement righ as a RHR
2) Replace the white saphires in your Ering with diamonds
3) Replace the diamonds in your wedding band with white saffires
4) Just don’t mind it too much. 😛 No one will be looking too closely (and only you will be taking close up beauty shots of them together)
Post # 10
@wrkbrk: I kind of like this. If she and her guy have a kid, she can just reset the baby’s birthstone into her origional e-ring. 🙂
Post # 11
@Saria213: I see a small difference in shine, but I think they are still beautiful together.
Post # 12
@Asia: Yes, good call! I like any reason for more jewelry 🙂
Post # 13
I would reset into a new setting.
Post # 14
Yup, there are very different gemstones… and altho one might pass for the other in some settings… you put the two gems side by side and the differences are VERY apparent !!
I have to agree with @wrkbrk: (Reply # 7)… I had a similar thought when I read your post
Get the Blue Sapphire reset into a Diamond Setting (easiest)
And save this beloved Setting from your Engagement for another Gemstone. In that way you get the best of both worlds.
Hope this helps,
Post # 15
Thank you ladies for all your kind replies! I think you’re all right, I’ll probably move the sapphire to a new setting. @wrkbrk, @Asia, and @This Time Round: saving the setting for another ring is such a great idea! I honestly wouldn’t have thought of that! Nothing wrong with having more jewelry around! 🙂
Well, it looks like I have my first post-wedding project to look forward to! Thanks again everyone, I really appreciate your thoughts and opinions!
Post # 16
@Saria213: i love your ring!