(Closed) Why did YOU want a gemstone?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 92
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

wanted something unique and purple is my favorite color! also, Fiance not crazy about diamonds and amethyst could be bought in bigger size and on a custom-designed ring πŸ™‚

Post # 93
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2002

http://www.precisiongem.com/Gemstones/Gemstones/Tanzanite.html

 

http://planetarygems.com

 

I was seriously considering these stones because they are a lot of beautiful bling for the money. Also, the idea that no one else would have a ring that looked anything like it appealed to me. The tanzanite is almost 3 carats and gorgeous color and cut! It was $350. That was my favorite. Before that, I was drooling over the sapphires. The pale pink sapphire was almost a carat for $420. The champagne sapphire was a little over a carat for $310. I did end up choosing a diamond from James Allen, but that was because my husband insisted. Sometimes guys have their opinions too! Haha.

Post # 96
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Newbee

At first I knew I either wanted a sapphire or a diamond ring. Since I was little, I have been in love with sapphires, not sure why, I guess I just love the look of them. My bf has been saving to buy me any ring I wanted. We went to Birks and I tried on diamond rings that went up to $75,000.00. Of course he wouldn’t me buying me a ring that expensive, but I wanted to try on all the options to see what I like. But as soon as I stepped into Tiffanys and tried on the purple sapphire legacy ring, my heart melted. I am absolutely in love with it. However it’s $11,000.00 and only 1.47 carats. I can make one on The Natural Sapphire Company for around $6,000.00 – $8,000.00 and get 2 or 3 carats. Hope that’s what he gets me πŸ™‚

Post # 97
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Helper bee

I just like colored stones better.  Not that I don’t like diamonds, but for the price I’d rather get a colored stone and he got 1.44 ct for a great price. Even if not for the price, I like color.

 

Post # 98
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120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I wanted to take myself out of the dick measuring contest

Post # 99
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Newbee

My main reason is that I want something that not everybody has.  We have a jeweler working on my set right now, and the e-ring will be a round morganite set in a custom yellow gold and diamond halo. This design is just a much better representation of who I am than an all-diamond ring that he could pick out of a case.

I think he was also relieved that it happened to be a more practical decision financially. Like you, we’d rather put money towards a house and baby than a diamond of equal size to the morganite we are getting. That’s not to say that I don’t appreciate diamonds, because I do admire them on others! It’s just not “me.” πŸ™‚ 

Post # 100
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have been given diamond rings before in past relationships and by my parents as they were jewelers and I was born in April, which makes them by birthstone. My fiance and I also do not like the diamond industry in general after reading this article: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1982/02/have-you-ever-tried-to-sell-a-diamond/304575/ 

I wanted something unique and different that was a bit more fun and not your every day. Besides that I wanted something whiteish that would match most of my clothes and I also wanted a hint of color (preferably blue and/or purple). 

When I found my ring it was literally as if the sky had parted and this designer who was all the way on the other side of the world had handcrafted a ring I had in a dream! It is a rose cut blue rainbow moonstone in a 14K white gold setting. It is absolutely my dream ring and I could not be happier. As a bonus the meaning behind moonstone could not be more perfect for an engagement ring or wedding band.

Cost didn’t come into play for us, but when I found out my ring was under budget and I would never have to upgrade I did do a happy dance! (We had already agreed that whatever I wanted no matter what the cost we would pay cash.)

Here’s my ring!

Post # 101
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@LilDrAnya:  Your ring is gorgeous! If I didn’t have moonstone I’d have amethyst!

Post # 102
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

@pumpkinpatch:  Honestly, I don’t have mine yet but I am torn between  a gemstone and a diamond. I love the color of gemstones, specifically Montana or ceylon sapphires. Blue is my favorite color so naturally it gets my attention. But I love the sparkle of diamonds and always wanted having a diamond to pass on to my kids/ grankids (assuming I had any). But i could also do that with a sapphire.  Also since I want a pear e ring,it still wouldn’t blend in as much as most other shapes (my opinion).If blue diamonds were way cheaper that’d be my choice πŸ˜›

Post # 103
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Honestly, the difference in price was a huge factor in our decision to go with a gemstone engagement ring.  I like small stones, but even a small diamond center stone would have been way out of my fiancé’s budget (especially since I prefer the look of a blingy band).  I would have been happy with an heirloom diamond or ring, but neither my mother nor her mother got engagement rings – they got engagement sewing machines instead πŸ™‚  

The only gemstone we considered was garnet – it’s my fiancé’s birthstone (and my mother’s), and red is my favorite color.  We got the setting and stone from the same jewelry store, and the whole process went so smoothly that it just seemed meant to be.  We walked into the store, said “hey, we’re looking for an engagement ring with a garnet center stone”, found a setting we loved and could afford, and they even had the perfect cushion-cut garnet in the store that we could look at and see placed on the prongs of the setting.  

I absolutely love my ring – I love how the garnet pops (you can’t help but notice it!), and how it seems to be varying shades of blood-red or reddish orange depending on the light and angle.

Plus, the equivalent of over 1.5 carats for $60?  Can’t beat that πŸ™‚ 

Post # 104
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Worker bee

 love diamonds. but they stress me out. there’s just too many things to learn, inspect and the fact that they’re typically expensive means i won’t be able to wear them everyday. 

 

Post # 105
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i absolutely love gemstones! They are so much more affordable and beautiful! My fiance and I are both in school right now, so we decided on a morganite ring with some diamonds in it! I’m absolutely in love with it, and often just stare at it. Embarassed

 

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