(Closed) Will I regret not asking for a diamond…??

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 47
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Kat:  Laughing No problem.  BTW I love your ring.

Post # 48
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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Post # 49
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Buzzing bee

@HisNightOwl2014:  That was catty. That’s like saying “I see a big inclusion in your diamond.”

Post # 51
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@joya_aspera:  +1

Natural stones only, no simulated, white gold. I wanted and asked for the best quality diamond solitare that he could afford, I didn’t care about size I wanted quality. If he couldn’t pay cash I didn’t want that ring.  This is all the direction I gave him. He choose my e-ring and I was very happy with his choice, 1 carat princess cut solitare and its a hight quality diamond. 🙂

However I do love alot of the natural colored gemstones on here, some of these rings are gorgeous and I love looking at them.

I am not a fan of the moissanite, just my personal prefrence. Some friends of mine have them and there is a huge difference between the moissy and my diamond. And I feel bad, my girlfriends are the ones that point this out, and are upset to the point that they no longer want there e-ring, and they still spent a couple thousand on the ring. I would never make anyone feel bad about their ring choice. Two of my girlfriends are actually going black friday shipping to replace the moissy stone with a diamond, hoping to find a deal.

If your second guessing your decision now, get the diamond, you won’t regret it.  

Post # 52
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Stormchild:  I have a ruby (with diamond accents). Chose it together with DH 20+ years ago. I still love it and certainly don’t regret it.

Post # 53
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Busy bee

@Kat:  I don’t understand. I too can see the tint in your moissanite in that pic. What’s true big deal? 

Post # 54
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

OP, I have a gemstone ering and I ended up with regret. Not because I don’t love my ering, but because I am constantly worrying about chipping the stone. And my stone is an amethyst, so the same hardness as you’re looking at with prasiolite. Also, and this is weird, but I also had issues with not wanting to wear colored nailpolish because of the colored stone ering. There were other reasons that factored in the decision, but I am going to recieve a diamond ring soon, and switch to wearing my original ring for special occasions. I think it’s amazingly beautiful but the ring just isn’t practical for everyday wear (because of the hardness of stone, the pave, the structure of the setting, and the fact that it’s antique).

Even though it was a nonfactor in my desire for a diamond ering – it is kind of bothersome that my colored stone ering is almost never recognized as an ering. Gemstone erings also need frequent cleaning, but I clean all of my jewelry often anyway so that never bothered me.

My overall advice is go with whatever stone your heart tells you to, but make sure the setting is appropriately protective for everyday wear. I love the actual amethyst in my ering so much that I contemplated resetting it into a new ring that I could wear everyday without worry, but ultimately I couldn’t stomach the thought of destroying an antique ring.

Post # 55
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@blingbling:  agree, after all the drama I want back to look and I also see the hint of color.

Why is this rude? A moissy in known for reflecting color, correct? I’ve seen lots of bees post their rings saying how the stone picks up color and makes a rainbow effect. The ring is pretty. Not sure why she got so upset over the comment.

Post # 56
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I have a nontraditional ring and I love it! I personally like a colored stone so much more than a clear stone. (I digress… those teal and gray moissys are to die for!) My Montana sapphire changes color in different lighting so I never get tired of looking at it. It also is a brilliant cut so it has a pretty nice sparkle. I also have diamonds in my setting so I get the best of both worlds. People always recognize it as an ering and I love the color of it because for years and years now it’s been my thing to wear blue-green jewelry with neutral colored clothing. I feel my ring choice suits me, and if yours suits you, I’m sure you won’t have any regrets.

First pic is stone only outdoor, second is indoor during class, hehe.

Post # 58
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

The two bees who have an issue with each other, please duel it out in personal messages.

From reading the thread, you two have both been rude to one another. One person commented on the “green”, the offended party retailiate by surmising on the first person’s diamond. I think that cancels each other’s comments out, both are even.

Ok, back to the topic, OP I think you should talk about the stone choice with your fiance. As many others have pointed out, if you are having questions now, it is likely you will still be thinking “what ifs” later on.

Post # 59
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@Kat:  If you read what I wrote I said I saw a hint of color. Your ring is pretty and moissy is know for picking up colors and creating a rainbow affect. I said nothing about GREEN tint.

I did NOT DISS your ring and say I saw a FLAW, re-read my post. Girl you are the one being beyound rude here.

And frankly I don’t care what you think about my character and judgement, I was not attacking you or your ring!

 

Post # 60
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Stormchild:  What sort of healing properties are you interested in for a stone? 

Post # 61
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I always went along with the whole A Diamond Is Forever stuff that DeBeers spent years drilling into my head and figured I’d wind up with a Heart Cut Diamond Solitaire set in White Gold. Then before I met SO a friend from HS got that exact ring that I had dreamt of, and I was slightly crushed. I wasn’t sure if I wanted the same thing she had. Flash forward to last June when my friend of 25+ years and her now husband were talking engagement rings and they chose a beautiful pale blue sapphire as the center stone. My eyes were opened up to the world of gemstones and how each one is unique and special. Long story short I am awaiting a Heart cut Tanzanite set on an eternity band and I do not regret choosing a gemstone over a diamond. 🙂

 

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