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

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 62
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

OP have you considered paraiba? it’s a bit greener and VERY shiny.

I am drooling over this one on diamondbistro. Not sure if it has healing properties, but if I have that on my finger, I am sure every ailment existing and non-existing will be banished!

 

Post # 64
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878 posts
Busy bee

@Stormchild:  If I were you, I would go try on all sorts of things! I tried on pink sapphires, blue sapphires, yellow diamonds, colorless diamonds, lots of different shapes and sizes, just about everything! The only thing I havent tried is moissanite, but MAN are the pictures and videos I’ve seen to die for! I would be happy with moissy, but I would especially LOVE an Amora Gem. 

My SO seems to be leaning diamond. However, I’ve learned that I would be happy with just about anything as long as it has the right amount of sparkle to it! For me it’s all about settings and accents. They can make a world of difference when it comes to how you feel about a stone. 

 

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@Kat:  I could have sworn I commented before you did, but I’m with you. That was rude as hell. I’m pretty sure that if she wanted to compliment your stone reflecting pretty colors, she would have said so. Not refer to “the green tint everyone speaks of.” I don’t even understand why this is up for debate, the two statements are NOT the same thing!

Post # 65
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Bumble bee

I have a white sapphire and let me tell you about the sparkle wattage this thing has!

I and this is MY worry, that a green stone wouldn’t have the sparkle factor I look for with the way the light through a green specturm would go.

But I love my white sapphire! And it’s only an 1.7 on the refreactive index for stones where a diamond is at a 2.41. So if my sapphire is sparkly enough for me…

Anyway here is a handy dandy list of the refractive index for gemstones.

http://www.gemselect.com/gem-info/refractive-index.php

 

Post # 66
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1682 posts
Bumble bee

I have an aquamarine right now and honestly, it’s made me really want a moissy for my forever ring. The little diamond chips in my ring do sparkle, but I want that massive discoball on my finger that is moissanite! 

And ladies, it’s Thanksgiving, let’s stop jumping down each other’s throats and calling out the imperfections in others’ rings and focus on what you have to be thankful for today. Some of us are alone and 3000 miles from their families today. 

Post # 67
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501 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I have no regrets.

 

Post # 68
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@bunnyharriet:  that remark was not meant to be “catty” at all every post i have read and as you can see from my posts and status i have seen a lot everyone always says they love the greenish sparkle there mossiy gives off and i would never EVER put anyone’s engagement ring down in any way shape or form. i think you were reading in to my comment a little too personally.  have a very blessed holiday!

Post # 69
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Kat:  i did not mean the comment in a rude way but why dont you re take a look at the pic of her ring IT HAS A GREEN TINT i was simply complimenting on the BEAUTIFUL green tint in her ring BUT its ok for her to say her ring  and i quote

My engagement ring is a moissanite, and I don’t regret it for a minute! More sparkly than diamond, after all 🙂

should all us diamond wearers take offense to her comment???????????

im not but that’s just me i dont tear peoples words apart and ASSUME how they sound.

i did not mean it in a catty mean way.

Post # 70
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Okay girls, stepping here to remind everyone to please play nice!  I know that the moissy/diamond talk is fairly controversial here on WB, but we are straying from the OP’s topic at hand.  Stay on topic please!

Post # 72
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@HisNightOwl2014:  But machines and science have analyzed the light reflection of diamond vs. moissanite, and moissanite quantitatively (that means using numbers) returns more light than diamond, which translates into more sparkle. It’s not a subjective statement.

Just so this doesn’t happen to you next time, I’ll explain why that was considered offensive (because you seem confused): it’s rude to say that you can see the colors or aspects that aren’t necessarily supposed to be there, and are usually are a negative trait, in other people’s stones/rings. The same way someone wouldn’t say “I can see the yellow in your diamond” or “your setting looks like it was from 1983.” While those statements might be considered “true,” they are things that polite people don’t say.

 

Anyway, OP, is there a way that you could wear a prasiolite ring on your right hand for a while, and see if you don’t mind the color every day? I have a couple gemstone rings that I wear for pretty long stretches, and I do get kind of tired of the color (which is why I cycle them!)

Post # 74
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Bumble bee

@Kat:  I know nothing or jewel or jems but when I saw your ring, hich is very nice looking, i also thought you were pointing out it was pale green like the gem she said. I think you shouldn’t assume she meant anything negative

Post # 75
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178 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I had a diamond in my first marriage, and while it was beautiful, it just wasn’t me. I always wanted something differnet, we finally picked up my forever ring last night:

(Sorry about the huge pic!)

Don’t worry about what other people will think, go with what you truly want. I love prasiolite, I think it’s gorgeous!!

Post # 76
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Busy Beekeeper

It’s always the same people being rude over and over about non diamonds, so just brush off those “observations”.

In my experience, if you have to ask, you know the answer. I am much more intrigued with the non diamond rings, but some people prefer a more classic choice. You really have to go with what you are most comfortable with.

Post # 77
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Busy Beekeeper

@allihappy:  Holy wow. Ummmm… is that a paraiba????

Lucky lady!

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