Post # 1
When my Fiance and I first started talking about getting married and started looking at rings we both had a hard time finding a good one. For him they all looked the same lol. I would start talking about different cuts and he would just look at me like I was tspeaking Greek. For me nothing I saw was ‘the one’. I knew I wanted something different but didn’t know what, I was looking through these boards and saw a picture of a pink sapphire pear shaped ring. That was it. I was in love, I love pink, everything must be pink lol. Plus my Fiance calls me Pear so the cut even had meaning. I started looking for them but couldn’t find one that was what I had in my head. So Fiance contacted a jeweler and started the process of custom making my ring. He choose my sapphire, was there for all the drawings and moldings. It came out perfectly. He did an amazing job. He gave it an eternity band which is something I had dreamed about but never thought possible. When we first started looking Fiance set a budget on a ring, the custom one was about 5x more than my budget. I felt bad but he’s happy because I love it and it’s what I wanted. Now my mom and sisters reactions have been…different. Not seeing a diamond threw them. I don’t want Fiance to be thought of as cheap because it wasn’t lol. I know we are both happy and that’s all that matters but it does kind of make me feel sad when the color of my stone changes the reaction. To be fair the diamond carat is actually more than the sapphire becasue of the eternity and double halos. So when you see a colored stone do you think it’s cheap? What are your thoughts on a pink sapphire?
Post # 3
Not at all. My only thought is: it’s beautiful. People don’t always react well to things out of the norm. I have a yellow diamond – not a white, 1ct, solitaire that everyone around me has. They were so thrown by the difference that their only reactions have been awkward silence. But they don’t have to wear it and I love it. Don’t worry. They don’t think he’s a cheapskate and they’ll warm up. 🙂
Post # 4
I don’t think e-rings with colored gems look cheap at all. I have a clear colored stone e-ring, but I do have a pink sapphire in a halo that I wear sometimes in place of the first one. So, I LOVE pink sapphires. 🙂
Post # 5
A pink sapphire sounds stunning! I got an amethyst, and I feel like it better represents us as a couple, as amethyst is FI’s birth stone and the setting looks like a horse bit (I like riding.)
It sounds like you got a beautiful stone- a color you love in a shape that’s sentimental to you. That’s all that matters. I think all engagement rings are beautiful in their own way, and it seems like yours is particularly meaningful. Congratulations!
P.S. I thought you might also like my username ; )
Post # 6
My thoughts: beautiful gemstone!
Some people have a very set notion in their head that engagement rings = clear diamonds. A very large percentage of women have colored stones and there’s nothing wrong with it!
Post # 7
I love colored stones, so I would definitely not think “cheap!”
Post # 8
do it!! that was my original plan, to do a coloured saphire or alexandrite but it didnt work out but I LOVE them
Post # 9
Thank you! I love the birthstone idea too! Amethyst is gorgeous! We almost did the birthstones, he’s ruby and I’m diamond, but then I found pink lol. I saw your user name in another board and loved it!
Post # 10
@ShutterbugCait: I truly believe every woman should get whatever type of stone that she wants for her e-ring. If she wants a diamond, great. If she wants a pink sapphire, great. If she doesn’t even want an e-ring, great! You should get what sings to you and speaks to your heart!
But since you did ask a specific question, I will tell you when I see a colored gemstone, unless it is a diamond, I know that is is cheaper than a diamond (obviously there are exceptions – a teeny tiny diamond will be cheaper than a larger sized sapphire). Sapphires aren’t super cheap, but they are cheaper than diamonds. Morganites, aquamarines, citrines, etc. are all extremely cheap compared to diamonds of comparable size and quality. But that doesn’t mean I look at that person and think – wow they are cheap!! I don’t look at it in a negative way.
Post # 11
Do it…if you like it then it is your choice…you are the one who is going to be looking at it forever and you should have something you want and not go with something just because it is what everyone else does ….do you have a pic? you do know that we all like pics right lol
Post # 12
Many varieties of natural, untreated sapphires of desirable color actually rival diamond prices. Padparadschas, Kashmirs? Major bucks.
Post # 13
Very true. Although I think unfortunately a lot of sapphires out their on the market are treated, with more than just heat. Man, I spend too much time lurking on pricescope….
Post # 14
All these wonderful ladies have said it perfectly. Whatever stone sings to you is exactly the stone that you are meant to have! I think everyone’s ring is absolutely beautiful, lol, I’m a bit of a hopeless romantic. But I personally adore colored stones in e-rings. I myself have a colored stone, and my family’s reaction was different as well. Somewhere along the lines of, “Oh! Well…it’s beautiful, but it’s orange….” Ha!
So adore your perfect ring, it sounds lovely!
Post # 15
Holy cow, you are so right. While my husband was choosing the stone for my ring, he fell in love with the Padparadsha. But then soon found out that it’s like $10,000+ a carat.
So he chose a nice lab grown Padparadsha, lol.