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#1 PotatoScallop

Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:48 PM

Looking through the responses on the other topic about engagement rings, I was just wondering, how many of you have coloured stones? I have a pink sapphire surrounded by white diamonds, I love it, but I'm sometimes asked if it's real, or if I feel like I missed out on a "proper" engagement ring. They act like since it's not all diamond, it doesn't count. Did anyone else get this?

#2 Duck-o-lah

Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:54 PM

Sounds pretty.

I have diamonds, I'm boring. My mother has a beautiful aquamarine engagemet ring and I love it. I think some of her friends thought it a peculiar choice given she got to choose it herself, but it's what she wanted original.gif

#3 boatiebabe

Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:55 PM

I purposely did not want a diamond.

I have a lovely large yellow citrine engagement ring - suits my skin colour.

I get lots of compliments but there were a couple of 'friends' I could tell thought their rings were superior because they were diamonds.

I love coloured gemstones.

#4 Angelina Ballerina

Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:55 PM

I have a pink sapphire too and love it. I was never interested in having a big diamond and would have been peeved if DH ignored my preferences and got one.

People have only ever been complimentary about my ring.

#5 boatiebabe

Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:56 PM

Forgot to mention...I also have my mother's engagement ring which is a stunning oval black onyx surrounded in gold.

Really stunning!

#6 Ianthe

Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:00 PM

Mine is a champagne diamond so I got exactly what I wanted-colour but still a diamond.

#7 happening

Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:05 PM

Mine is an emerald - my all time favourite stone.  

The only issue I had was the politics of mined gems, particularly emeralds and diamonds, so we chose old, old stones which I had re-set.



#8 sa5ha

Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:09 PM

Mine is only diamonds.

But my mums is rubies and diamonds and my best friend's is sapphire main stone with smaller sapphires and diamonds.
They're both beautiful rings.

#9 WhatWouldBuffyDo

Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:13 PM

Mine too is a (real) pink sapphire surrounded by diamonds too. I love it.

Looks like this, not exact, but close enough lol.
http://images.search.conduit.com/ImagePrev...art=0&pos=9

ETA: Yeah i get people feeling "sorry" for me because 'they got a diamond' but i don't give a crap. My ring is gorgeous, it's me all over and i adore it.

Edited by WhatWouldBuffyDo, 16 November 2012 - 06:15 PM.


#10 Jenflea

Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:16 PM

I have a ruby (oval) with a smaller diamond on each side. I love it. We both prefer coloured stones.
I do however have a diamond eternity ring on the other hand I got for my 10th wedding anniversary.

#11 julia*v

Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:16 PM

I also have just diamonds... but mainly because I was worried that a colour wouldn't 'go' with everything I was wearing and I wanted to be able to wear it all the time.

I was very interested in having a champagne or yellow diamond, but my DH didn't like either (and at the time, none of the places we went to had any nice ones!)

I would LOVE to see pics of all these coloured stone though, they sound fabulous!

#12 la di dah

Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:17 PM

I wanted a coloured stone.  ph34r.gif

But it was DH's nan's and diamonds. So I like it for the sentiment. If I ever had to, heaven forbid, replace the main stone, though, I would probably pick something green. Green amethyst or peridot or emerald?

Diamonds aren't my favourite thing but his nan accepted all the intermarriage baggage really sweetly and gracefully and gave us the ring herself so I love it for that.

#13 Bernard Woolley

Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:19 PM

We went with a peach sapphire. Part of the reason I love it is that unless they ask, people struggle to know if it's a sizeable cognac diamond or something else. All the cachet of a deposit-on-a-large-house ring with none of the actual expense  cool.gif

#14 imamumto3

Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:20 PM

I love coloured stones.  I got diamonds though as a friend was a diamond setter at the time & got a great price on the stones.  My mum had a green sapphire surrounded by diamonds, it was lovely.

#15 Mozzie1

Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:27 PM

I have a blue sapphire - I love it!

#16 noi'mnot

Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:30 PM

Garnet here, surrounded by small diamonds. I much prefer it to a central diamond, and find that because garnet is quite a deep red it doesn't clash with any outfits, as per pp's concern.

#17 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:32 PM

Have never encountered a diamond snob. My ring is a sapphire with 6 small diamonds.

#18 PotatoScallop

Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:36 PM

It doesn't seem that uncommon then! Thanks everyone. I do get compliments for it but it's the pity that frustrates me, and people asking if it's a dress ring. Engagement rings haven't always been diamonds, and I bet no one ever asked Princess Diana or Kate Middleton if they're sad they didn't get a proper ring... Anyway. This is my ring and I love it.

#19 whatnamenow

Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:39 PM

DH asked me before he proposed if i minded if the ring wasnt a diamond.  I said i didnt mind and i meant it.  Some gems are much more stunning.  In the end he proposed with a CZ ring and i had to tactfully ask that we go get something else.  We ended up choosing a diamond but only because i fell for the setting and anything else i would of had to wait to get it made.

#20 PotatoScallop

Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:44 PM

I don't know how to quote, but julia*v I'd like to see photos too! They all sound gorgeous. I'd like an emerald one if I didn't have a pink sapphire. I don't know how to put a photo up either but if I figure it out, I will put mine up.

#21 Ice Queen

Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:51 PM

QUOTE (Jenflea @ 16/11/2012, 05:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have a ruby (oval) with a smaller diamond on each side. I love it.


Ooooooooh this is what mine is too and I also LOVE mine. My ruby is ummmm well quite dark red and big so there is no mistaking it is an engagement ring.  So, no never negative comments, quite the opposite.  It is a beautiful ring, my DH chose it himself and it is without a doubt my favourite belonging (except maybe my kids but some days i am not so sure  wink.gif ).

I think it might be a conflict stone though as it is from Burma.  ph34r.gif

#22 tothebeach

Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:56 PM

I have a diamond.  I like simple jewellery and a single beautiful high quality simply cut diamand is exactly my style.  It's just over 1carat so not blingy at all - just beautiful.

#23 Jenflea

Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:56 PM

Ooh, I'm not sure where my ruby came from. The store we bought it from closed just after we bought it after 40 years of trading, so I can't ask now where they source from.
I have been told it's a good cut and colour for a ruby and the price we paid for it.

#24 marley*and*me

Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:01 PM

I have a pink diamond. I love pink things!

Now I just need a set of pink diamond earrings and I will be all done for jewellery....watch out gold lotto here I come.

#25 PotatoScallop

Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:08 PM

Maybe this will work...
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/846/imagehwpx.jpg/
Ohh a ruby that would be beautiful. It's nice reading all the variety. Pink diamond wow haha good luck in the lotto.




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