Who else has a non-diamond engagement ring?

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Who else has a non-diamond engagement ring?
Posted: Nov 16, 2006 9:01 AM

Mine is a lovely 3.5 carat pink sapphire

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hollyb76 Posts : 249 Registered: 9/27/06
Re: Who else has a non-diamond engagement ring?
Posted: Nov 16, 2006 10:10 AM Go to message in response to: Guest

I'd love to see a picture of it!

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Guest
Re: Who else has a non-diamond engagement ring?
Posted: Nov 26, 2006 11:41 AM Go to message in response to: Guest

AHHH! Thank you for starting this thread! I have one! Mine is an aquamarine set in white gold with two small diamonds on the side. Three people I know had various stones as well (one had a saphirre, one a green stone I can't spell the name of, and the third a fire opal)

Here's mine; I would love to see all of yours!

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Re: Who else has a non-diamond engagement ring?
Posted: Nov 27, 2006 2:53 PM Go to message in response to: Guest

Here's a pic of mine.  My FH designed it with a jeweler I really like.  It has an amethyst, pearl, and  peridot and the wedding band (also shown) has a small diamond - although some of that is being changed soon.

To see you when I wake up is a gift I didn't think could be real.

To know that you feel the same as I do is a 3-fold utopian dream.

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Re: Who else has a non-diamond engagement ring?
Posted: Nov 29, 2006 7:38 PM Go to message in response to: Guest

That ring is really cool.

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Guest
Re: Who else has a non-diamond engagement ring?
Posted: Dec 6, 2006 9:55 AM Go to message in response to: Guest

I do. It's a Moissanite center stone with pink sapphires on the sides. I love it :-*

 

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Re: Who else has a non-diamond engagement ring?
Posted: Dec 8, 2006 12:11 PM Go to message in response to: Guest

me me me!!! i thought i wanted a diamond and platinum ring, and then reality hit. even though it's a ring i'll wear for the rest of my life, things like bills and savings come 1st! and i like some bling, so i didn't want a microscopic diamond. :) luckily a friend referred us to a fabulous jewelry store where the owner designs (with the customer's help) and makes every piece himself. it was an amazing process from our design to choosing stones to the hand-made wax model to the finished product. it took about 3 months, but it was worth it!!! it's a white gold ring with 2.5 carats of white sapphires. this pic doesn't show my fav part - the setting has a tulip-like criss cross holding the stones in place. and we had corner bezzles holding the stones because i work in a lab and take gloves on and off all day (this was my FH's biggest concern and why we couldn't do a prong setting). so ladies - if you want the look of diamonds and a fraction of the cost (5-10%), consider white sapphires!

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Katrina and Jim

July 21, 2007





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newsjunkie Posts : 3,417 Registered: 3/30/06
Re: Who else has a non-diamond engagement ring?
Posted: Dec 15, 2006 9:15 PM Go to message in response to: Guest

White sapphires?  How cool!  I never heard of them before.  Where do you find them?  I have never seen them in any jewerly store, did you special order yours?  I bet the jewelry stores doesn't want to stock them because they look so much like diamonds only are so much cheaper!

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Everyone else's rings are amazing, too.  It's great to see so many women with such unique and personal rings.

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Re: Who else has a non-diamond engagement ring?
Posted: Dec 16, 2006 9:28 PM Go to message in response to: Guest

Me too!  I have a stunning 6 carat Aquamarine flanked by five little diamonds on each side.  The ring is an antique from the Art Deco era.  Kinda swanky, but totally 'me'!!  ;)

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Re: Who else has a non-diamond engagement ring?
Posted: Dec 17, 2006 1:49 PM Go to message in response to: Guest

My ring isa three stone amethyest.  The center one is about 1 carat, the two side ones are like half a carat and then there are tiny little diamonds on each side of the stones.

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Re: Who else has a non-diamond engagement ring?
Posted: Dec 18, 2006 12:13 PM Go to message in response to: newsjunkie

i didn't know anything about white sapphires either - it was my FH's suggestion. we did go to an independent jeweler for the ring. i don't know if all jewelry stores can get them. our jeweler henri david goes through someone in nyc to get unique stones. it took about 2 months b/c they had to get big enough white sapphires (which are hard to find b/c sapphires get their color from the surrounding minerals so a pure white sapphire is untouched and rare) and then cut them to the size and shape we wanted. at 1st FH and i planned on replacing the stones with diamonds on our 10 yr anniversary when we were settled and hopefully had $. now i love my ring so much that i can't see ever spending the $ on diamonds.

 

Katrina and Jim

July 21, 2007






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SamyRae7 Posts : 1 Registered: 12/21/10
Re: Who else has a non-diamond engagement ring? ....I do!
Posted: Dec 21, 2010 9:58 PM Go to message in response to: Guest

I have a very non-traditional engagement ring. It is 1/10 ct 10k white gold bow ring. It shimmers, and is super girly. I love it! and wouldn't trade it for any other!

http://www.zales.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3864447

I wrote a review on the ring and pictures are attached...Belpre, OH

Edited by: SamyRae7 on Dec 21, 2010 9:59 PM

Edited by: SamyRae7 on Dec 21, 2010 10:00 PM

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jbear Posts : 73 Registered: 9/18/06
Re: Who else has a non-diamond engagement ring? ....I do!
Posted: Dec 28, 2010 4:34 PM Go to message in response to: SamyRae7

i love all of these!

i also have an aquamarine! with platinum and diamonds

ring1 by you.


And since I am terrible at photographing jewelry, apparently... here is the ring that they based it off of- it's very, very similar, but the prongs are a little different.

http://www.rumouronline.com/Bespoke/image-page.php?link=121-Aqua-princess.gif

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Loreleis_Song Posts : 4 Registered: 12/31/10
Re: Who else has a non-diamond engagement ring?
Posted: Dec 31, 2010 2:13 PM Go to message in response to: Guest

I will be. My main ring is a diamond but I will be getting a Black Diamond soon. He's also thinking about getting an Aquamarine one too.

*I joke about having a ring for each of my moods. I have a severe metal allergy and always have to change my rings around. Thus the multiple rings... Plus I kinda want something a little smaller than the one I have now. Poor thing gets beat up so bad when I work.

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Anastassia Posts : 1 Registered: 1/2/11
Re: Who else has a non-diamond engagement ring?
Posted: Jan 2, 2011 2:45 PM Go to message in response to: Guest

I have one! It is an antique heirloom ring from Rome (I was proposed to in Rome where I was studying abroad). It's an emerald set among diamonds..

Edited by: Anastassia on Jan 2, 2011 2:45 PM

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