PW Guide Article: Alternate Stones for your Ring

apax submitted an article for the Project Wedding Guide.

Alternate Stones for your Ring

We all love diamonds, but there are so many other options out there when it comes to your ring. Check out these alternate stones.

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Posted on December 2, 2008 at 9:07 am
PWAmanda
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jackieg
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i sooooo wanted a big ol' canary diamond...but i LOVE my ring...

Posted on December 2, 2008 at 9:08 am
Sarahinwonderland
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Gosh I am going to have a huge collection of engagement rings by the time i die :) But I loooove them

Posted on December 2, 2008 at 9:12 am
married2mrwright
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My BFF's hubby is from Montana so he gave her a Montana Sapphire set in diamonds.  Gorgeous!

Posted on December 2, 2008 at 11:41 am
MissQnomore
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sarah!!!!  no, your poor fi has already bought  a couple ;)  j/k

Posted on December 2, 2008 at 12:53 pm
lillygavina
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I love my sapphire engagement ring, it's a ceylon medium cornflower blue. I didn't know sapphires could be this lively, intense and so sparkly!! So, maybe nix the Aussie sapphire and go for the Ceylon instead.

Posted on June 2, 2009 at 6:40 am
LuminouzFlame
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My fiance got me exactly what I asked for but for someone who never wanted to get married...I was just going by what others had.  I wish I had gotten a sapphire but we want our bands to have sapphire in them.

Posted on December 7, 2009 at 2:44 pm
Tracey
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Although natural emeralds are gorgeous they're too fragile for every day wear and tear. Rubies and sapphires are much more durable.

Posted on May 11, 2010 at 10:30 am
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Strange story- I really wanted a round-cut emerald engagement ring for a long time.  Then I went through a "lonely" phase and thought I would never get married, so I forgot about it.  When my fiance asked me what kind of ring I wanted I was a little blindsided, and so I have a diamond solitaire ring.  Which I LOVE, don't get me wrong...but I may pick up the emerald version for myself some day. ;)

Posted on May 11, 2010 at 10:33 am
camelsintexas
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I've got my fingers crossed for a sapphire ring- we'll see what my SO comes up with :)

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 7:10 pm
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My fiance got me what I wanted: a motherpearl with brilliants on both sides mounted in white gold. It is just beautiful and awesome!!

Posted on July 1, 2010 at 5:10 pm
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Maybe you should have included all gemstones, or most. Like Peridot, for instance. It's the stone I want in my ring, and you guys wrote nothing on it. Rubies, Garnets and Emeralds aren't ideal for everyone. 

Posted on August 30, 2010 at 12:49 pm
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conflict free please :)

Posted on August 30, 2010 at 8:26 pm
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I have a gorgeous 2.75ct sapphire between two 1/3ct diamonds. Love love love sapphires :)

Posted on July 12, 2011 at 7:59 am
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I had always wanted a diamond engagement ring. But when my fiance proposed to me with an emerald claddagh ring while we were in Galway, I realized it was the perfect stone for me. It's so unique and I get compliments on it all of the time.
Posted on June 24, 2012 at 3:36 am
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I HAVE an amazing Aquamarine ring and I love it almost as much as I love my FI!

Posted on October 16, 2012 at 9:54 pm
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Oh I would love to have a sapphire Engagement Ring. I love this blue stones so much!!!

Posted on October 16, 2012 at 9:59 pm
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I have asked my Fiancé to buy my ring and not to show it to me until the wedding. I gave him an idea of what I was looking for. I also told him he could take my mom's wedding band which is in gold and white gold and have it made into a large white gold band and change the diamonds that are on my mom's ring for some other type of stones. I like sapphires.

Posted on May 21, 2013 at 12:41 pm

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