Nausicaa, I love star sapphires. My sister has a beautiful one and you don't see them much. I think in England they traditionally give a sapphire, not a diamond.
My hubby-to-be sold his car to buy my ring. But it wasn't an audi, it was a 15-year old Buick.
I'm not big on diamonds, don't know why, they just seem a little boring to me. I really love Tanzanite. We went shopping for a ring together. The first place we went to was called "The Family Jewels" (who could resist a shop like that?) and this woman was behind the counter with a leathery face. She just had that "rode hard & put away wet" look - like she'd had a long & hard life. My hubby said he'd like to see some rings with tanzanite, and she turned to me and said, "honey, you don't want that. You want to make sure he gets you a big diamond so that when you have to hock it some day, it'll be worth something." We thanked her and left. Way to bring down the sappy engaged couple!
I never really understood the diamond affinity so I told my hubby to be that I loved Tanzanite.