Post # 1
My Boyfriend or Best Friend and I are discussing, and have almost decided, to use my birthstone (aquamarine) as the center stone for my ering. This may or may not be “upgraded” later. Do you guys have pics of your rings where you made the same choice?
Do you regret a colored center stone or prefer it? I’m looking through loose gemstone sites and mostly all I see are round, oval, and princess. I have my heart set on a box radiant or square cushion cut…any advice on that end?
Thanks for your responses!
Post # 3
I personally love a colored stone. I have black diamonds and was looking at an aquamarine stone before. I love the significance of using birthstones as well. I’ll have to hunt up the pic of the one I was looking at though.
ETA- Here we go, this is the one I was looking at.
Post # 4
That’s a beautiful ring! We’re looking at something like this, but having a jeweler set the center with the Aquamarine…did you buy your stones separately or all through the jeweler?
Post # 5
It would have been all together. I do have a thing about looking for loose stones… but it was just so pretty. I may still get it for a right hand ring…
That setting would look amazing with an Aquamarine in it! Just gorgeous.
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Post # 7
Thanks girls! We found one that’s a little thinner than this one so that it won’t be overwhelming when we add to it with the wedding band. I think we’ll need to go thru a jeweler for the whole thing as well…maybe that way I can get the stone cut as I like it.
Post # 8
I have a coloured gem and I couldn’t be happier with it. I will never “upgrade” because I had my heart set on a green tourmaline in the first place, and that’s what I got!
Go with what makes you happy!
Post # 9
I had originally wanted an aquamarine as an engagement ring! We didn’t get one because we found a blue diamond we liked better. When we were looking, we were looking to set an aquamarine into a setting traditionally for diamonds.
Having a colored stone is an interesting experience. I haven’t gotten any negative comments, although one girl who knew I wanted an aquamarine commented that I would be happier that I got a diamond down the road (wtf??). Most people who know me know I like to do things a little differently, so I think it was kind of expected that I wouldn’t have a more traditional looking ring.
Post # 10
We seriously considered getting a peridot ring… FI’s birthstone. Sometimes I wish we had, because I am super into bright colors, but I’m happy with my diamond. Two of my friends have colored stones and I’ve never heard anyone complain about it. I think they are stunning, one is pink sapphire and the other is pink topaz i think. I think it’s a great way to get big bling for your buck. Aquamarine would be beautiful.
Post # 11
I’m a March baby too! I love this idea, & all the rings posted/ the ones I have seen are very stunning. I have a right-hand aquamarine ring that I’ve gotten from my parents & I love switching hands to see how it would look. That ring looks like this:
And I think it could easily be used for a e-ring.
Post # 12
I have an aquamarine e-ring & I LOVE it! It really has fire to it and often gets mistaken for a diamond.. kinda funny
Post # 13
I have a sapphire engagement ring and love it. I love sapphires and he is British so it is more traditionally with his heritage.
I don’t regret having a coloured stone at all. I get a lot of compliments on it.
Post # 14
- Wedding: April 2011 - in the woods
My fiance surprised me with his great-grandmother’s aquamarine ring as my engagement ring. I absolutely love it.
(The picture shows how he presented it to me: in an oragami flower.)
Post # 15
@jess: your ring is SO GORGEOUS! :::drool:::
Post # 16
@jess That is a BEAUTIFUL ring!!