Center Stone Help!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which Center Stone?
    #1 : (58 votes)
    48 %
    #2 : (37 votes)
    31 %
    #3 : (25 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 4
    1234 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think a sapphire would be absolutely beautiful in this particular setting!

    Post # 5
    8388 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @MrsChristopher:  I voted sapphire, but the ruby could look nice too.  Here’s what I think it would look like

    Here’s the ruby one too

    Post # 6
    108 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @MrsChristopher:  Thought I’d give a little photoshop help to hopefully give you a better idea of what it will look like.

    FWIW: I like the diamond. 🙂

    Post # 7
    1400 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Hmm, I think rubies are beautiful,  but I haven’t seen many e-rings with one as a center stone… I wonder if that might be because they’re not as durable as diamond or sapphires? Definitely do some research. 

    I voted sapphire, because I love them (especially purple sapphires), and I think the contrast with the diamonds would be beautiful. And sapphires are way cheaper too!

    Post # 8
    1779 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1997

    @MrsChristopher:  gorgeous design! Tough decison.  I would probably go with the natural ruby as they seem to be more unique these day. Plus I love the rich red color of rubies. Sapphire is nice too but I personally prefer a slightly darker sapphire. I would definitely not go with a sim ie moissanite/cz in that beautiful custom ring. (If that is still your plan versus a real diamond) Plus think you’ll be able to see a noticable difference in the center and the side stones (unless they are moisssy too)

    I’ve forgotten, is this going to be your new engagement ring Mrs.Christopher or a right hand ring?

    Post # 9
    5905 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    @MrsChristopher:  You know, skin tone is so very important when you’re looking at anything that you wear, I would think that the sapphire and diamond would be the most flattering with most tones, but if you have that alabaster skin, the ruby is the ony way to go.

    Post # 10
    2302 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    i think in a simpler setting, or one with a more traditional wedding band situation, a coloured stone would look better. since there’s so much going on and lots of detail and flourishes already, i think keeping it monochromatic (but still super sparkly!) with the diamond will let your set’s uniqueness shine (ew, sorry about the pun!) without it being too much happening at once. 


    i’m sure it will be beautiful!

    Post # 11
    1625 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @MrsChristopher:  Ruby ruby ruby!! That set is gorgeous and vintage elegant.. ruby all the way.

    Post # 12
    2131 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I think a rich blue sapphire would look amazing

    Post # 13
    2687 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

    @MrsChristopher:  I think the ruby would be beautiful and unique. I’d personally go for a darker ruby, instead of a brighter one. 

    Post # 14
    1255 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion

    I think all 3 are lovely! Do you think you would regret not having a diamond at any point? If not, then go for a colored stone!

    Post # 15
    5445 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I would go either sapphire or ruby because I think that setting lends itself well to color for some contrast vs a wall a white sparkle. I voted ruby. 

    Post # 16
    5482 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @MrsChristopher:  Aw man I am so biased but my vote goes: (1) ruby; (2) diamond; (3) sapphire. I think with all the white diamonds surrounding and in the bands a color would look AWESOME in the center (I just dont like blue very much, haha). Another option is a canary diamond or a yellow sapphire if you like that look! But I think red would look awesome. Would you got for a natural ruby?? How big of a stone are you looking at?

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