Post # 1
My fiance and I are about to order a custom engagement/wedding ring. I’m going to have just the one ring (i.e. not the wedding band with it).
I’m debating whether or not to get a coloured ring or a partially coloured ring with some diamonds and some coloured stones, but am really not sure and need help deciding.
I adore colour in general, so much that my dress is ombre (mori lee 5101!) but am much more hesitant to put colour into the ring for some reason… I’m worried it won’t FEEL like a wedding ring, and I don’t want it to look like anything other than an engagement ring to other people. Have any of the ladies out there with coloured stones had weird reactions from people? Does it feel like an engagement ring to you?
We’re also likely to get moissanite instead of diamonds (for accent gems) if that makes a difference.
I’m at a loss here for what to choose – post your ideas or recommendations please! 🙂
Post # 3
If you’re on the fence, colored accent stones or surprise stones are a good middle ground. I have a tiny pink diamond side stone, which is enough color to make me happy, but is still pretty subtle.
Post # 4
I have a sapphire engagement ring and yes, sometimes people make comments and say it doesn’t look like an engagement ring. The color combination is unusual too (blue sapphire with yellow gold) and even though I wear a wedding band with it, people have said that they didn’t know I was married because they didn’t think it was a wedding set.
Those comments perturb me, but honestly… WHO CARES. Other people look at my ring for maybe 30 seconds, but I look at it every day for the rest of my life, and I love it! I wouldn’t want anything else. It’s very ‘me’. I wanted something unconventional because that’s who I am, and I wanted my ring to reflect my personality.
Post # 5
I love color to and ended up getting a yellow diamond halo around my center diamond. Maybe you can do something like that?
Post # 6
Go for it ! I love my sapphire e-ring and think it’s the bomb. Another woman where I work just got engaged and has a sapphire, too. We like to congratulate each other’s good taste. . No one has ever told me that they didn’t think my ring was an engagement ring.
Post # 7
I LOVE my sapphire e-ring! I’ve never had anyone say it doesn’t look like an engagement ring- and I personally like the pop of color in pictures etc. However, diamonds have never appealed to me which is also probably why I never notice the lack 😀
Post # 8
Ummm…if a coloured ering was good enough for two princesses then why not for you?!
The whole diamond thing is a marketing gimmick from DeBeers anyways.
in other words…do what YOU want and don’t worry about what other people say because I the end what they say/think really doesn’t matter.
Oh…and yes…I have an alexandrite ering and I wore a deep purple dress and EVERYONE loves them both!
Post # 9
@Luayne: true…actually a lot of royalty have coloured stones in their ering…may be more common then white stones amount royals
Post # 10
@Luayne: It’s not about being “good enough”, at all. If that was it, I’d want only an expensive diamond, but in reality I couldn’t care less how much the ring costs… But I don’t really want guys hitting on me, thinking I’m still single cause they don’t know that the ring on my finger is a wedding ring…
Any bees have combination diamond/coloured gem rings? I’m thinking that would be a good compromise since my FI is keen on me getting a regular ring… this could keep him happy and I would get a bit of colour! But then I see a picture like this and it all goes out the window! haha!
Post # 11
@Kazza: sooo that aquamarine ring is gorgeous! I have a puple sapphire (with diamond sidestones). I haven’t received any weird/rude comments about my ring. Purple is my favorite color (and I’m basically obsessed) so people aren’t surprised. It’s also how you wear it…if you wear it proudly, people will compliment (unless they’re jerks, and do you really care what jerks think?). And yes, it feels like an engagement ring, because it’s the ring my FI put on my finger when he proposed to me! I love my ring and it’s more perfect for me than any diamond would have been.
Bottom line: go with what you love and will feel comfortable wearing, and own it! 🙂
Post # 12
@pineapplez17: That’s awesome!! I’m hoping to convince him to go with something a little less traditional too… I may be ready to take the leap, I’ll post what we end up ordering!!
Post # 13
@Kazza: i have a diamond on my finger and doosh bag guys still dont notice it as a sign that I’m not on the market haha.
one of my BFs has an AMAZING aquamarine e-ring and my mum has a pale blue sapphire. I think they are both beyond fabulous. If my birthstone was a sapphire that’s what I would have got (but its diamond and my SO is traditional). I would have got deep blue as that goes with everything and I’m one of those tragic weirdos who would need there ring not to clash their outfit ;-p
Post # 14
@Ella_Bella: haha, that’s funny and sad at the same time 😛 When my sister wants a guy to go away, she’ll rest her left hand on her chin with her ring really obviously visible, that sometimes helps…
This is great, I’m totally on board with colour now! Peachy pink or aquamarine ring, here I come!!
Post # 15
- Wedding: July 2014 - saint patricks parish
my engagement ring/ promise ring is a color ring its a dark blue topaz and some diamonds surrounding it it looks awesome. I think it depends on what colors your pairing together.
Post # 16
How about coloured diamonds?. Try Diamonds by Lauren or ask a jeweller to use coloured diamonds rather than the usual white ones.