Post # 1
It’s my best friend’s birthday coming up and I want to give her a piece of jewellery.
I want to put either a 4mm diamond or ruby in this setting (they’re both the same price). Her birthstone is diamond and her son’s birthstone is ruby and I know she loves them both equally. I just don’t know if people will think it’s weird if I give another woman a diamond ring? She doesn’t ever wear necklaces or earrings so they’re not an option.
Post # 3
I would get her a ruby, simply because of the cultural confusion which could result if she wears a diamond ring (people might think she’s engaged, plus if she does get engaged in the future then why would she wear two diamond rings?).
… also, a ruby is cheaper!
You sound like a very nice friend. I wish someone would get me jewellery for my birthday!
Post # 4
I agree with PP plus I think a ruby is more thoughtful. “everyone” has diamonds, but a ruby really gives her a chance to the proud of the significance.
Post # 5
@Rachel631: Hahaha thanks Rachel!
Price isn’t a deciding factor because the quality of the ruby (eye clean) I want isn’t cheaper than the diamond.
I’m not living in an “Anglo-Saxon” country so the connotations of a diamond aren’t exacty the same. She’s already married and she’s got a beautiful Tanzanite ring that she wears – so I have the worry that “a ruby might clash with her e-ring” versus “it’s weird to give another woman a diamond ring”. Of course she doesn’t have to wear my present ALL THE TIME.
Post # 6
i have an exceptionally good quality Ruby ring and i think its just as beautiful as my diamond engagement ring. It has this warm sparkly glow to it so if you’re getting a good quality ruby, i vote ruby for sure.
Also, she might just decide to wear it on special occasions so you dont have to worry about it clashing too much
Post # 7
I love the idea of a ruby. Not because a diamond is a weird gift or anything, but because it is gorgeous, flashy, won’t be mistaken for anything, and still has sentimental value!