- 2 years ago
Hey all you Bees…!
So, I hope some of you can help me with your opinions. I’m planning on proposing to my girlfriend soon-ish (this winter). Which means it’s time to start thinking about a ring!
I’ve figured out a few things about her preferences from some discussions we’ve had… but I’m hoping that I’m able to make them all work together to create one beautiful piece of art for her to wear for years to come. Maybe you can all be my sounding-board, because I’m a bit nervous, as I’m planning on customizing the ring somewhat.
So. I know she likes rose gold a lot — she’s mentioned it specifically, and she doesn’t like the “new” look of yellow gold. She does like silver, but I don’t want to purchase an engagement ring that would varnish so easily. White gold seems like a possibility, but I think first choice is the vaguely antique-ish look of rose gold.
And she likes the color blue, generally speaking. I’ve been trying to figure it out for sure, but I don’t think she’s a diamond kind of girl. So I’m leaning towards blue sapphire at the moment.
Finally, I want to find a ring that’s unique, etc, etc. She’s halfway “hippie” in personality, so nothing too mainstream would be appropriate. No Tiffany’s.
Here’s my idea at the moment. I would love to hear your alternative suggestions/critiques/exclamations/anything.
I’m leaning towards the following ring from designer Kristin Coffin, but in rose gold. Do you think it would look good? Be appropriate? Etc.? Any alternatives to recommend? In truth, the price is a couple hundred higher than my budget really “should” be… (she mentioned that $500 might be an appropriate amount… so I consider that my minimum, but would prefer not to go *too* much higher… we’re not exactly rich, and are moving into a new flat soon, etc.)
Ok. The ring:
Looking forward to reading your thoughts!
Mr. Anonymous (just-in-case!)