Post # 1
Hi ladies! (& gents?)
I currently wear a stand-in ring, but we should be ordering my permanent ring in May. I am deciding between three very similar setting styles at this point. Unless we can find a smaller, non-chain store locally, I will be custom ordering it from Shubach’s, thanks to many of your recommendations!
Things that kinda matter:
- My ring size is between 5.5–5.75.
- I am going to have a Forever Brilliant center stone with diamond halo.
- I am considering lower color halo stones so the center stone doesn’t appear dull in comparison. I’m not quite sure what size to choose, so photos or advice is welcomed.
- I am considering white gold and rose gold for the band. I am also considering doing white gold prongs with a rose gold band. I have heard that colored gold can be reflected by the center stone, thus making it appear less bright. I have also heard that rose/yellow gold will make the center stone appear brighter/whiter in contrast. Help?
- Have not made any decisions on my wedding band, though I will more than likely chose mixed metals. So if I choose a white gold e-ring, I’ll go with a rose gold wedding band (and vice versa).
#1 is a ring I found on Etsy. I would have it made with a 1.5 ct center stone, and the halo stones would be about the same size shown in the display pictures, I think.
#2 is found via Instagram. Would be made with 1.5 ct center stone. The only difference, as you can see, are the two larger side stones where the band meets the basket.
#3 is a ring you have likely seen circulating on Pinterest. Would be made with 1.5 ct center stone. Same kinda look with the two side stones, except this one is shown in rose gold and the two larger side stones seem to stand out more.
Please vote on your favorite combos & comment with any advice, photos or just general input you may have! Thanks!
*Will add photos in just a moment. I am still learning!*
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Ring #3 in rose gold, with white gold prongs. It’s beautiful and very classic looking.
Post # 6
When I first started researching moissanite, someone told me that if you got yellow or rose gold prongs it would make the stone appear dull or cause the color to relfect into the stone more than having white gold prongs. For that reason alone, I was hellbent on getting white gold prongs, despite the fact I hated the way the two tone looked together. Well, at the last minute, I told my FI I wanted all rose gold–and I could not be happier! Getting the forever brilliant upgrade is going to help a ridiculous amount anyways. I honestly have not seen a single instance where my stone looked dull or as if it was reflecting the colors in the band or prongs. If anything, I think the contrast makes the stone look even whiter. The fact that you will be having a diamond halo is going to help as well, as the moissanite will reflect off of the diamonds.
For this reason, I voted ring #3 in all rose gold.
Post # 7
I love number 3!
i have rose gold with white gold prongs, and honestly i was expectig rose gold prongs when i had it set. I was initially a little dissapointed with them, and almost had it changed but ive grown to love the white prongs simply because, as you have said, it helps whitten the diamond.
Post # 8
I don’t have a Moissy, but…
My first setting was rose gold with platinum prongs. I loved the setting but had an issue with the center stone coming loose so we decided to replace it. My second setting is all rose gold, and my center doesn’t look dark or yellow ever. In fact, I think the contrast makes the stone appear brighter.
Post # 9
Omg dyyyyyying over #3!!! In all rose gold!! I have a forever brilliant in rose gold and I don’t notice it reflecting any color at all. I have diamonds pave on the shank and only in certain light can you tell a color difference.
Yes. I love #3 🙂
Post # 10
I personally like #1, because I like the smaller stones, but they’re all very pretty!
I have a rose gold ring with rose gold prongs, and I LOVE them!! Even just looking at your pictures, I think the one with the RG prongs is so much more eye-catching. My micro pave stones do look a little pink-ish, but they are SUPER tiny. My center stone never looks at all pink or warm, and it’s way smaller than yours will be!
Post # 11
I like #1 the most. I would do rose gold with white prongs.
Post # 12
i love #1, and vote for rose gold. #3 would be my second choice.
Post # 13
I voted for # 1. It is elegant and timeless and harmonious. It will be breathtaking in rose gold!
Post # 14
Thanks for all the feedback, ladies! I hope to reply individually as soon as I have a few minutes 🙂
In the meantime, does anyone have advice on which gold to get? (I.e. 10K vs 14K) I am not using money as a factor when choosing gold, as the most important thing to me is that the ring remains in good condition for as long as possible. I’ve heard plenty of positives about both, but the general consensus seems to be that 10K is stronger than 14K. I am not sure about any allergies to nickel or copper or anything, so that could be a factor.
I also don’t know the color difference between the two. Which is more pink? If anyone has any photos to help, please share, if you don’t mind!
Post # 15
OMG, if you get #3 in all rose gold I will buy it off you for a million dollars…after I win the lottery.
AFAIK, 10k will be stronger as gold is quite soft, pinker (more copper), but will contain less gold, it will be more lightweight I think too. It might cost less too, but copper is pretty pricey itself.
Post # 16
If you’ve never worn rose gold I’d buy a cheap band from etsy and wear that around for a while to make sure you don’t have any allergies and that you like the color. Copper allergies are rare but that would really be unfortunate! If you can wear cheap earrings and such you’re probably safe for white gold.