Tiffany Soleste – pink tourmaline for engagement ring?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

@kimber2003:  That ring is gorgous! I’m in the double halo club myself. If it speaks to you and he proposes with it, then it’s an engagement ring. It doesn’t have to have a diamond center stone to be considered an engagement ring. I say go for it if that’s the one you can’t stop thinking about!

Post # 4
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Helper bee

@kimber2003:  If you love it, that’s all that matters! And as you’ll find on these boards, there are a TON of non-traditional, non-diamond stones in Erings.

It’s all about what you and your BF want! It’s a beautiful ring and I LOVE pink stones!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

i think it’s gorgeous 🙂

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 1993

i think it is beautiful.  An e-ring can be anything that you think is special.  if you love it it should be yours!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I wish that more ppl knew the timeless beauty of tourmaline. That is beautiful!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@kimber2003:  hello! 

I’ve tried this ring on in store and just wanted to let you know it’s more “hot pink” than in that photo. I thought it was a little bit much, especially for an engagement ring so I went with the traditional diamond (and the cushion Soleste) but if you want a bold colour, it’s a beautiful ring!

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i love pink stones.  i would totally have one for my ering.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@kimber2003:  It’s a beautiful ring! Be aware, however, that tourmaline is only a 7 on the Moh’s scale. I assume you’re going to want to wear your e-ring frequently, so you may want to consider going with a more durable stone. Have you looked into pink sapphire?

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

It’s gorgeous – but don’t pay the markup unless you really want a Tiffany ring.

My advice to you is to check out the PriceScope colored stones forum and start looking at precision gem cutters. You can have this ring custom made to your specifications by a reputable vendor for less – and you’ll be able to choose your own center stone and find the exact, perfect shade of pink for you. I’d look into pink sapphire and spinel as well. Start with the stone, then have the setting made around it. JMO

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

The ring is beautiful, my only concern with that particular gemstone is its hardness.  I have a gemstone too (a yellow sapphire and I adore it), and every jeweler I talked to would only recommend sapphires, rubies, or emeralds as a diamond alternative (I originally was thinking black opal).  In fact, those were the only stones that even come with warrantees, because they said with everyday wear, other stones are bound to get chipped which is why they won’t warrantee them.  It was important to me to always have the original stone, but I know others don’t care as much if they have to replace it down the road.  If that is important to you, perhaps you can use a pink sapphire instead?  It’s a gorgeous ring, I personally would just be more comfortable with a harder stone.   

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