Post # 1
Hello Everyone, I’m new a new member to the board but have been lurking around for a while getting inspiration from you ladies. I am hoping you all might have some insight on this particular ring. My boyfriend and I have been discussing engagement rings and I was basically told to pick out what I wanted. After searching for a few weeks I found a ring that I can’t seem to get out of my head. It’s the Tiffany Soleste Pink Tourmaline ring. I guess while technically this isn’t considered part of the Tiffany bridal selection, to me it’s gorgeous. I have not yet seen this ring in person as I live a few hours away from the nearest Tiffany & Co. retail store. But my question to you ladies is, am I going to regret going with a gemstone ring – especially one as bright as this? Any other ladies out there with pink rings wish you had something more muted? Thanks!
Post # 3
- 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
@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!
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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 # 9
@peonyinlove: Drooling over this one!
Post # 10
I wish that more ppl knew the timeless beauty of tourmaline. That is beautiful!
Post # 11
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
i love pink stones. i would totally have one for my ering.
Post # 13
@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
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
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.
Post # 16
Thanks ladies. This ring is also available in pink sapphire, so that’s another consideration. I appreciate the feedback. I’m thinking now that one of these pink rings (or something very similar) is the route we’ll take.