Post # 1
So my friend and I were having a contest to see who could find the ugliest vintage engagement ring on Etsy, and I stumbled across this beauty:
It’s apparently called a “Tourbillion” style. I’ve never seen anything like it before, and I really love it! Now, I HAD thought that I wanted one of the cushion-halo-pink sapphire numbers from Eidelprecious on Etsy, and I’m still kind of obsessed with the rose gold/ champagne sapphire combo (I’m absolutely certain that I want rose gold no matter what). Do you guys think that this style would look good with rose gold and a champagne sapphire as the center stone?
These rings seem to be quite scarce, so we’d definitely have to have it custom made if we wanted that… which sounds really expensive… :/.
Post # 3
It is beautiful but if you want to wear a wedding band with it, you’ll either have to have a ridiculously-shaped one or a large gap, so think about that.
Post # 4
I love swirly rings. I didn’t know they were called tourbillion style though. I think it would look good in rose gold.
My ring is half swirly, and I’m planning on rocking the gap, but distracts is right in that you should think about how you would want to do the wedding band with it.
Post # 5
I dig it, and think that if made “substantial” enough, it could stand on its own (vs adding another ring).
Post # 6
@Caryatid: It’s lovely! I think you can buy swirl (or bypass) settings in rose gold in several places (although not as fancy as the one you posted!) Here are a couple swirl rings from moissyco, that I believe can be special ordered in rose gold, and that can be ordered with fitting bands. I don’t know if they’ll set a sapphire for you, but you can buy the setting alone and have a local jeweler set your stone if you like these:
Post # 7
Yes, I did think about that- that’s the only reason I wouldn’t do it. I’m not sure how I would feel about the gap, but I wonder if you could do something like this:
The swirl ont he Tourbillion is a bit wider, but I like this one, too.
Post # 8
@Caryatid: The best way to tell is to try them on together. Even if you go the custom route, you might be able to find something with a similar shape to try on.
This is how my swirly gap is going to end up looking. The sample wedding band here is several sizes too big, but it gives a general idea. It looks like the gap on the ring you posted would be a little bigger because of the halo and the swirly on both sides part.
Post # 9
@LittleByLittle: Oooh thanks! I also just discovered that the more modern version is called a bypass ring before I read your very helpful comment- I’m completely in love!