Calling all Ruby (or Garnet) e-ring wearers…not as sure as I thought…. (LONG

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I don’t think rubies look like costume jewelry! I love Priscilla Chan’s ruby ring, it’s beautiful! And very delicate and fine.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

There’s nothing for anyone to sneer at!  Ruby is rare and precious, but more importantly, it’s actually a stone traditionally affiliated with love and romance!  I would have loved to be given one for an engagement ring. πŸ™‚  It also happens to be my birthstone as well. lol

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@stillwaiting88:  That person was just being close-minded and buying too much into pop culture!  An engagement ring can be anything (and in fact, I only have micropave diamonds in my engagement ring, my main stone is a sapphire), but as I said, ruby rings ARE traditional love rings. πŸ™‚  If you get a ruby, rock it with pride! 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@stillwaiting88:  Besides, I think there’s also something very romantic about your man getting you the stone that happens to be your birthstone! 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

 

I have a garnet. I love my ring, I’m happy with the choice we made. No one’s said anything rude to me (and I honestly can’t imagine anyone having the balls to). I’ve had a lot of comments on how sparkly it is in the light, how big it is (I have itty bitty fingers and it measures 7 or 8mm), how interesting it is. Personally, it wouldn’t bother me if someone *didn’t* like it, but I’ve not encountered anyone who felt the need to tell me they didn’t or to sneer at it or anything like that. I don’t think it looks like costume jewellery, although it might be because the setting is very simple – I’ve definitely seen gemstone rings with really elaborate/detailed settings that sometimes look a bit costumey.

I think rubies are lovely and would be a terrific choice. Had we found one that we liked the look of as much as we did this garnet, we’d probably have gone with a ruby instead.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I LOVE ruby engagement rings (it is my birthstone too!), and considered strongly hinting at one to my then-bf πŸ™‚  In the end, I decided I wanted a diamond, but I still have a soft spot in my heart for them.  I was JUST looking at some gorgeous vintage ones on Era Gem earlier this evening. 

Like how beautiful is this 20’s deco ring?

http://eragem.com/art-deco-ruby-and-diamond-engagement-ring-platinum-antique-1920-s.html

Or this classic solitaire:

http://eragem.com/natural-ruby-engagement-ring-6-prong-solitaire-platinum.html

I think if this is what you keep coming back to, go for it! 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@stillwaiting88:  We’re planning on white gold bands, although I was looking for half-eternity style garnet bands (I think that’s what it’s called when there are small stones around the top half of the band?). I haven’t yet found one I like the look of though as most I’ve seen used rhodolite garnets which are more pink/purple, and I want one that matches. I also have a very uncommon ring size and was told by a jeweller that rings in that style can be tricky to resize without messing up the placement of the stones, but who knows if that’s totally accurate. I don’t personally love a ton of ‘bling’ so I just want a simple band anyway, but the thought of pretty little red stones peeking up at me is tempting…

I’ll be honest, I don’t *love* the ring you posted, as it seems like the halo looks a little… off, somehow. It might just be my eyes though. I think a band with diamonds and a ruby center stone without a halo would look gorgeous.

 

@sarahbabs:  these are so prettttttttttttttttttttttttty.

ETA – I lied; I found some rubies with halos that look totally brilliant, so it might be the pictures of that one specifically.

Have you played around on Gemvara to make different kinds of rings? You can get a feel for what some of your ideas might look like in terms of having different details.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

If you love it, go for it!  It’s tough to find modern design with rubies.  Remember, though, that many places can set a stone for you.  For example, I got my sapphire from Better Than Diamond (which I HIGHLY recommend; I love my lab created stone.  They make beautiful rubies).  It was set in a James Allen setting.  Halos look great with colored stones, if you like halos.  Three stones will look great as well.

Another option is a 3 stone with ruby sidestones.  Something like this:

http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/settings-with-colored-sidestones/White-Gold-3-Stone-Pear-Shape-Ruby-11157w.html

That way you can get the Asha, for a traditional “diamond” look, and still get your rubies.  

 

My only recommendation re: the Asha is to consider whether or not you want it as a “forever” stone.  I wouldn’t plan on it lasting forever.  But if you’re open to upgrading your stone later to something like the Amora Gem, then it’s a good route to take.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I have a lab ruby and it is not costumey at all in my opinion.  It is set in a simple setting, but still pack a punch.

 

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