Post # 1
I know that my center will be round, but I don’t know what center stone! I am driving myself insane with not making a final decision (and my jeweler is going to hate my guts, but oh well, I’ll be sure to write them tons of amazing reviews haha!). Please vote and tell me what you think:
I’m not sure if it matters but the center stone will be bezel-set as well
These photos are with both wedding bands so you can see the whole set
With a Sapphire center stone, sorry for my terrible Photoshop:
With a Ruby center stone
Post # 4
I think a sapphire would be absolutely beautiful in this particular setting!
Post # 5
@MrsChristopher: I voted sapphire, but the ruby could look nice too. Here’s what I think it would look like
Here’s the ruby one too
Post # 6
@MrsChristopher: Thought I’d give a little photoshop help to hopefully give you a better idea of what it will look like.
FWIW: I like the diamond. 🙂
Post # 7
Hmm, I think rubies are beautiful, but I haven’t seen many e-rings with one as a center stone… I wonder if that might be because they’re not as durable as diamond or sapphires? Definitely do some research.
I voted sapphire, because I love them (especially purple sapphires), and I think the contrast with the diamonds would be beautiful. And sapphires are way cheaper too!
Post # 8
@MrsChristopher: gorgeous design! Tough decison. I would probably go with the natural ruby as they seem to be more unique these day. Plus I love the rich red color of rubies. Sapphire is nice too but I personally prefer a slightly darker sapphire. I would definitely not go with a sim ie moissanite/cz in that beautiful custom ring. (If that is still your plan versus a real diamond) Plus think you’ll be able to see a noticable difference in the center and the side stones (unless they are moisssy too)
I’ve forgotten, is this going to be your new engagement ring Mrs.Christopher or a right hand ring?
Post # 9
@MrsChristopher: You know, skin tone is so very important when you’re looking at anything that you wear, I would think that the sapphire and diamond would be the most flattering with most tones, but if you have that alabaster skin, the ruby is the ony way to go.
Post # 10
i think in a simpler setting, or one with a more traditional wedding band situation, a coloured stone would look better. since there’s so much going on and lots of detail and flourishes already, i think keeping it monochromatic (but still super sparkly!) with the diamond will let your set’s uniqueness shine (ew, sorry about the pun!) without it being too much happening at once.
i’m sure it will be beautiful!
Post # 11
@MrsChristopher: Ruby ruby ruby!! That set is gorgeous and vintage elegant.. ruby all the way.
Post # 12
I think a rich blue sapphire would look amazing
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID
@MrsChristopher: I think the ruby would be beautiful and unique. I’d personally go for a darker ruby, instead of a brighter one.
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion
I think all 3 are lovely! Do you think you would regret not having a diamond at any point? If not, then go for a colored stone!
Post # 15
I would go either sapphire or ruby because I think that setting lends itself well to color for some contrast vs a wall a white sparkle. I voted ruby.
Post # 16
@MrsChristopher: Aw man I am so biased but my vote goes: (1) ruby; (2) diamond; (3) sapphire. I think with all the white diamonds surrounding and in the bands a color would look AWESOME in the center (I just dont like blue very much, haha). Another option is a canary diamond or a yellow sapphire if you like that look! But I think red would look awesome. Would you got for a natural ruby?? How big of a stone are you looking at?