Post # 1
So, I have a beautiful 1 carat amora moissanite ring in white gold. I love it to pieces, because Fiance proposed to me with it.
I was pressured into choosing a ‘white’ stone with ‘white’ gold, instead of what I knew I would really desire and love. I really wanted a lab created padparadscha sapphire in rose gold. I’ve always loved color, and it’s what I’ve envisioned my ‘wedding ring’ to look like.
I didn’t want to ‘upgrade’ to something better, because what I have is beautiful. But Fiance knew that it wasn’t what I had really wanted, but he too had felt pressured into getting my critics (aka my mom and friends) to like my ring. But it’s my ring, why do they have a say in it? Anyway, I’m rambling.
I ever so cautiously brought up the idea of getting an anniversary ring, or a ring to wear on my right hand (with the sapphire + rose gold), and Fiance looked at me and said, “Honey, I know that you didn’t get the style of ring you wanted for your e-ring. I wanted you to be happy but I caved into pressure. Pick out what you love, and I’ll get it.” Okay. So I then said, “You know I love this ring. And I love you. It isn’t about the ring. I just feel like we should’ve done what we had *almost* done and got what I really wanted. But I’m not being ungrateful! I don’t care what ring I have, or if I have any ring at all!” He explained that he knew that, and that I’d never been selfish, ever, and that I should have the ring that fits *us* and our relationship, instead of just picking one ring that is not customized and going with it.
I have to say, I am in shock that he took my suggestion so well! I am so so happy that I get to have a ring that I love, and also keep the ring he proposed with as a keepsake (because it is very sentimental in itself). YAY! 🙂
Post # 3
He sounds like a keeper!!
Im glad your able to get a ring you actually LOVE and have dreamed about!
Post # 4
I feel you pain. I have a very traditional diamond solitaire that we got with the intent on changing it eventually. I still have my heart set on getting a green oval cut diamond in a rose gold bezel setting. Not that it exists. I would have to get it made. I also love my ring, and think about having the stones reset or into the new setting. We haven’t done anything yet though. We’ll likely wait for a big anniversary like 5. It’s awesome that he took it so well and you’re getting what you want! It gives me hope that I will one day have the unique, low-profile ring I want.
Post # 5
He sounds like an awesome guy! Thats great that he will be getting you your dream ring. 🙂
Post # 6
I actually ordered the 1.5 carat padparadscha sapphire a few minutes ago! It came in a sterling silver setting, but I’m going to take it out and have a local jeweler mount it with the setting we pick out! 🙂
I thought I should buy the stone, and he can buy the setting + pay for the fee to set the stone in the setting (that was a mouthful LOL) since we’re doing this together. He’s just happy he doesn’t have to pay as much 😉 Men. Haha.
Post # 7
Glad you’re getting what you want! 🙂 I bet the ring is going to be gorgeous, padparadscha’s are so cool, can’t wait to see some pictures!
Post # 8
This is the ring in a sterling silver setting. It’s a 1.5 carat sapphire, and I plan on either putting it in a rose gold setting or white gold. I have no idea which would be better.
Which color gold do you think would look best with this stone? Do you have any IRL pictures?
Post # 9
@StefLovesJamie: Ooooh, pretty!
IMO, rose gold would look better. Especially since you love colour anyway. 🙂
Post # 10
@Arshim: That’s what I was thinking. I just didn’t know if it’d detract from the color of the stone.
I love the bezel/plain band look of this ring.
But I also like
This style of ring.
This is pretty too though:
Fiance wants to do a custom design, so he can see what it’ll look like finished before we buy something.
Post # 12
That would look perfect in rose gold!!
Post # 13
@StefLovesJamie: Ooh, I think that stone will look awesome in rose gold!
Post # 14
@StefLovesJamie: The white gold also looks beautiful (as shown below) but IMO, it’s a bit cold and the stone is soo vibrant that they would look mismatched. A soft rose gold would complement it beautifully. The second picture you posted is gorgeous.
Post # 15
@StefLovesJamie: i share practically the same story as you do. my wonderful Fiance got me the traditional diamond but we realized it wasnt for us and we got my morganite ring. so glad you stuck with your gut. 🙂
Im a bit biased but i say you should definitely go with rose gold!!!
Post # 16
Oh man I love padparadschas! So pretty, I love how they look like the sunset. Have fun choosing your new ring, I am sure it will be beautiful no matter the metal color you choose!!