- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
Thank you! 😀
Thank you! 😀
Mines is an aquamarine and i paired it with a diamond band
I had a hard time finding a wedding band I actually liked. I looked at white diamond bands, but I didn’t like how they looked. Evetually, a lady at Kays pulled out a chocolate diamond band and put it with my ring and I instantly loved it. It isn’t a traditional wedding band, but I didn’t care. I loved it. I would tell your SO how you will be the one who has to wear it for the rest of your life and you want something that you will love.
Wow thanks for the advice ladies!
I’m gonna keep working on him, to try to convince him that colored diamonds are not cheaping out. I’m also gonna look up some other champagne rings to see if I can find one he likes (Although I’d really like the orignal one I posed lol), I’m willing to see if it’s that it doesn’t even look like a traditional engagement ring.
Mine is a ruby with diamonds on the side. I love my ring – and I get tons of compliments on it. People always seem surprised when they see it..
“Is that your engagement ring??”
“Wow. That’s really cool!”
Fiance and I agred for about 8 months because I was very specific about the ring I wanted. He could not get over the fact that I did nto want a diamond and he had a hard time coming around to the ideal that it was “special” enough without a diamond.
He finally saw my point of view and I ended up with the citrine ring of my dreams. LOVE it more every day I wear it.
cirk It sounds like your SO is being quite stubborn about this! I went through a similar thing with my hubby. I knew I didn’t want a diamond. I decided on a round sapphire and had a heck of a time getting him to come around. Finally I think I said something similar to what Kitquist said (well put, by the way!), and he picked out a clean and beautiful setting with a sapphire in the center.
You should (gently and lovingly) stand your ground on this! I simply wouldn’t have been as happy if he’d put a diamond ring on my finger after I’d made it clear what I wanted.
wilfred Good hunting! That ring is STUNNING!
Gorgeous rings to everyone on the thread, here’s mine too!
Thanks for all the advice ladies! (And the pictures of everyone’s colored rings! I love all of them!) I talked with him, and basically said that I know how much the ring means to him, but I’m the one who has to wear it, and I’d like something more my style. I also said that the chocolate diamond ring is one I’d like, but I’d be willing to go and look at other rings with him, and honestly give his choices a chance if he gave mine a chance, including the Le Vian peice I want, but as well as other champange diamond rings. He told me that he really worries what people think, and wants me to be proud to put a picture of my ring online, and I told him that I’ll be proud of it no matter what, since it’s a ring from him. We’re gonna go look at rings at the jewerly stores here in town, incluing the one I want, but also some clear diamonds for him.
So I’m hoping once we go to the store together and look around and try things on, we can come to a compromise we’re both happy with. I told him that I would be willing to get a white diamond wedding band (Le Vian will make matching bands for any of their rings in any color you want), so that the only champange diamonds are the center part of the ring, and he liked that. I also showed him the same ring in white gold, and he likes it a bit more, thinks it looks a little more traditional. He really wants me to be happy, but he doesn’t want people to ‘judge’ him for not getting me a traditional ring. I told him what Kitquist said about being judged no matter what, and he said he’d never thought of it that way. So I’m hoping for the best at our trip.
Here’s the pic of the white gold version, just to show. He says it looks a little less gaudy, and a little more traditional and he likes it a lot more. So I’d be willing to get it in white gold (I love it no matter what color gold!)
Thanks for the help ladies. I’ll keep you updated!
He needs to cool his jets and let you have the ring you want no matter what he thinks people may say. It’s really over the top that he hasn’t listened to you for the past several months you’ve been insisting you don’t want a traditional white ring.
Men need to understand that giving an engagment ring is not a message to the world that says, “look at the big sparkly diamond I can afford! I’m the man!” The ring is supposed to symbolize wnting to share the rest of your life with the one you love. He should start that journey by letting you choose the ring you love. You shouldn’t have to compromise on this.
Ugh, I’d be so mad if Alex wouldnt let me have a ring that I wanted just because he wouldnt want people to judge him. Judging other people is part of being human, we cant help it. He also judges people.
Good luck on getting a ring that you want!
I’m going to repeat what BelliniChic said…
If a non-traditional ering of sapphire with diamond halo is good enough for Princess Di and Princess Kate then why would yours be any different?
Seriously tradition is what you make of it…and it’s TRADITION in your family to NOT have a white diamond so why is he trying to go against that?! Why is what other people think so much more important?!
There was never any question that I was getting a coloured stone. Here is my 1 carat alexandrite…much rarer than any other gemstone and I could have had a HUGE diamond for the price but I wanted colour (and this type of stone changes colour in different light).
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