Post # 1
This is my first post here, but I’ve been reading you for a long time and now finally decided to ask for advice by myself, since I really need it right now. 🙂
I’m Italian, currently living abroad. Of course, when it came to engagement and choosing a ring of my dreams I looked through a lot of photos. But few days ago my boyfriend came with an extraordinary idea: to add three different stones to my ring, so that they represent Italian flag (green emerald – white diamond – red ruby).
I was really enthusiastic about it at first, as I love my homeland country and jewelry like this would be truly unique and unusual. What is more, ruby is my birthstone and emerald is his, so everything seems to be great, but I still have doubts about it. Wouldn’t it look too pretentiously or like showing off? And what about combining colors of my casual clothes with these colored stones? As green and red may not come with everything. Any advice? Ideas?
This photo is just an example, showing colors together, style could be different, though I really love this round center and pear-shaped side stones. 🙂
Post # 3
I personally wouldnt..however if someone had it and told me that the stone were also both your birthstones, id think that was cute and sentimental…i think that a lot of flags people wouldnt even get it..like canada..it would be like 2 rubys on the side of a diamond..i would just assume that they like rubies and wanted them as side stones
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2014 - Vegas baby!
@margaerry: As far as representing your heritage, I think it’s awesome. BUT (and this is just my personal opinion) I think it’s a little too much for an e ring. As a RHR, definitely, but it’s a little too much going on for an engagement ring, I do think it’s beautiful, though! And very cool about the birthstones!
Post # 5
What about just a diamond in the engagement ring and have your wedding band with alternating rubys and emeralds? I love the idea!! But my ocd would not allow for the side stones to be two different colors, thats just me though, if yoy love it I love the idea, and the fact that it represents both your heritage a d you fi and you. =)
Post # 6
If you truly like the colors and the combination, I say go for it! I think it’s a really cute idea.
I have a yellow diamond… so not your traditional clear stone… and I don’t have problems matching it to my outfits or whatever. I am also not sick of the color. With that said, yeah, it would be a bit harder with the red and green together… but you really don’t need your engagement ring to match your clothes… that’s a bit silly.
Post # 7
That’s a really pretty setting! I’m not sure if the 3 colors work in this particular setting, but I like the idea. It may be worth exploring some other settings to see if the 3 colors would work better in those. I’d also worry about using emerald for the green stone because they are prone to damage and cracking. There are some more durable green options out there though (green sapphire, green moissanite, etc.).
Here’s another idea – instead of putting all 3 colors on the engagement ring, maybe you can do a 3-color pattern on the wedding band instead. Or, you could stack 2 bands with 1 color each (1 green, 1 red). That way, you could remove the colored parts if you’re worried about clashing or want to tone things down. I wouldn’t worry too much about coordinating with clothes. My ring has colored stones in it and I thought I would worry about it too, but honestly I don’t pay attention to it at all.
Post # 8
I actually think it’s really gorgeous!
Post # 9
What’s so cool about the ring board is everyone has different likes. I LOVE that! I love seeing all the different ideas on here even if everything’s not my fave. So if you like it, do it! Personally I wouldn’t, but that’s me. A) it’s a little too literal “Hey, I’m Italian” and B) it just reminds me of Christmas. I agree with a previous post who said it would make a better RHR.
Post # 10
@margaerry: I think it’s a fantastic idea. Honestly, people probably won’t get the flag reference immediately (or maybe they will – my half brother would, he’s a wiz with world flags). What matters is that YOU love it. There are a lot of super unique erings out there.
The fact that your birthstones match up with the flag make it even more special!
Post # 11
I love the idea of unique engagement rings that have special meaning behind them…I say go for it! totally think it’s a great idea….and if you love it, that’s all that matters! Congrats…keep us updated on what you decide to get 🙂
Post # 12
@margaerry: My boyfriend’s Italian and I was going to go the more subtle approach with an inscription in the band that’s in Italian. Just a thought!
Post # 13
It’s a wonderful idea, but I do worry about the hardiness of wearing an emerald all the time. You have to be a lot more cautious with that stone. I love it, but on MOH’s scale of hardness it rates 7.5 to 8, compared to a ruby which is a 9 and diamond a 10.
It is an attractive colour combination though and the sentiment behind it is lovely.
Post # 14
I think this is a wonderful idea and looks gorgeous!
Post # 15
@margaerry: I think it’s a great idea! And ESP cause they’re both of your birthstones! Another thing I thought of, maybe just do a diamond Ering and then emerald and ruby eternity bands?
Post # 16
@ChellFish22: I like this idea! Not crazy about a flag ring. Surprise stones would look good though!