Post # 32
@margaerry: I’m not keen; but then I don’t really like nationalistic/patriotic displays full-stop. I also like balance and symmetry so am not overly keen on the colours either side being different (I tend not to like assymetrical shanks for the same reason)
Personally I think I’d prefer it if, say, you had the side stones the same colour (eg both red or both green) and then a ‘secret’ stone in the other colour; that way all colours are represented, but it’s more balanced and less likely to raise eyebrows (which some might do if they know it’s designed to echo a flag).
Post # 33
@margaerry: I love the idea, but I would change it up a bit. I would definitely get all clear stones in the e-ring, and then get a shared-prong w-band with alternating colored stones. Something like this, but with emeralds, too. That way if you ever wanted to change it up, you could keep the e-ring and change the w-band.
Post # 34
It’s a bit too busy for me for a engagement ring. I like the idea o having a wedding band of alternating stones.
Post # 35
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
@margaerry: If you can really identify with it I say go for it! I got colored gemstones in my wedding band because they represent my family/heritage to me 🙂 I do like the idea that PPs suggested of getting alternating stones in the wedding bands or 2 different bands though too, as I’m not that huge of a fan of that ring with 2 different colored gemstones, aesthetically speaking… plus, that’s what I did!
ETA: OR if you’re set making it look like a flag, I would suggest getting a 3 stone emerald cut ring.
Post # 36
I think it can be done nicely, and I so go for it! However, like several ladies already said, I would find a way to make in symmetrical.
Post # 37
@margaerry: I think it’s an awesome idea! I particularly like that it’s the colour of your and your fiance’s birthstones as well – it’s like a good omen or something!
I wouldn’t worry about it matching with your clothes (if it has meaning to you, appearances shouldn’t matter) and it’s definitely not showing off.
Post # 38
@margaerry: I wouldn’t as I am a classic solitaire kind of girl but that ring is BEAUTIFUL! and if it has so much sentimental value to you, do it!
Post # 39
Photos from http://orderofsplendor.blogspot.com/
I like the idea. Royal families have done similar things.
@margaerry: What about a ‘you and me’ ring? Victoria, Countess Spencer
And this Princess Marie of Denmark ring
And, I’m obsessed with this ring from Napoleon
Post # 40
I know this one isn’t the shape you said you liked, but it’s a neat antique piece! I saw it while browsing and thought of this thread immediately.
Post # 41
I agree that an emerald isn’t the best choice for the green stone, if you’re going to be wearing this every day. A green sapphire (9 hardness on the mohs scale, just below diamond) will be much more durable. You can see my green sapphire ring (and loose blue-green sapphire stone) below. I’ve been occasionally asked if the green sapphire in my ring is an emerald, though it’s a more hunter/deep green, and not the bright green of an emerald. Some sapphires are brighter, just not the one I picked. If you use a sapphire, both of your colored stones will be corundum (rubies and sapphires are the same stones, just different colors), too!
The question of stone durability aside, I think this is a lovely idea. I agree with some other posters, that having the colors in an alternating eternity band for the wedding band, rather than on the e-ring, might give you more versatility, but that’s also because the imbalance of the non-symmetry would drive me crazy. Still, there would be ways to make it balanced in the e-ring, as well (a green/red alternating stone halo around the central white stone, for example). Regardles, I do think it’s a veru=y nice and unique idea.
Post # 42
I don’t like. I think it’s tacky. Just my opinion
Post # 43
I think it’s a neat idea, and I can totally see where it’s even more special with your birthstones! My DH and I are both September babies so I have diamonds & sapphires in my wedding band. My ering, tho, is just diamonds.
I think it’s a fabulous idea, and if it works for you, go for it! At the same time, it would remind me of Christmas…but that’s totally just me. xD
Post # 43
I think it is beautiful. don’t worry about colors clashing with your clothing. My e-ring is a black diamond with rubies and it ROCKS with all my clothing.
Post # 44
I love this idea! I love colored stones and think it would be nice to have something from your home country as well! I like symmetry so I’d try to find a way to make it symmetric. Either what PPs suggested getting the colored stones alternating in the wedding band OR what if you went to a 5 stone band with rubies on the far outside, emeralds in the middle side stones and a diamond in the middle? I have a five stone, so I’m kind of biased!