(Closed) "Flag" ring?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
5521 posts
Bee Keeper

@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
2590 posts
Sugar bee

@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
106 posts
Blushing bee

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
9665 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • 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
479 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
815 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@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
386 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@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
46 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

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 # 41
900 posts
Busy bee

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
1606 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I don’t like. I think it’s tacky. Just my opinion 

Post # 43
1308 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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
7111 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

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!

Post # 45
694 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: Either Philadelphia City Hall or a small chapel.

I personally love it.

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