Post # 1
I’m new and looking for a ring! I’m so excited. My boyfriend wants to design a ring together. I would like either a 3 carat sapphire or emerald. I am in love with the pave halo I saw on the “David Klass Jewelry” Facebook page. Are we allowed to link to the page, I wasn’t sure. But it’s his cover photo. It’s a split shank halo with a paraiba tourmaline. I neeeeee it 🙂 Also, emerald or sapphire? Thank you so much for helping, I am so excited!!!!
Post # 3
@DanaNa: Here’s the cover photo in question.
You have lots of decisions to make. Before asking the bee for opinions, I think you should look through lots of rings to solidify your own opinions somewhat. Good luck.
Post # 4
This is definitively the ring. Thank you for posting it! I wear a size 4.75 ring, but I’m pretty tall so I would like a ring with presence. That is for sure the setting I want. And a three carat stone. I would love input on an emerald or sapphire for the center. Sapphires are more durable. But I’m Colombian so an emerald would be very special too. Thank you in advance 🙂
Post # 5
A perfect tie, how funny. I think I’m leaning more towards an emerald. I’m only learning about them now, I like this stone. But I would love input:
Post # 6
@DanaNa: omg that is gorgeous! Love it. I voted emerald as I think they are more unusual especially in an engagement ring.
Post # 7
I have a champagne sapphire so I’m biased.
Post # 8
I say to go with the emerald. The size of the stone in that setting looks so great in green. I am not much of a fan of small emeralds, so that large one is just stunning. I think you will be happier with the emerald.
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
Your fingers are a little larger than mine. 3 carat maybe a little overwhelming. I have a 2.36 which is the size of a 2 carat sapphire without a halo and it has a lot of presence. I’m 5’3 but my hands are tiny I wear childrens gloves on the regular. Just a thought you may want to try stones of different sizes a 3 carat sapphire will be about the size of a 2.5 carat diamond. My husband wanted bigger better but he’s glad he didnt push beyond this size because it would have started to really look too big.
Post # 10
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
Emeralds are not seen in engagement rings very often because they have a hardness of 7.5-8*, which is not really hard enough to take the everyday abuse we put on our hands forever. As a special occasions-ring, a bracelet, a necklace, sure. But to wear everyday? I’m not sure it would last.
Why not look at green sapphires? Sapphires and rubies (same mineral) have a hardness of 9*, which weathers the hand abuse we dole out much better.
*need to point out that the difference between a hardness of 8, 9, and 10 is larger than most people realize. 9 is twice as hard as 8, and 10 is four times harder than 9. /geology nerd
Post # 11
my sapphire 2.5 carat 7X9mm and anything larger would be totally overwhelming and I wear a 4.5 ring size
Post # 13
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
OP, emeralds are too soft for e-rings. You could expect it to get scratched over your marriage and possibly have to replace it for daily wear. I would stick with a sapphire. Did you know you can get green sapphires? Also, there are color change sapphires that are amazing!! Sapphires can even be more expensive than diamonds and pretty much come in every color of the rainbow 🙂 hope that helps
PS- tourmaline (as pictured in the ring you like) are also too soft for e-rings. Your best bet would be sapphire or colored moissy for the size you like.
Post # 14
Wow, I didn’t realize the hardness differed so much!
Post # 15
You say you are colombian so you probably have that really nice caramel skin tone. I think an emerald would look STU. NNING.
But as others are saying, emeralds are soft, so keep that in mind,
Post # 16
@DanaNa: I vote for green sapphire