Post # 1
SO and myself are currently in the process of ordering a customizeable Engagement Ring from Krikawa. We’ve already decided on the Carved Curls with Tapering Stones setting, pictured below:
Made in Palladium, size 5.25. Later on, we plan on getting the carved curls enhancer to use as my wedding band, also in Palladium:
We’ve already selected the center stone: A 1.33 ct. cushion-cut, natural violet sapphire, 7.00 x 5.77 mm. My favorite color! In person, I didn’t notice any of the dark blue tones that appear in the picture, but other than that, it’s pretty accurate:
Now… Here is where you come in, Bees! I am indecicive in my choice of accent stones. Below are my poorly-edited images (original image source – krikawa.com), showing the options I am considering. I know which one I am leaning towards, but I want to hear your opinion!
1. Blue sapphires
2. Black Diamonds
3. Moissy and Black Diamond Enhancer
4. Moissy and Black Diamond Cross
Looking forward to hearing what you guys think! Also, if you have any other suggestions, let me know! There are many more options than what I have listed here, although the color availability is somewhat limited in the sizes that we need.
Post # 2
I don’t know why, but I don’t love the purple and black or blue combo. Therefore I most prefer the moissanite side stones. I would, in all honesty, do the enhancer in moissy too.
Have you tried green accents? I think peridot or grossular green garnet could look fabulous with the richness of the purple sapphire.
Post # 3
Olivepepper: We actually asked for green accents at first! However, the color selection was limited in the sizes that we need. Peridot was not available. I’ve never heard of grossular green garnet. Tsavorite garnet was presented to us as an option, but the color was so dark and vibrant that I felt it would compete with the center stone. We were given a few other green options, but they were all in the same value range, except for some really pale/drab green diamonds that I wasn’t fond of. If they had any kelley green or chartreuse stones, I definitely would have considered those as options.
Post # 4
I like the third option, very pretty!
Post # 5
Black diamonds aren’t my personal style, but I love the “cross” option for the accent stones; I think it would look stunning when you wear the full set together. Have you considered red (ruby, garnet, etc.) accents?
Post # 6
I don’t really like the blue stones with the purple center. It’s too much color, and since they’re all the same “brightness,” they kind of take away from the center. Actually, blue side stones with moissy in the enhancer might be enought to break up all the color. Otherwise, I think you need something paler on the sides and the enhancer, so my favorite is with the moissy, but I’d also suggest moissy in the enhancer.
I’m not a fan of the black. It just makes everything look so dark. And the cross is a little jarring for some reason.
You said you don’t like the paler greens. Have you tried any other pale colors?
Post # 7
I like the look of the moissy, but as PPs said, I think it should be on the enhancer too.
Post # 8
I think if you really want dark accent stones then I’d go with blue sapphire with moissy center. Black diamonds are pretty but they are just soo dark. I think blue sapphire would look better and add some color. Ruby would look nice too
Post # 9
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle
#3 will make your center stone pop the most.
Post # 10
shadowysewist: If it was me, I’d do blue topaz accents on the enhancer (or maybe aquamarine,) and moissy on the band.
I just feel like the purple and blue sapphires arent matchy enough (the purple is very vivid, and blue sapphire tends to be more bland, imo) and I dont like the black diamonds with the purple.
Post # 11
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle
allyfally: ITA about blue topaz or aquamarine in the enhancer and moissy on the e-ring band.
shadowysewist: Have you ever played around on Gemvara.com? They won’t have the same set, but you can get a feel for color combos. Luckily, it looks like your purple sapphire color will be very close to the amethyst color they have on their website. I wish they offered a variety of sapphire colors!
Post # 12
The color of surrounding of colored side stones will transfer/reflect onto your center stone. Unless you want to make your purple more darkish or bluer tinted, I think all white moissanite in the enhancer and side stones will be lovely. Or choose a pale color for the third color.
Post # 13
Another idea, how about a light purple like lavender or lilac as the accent stones? Or can you use same center stone in the enhancer band? I think that would look quite lovely.
Post # 14
shadowysewist: I like all black with the purple!
Post # 15
beerandcupcakes: I hadn’t considered ruby or garnet, but after playing around on gemvara, I think I might…
FutureDrAtkins: Thanks for the suggestion! The color is somewhere between their amethyst color and their iolite color. I tried playing around on gemvara, but all of my favorite color combos tend to pretty damn dark. I’m not really a ‘white stones’ kinda person (or white anything, lol), except used for contrast. I dig the London Blue topaz but I doubt it’d be available in all the sizes I’d need.