Post # 1
Hello, all! I’m new to the boards, but I’ve been lurking for quite some time 😉 Mr. Man and I are in the “sooo, what kind of ring would you like…hypothetically, that is” stage of our relationship. I know which setting I want (the Lush Lotus from Heart of Water on Etsy). It’s typically set with a 7mm crystal clear cabochon moonstone – very lovely! However, I also saw where she did a custom piece and inserted an 8mm natural pearl…now I’m torn!
I don’t want a diamond (for reasons I don’t want to expand upon here). I’m unconventional for the most part, but I appreciate the traditionalism of having an engagement ring. I understand that these stones, especially the pearl, are very delicate. Once I have my wedding ring, I’ll only wear my engagement ring on special occasions (can’t fit a big ring into tiny motorcycle gloves).
That being said, which one seems more like something you’d hand down to your children? A mysterious moonstone or the timeless pearl? Does anyone have either of these and, if so, what are your impressions?
Post # 3
I love moonstone, but it is easily scratched, so can be problematic for a ring. I love it though! I have a peach moonstone that is lovely, but has scratches on the surface. It is not a very hard stone.
Post # 4
Both moonstone and pearl are fragile and not recommended for daily wear, so it’s good you’ll be cautious. If I had to choose one, I like the look of moonstone better.
Post # 5
I have a Hearts of Water moonstone engagement ring so I am biased. To be honest after speaking with Sally and now wearing my ring I can say people are a bit too quick to lead you to believe moonstone is too soft for daily wear. You do need to be careful (I take it off when I think I could bang my hand, before touching water and when doing anything dirty or cooking) but it is worth it if that’s what you want!
Here’s my precious!
Post # 6
- Wedding: April 2013 - A court...
@StarryEyed: Moon stones for sure they’re gorgeous and don’t feel as delicate. What about an opal?