Post # 1
I am new to this forum and this is my first post. Im a guy…Im not sure if its normal for guys to post on here or not lol but it seemed like the logical place for me to post up a couple pics and get some opinions. I have recently been thinking of asking my gf to marry me sometime early next year like March or April. I know I still have some time but I found a couple of rings recently that I really think fit her style and personality well and I wanted to know what you think. She is very princess-ish lol and she loves her pink and purple, which is why I felt the pink sapphires in the ring would be a good idea (although not a requirement). I would say that the ring that makes me think the most of my gf and the one that I feel would be most like her would be the one that is rose gold with pink sapphires and little diamonds in pave setting. The other couple of rings pictured are also ones that I feel would be good options for her. I was a little concerned that the rose gold with pink sapphires looked like it would be a little “too much”…or too “gaudy” or something, but aside from that it would be the one that is at the top of the list so far.
Thanks and let me know what you all think!
Post # 3
I think they’re all lovely options. Personally, I like the option on the far right the best, but you know your future Destination Wedding the best, so follow your gut.
Post # 4
That second pic is stunning….is there any way you can ask her friends or family to see if she likes rose gold and coloured stones? The only thing that would stop me from buying the ring with the side stones is that when you wear a wedding band it will cover most of it up and then could possibly rub the stones and cause damage to either the band or the stones
Post # 5
I personally like the one on the right in the last pic, but then I’m a sucker for engraving. If she really is a girly girl and loves pick then she would probably like pink sapphires in rose gold. I do like the swoopy effect of the diamonds in that setting.
Post # 6
I actually love both rose gold options. I do not think that the pink sapphire one is too gaudy AT ALL. I think it’s beautiful and the stones look small enough to be dainty/pretty, not gaudy/over bearing. I also think that the pink sapphire setting has a lower setting for the center stone, which is nice. High settings get a bit annoying for day-to-day use (putting your hand in your purse, etc.)
Post # 7
Wow, all of those options are great! The rose gold ones are especially gorgeous! I guess the first two things I’d do to narrow down the options are the following:
1) Figuring out if colored stones and rose gold are something she’d like to wear everyday (in agreement with GelaMac). So if she’s very matchy-matchy normally and all of her jewelry is white gold, for instance, then I’d pause before going with rose gold for the ring.
2) Deciding on how ornate you want to go. The first two are very ornate, the third is more modern, and the last is the most minimalist. (I don’t think the first one is gaudy like you’re worried about, but it definitely is elaborate in a very beautiful way.) I’d think about where her current clothing/jewelry taste lies on that scale. For me, for instance, something like the first one would look way out of place with my normal sweater-and-jeans look, but you said she’s got a princess vibe, so that’s more appropriate for her.
For what it’s worth, I’m most drawn to the second from the left. The third from the left is the only one that I’m not a fan of, as it’s just a bit too chunky-looking with the band.
Post # 8
Well you know her best! I think that the rose gold with the saphire is beautiful and that she will love it. She’s very lucky to have a guy that thinks so far ahead! Good luck 🙂
Post # 9
I think they’re all beautiful.
Post # 10
I love the rose gold ring but personally, I would never wear it because akll my other jewelry is silver/white gold. If she likes gold, or mix and matches her metals, then I would go for the rose gold.
edit: the rose gold with pink sapphires is the one I was tlaking about. Also, what does the wedding band look like that goes with that ring? Does she like matching sets, or more of an eclectic feel?
Post # 11
I like the one on the right the best, and then the one own the left. But of course I don’t know her! What are you planning for the center stone?
Post # 12
@documentmqster: I like either of the 2 in the bottom pic. The one with the diamonds is beautiful and the one that is just gold is also beautiful, more subtle with pretty detailing! If they were given to me, I’d be happy with either!
Post # 13
I would check with one of her closest girlfriends or a sister. I’m wary of going with a colored stone without actually knowing for sure that she’d want that on her engagement ring. Liking colors and wanting them on your engagement ring are two different things. In the end, whatever you choose I’m sure she will love and you sound very thoughtful to try to get opinions ! The thing is, we don’t know her taste so you should check with someone who does 🙂 Most of us sent pics of what we would like to our friends “just in case” he ever asked, so I would definitely try that before you purchase! Good luck!
Post # 14
i love the rose gold with pink sapphires, very princessy and i don’t think it looks gaudy at all, i think the pink gold softens the bling factor and just looks pretty and sparkly
you’re doing well!
what shape and colour will the center stone be?
Post # 15
they are all beautiful rings but you know her best. you should check with her best friends to see what they say.
i am a girly girl and i was seriously looking at a rose gold ring with a pink morganite stone for a right hand ring. my husband really wanted to buy it for me but i realized that it wouldn’t match any of my other jewellery. does your gf wear silver/white gold, yellow gold or anything?
the side of that one ring is stunning but it’s going to be ruined when she wears a wedding band next to it and they rub together.
just some things to consider.
Post # 16
How traditional do you want to be with proposing? I think many women (on here and in the “real world”) would have a ton of fun picking out an engagement ring. Perhaps buy the diamond loose, propose with that, and then later or the next day show her the ring you would have picked for her. Also be open to the fact that she may want something completely different.
My favorite one is the second from the left, as I do think the pink stones with the rose gold is a little flashy and a touch too girly (for my tastes at least, and I tend to lean pretty feminine in my jewelry styles). But you do know her best!