(Closed) READY TO PROPOSE. NEED HELP (gemstone ring)

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

awwww welcome! 😀


has she mentioned liking peridot before?

Post # 4
3774 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@ManWhoIsReady:  I think it’s beautiful! It is symbolic on multiple levels and your girlfriend is a lucky woman to have you put so much thought into it! Congratulations!

Post # 6
1366 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

aww that’s so sweet!  I think it is lovely, however I do not know your bride-to-be.  What is her style? Flashy?  Understated?  Glamorous?  Classic? What other types of jewellery does she tend to wear?

If you like peridots you may also like this designer.  My coworker has a few of their rings (her family is loaded) and I just die every time she wears them.



Post # 8
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Woah! That is super unique and fun! I hope she enjoys it! Congratulations on your impending engagement! 

Post # 10
460 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think it’s gorgeous! Classic and traditional with a twist. From the little background you’ve shared it sounds like it represents both of you pretty well! (I’m guessing lol) It’s very lovely Smile

Post # 12
4656 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

It’s gorgeous, I’d certainly be proud to wear something like that. (I’m the owner of a pretty odd e-ring myself that I adore.) 

The only thing is I’d worry a bit about a high-profile peridot solitaire being a little soft for “daily forever” wear. My FH considered peridot as well (one of my favorite stones) but ultimately chose to make the center stone something a little harder because he was worried about scratches and stuff. 

Post # 14
1980 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@ManWhoIsReady:  I’m going to be honest here and say that I don’t like it. The sentiment is sweet, but the color is very loud and flashy. I would prefer a blue sapphire or emerald. Something more classic and less birthstone-ish.

I don’t mean to be critical, but you asked for help and my honest opinion is that a peridot is not traditional/classic enough for an engagement ring. If you want a gemstone ring, I would pick one that is chosen more often, like a sapphire in a halo.


Post # 15
406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@ManWhoIsReady:  yay!!! you should! her work is very beautiful and i have considered her for an e-ring before i got engaged 🙂 good luck!!! we are all excited for you.

Post # 16
3053 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

My only concern with peridot is how hard it is…I googled and it’s at a 6.5 or 7 on the MOHs scale. For a ring that would get used and abused daily, I think that’s a bit soft. Maybe incorporating the peridot on some side stones, or as a peekaboo stone on the side of the setting and going with a harder center stone?

<—- peekaboo diamond

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