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

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 47
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@ManWhoIsReady:  I think it’s a beautiful ring and it’s great that it has a special meaning. You might just want to ask her what her feelings about that shade of green are. It’s a striking, bold color and you’ll just want to make sure she’s a fan (but my guess is that if she’s given you such wide guidelines, she probably will be fine with it). An emerald might be a slightly safer bet if you want to stay in the green family. I prefer sapphires myself and brilliant earth and gemvara have some great stones if you’re interested in that route. Good luck and congrats in advance!

Post # 48
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

i think it’s beautiful. I said “wow” when I seen it, in a very good way. It’s kinda different too which is good in my eyes.

Post # 49
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1762 posts
Buzzing bee

@ManWhoIsReady:  If she has modern tastes and an active, lifestyle, how about a bezel setting? They do a phenomenal job of protecting the stone and they look very sleek.

 

Post # 53
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Bumble bee

@ManWhoIsReady:  Sapphires are great, durable, hard stones that come in SO many different colors! Women who prefer gemstones are often encouraged to get sapphires as they are the “next best thing” to a diamond (clarity, durability, hardness, etc)

Post # 54
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Miss Leopard:  

 

i agree here with Miss Leopard

 

a ring like this or simular with an emerald color green is beautiful 

also MrsSparky link has pretty rings.i love halos

 

Post # 56
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Sounds lovely! If it’s personal like that, I’m sure she’ll love it. I’d just worry that a peridot is a softer stone that isn’t meant to be worn all the time. 

As PPs said, sapphires are very strong, and come in many beautiful colors–including green.

Oh–and I second the lab-grown colored diamond suggestion. My engagement ring has a lab-grown blue diamond from D.NEA diamonds. It is STUNNING and I couldn’t be happier. I also love that it’s 100% conflict-free stones because it was grown in a lab, and not mined. They do make green diamonds as well…and they offer a lifetime trade-up. If you want to upgrade with them, they’ll give you your full purchase price toward a larger stone.  Highly recommend them. 

Post # 57
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 1999

For an active person a bezel  settings are the best!  I have worn one as my ering for 12 or so years and I NEVER had to worry about my ring.  I did everything with it on!  I just got a more traditional ring and it freaks me out.

 

This my ering it would also look amazing with a colored stone.  It’s just enough to be different:  

 

http://www.pearlmansjewelers.com/jewelry-designers/whitney-boin-jewelry/rings/04V1/ 

 

Post # 58
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Busy bee

“I am smitten with this ring…”

This, for me, is everything. You know this woman. You have spent the time shopping around and even joined a wedding forum in the process. Trust your intuition that this is a very special find!

I like the suggestions to use a harder green stone. But I really hope you don’t second guess your setting! This is something that reflects your sensibilities (traditional, classic), and still alligns with her taste (simple, clean). A six prong solitaire is secure enough for an active lifestyle, and the color is a great nod to your shared birthstone (and the month that you’ll propose), and respects her wish for a non-diamond gem. I love it, you are a champ!!

Post # 59
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

It’s a classic solitaire setting, which I think is quite pretty, but I would not suggest peridot as an engagement ring stone.  It is quite soft and won’t hold up to everyday wear.  If she wants a colored stone I highly suggest sapphire or ruby, as those are durable beautiful stones.  If she’s into green, there are beautiful green sapphires out there as well.  As for the setting, I like it, but that particular one you’ve shown us is very tall – I personally have found my tall setting a tad annoying, and if she’s active, she’ll probably want something lower as well.  A “crown style” Tiffany style like this one will be lower and more wearable but still look similar to the ring you posted:

http://betterthandiamond.com/products/Tiffany-Reproduction-Ring.html

 

That’s really sweet that you’re looking into a ring on your own! 

 

If you’re afraid of picking the wrong ring and still want it to be a surprise you still have options.  You can soliciit her best friend to do some detective work for you and find out if your lady has a “dream ring” – women usually do.  Or propose with a stand-in.  I have one friend who was into sharks, and her husband proposed with a temporary shark ring, and then let her pick out a dream engagement ring.  It was sponatneous and romantic and everyone got what they wanted.

Post # 61
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

@ManWhoIsReady: 

When I was looking around for bands, I found this Etsy seller: LaurieSarahDesigns. She can custom-design your choice of stone and cut. 🙂

Pink Sapphire with a simple matching band:

Good luck!!

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