Post # 47
@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
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
@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 # 50
@ASH.: Looks like you beat me to it too!
Post # 51
I love this ring. It’s a very sleek modern halo. Won’t would look amazing with a colored stone in the center. It would be great for an active gal!
Sorry, I don’t know how to post pics. Here’s the link:
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Post # 53
@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
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 # 55
@ManWhoIsReady: What’s her favorite color?
Post # 56
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
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:
Post # 58
“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
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:
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 # 60
wow you ladies are so quick and supportive, I will definitely tell my bride to be about this site after our engagement.
I spoke with her mother, I asked for her parents blessing before starting my ring search so they know all about the proposal. According to her mother, she definitely wants a green stone…YES!!!!! At least I am on the right track. I asked her mom if she thought that it would make a difference whether the stone was a peridot or a sapphire, and her mother agrees with all of you, that a sapphire would be the best for durability.
Since then I have been on that site suggested to me earlier, Etsy, and I found an amazing woman selling a loose round 1.34 carat green sapphire. We have exchanged 6 messages in the last 20-30 minutes. I am going to keep the same setting and have the sapphire set in it. Here are the specs on the stone:
weight :1.34 carats
size: 6.95 mm round
color: medium bright green
I purchased the setting and the seller even said that if I mailed it to her, she would set the stone for me for a small charge. I am over the moon! Hoping girlfriend will be too. I can’t wait to pop the question.
Here are photos of the stone:
Post # 61
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
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: