Post # 62
@ManWhoIsReady: This is fantastic news!!
Please, please come back and tell us all about the ring when it is finished. And of course, come back to tell us all about the proposal!
A lot of ladies love to hear about the ring buying process after the proposal. You are lucky in that you can even print out this thread and have it ready soon after the proposal for her to read all about how sweet you are.
Post # 64
It’s so sweet that you’ve put so much thought into this! You were smart to ask for advice here, I swear some of these ladies are damn jewelry ninjas. ;P
Oh, also, the stone you purchased is beautiful. I like the softer green color more than the bright peridot. Please come back (or invite her) to share proposal details!
Post # 65
Wow! Green ceylon sapphire, it is perfect. She is one lucky lady!
Post # 66
- Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017
@ManWhoIsReady: Everyone is talking about the stone, but please consider the METAL. Do you know if she likes gold colours or silvery colours? Gold is quite a soft material and will wear down after time, so if she plans to wear her engagement ring for the rest of her life, a gold alloy, palladium or platinum would be better (though I hear platinum scratches fairly easily)? I’d recommend 14k white gold or palladium.
Back to the stone, wow that’s big!! It’ll look amazing.. but is it green enough?
Post # 67
@ManWhoIsReady: Great idea on a saphire! I think sapphires say “engagement/bridal”
Post # 68
@gemgirl6: This stone is amazing in person!! My friend has custom earrings with this stone.
Post # 69
First and foremost, a BIG Welcome to “the Hive”
I am a Jewellery LOVER…
So I certainly get the attraction of the beauty found in a Peridot (gorgeous ring & colouring by the way), BUT as the other Bees have said sadly it is a fairly soft stone
You might want to consider a Sapphire, Quartz or Green Topaz… or as Nocturne: pointed out with Reply # 37, even a Green Diamond.
I too am a fan of Halos when it comes to Coloured Gemstones, cause they truly can enhance the ring / feature stone… and take the Ring up a notch from “Birthstone” to Engagement quality.
I wouldn’t call Halos in this category necessarily Vintage, nor would I call them Trendy (like they are right now for Diamond ERings)… I’d call them Classic or Timeless
Halos come in a wide variety of formats, when it comes to Gemstone Rings … more so than the current trend for Diamond ERings… altho you can get “that look” if you want… or others like missebelle:
posted with Reply # 8, Miss Leopard:
with Reply # 13, OR Tickles:
with Reply # 35.
Or there is always the more delicate, Princess Di style halo
And of course, the Halo can come in a wide variety of stones as well… Diamonds are classic, and WHITE timeless (Topaz) but there are certainly other options.
Like most things Wedding related, when looking for Ring ideas, I found GOOGLE IMAGES to be invaluable… just mess around with the Search Box typing in some descriptions and you’ll see lots of inspiration photos. (ie – Green Engagement Rings – could give a Jewellery Lover like me Heart Palpitations alone !!)
Hope this helps,
Post # 70
@ManWhoIsReady: Looks like you’ve picked out a lovely ring! Hope you’ll let us Bees know how the proposal turned out! 🙂
Post # 71
@ManWhoIsReady: That is a gorgeous sapphire! Such an amazing color. Great choice!
Post # 72
The ring you selected is beautiful. I have a gorgeous aquamarine that had never been mistaken for anything but an engagement ring. Good luck.
Post # 73
The green sapphire sounds perfect, and I think that the white 18ct gold solitaire sounds perfect for your fiance-to-be! If she only wears simple white gold earrings, she probably wants a simple complete look for her ring – although bezel settings are really safe for the gem, I wonder how she will be able to get a wedding band to sit next to it at some point (same issue for a halo). The solitaire will go perfect with a wedding band in the future and is such a timeless piece – It won’t ever go out of fashion!
Post # 74
That’s a lovely ring, but peridots are only a 6.5 on the hardness scale, so they will scratch fairly easily. I would advise going with a saphire, which comes in many colors, and is a 9.0 on the hardness scale. It is much better for long term wear. Good luck!
Post # 75
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
@ManWhoIsReady: If she is active a low profile bezel set solitaire maybe the way to go. Sapphires come in every color of the rainbow. I have one and its purple but changes to green, blue, etc. Since she is outdoorsy have you considered mokume? ITs a wood grain appearing folded metal.
Something like this mokume partial bezel set with a colored sapphire would be gorgeous, understated and good for an active lady:
Post # 76
@ManWhoIsReady: I love the ring and the stone its beautiful and she will love it congrats on the engagement can’t wait to see the finished ring.