(Closed) Rose Gold Halo Rings? 2 Carat Cushion Cut…..

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Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I LOVE rose gold. LOVE IT. But unfortunately I find that rose/blush colors (in metal or in clothing) clash horribly with my skin tone, so I don’t actually own any rose gold. But I really want you to, so that I can look at it all the time :))

Post # 18
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1234 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Here are two stunning options. I just couldn’t resist posting the pictures. 

I just love how unique and different rose gold halo engagement rings are.  They have something a little extra!

Post # 19
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478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

WARNING: Way too long for a ring post. Sorry!!

@moxiebird2278:  Oh, girlfriend, I’ve got you covered. I’ve done the research, it’s the least I can do. Not sure where you live, but honestly, I think any jeweler worth their weight should be able to make whatever setting you pick in rose gold. The ones that haven’t been able to, let me just say, not impressed. I know for a fact that Eternity Diamonds and Mark T at Engagement Rings Direct have excellent reviews on Pricescope (diamond consumer website) and can make most things in rose gold. You can pick something they have, have them tweak it, etc. And they operate mostly online, so you can work with them from wherever. I originally contacted Eternity Diamonds and they were very prompt with their response, and they are widely regarded (again, on Pricescope) as being very reasonably priced with high workmanship. 

I’m not totally sure what my SO is doing, but I think the word ‘custom’ is somewhat misleading. If you have a stone (or are buying one separate), which you do, the setting has to be made for that stone, so really, it’s going to be custom. So any jeweler that makes your setting should be able to make any changes or tweaks you want – again, if not, I would be weary (unless, of course, it’s their advisement on why something would or would not work/look good, etc). 

I found a stone company I wanted to work with, so I believe SO is getting the stone from there, and we’ve been to a jeweler in NYC that I found something I liked at – that can make any changes I want, so he might go with them. We also have a suggestion from where our good friends got their rings. At this point, I passed it all off to him. I found a stone company I like, tried on some settings, found a handful I really like, then just passed it off to him for a few reasons. I’m controlling and didn’t want to deal with every detail, wanted him to have fun with it (fun = what the hell am i doing, ha), and I honestly couldn’t make all the decisions. I was getting torn about color and everything, so I just told him to decide. I’ve shown him stuff here and there that I really like, and he’ll come up with the final combination of stone and setting and details. 

Lastly, high street stores probably won’t be flexible – expect that (like Tiffany’s, etc). They won’t do it. Also, there are some cast settings that look good (plenty, really), but I find with rose gold, handset or high quality cast is best. I’ve had some cast pieces shown to me where the ‘errors’ were more obvious than in a white metal. And contrary to what it might seem from above, I really don’t have a particular discerning eye, nor am I an expert. I just did a lot of research because I didn’t know anything and because I enjoy it. I myself am not getting a colorless stone or anything, so I’m really not picky, just wanted to know all my options!

In closing, omg this is too long. Hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions of if anything was too confusing. 

Post # 20
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478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Holy crap, sorry guys for the overwhelming response. Hopefully it was at least informative. 

Post # 22
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478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@moxiebird2278:  Do you know what the dimensions of the stone are? That will tell you more than the carat size in terms of how ‘big’ it will look. My finger is 4.5. I like the coverae of a halo, I’m also getting it bezel set (that’s one thing I picked), because it’s smoother, won’t get caught, etc which I prefer in a halo as well. I highly doubt SO is getting a 2 carat stone, but some of the ones we’re looking at have large dimensions since they’re kind of wonky antiques. But it’s all about you, trying stuff on will definitely help. 

Post # 23
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

This is my favorite thread so far!! I’m not even engaged yet but was looking today online for a plain rose gold wedding band nonetheless because I LOVE rose gold. 🙂

@Heartly: Is that one you posted rose or yellow? It’s gorgeous!!

Post # 24
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478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@wrkbrk:  Well, I posted like 9 😉 Are you referring to the one I said is my ‘favorite?’ I had the same question, but it’s actually rose gold. One thing I learned from the research is that all golds, besides 24K, are alloys (mixtures) of various metals (eg: white gold could be gold mixed with nickle to be white, etc). But there are apparently lots of ways to skin the cat, so unless the same alloy is used, an 18k rose gold wouldn’t necessarily match another 18k rose gold. Also, just for reference, the higher the karat, the more true gold is in it, meaning it’s more yellow. So 14K is pinker than 18K rose gold because of the proportion of copper to gold. (I also have some manufacturing background, I swear). 

One thing I didn’t mention earlier is that I’m considering getting a white gold ring that isn’t rhodium plated, so it will be more ‘ivory’ colored. White gold is almost always rhodium plated to make it look icy white. 

Post # 26
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478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@moxiebird2278:  Awesome, that should help for sizing. Here is a really helpful thread actually, I posted on Pricescope and got a ton of helpful information…

http://www.pricescope.com/forum/rockytalky/help-bezel-halos-wg-or-yg-and-lower-color-stones-t173143.html

There are tons of reference pictures of different gold alloys, seriously very helpful. And the links provided by other posters are helpful too. 

Post # 27
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478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Here is an exerpt for reference….

 


A – plat (950/ru)
B – unplated 18k nickel wg from e-wb, custom piece (different manufacturer, matches my WF custom Ering metal perfectly)
C – unplated 18k nickel wg from e-wb, stock piece 
D – plated 18k wg from WF
E – 22k alloyed w/ copper
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Post # 28
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6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Heartly: Haha yeah, the one you said was your favorite. Very pretty and very interesting! Thanks!

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