Post # 1
I am obsessed with rutilated quartz and I was wondering if anyone has one or has seen one as an engagement ring? Because of current situations I can’t get my dream engagement ring but I’ve always wanted both my rose gold and black diamond engagement ring AND a rutilated quartz stone set in a gold casting engagement or anniversary ring. I already have 3 rutilated quartz stones I just need to pick one and it has to be set. For those of you who have never seen a rutilated quartz here is a picture of a gold one they also have them with black. I want the gold one as I think it will look better in a yellow gold setting.
On top of how gorgeous it is it has so many healing properties I would love to wear it everyday.
Post # 2
That is beautiful!! I have seen some really pretty rings with this type of quartz on Etsy. I don’t know if they were marketed by the sellers as “engagement rings”, but I don’t think that matters so much. I’ve always felt that any ring an engaged person chooses to wear on their ring finger is an “engagement ring”. I think it is a beautiful stone and would make a beautiful engagement ring.
I don’t know how hard quartz is, so my only caution would be that you might want to check into that. The hardness of the stone could be a concern for a ring that you will want to wear every day.
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
I think those look awesome! I would be cautious wearing quartz every day, it’s a 7 on the hardness scale. Rutile is a mineral that’s even softer than quartz with a 6-6.5 on the hardness scale.
I would totally wear one as a RHR on special occasions though!! I just wouldn’t trust myself with it for everyday wear.
ETA: I think it would look great in a rustic style setting, like a twig and branch ring maybe or unpolished matte gold. Check out Kate Szabone (sp?) on Etsy and catbird!
Post # 4
Thank you ladies sooo much. Ah that makes since. It would only be a temporary thing but I guess still on an everyday basis I’d have to be careful.
I am going on Etsy right now thank you for those suggestions and those hardness scale facts. I will take them into great consideration.
I agree any ring you choose to wear is definitely an engagement ring I guess I just meant in a traditional setting versus an over the top setting or an understated setting as I tend to see them portrayed. I saw one in rose gold with the pinkish rutile lines and it was amazing.
Post # 5
I think it’s an amazing stone, certainly unique that’s for sure!
Post # 6
I wanted to post back to apologize if my initial reply came across as “snippy” or something like that. My intention was to support whatever ring choice you wanted, even if it was not something considered “traditional”. But I now realize my post might not have sounded like that. I am so sorry if my reply caused you any discomfort.
(Also, I think the pink rutilated quartz in rose gold would be AMAZING!! *.*)
Post # 7
No need for an apology if it was snippy it went straight over my head. I agree with you that any ring a person chooses is indeed an engagement ring for that person no matter how “untraditional.” And your advice on the stone was a big help as I didn’t know that so thank you in case I didn’t say that.
Thank you. I agree.
Post # 9
Yes healing properties. Is there a problem?