Post # 1
Okay, so I deleted the ring thread I made last night. I decided to go with the blue stone and solitaire setting.
But then FI gave me another idea today. He gave me this ring of his moms.
Its 14k white gold with a yellow sapphire and white topaz halo. I love this ring, its one of my favorite styles. However it needs work. It needs a real good cleaning and possibly dipped because the gold is starting to look aged. I do not like yellow either, so we’d need to get a new center stone. And its missing one of the topaz accents, so we’d need to get that replaced.
Its not perfect and needs some work, but I love the style and I love that his mom used to have it. Its also got this little lift on the bottom, so I would be able to have another band sit flush with it.
So bees, help me out. Which would you go with?
Post # 3
I think the stone from his mum’s ring is kind of the most important part of it so if you wouldn’t use that, I’d stick with the (beautiful!!) solitaire. I love both, but the halo looks much like any other with out that stunning yellow stone!
Post # 4
@allyfally: Why are you changing your ring? The one you already have is beautiful!
For me I would go for the halo. This is partly because it’s the same style as the stand-in FI bought for me just after he proposed so I am biased 😉 but I also think it has great history being his mum’s ring. I agree with the PP that the yellow stone looks great but I think if you switched it for another bright colour it would still be fab. Just be sure your FI’s mom is ok with you changing it though before you accept it.
Post # 5
I thought you were going with a solitare because you didnt want a ring you would have to keep replacing stones in the halo or maintain as much?
id say stick with the solitare. It will be beautiful and simple! 🙂
Post # 6
I still vote for the solitaire with the blue stone. I personally love halos, as I have one myself, but that blue stone is simply stunning! The halo ring is beautiful but it looks like a RHR to me.
Post # 7
I’m all about sentimental voting… I chose halo simply for the fact that the ring was his mother’s. Once you dip it, replace the missing topaz and choose a stone for the center that makes it yours – it will be like having a piece of yourself and him all in one ring. I think it’s lovely.
That being said – I prefer solitaire styles for myself… but you’re asking for you not me 🙂
Post # 8
I actually love the first ring in the setting it already is in… I have a solitaire myself, but I really love that “different” setting!
However, if the choice is between the blue stone in a typical solitaire setting, or his mom’s ring with some changes to make it “yours”… I’d go with the halo. As someone else said, once the changes are done to make it more yours, you’ll have a perfect blend of both of you with the perfect amout of sentimentality. 🙂
Post # 9
@Dogsbody92: I guess thats true. Yellow is just my least favorite color. I hatehatehate yellow.
@Audrey2: Well we knew when we bought it that it wouldnt last forever. I havent even had it a year and I’ve already lost several of the diamonds. I dont want to constantly be sending it in to get diamonds set back in it and we only have a 3 year warranty. I’m still keeping the ring though. Actually my FI is wanting to do something with it. I think he might turn it into a necklace.
@heathuhhhhwebbbb: Thats true. But she’s had this ring since the 80s and its only lost one stone, so it seems pretty sturdy?
@IzzyBear: I know, I’m in love with the blue stone. Its a kind of mystic topaz, if you want one yourself. Everytime I wear it, I just stare at my hand the entire day.
@lovelove1028: Yeah, that setting its not staying. Its sterling silver and its already starting to look gunky. The under gallery of it isnt finished, so it kind of digs into my skin. And its clunky and not at all comfortable. Oh and the prongs are too long.
Post # 10
@allyfally: What a bummer about that setting. 🙁 It’s so unique and lovely! But totally understand about comfort and keeping it clean! I do love the blue stone…. can you get a blue stone (same color) to replace the yellow in his mom’s ring? 🙂
Post # 11
I’d go with the ring that’s your style. It sounds like his mom’s ring, while lovely, isn’t totally your style. You’re not a fan of the yellow, which would totally alter the look of the ring, plus white topaz isn’t quite durable enough for long-term everyday wear.
Post # 12
@allyfally: I’m sorry to hear you’re having problems with your ring.:( It sounds like your heart is with the blue solitaire so maybe you should pick that one? It is a gorgeous colour.
Post # 13
Go with the halo it’s so pretty. I love the colour.