Post # 1
I’ve been thinking of getting myself a Tiffany style Etoile eternity ring for ages, so I’m going to start 2015 off with a bang and finally buy it! I always thought I’d get platinum (palladium, in this case), but then I saw this picture of a rose gold version and now I’m stuck! I own almost exclusively white metals but I like the look of rose gold (and I’m planning to get a nice rose gold necklace soon, so I could wear them together). I also think the contrast between the stones & the metal is gorgeous with the rose gold…but on the other hand the platinum looks complimentary so what to do?
Also, I’m thinking of getting it custom made to have a brushed polish, rather than a traditional shiny polish. But I’m torn about this as well. I think a brushed finish will look great and again make the gemstones pop, but I’ve only ever seen the Tiffany’s version in person, which is shiny, so I don’t know if it’ll actually look good brushed.
What do you think?
Post # 2
The brushed rose gold will definitely make the gemstones pop. I think it’ll look beautiful!
Post # 3
I mix platinum/silver and rose gold daily and I love it!! I actually have a Elsa Peretti style ring with the one tiny stone on the platinum band so I can tell you how the stone looks on the band which is… Super plain. NO ONE can tell it’s not a plain metal band. I can tell and I love the whiteness difference between the stone and the metal and I think it’s really nice, but it definitely blends in a lot.
The rose gold will make the stones pop and it will definitely be more obvious that it’s not just a plain band. If this is important to you, I would go with the gold, and not at all worry about not matching with other jewelry because I think they look great together.
My SO has a titanium ring that has a both a polished and a brushed section and the brushed section scratched way easier than the polished (at least it was a lot more obvious. every ring will scratch of course but it’s not so obvious on polished surfaces) and after regular use of about a year, the brush looks kind of faded. I have no idea how it would hold up in gold though, but something to think about.
Post # 4
Agree with PPs – rose gold will blend nicely with your ordinary silver tone pieces and I like the traditional “brushed” version! Post when you get it!
Post # 5
My mom has a thick Etoile yellow gold band and it looks lovely. The diamonds just pop and sparkle, I love it. So I voted for the shiny rose gold one since that’s the closest to hers.
Post # 6
I tried on a similar band at a big box store in the brushed rose gold and it was absolutely stunning!
Post # 7
Soon2ElopeBee: Thank you!
mochabee: That is super helpful, thank you. I did wonder about how the brushed polish might wear, it’s great to hear how your SO’s band held up…or didn’t. (;
wrkbrk: Thanks I will post when it arrives, whatever I end up with!
TheGridMonster: Thank you! Have any pictures of your mom’s band?
majorairhead: Ooo good to hear. Do you remember which box store it was? I wish I could see a rose gold version in person before I order, but I definitely am leaning that way now!
Post # 8
valintine: Well it was about a year ago but I think it was Helzberg – they seem to have more choices in rose gold
Post # 9
valintine: Rose gold I think it looks beautiful! I’m the same way as you though I wear a lot of silvertoned pieces. So rose gold would stand out.
Post # 10
Love the rose gold matte look. It will make the diamonds stand out as well. Very nice ring. The siver/silver look just doesn’t appeal to me.
Post # 11
valintine: I don’t unfortunately, but I’ll try to remember to take some when I visit her next!
Post # 12
valintine: I love this band. I think it is so, so pretty. I think the rose gold will be beautiful, particularly in a brushed finish. With a white metal, I would vote for a shiny finish. For some reason, I feel like the stones disappear into the ring too much with brushed white metal. But brushed rose gold makes them pop out even more.