My adorable younger brother's equally adorable partner called me last night to ask a favour. He is planning to propose to my brother and wants me to help with ring shopping when I visit my home town later this week.
My brother doesn't mind wearing a bit of bling, but in a tongue-in-cheek "I'm gay and loving it" kind of way. I have a feeling that with a ring he'd be wearing forever he'd err on the more traditional side. It'd have to be white gold or platinum or in that colour range at least (he doesn't wear gold), but he loves black so I'm not adverse to the idea of tungsten either. And I think a nice diamond would be, well, nice.
I defer to your sartorial opinion on this matter as men's rings tend to be boring and my brother is anything but.
As his cool older sister I feel like my rep is on the line if I get this one wrong. Help!
PS: he has long skinny fingers if that makes a difference
PPS: thanks again, and thanks!
SHIT. I was so excited about this one and somehow I missed the fact that it was time sensitive.
What happened? Did you pick out a ring??
I have a new appreciation for what guys go through in picking out rings. Seriously hard. Rings look SO different in person than in a catalogue (duh). And picking for someone who doesn't have a distinct 'jewelry style' (and is frustratingly vague during recon conversations) is doubly hard.
My brother's partner has a family jeweler who is making up a ring as we speak. However he's not obligated to buy and he keeps wavering which makes me think it isn't the right ring?
I'll try to send pics of similar styles but would still LOVE to hear your advice. I think it's lovely but maybe a bit boring?
Oh and no tungsten (boo), just straight up white gold, or my preference, platinum.
Thanks again and again
I didn't really like the options the family jeweler came up with (shocker). But I could not for the life of me come up with anything better. I searched THE ENTIRE INTERNET for a cool white gold ring with a little bit of bling.
There are very few cool rings for men at a higher price point that aren't straight-up wedding bands.* I actually emailed COS yesterday to tell her I'd given up the search.
And then late last night my ladies at catbird swept in and told me they could do the Yayoi Forest Belt Ring (with three black diamonds!) in white gold.
I think it's pretty perf.
*Cool jewelers, take note.