Hi ESB -- So my boyfriend (I mean, FH) and I are in the middle of our long talky engagement process; we've decided to get married and have told family and close friends about it, but no one Popped the Question and we haven't changed our facebook statuses or set a date or made any other public announcement.
Now he is getting a ring made for me with a ruby from a ring that belonged to his beloved late mother. I was thinking a rose gold band would be cool, sort of a whole pinkish romantic deal. But the jeweler tells me this will clash and I should do white gold. A Google image search turned up a few antique examples of the ruby/rose gold combo, so I'm not a total nutjob, but maybe I'll only like it for a while and then realize I was being really weird/tacky?
Thought I'd see if you, your commenters, or perhaps some of your jewelry-making friends had any thoughts on the matter. I've never really worn rings, so I'll probably go for a simple setting on a plain, thin band.
Weird/Tacky vs. Gorgeous entirely depends on the color of the ruby + the color of the gold + THE DESIGN OF THE THING.
I say go find yourself another jeweler.
In related news: Would someone pls buy this Rose Gold + Ruby Lion Ring for his/her man right fucking now?? thx.
(Image 1: Rose Gold Ruby Ring circa 1840's via BathAntiquesOnline, Image 2: Rose Gold Lion Ruby Ring circa 1880's via ad antiques)