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Eternity ring - my birthstone or baby's?! Tanzanite or ruby? Which to go for

(9 Posts)
dottytablecloth Wed 11-Feb-15 05:53:08

I'm sure this is really personal choice but am asking anyway as I can't decide!

Does it matter even?!

My birthstone is ruby and baby's is tanzanite.

I really love tanzanite but of all the rings I've looked at the ones with rubies are a nicer style so it makes it harder to decide!

lastnightiwenttomanderley Wed 11-Feb-15 06:12:35

Most independent jewellers should be able to source the stones and custom make.something - it's really not as expensive as you might expect.

Then you could go down the route of Tanzanian with the setting you want? In my opinion it would he a bit strange hacking your birthstone if you're going down the first child/eternity ring route.

lastnightiwenttomanderley Wed 11-Feb-15 06:13:24

Gah, excuse weird phone typos!

ForSaleChesterDraws Wed 11-Feb-15 06:47:54

If it's for everyday wear I wouldn't recommend tanzanite. It's quite a soft stone and gets damaged. I think ruby isn't that great for everyday wear either.

18yearstooold Wed 11-Feb-15 06:48:12

I thought they were supposed to be diamonds?

dottytablecloth Wed 11-Feb-15 08:22:18

The ones I liked were a mixture of tanzanite and diamond and ruby and diamond!

Yes, they'd be for everyday wear so maybe I'll need to rethink.

burnishedsilver Wed 11-Feb-15 08:40:21

If you want to go the birthstone route go with your own. You'll only have 1 eternity ring but there might be more babies down the line who are wondering why you chose the birthstone of one and not the others.

dottytablecloth Wed 11-Feb-15 09:43:53

This is the ring I liked in ruby and diamond.

I've been dithering over an eternity ring since I had my first child (now have two) as I really can't decide!

Don't want to make a mistake!

daughterofliz Wed 11-Feb-15 16:52:40

I personally prefer the colour of tanzanite but it probably depends a lot on your own colouring and the colours of clothes you mostly wear.

The ring you showed is is a lovely setting, although I think it would look even better if the back was also white gold to match the front. I think it would look just as good with either stone.

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