I'd like to think of myself as off the beaten path, but sometimes I have to admit that white stones just have something special and ceremonial about them. Not necessarily diamonds, but pale quartz and in this case, white topaz. Speaking of, one of the songs from Ceremonials would absolutely be on my wedding ceremony playlist. Can you guess which one? Hint: this one.
I have never been much for gold, but I am in love with pear-shaped stones and this diamond reminds me of one of my favorite stones - smoky quartz. I think it would be a wonderful ring to cherish and enjoy even after the engagement.
14k Gold Hearts on Sterling Silver Ring with Black Drusy Stone- Handmade Rachel Pfeffer by RachelPfefferDesigns on Etsy
It's a little unorthodox, but how beautiful is this? I think the engagement style of the ring is assisted by the tiny hearts. It's totally adorable and dark. I've been wanting a druzy ring for some time. I love the raw, organic look of chunky cut stones.
Starry Night is a wonderful painting, and after seeing it in person, I was even more enthralled with it. Frank and I even have a wonderful canvas print of the piece (that we still need to frame). I also have several pieces of labradorite jewelry from Melissa of sirenjewels and can attest to the quality that she puts into each piece.
Violet is a big staple color in my wardrobe and with somewhat of a darker taste, I find this Day of the Dead ring BEYOND gorgeous. The artist of this shop has been the apple of my eye for some time, and this would be a perfect cute but deadly addition to my life, with the Mother of Pearl adding a wedding sensuality. This ring is very much a culmination of Frank and I. This one and this one are giving it a run for it's money, though. [How awesome is this wedding set?!]
Octopi and all forms of cephalopods have been one of my longest standing obsessions and this shop has been my longest Etsy obsession. In fact, this shop and its items were the first things on my Etsy favorites. Garnet is Frank's birth stone and the mildly heart-shape tentacles really get to me, in the best way possible.
Moonstone is another one of those beautiful white stones that really astonishes me. Its faceted depths and light-sensitivity is just perfect. With a turn of the hand, a white stone becomes a prism of light violet and blues, with flecks of gold and white. I am also a huge fan of organic silver and I love the simple patina band with the gorgeous teardrop/pear shaped stone.