Coloured Gem Stones (rubies, emeralds, saphires, etc) in rings - Do you think these look "tacky" or make the ring look inexpensive?
I am trying to decide on a ring (my grandparents are getting me one for my birthday) and went for a look about during my lunch break today - one girl in a jewellery store I went to said that she finds coloured gems make rings look cheap, even if there are say ,diamonds, in the ring, in her opinion it can make it look very "christmas cracker prize" looking?
I was going to get a diamond and peridot ring but as peridot isn't a very expensive gem stone, its hard to find a nice looking ring that has peridot in! I am now thinking about pink saphire or something or I could just go for a plain diamond ring? Not sure!
Anyway, what are your opinions on coloured gem stones in rings?