- 3 years ago
After posting a previous thread voicing my fears and frustrations about Jewelery store eRing shopping (and getting lots of constructive feedback from you lovely Bees…) my SO came home from work and I discussed my fears with him and also the words of encouragement you ladies had to offer. What can I say!! It helped quite a bit, and helped not only me, but my SO to see going to jewelery stores in not such a negative light. We decided that the next day after church we were going to go to the mall to look at rings
I’ve had my eyes on a few Verragio 3-stone rings… I had been pining over a ring from an online designer, but after she became incredibly rude with me it left a sour taste and I thought I could do better… So I went to this pretty high class mall with my SO to find the jewelery store which carried them.
All in all, I went to two different jewelery stores and had great experiences at both! I told them up front that this was the first time seriously looking for an eRing, and they didn’t seem preturbed by the fact that I wasn’t buying right away (nor were they off put by my appearance which was nice for once!)
They showed me the visual difference in carat size between ct 0.50 to 2.0 ct (ALOT bigger than I thought!) which was very helpful, and also a number of styles I never would have thought to try if I was just buying online. I think overall Verragio was my most favorite because their ring style reminds me of an old world elegance (and of my trip to Venice several years ago). 🙂 I fell for the 3-stone display model they had on the floor (I think it had either a 0.50ct or 0.60ct center CZ for show) but I was surprisingly eyeing up ->this<- ring from Verragio as well, even though I really dislike solitaires (on me, not you ladies!)
The one pictured below is the one I tried on (on my pinky finger lol… I’m a size 9 apparently) and absolutely loved. My dear SO and I both agreed it was a beautiful ring and a 1.50ct moissy would be awesome to set in the ring. The store my even try to get us a moissanite to set in the ring! And of course they said they would make it dual tone (white gold and rose gold parts/inlays). The rest of the stones will be diamond. ;D I am very excited and also I can hardly believe I will be engaged (probably) next year… I never thought this would happen!
However, I told my SO what I like and I think it is now up to him for the rest. I’ve given a tooonnnn of input of what I like and what stones I have have and the type of gold, etc. But I don’t want to really ruin the surprise of getting it so I told him that we can probably look again at the ring, but I don’t want to know if he is buying it or not, etc… I told him that he has to order the center stone as well (something he is iffy about because ordering Moissy online seems scary).
ANYWAY I am rambling so much D: but I am so excited! I’m kind of partially still don’t believe this is happening…
Here’s the pic of the ring I liked most!! Ps…. Does anyone know if I can get a different shank style with this ring? (Insignia-7074R-TT)