(Closed) Bees that were able to pick your own ring, what did you look for?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I just wanted something that I never saw on anyone else (no halo, no princess cut with side stones).  

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I just tried on a pile of rings until I found one that made sense. It made me cry. Both times I tried it on, years part. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@peachbaby4008:  I didn’t put a great deal of thought into it, honestly.  I knew a few basic things I wanted in a ring: emerald cut diamond (though I did consider oval diamonds at one point as well), Tacori setting, and white gold.  That was pretty much it.

I learned a little more about what I liked and didn’t like when my fiance and I went ring shopping.  I tried on several styles and then decided from there which setting and diamond I wanted.

This is what I ended up with (taken on the night of the proposal):

I definitely recommend going ring shopping together and trying on a few different rings.  I originally thought I might like a three-stone ring, but those looked awful on my hand.  It’s important to actually try the rings on to determine what works best for you.

Good luck finding your ring!  You’ll have to update with pictures once you’ve made a decision!  Smile

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I knew I wanted a simple diamond setting with a white metal. I looked at so many pics of rings and came back to the same styles time and time again. From looking at pics I knew I wanted a round centre stone. I still thought I wanted a solitaire ring though until I fell in love with a three stone ring! You need to try them on to really see your preferences. Good luck!

Post # 7
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Busy bee

my first thing was deciding on size. Once I knew the size I choose between cuts. I always awaited a cushion cut diamond but ended up with a round in a square halo…best of both worlds.

i wanted something that would stand out, something that would grow with me, and something I wouldn’t want to change later. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I thought I wanted a round brilliant with a split shank and a halo, so that’s what I started off with in my head. We stopped in randomly at a local store, and i happen to try on an oval diamond. Game over! We then went to our jeweler, and she helped us find the perfect twisted split shank halo ring with an oval diamond. Once I saw the setting, I just knew! 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I looked for something within my budget, with a little unique twist. It had to be somple, because I ordered a milgrain and pave band originally, but the details irritated my adjacent fingers. I ended up with a solitaire with “surprise” diamonds in a leaf detail.

 

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I wanted something to wear forever 24/7, so I was looking at low profile, smooth prongs, bezels but I didn’t quite like the full bezel.  His mom gave him a ring we remade so we designed the one below.  But I would have ended up with something similiar, with less gold (cost) and not a marquise because I didn’t think I liked marquise at all.  My refrain even before we got the ring was “no pointy stabby bits”.

 

 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I am looking for a cushion halo (not stone) with a split shank and halo.  The split shank is the #1 requirement because I find them so beautiful.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I tried on almost every style to decide what I thought looked good on my finger and then I went from there. I ended up with a princess-cut stone in a small halo with thin band b/c my fingers are very short.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I knew we were going to have to go custom from the get go because I wanted a green sapphire. After browsing styles online I decided I wanted engraving, and after trying on my mother’s three-stone I realized my fingers are waaay too stubby to pull that off. So my criteria going in were engraved, solitaire/no side stones, and can put a green sapphire in it.

I was split between round and oval, but FI quickly nixed the round after the jewler showed us a sample round sapphire cut in the same fashion as a diamond (he deemed it far too sparkly). I settled on oval because I didn’t like how the round cut washed out the sapphire’s hue.

My setting is actually the first one that we spotted in the case. After we saw it we spent an hour with the owner comparing it to every slightly similar setting in the store and none of them beat it. FI fell in love with the twist in the band and demanded that it be a twisted, engraved, solitaire. There really aren’t too many settings like that out there (trust me I checked b/c the price on a desinger setting gave me sticker shock).

So this is what we ended up with and I absolutely love it

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I ended up working with a local jeweler because I couldn’t find what I wanted in any of the stores we/I visited. I wanted an Emerald or Asscher cut diamond in a solitaire setting, on a semi-slim band, with split prongs. We designed it together and tweaked it over the course of 3-4 months till it was perfect. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I wanted something that was simple and timeless. I didn’t want a style that was the ‘trend’ at the time. I hope that makes sense 😛

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I always had ideas about what kind of ring I wanted and knew it was probably going to have a halo, but I had not looked around too much. I actually stumbled upon a picture of a ring on Pinterest that I absolutely fell in love with. After doing some research and finding out it was a sapphire, I was even more excited because it meant that I was going to get something a little different than a diamond. I looked at some other settings with the sapphire I wanted (peach sapphire), but really fell for the cushion cut with a halo. We had it designed by a jeweler and now I am just waiting for my proposal, so no rings picks to show you 🙁

I would definitely go with you gut instinct though. When you try or or look at rings, you will know in your heart what you love. Go with that and try not to second guess.

BTW, its very exciting that you are starting this process! Good luck 🙂

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