Post # 1
I found the ring of my dreams 4 years ago, before I even met the man I am going to marry 🙂 So when he asked me to marry me and let me pick out my ring, I went back to the same store in order to get the ring I had wanted. They didn’t have anything similar to it so we went the custom route. I explained that I wanted something dainty and for the shanks to look like they are hugging the halo. I wanted the stone set as flush as it could be and I did not want to be able to see where the shanks connected, I wanted a wide space between the shanks. I meant for them to be wide at the halo, but did want them to taper slightly. I just did not want a dramatic “v” shape.
We picked the ring up last week and I was really disappointed by it. It is pretty, just not what I had in my mind. I decided to give it a week to get used to it and think about what I may not like about it. It has definately grown on me, but still not exactly what I wanted. I am kind of stuck and looking for other people’s opinions. My friends just say it is beautiful. I need neutral honesty!
My main concerns are the following:
The stone is set low, but it is not flush. The prongs are rose gold. Some days I like them, but I am wondering if the prongs were white gold if there would be more of the illusion of the diamond being lower? I also don’t like the double prong look and like a single prong that tapers like a claw (I don’t know the right language for this!).
The stones around the halo are bigger than I wanted, but I suppose who complains about that lol….
When looking down at the ring you can see where the shanks connect to the back of the band, which is quite wide. This is my main problem I guess. You can clearly see this in the picture. It is like there are two blocks of white gold on either side of my finger.
Overall the ring is just much more substantial than I imagined and not light or delicate. And maybe too boxy? I get that it is supposed to last forever so maybe it is a quality issue and I should be happy? I only ever wear a super thin band on my right hand so I am not really a ring person to start with.
Any help would be so appreciated! I feel like I am being really difficult and want to have some ideas when I go to the store to talk to the jeweler about this!
Post # 3
First off: Congratulations!!
I think you wanting the diamond to be ‘flush’ wouldn’t happen.. Diamonds have to sit up because of the bottom of the stone… Unless I am misunderstanding what you are asking… As far as the rose gold prongs.. I think they’re really pretty and unique! But if you wanted them to ‘blend’ with the stone, white gold would probably be the better way to go.. Perhaps because I am partially blind [not literarly] (and don’t wear glasses..yet..) but I only see one prong on each ‘corner’ of the setting.. Am I missing something?
I honestly think your ring is beautiful, and it may be a good opportunity to get a wedding band that sets inside of the split shank, rather than under it… if that makes sense…
Post # 4
LOL! There are single prongs in each corner by they are made to look like double ones set right next to each other. I think I just like the look of the pointy, “whispy” prongs.
Thank you! Yes, I was thinking that would be a possibility. I want a rose gold wedding band set with morganite. That would also hide the side white gold on the sides that I don’t like to see. Although we aren’t getting married for a while and that part really bothers me….
This could all just be a case of me being crazy!
Post # 5
@NiecieMarie: You mean like the prongs you see on some solitares.. like mine? (I do not by any means consider mine ‘whispy’ lol)
I would let the inner part grow on you, especially if you are planning on getting on getting a band to sit inside.. BELIEVE you me, the time engaged goes SO fast (I’ve got 61 days left, it feels like we were just engaged yesterday!).. If it truely bothers you, get it changed, but I would look at it this way (I’m cheap).. If it’s gonna be covered anyway, why alter it..
If those aren’t the progs you meant (like on my ring), could you show me a picture of what you mean?
Post # 6
I don’t know that I want the wedding band in the middle of the shanks for sure? It was almost like a way to solve a problem rather than what I had initially wanted? But I don’t want to spend a ton more money either!
Here is more of what I am thinking of for the prongs. My “whispy” refers to the ends of the prongs…
Post # 7
Gotya! Hmm.. You could get it changed! They’re both pretty!
eta: depending on how hard you are on your hands, those pointier prongs might break easier?