(Closed) did you have a ring epiphany?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I had a bit of a turn around like that, too.

I was like you and kinda poo-poo’ed the whole ring thing. Then I met my FI when I was 36. The more we went looked into getting engaged, the more it just made sense for us to get a diamond ring. We picked my ering together. We looked into lots of other options like antique rings, specially made rings, etc. But in the end, we found something we both liked.

I still cringe a little when in public women huddle to do the whole show-me-your-ring thing. But when it does happen, I am happy with what I am wearing, especially knowing it’s special to both me and my FI.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

yeah i suppose i did… i still haven’t found “the ring” yet, but i have one for now, but i never noticed peoples e rings before and now i always notice them.

Post # 5
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Newbee

@janie-janie: I was the same way. I just wanted a band with tiny diamonds. I didn’t want a ton of money spent on my finger. It felt weird. But, one day we were just walking down the street talking about a place called Black Diamond Mines and he turned and said “Do you like the simple diamond or rings with diamonds on the side?” I was so confused, we were talking about mines then questions about diamonds! lol!

Anyway, I just told him I would proudly wear whatever he picked out.

Then… that night! I couldn’t sleep, OMG, was he going to pick out a marquise cut? A pear shape? yellow gold? I would be sad if it was shaped that way, only because my fingers are tiny. (NOT to insult anyone with that shape, just not ME).

So I sent him a quick email, I said I’m only doing this because you did question me about my opinion. I’m glad I did! I know exactly what I’ll be getting. He hasn’t given it to me yet but I know what it will look like. I’m glad I told him.

I hadn’t thought about it much at all, then, panic!

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I always knew I wanted a sapphire, but I just thought “All sapphires are blue.” All I’d ever seen were the dark bluish black sapphires in local jewelry stores.

Then I saw a woman once with a hot pink STAR sapphire ring and my sapphire addiction toook off running!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I had a very similar experience to yours. I never really noticed other rings and didn’t figure I would have much of an opinion about the one I wanted, I would just be happy to get one. Then, I saw the gorgeous rings in the Tacori ads in magazines and it kind of clicked! My tastes have changed since then, but it really opened my eyes to how unique and special engagement rings can truly be.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

When I realized that I could get something custom and not a diamond, I did. Before that, all the rings kind of looked the same.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I always wanted an opal, but my mom kept telling me that it wouldn’t last forever. When we started looking at jewelry stores, I looked at some diamonds, and then I was done for. They’re just so sparkly, I couldn’t resist them. I’m still really in love with non-diamond engagement rings, but I definitely love mine!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@janie-janie: I CAN HAS SHINY RING …..NOW PLEASE?

LOL.   I guess I never had this moment since I have always loved diamonds! 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i remember i’ve always wanted something quite simple. the cut of the diamond really wasn’t something i had thought of until the first time i chaperoned a church youth gathering in wisconsin. we had some free time so my friends and i were in the mall that connected to the hotel and we stopped to look at the jewelry store and i saw a princess cut diamond ring and was like “ooh THAT!”

lol i made sure to mention in EVERY male friendship I had that i had known since highschool that i wanted a simple white gold band with a half carat princess cut diamond for an e-ring (so that if i dated someone and they were friends, my guy friend could push him in the right direction). and… i got it. mwa ha.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My epiphany was an asscher too!!!! And my boy did so good asking my best friend, who i’d been to sneakily try on rings at Tiffany’s with, which one i liked.  Seriously, SERIOUSLY there is no cut like the asscher as far as I’m concerned!! I just LOVE IT. 

FYI – I tried on a 3.1 ct asscher at Tiffanys when i was there (it was a display, not for sale, flown in from NYC for a function they were having) and they said it retails for $144000.  Granted, it was an internally flawless perfect cut D colour.  But yowzers! It was set in yellow gold which isn’t really my thing, but i did think about running out the store and living off the money i could make selling it on the black market. 

This is my ring – not a tiffany’s but definitely stolen from their catalogue of settings!

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