Different styles – so confused

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: But which style?
    Vintage Edwardian sapphire and diamond beauty : (21 votes)
    55 %
    Timeless, classic, romantic solitaire : (17 votes)
    45 %
  • Post # 2
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    RhianfaHW:  Both are beautiful. It really depends on if you care about having a diamond center stone or not. I thought about getting a sapphire center stone, but chose diamond just because I love the sparkle of a diamond better. A solitaire would be easier to find a wedding band for and less upkeep, but the sapphire would be more unique. I think that if you decide to get the solitaire why not get a vintage ring as a RHR. You can have as many of those as you like 😉

    Post # 3
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    498 posts
    Helper bee

    I’m a sucker for a vintage ring, and I love the look of this sapphire one.  It’s becoming more and more common not to have a diamond solitaire. Solitaires are elegant and timeless, but don’t suit everyone.  If you keep gravitating towards more ornate styles, follow your gut instincts!  On the other hand … you could always get the sapphire as a RH ring if your SO prefers the classic solitaire.

    I actually spent about $100 in total on eBay, buying a half dozen different style cheapish rings to try them on as I was also not in a position to try on many styles of diamond e-ring locally.  I was surprised at how helpful this was – I originally pictured myself with a round 1ct diamond with shoulder stones, but it looked boring on my hand and after trying a few styles of CZ ring (including daisy and trilogies) I eventually ended up with an oval halo – which I never even dreamed of at the start!  I absolutely love my ring and I’m glad I did the research to arrive at the right decision. If I hadn’t, I would have sent my SO out to buy a round diamond ring with shoulder stones and been stuck with it for the rest of my life.  They look stunning on other people but not me!  Have fun looking 🙂

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    RhianfaHW:  have you thought about a diamond center with sapphire side stones for a more vintage feel? that way it doesnt look like your RHR?

    Post # 6
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    1110 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I have a somewhat less elaborate Edwardian reproduction ring so I might be a bit biased towards the diamond and sapphire ring. But I’ve also always adored my mother’s solitaire ring for it’s timeless beauty. Both are an excellent option. What is your day-to-day style like?

    Post # 8
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    7070 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I love antique styles but how would you wear a band with that ring? That would bother me personally.

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I think it really just depends on what you and your FI prefer.  There is no right or wrong.  I believe the Europeans often use stones other than diamonds.  Remember Didan’s amazing sapphire, now worn by Princess Kate.  She could have anything and she got a sapphire.  Go with what you love the most.

    Post # 11
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    5262 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

    I love the vintage ring and I would pick it over a solitaire because it’s more “me”.  Take into consideration your lifestyle and the type of clothes/accessories you like the most.  Or just go with what makes your heart run faster lol. 

    Post # 12
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    564 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    RhianfaHW:  

    Go with what you love. You won’t get tired of it.

     

    Post # 13
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    3419 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    RhianfaHW:  are you not able to order from Blue nile or james allen?

    check out the first three on this page: http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/three-stone/

    and look at these: http://www.bluenile.com/build-your-own-diamond-ring?elem=sub1&forceStep=STYLE_STEP&track=rotator1

    I know you have to have it go through customs, but that will be true of a lot of stuff bought online so I wouldn’t let that deter you!

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    Do some research before you decide, but you have lots of options which is great 🙂

    Post # 15
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    1110 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I think the antique reproduction would be lovely with your day to day, feminine style.

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