Post # 1
I’m new to wedding bee, just got engaged last month (eep!) and my man and I are looking for rings. We think we’ve found his ring (either an oxidized black ring with a small diamond or a 14k gold ring with meteriote inlay), but we are still looking for my engagement ring.
We kind of had a sweet little mutual proposal, “hey, I love you, do ya wanna married someday?”, “Of course”, “Really?”, “Yeah”, “Okay, lets do it”, “Awesome!”.
Anyhoo, he still wants to do an ‘actual’ proposal in front of my family, so we’re looking for an engagement ring.
I’m looking for help (pics) finding the styles I want.
I’m really into princess, round and cushion cut in 1ct or smaller. I love halo settings as well as simple settings or bezel. I’m new to this ring thing, so excuse me for incorrect termonology.
The biggest thing I am having trouble with is finding a ring with a shorter setting. I have very small hands and I use them a lot so I don’t want a very tall engagement setting.
Thanks for any pics, yours or online.
Post # 3
Hi @Ree-uh: first and foremost, I see this is your DEBUT post on WBee, so a BIG Welcome to “the Hive”
My best advice is for your to just get out there and look… and try on rings. Takes time but it really is the best way to find a ring that “suits you”… and you both will be in LOVE with in all regards.
Mr TTR proposed without a ring, we spent 6 Weekends hunting… ya it was a lot of work, and at times a tad frustrating (sometimes it felt like EVERY store had the same stuff). But perservernce did pay off in the end, we found exactly what I wanted (semi custom at a Family Jewellery Store)… a unique ring, a low lying Cathedral Setting, nice feature stone (his only requirement) and lots of other diamonds (my requirement). We love this ring soooo much that we call it OUR ERING because it truly spoke to both of us, and clearly represents both of us.
Hang in there… it’ll happen.
PHOTO – My ERing & Sparkly WBand… maybe not what you are looking for, but it does meet some of your criteria. It is an 18 K WGold Ring, Feature Diamond is a 0.80 C GIA Certified Canadian Round Brilliant Diamond… Good Cut – F Colour – SI Clarity. The Setting is 1.05 C, GIA Certified Canadian Diamonds… Good Cut – G Colour -SI Clarity.
Hope this helps,
Post # 4
Congratulations!!! That is really exciting, but I know that the whole ring shopping thing can be so stressful. Here is a picture of my very simple solitaire. I think it is pretty low for a traditional setting, but not as low as a bezel, for instance. Hope this helps and good luck hunting!! 🙂
Post # 5
Congratulations! That’s so exciting 🙂 Here’s my cushion. It’s a 1.51 center, so a bit bigger than you want but just for comparisons sake. It’s a size 6, although my finger is closer to a 5.5.
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Congrats on making the big decision! I agree with TTR. Looking at photos is nice, but absolutely NOTHING beats going to several jewelry stores and trying on many different shapes, styles, bling levels, etc. A ring you may love in a photo may feel all wrong once it is sitting on your finger. You are most likely to choose the ring that is just right for you after you have a few in person ring shopping experiences under your belt. Enjoy!
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site
I have pretty small hands too, and while our engagement was a surprise, and so was the ring, my fh was specifically looking for settings that were decently low profile so I could actually WEAR my ring (I work in auto body, I paint cars, so we’re not supposed ot have ANY jewelry) but not a bezel setting (not my taste, a friend of ours has one like that and we had talked about it and how it’s not really my type of setting)
So, anyway, this is my set. I have a size 4 finger, and the center stone is 1/2 carat 🙂
Post # 8
Congrats!!! Here is my princess cut in a kite setting
Post # 9
@Ree-uh: Congrats on your engagement!!
Since you mentioned lower and bezel settings I thought I’d throw mine into the mix too!
ETA: I hate when the picture gets turned!
ETA 2: Sorry, I just reread your post and the center diamond is a bit bigger than you’re looking for, but my fingers are also probably larger (1.4+ ct on a size 6 for reference)…
Post # 10
@Ree-uh: Hi there!
Mine is a round solitaire with accent diamonds on the sides going up. It is a tension setting, so you can see the whole diamond from the sides 🙂
The center stone is actually a 0.31, finger size 5.5
Post # 12
Oops forgot to add: 1ct princess 3.5 finger size
Post # 13
What is your budget? B/c clarity, cut and color are important as well as carat size. Also that could be a deciding factor on type of setting ie halo.
Post # 14
Oh my goodness ladies! All gorgeous rings. This has been helpful seeing the size comparisons and the different settings. I’ve been/still am sick so I haven’t been able to go out, but I really need to. I haven’t even had my ring sized yet :/ but I’m thinking I’m a 5/5.5
I agree that I won’t know what size/shape/level of bling will look like on my finger until I try. My man has a couple of jewelers who are dear friends who want to do custom work, so hopefully the search will end in a perfect ering and possibly a stand in? Although I’m not worried, he can propose ringless no problem.
Thank youagain ladies, and keep em coming. I need something to look at while I hack up my lungs in bed 🙂
Post # 15
My halo 🙂 The center diamond is 1.01ct and I wear a size 5.25
Post # 16
Oh, and my budget is 1500, but because we are getting custom work from friends I’m hoping that will get us farther than it usually would. I really like the halo settings with the plain band, they seem to work well with a blinged out band without being overwhelming (but that’s just me).