Engaged! Need help looking for e-rings. Pics please!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

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
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

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
637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
7281 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • 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
1640 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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
2927 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011


Congrats!!! Here is my princess cut in a kite setting

Post # 9
1159 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@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
1234 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@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 # 11
3514 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Post # 12
2927 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Oops forgot to add: 1ct princess 3.5 finger size

Post # 13
250 posts
Helper bee

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 # 15
5935 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

My halo 🙂 The center diamond is 1.01ct and I wear a size 5.25

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