Post # 1
Hello girls! I need your advice! My bf and I are on our way to getting engaged and we are both very excited! We’ve been ring shopping and I’ve realized that with so many options, I’m just getting more and more confused. I’ve always imagined myself with a cushion cut diamond with a micropave halo and pave band. Instead, I seem to be leaning more towards the tiffany novo style but with a four prong round brilliant. Although both are beautiful rings, I’m not sure which is right for me! I love the idea of the round cut — it’s classic, it’s the shiniest, and it won’t get out of style. The cushion is gorgeous as well and gives that nice vintage look. Any suggestions for figuring out which style is right for you? How did you decide? Any regrets?
Post # 3
Honestly, I tried them on until I found one that I loved, even though it wasn’t a marquise or pear shape, like I had originally wanted. I would just keep trying, hun!
Post # 4
Hehe… I had a similar situation to you, and ended up with (what we think) is the best of both worlds! The Tacori 2620… you get all the sparkliness of a round diamond, with the shape of a cushion from the halo(most people think its a cushion from far away anyways)!
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
Have you tried them on in person? I thought I wanted one (of a few different) thing(s), but when I tried on my setting, it was pretty clear to me that it was the right one: it felt comfortable and balanced, looked nice on my finger, and I loved it. 😉 If you feel that way about more than one ring… then I’m sure any of them will be fine, and maybe you could let him pick?
Post # 6
@erin.leigh: thanks for the suggestion! the tacori 2620 was my first choice and I was obsessed with it! But i just didn’t get that “aha!” moment when i tried it on. It’s a gorgeous ring though!
thanks for all your comments! Part of me definitely feels that I should just let him choose…but everything he’s picked out for me so far has been so far from my style! We obviously have very different taste (he’s much more trendier and i’m more classic). Both are gorgeous…
Post # 7
What do you all think of this cushion:
How did I get so lucky! How did I get such a great guy and a fab ring!
compared with this round:
both pictures of brides on wedding bee (thanks!). i know they’re very different and gorgeous in their own way, but if you had to choose…
Post # 8
If I had to choose…I would choose the round. Good Luck!
Post # 9
i say choose the one you cannot stop thinking about. eventually it will happen. i found my ring on the first store we went to. i went to a MILLION stores after that and always kept thinking back to the first one.
Post # 10
My vote would be for the novela style, only because I think it is more classic looking. But both those options are dreamy! Maybe this video will swing you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rcpRh80eh8. If I wasn’t getting a 3-stone then that would be my choice, I think I watched that video on a loop when I first saw it!
Post # 11
My ring is similar to this as well! Totally best of both worlds…round stone, square halo. The hubs picked it out…I think he did a great job!
Post # 12
Oh my gosh, vintage bride, I think you must be my twin! I was in the EXACT same situation as you… you can see my past posts.
My bf (now fiance!) wanted me to choose the ring and I spent months trying to choose between a delicate cushion micropave halo, or the Novo, or a round brilliant! I became really confused too.
This is what I did to decide:
1) I focused on the diamond first, not the ring as a whole. I went to a jewellery store and tried on round and cushion solitaires to see which diamond shape I preferred.
2) I decided I wanted a cushion as for some reason I just love them, and I thought the shape looked better on my hand
3) I decided against the halo, only because I saw lots of halos that I didn’t like, and was worried a jeweller would not make the kind of halo I wanted… I still love the look of halos but just thought it was safer to choose a cushion without a halo.
4) I decided I wanted a cushion set on a thin micropave band, after I saw a pic of Mrs Martini’s ring here: http://www.weddingbee.com/2008/08/22/the-story-of-my-ring/ and thought it was exactly what I wanted… like the Novo, but more delicate.
Sorry for the long post! i hope that helps you. PM me if you like.
Post # 13
Thanks! This is all very helpful.
I saw this video clip (thanks to MrsT2b) and fell in love with the round all over again!
I think my biggest concern with a cushion micropave is that it can be very difficult to get all the specific right. There are more things to be particular about when it comes to the cushion micropave and a lot of room for it to go wrong when customizing. I should just play it safe…right? Esp since I really do love both!
Post # 14
I have a radiant cushion solitaire on a pave band (modeled after the novo) and I LOVE It. The radiant cut makes is super sparkly.
It looks timeless, classic, elegant, and a little bit different:
Post # 15
I can’t believe you put so much thought into it.
Post # 16
@ginarook: Wow, troll much?
Anyway, I agree that it’s very easy for a halo to go “wrong,” and I think a novo-esque style would be more timeless. Although technically halos are a vintage style, they are very trendy right now. Personally, I’d go against trends for something you want to have forever!