Post # 1
After a lot of thinking myself.. we were able to talk about rings.. having been together 4.5 years and buying a house this year (we are 30 and 29) and having wedding on the agenda- as well as a bit of a budget saved, he asked me what kind of ring… this has come up lately because a few firneds have gotten engaged, and his friend was in the pub with him the other night having just been to an auction to get his gf a vintage ring.. of course i ask ed ‘ooo wat was the ring like’ and he didnt even look.. such a boy.
Anyhow, though I have a mighty obsession with jewellery, gems, moissys and all things engagements- you could say my gemology is a hobby, I am having a really hard time thinking what THE ring should be. I change my mind every 2 minutes..and now I think if I confirm with him what I want, it wont be right. I am so fussssyyy
Any other bees have this problem?
Post # 3
For me personally, I really want something classic. My best friend’s ring is her grandmother’s and I love love love the idea of a family ring/stone/style, however my mother and grandmother both got rings that were trendy at the time and are really dated looking now. I was really disappointed because I would have loved to use a piece from them. So for me personally I want something maybe more “simple” like a round cut with just a thin diamond band so I could give it to my daughter or granddaughter one day.
Post # 4
there’s nothing like trying them on to know. what you think you like might not be what you really like.
Post # 5
I had just about made up my mind when we started looking; but i have a simple solitaire and have never worn anything but white gold (even when it was unpopular)
Post # 6
I always have trouble making up my mind. When first looking at rings I went back and forth a lot on cut and band style.
What really helped me decide what i wanted/liked was spending a lot of time on Pricescope forums. I learned a lot about diamonds, and was exposed to some great vendors. We ended up deciding on an August Vintage Cushion from Good Old Gold. I would have never learned about this cut if it weren’t for Pricescope!
Post # 7
definitely agree theres nothing like trying them on! I just finally tried on the ring I’ve been eyeing on the internet for eternity it feels like… a couple months… but the jewlery store is an hour and a half from me (that one is) and so it took a while for me to get up there. I’m super glad I went because it definitely gave me a different perspective…I still loved it and I ended up picking it in the end… but it made me want to look at other styles at first becuase I wondered if the band was too much because I really like having emphasis on the diamond. I dont like halo settings personally because to me its just trying to make the big diamond look better, and I just didn’t really care for it. I also didn’t like the solitares though. So I’m extremely happy that i chose the band I did. Nothing beats trying it on…
Happy hunting :]
Post # 8
Ah thanks bees… good advice.. I have always known I want something a little different… but to be honest ‘different’ in London is anything which isnt a .3-.7 diamond from a chain jewellery store, so that gives me a lot of scope! I do prefer bigger sizes, and ethical stones.. and do not want a diamond in any case.
Classic is a good idea though. I am leaning toward a Ruby, as you can get those Lab-made (eco friendly and cheap) and my bf’s mum has a ruby wedding set from the man who was like a father.. (but technically step father) to my Mr.
He died 10 years ago and I never met him, so i am thinking having a ruby would sort of pass down a thoughtful tradition….
Post # 9
@gpsp2B: I agree.. I LOVE halos for costume jewellery.. I have several, but for me i think for engagement it should be classic, and all about showing of the stone. Do you have the pic of the ring?