Post # 1
I would like to know what you think of flower rings as engagement rings.
A few examples:
Are they classic or do you think I will get tired of the flower design?
I am kind of a “girly-woman” who likes flowery jewellery, so maybe that would be suitable for me.
Looking forward to reading your opinions!
Post # 3
If it is significant for you and is consistent with styles you’ve liked for a long time, I don’t think you’ll get tired of it. If it’s something you like because it’s more trendy, I’d be a little more hesitant.
FI and I designed a custom ring with a floral/Celtic design because we know that’s something I will always love. Even though it’s non-traditional and a little unusual (no diamond), I know it’s exactly the ring for me. If you feel sure about this one in that way, then go for it.
Post # 4
I don’t think that these flower rings will ever go out of style. It’s very classic. Plus, I find it very romantic to have a flower as an ering.
As long as you’re happy with it, I wouldn’t care too much that it is out of style.
Post # 5
I am sorry Tiffany’s or not, I couldn’t rationalize spending that kind of money on something thats .22 carats. In most cases I would say it isnt about the size but in this case, I couldnt do it. In terms of a flower ring in general, I like them. I personally am all for something that is different and unique.
Post # 6
I have a flower RHR and i LOVE it! it’s so pretty and IMO it’s very classic.
Post # 7
@miss narwhal: uh… yeah. Those prices in relation to the TCW are nuts girl! Besides that, those two don’t actually look like flowers, to me, they look like snowflakes. Also, you’re going to have a hard time coordinating a wedding band with either of those rings.
Is your heart set on Tiffanys?
I did a really quick and dirty google search just to show you what else is out there:
I don’t know who the maker of these first two are, it was just to illustrate how much more “flower-like” a design could be.
This is by Ritani from their “Floral” collection
These next few don’t look like flowers from the top, but have floral details instead.
These are by Blue Nile
This one is by Krikawa, the mount is about $2500.00 and you can put whatever gem you want in there, diamond or other.
Then there’s this one, pretty much the ultimate flower ring EVER. Sigh.
I can’t remember who the actual maker of this one is, but it’s come up here on the Bee a few times, and I’m pretty sure Treejewel actually considered it as one of her main contenders for her ering.
Post # 8
It’s not one of the Tiffany’s rings, but my engagement ring is a rose with a ruby in the center:
…and almost a year later, I still catch myself gazing at my finger every few minutes. 🙂 I never get tired of looking at my engagement ring, and my wedding band pairs so beautifully with it.
Post # 9
Thanks for your answers!
I really like flower jewellery in general, ever since I was a little girl (I am in my mid-twenties now). So I don’t think it is just a current trend for me. But I still wonder how I will feel when I am older.
Do you think my style will change dramatically or not seeing that I have liked these designs for such a long time?
I find solitaires beautiful as well, but sometimes I wonder if they are a bit too plain and could bore me after a while.
@ MissNoodles: Gorgeous rings! But I guess they would be a bit too “bulky” for everyday wear. And they are probably way out of my budget. I know Tiffany’s rings are overpriced, but I do like their delicate design. They are just so pretty.
@Averne: Beautiful ring! Did you have it made?
Post # 10
What about a mix of a solitaire and flower design? I was admiring this yesterday: http://www.ajaffe.com/details.php?title=art-crafted-floral-engagement-ring-me1624&iz=ME1624_B.jpg
It’s a solitaire but looks like a flower from the top and sides.
I think that you should get whatever you love. If you love a flower ring then go for it! Personally I am leaning towards getting a classic round solitaire ring in a simple platinum setting for my e-ring because I am an indecisive person and that look will never go out of style. It will always be classic and elegant. If you got something like the ring I linked above, then worst case you could have it re-set if you get sick of the setting. In the other flower rings that you linked, you wouldn’t be able to do much w. them since they’re a cluster of diamonds. You could always switch it to a right hand ring and upgrade the e-ring in 5, 10 years if you get sick of it.
Post # 11
@canarydiamond: That is gorgeous! It has the best of both worlds and it’s so unique which is a bonus!
Post # 12
As someone who’s 32 now, I feel my tastes have changed a bit since mid 20’s even though it was just a short while ago. I bought a floral rings 5 years ago, and still wear one as a RHR, while the other I cant imagine really getting much use of anymore. But I only wear it because I already have it.. if I were to buy it again, I dont know that I would. I also looked at a lot of rings I had collected over the last 10 years, and realized that I wore them for maybe a few years, then got tired of them and just tucked them away… and these were not cheap costume pieces for that purpose. You said you’ve like it for years and dont see that changing, so only you can make that call. But as an engagement ring, it’ll always be special, so perhaps that would help with not getting tired of it.
Post # 13
@Rose27: Thank you! My fiance ordered it from Wexford Jewelers on Etsy – http://www.etsy.com/shop/wexfordjewelers
They also have their own web site with tons more choices and they take custom orders, too. My finace purchased the Edwardian Rose Solitaire in 14k white gold. Their Rose Collection has tons of other gorgeous engagement rings and wedding sets to choose from.
Their orders take around 6 weeks to complete, and my fiance says they were wonderful to work with and kept him updated on their progress.
If you’ve always loved flowers and flower jewelry, I say go for it! You can always talk about purchasing a different ring for your 5 or 10-year anniversary or something if you’re nervous about outgrowing your tastes. 🙂
Post # 14
@pinkshoes: I agree, my tastes have changed a lot too in the last few years, and I seem to be gravitating towards solitaires and simpler designs. I have a few flower-inspired pieces too that I haven’t been wearing for awhile… Have you ever thought about having your jewellery reset into different designs pinkshoes?
Post # 15
i think their beautiful! if you love it; get it!
Post # 16
If you are concerned about not likeing the flower ring when you get older have you thought about having a custom made enhancer to wear with it to make it look like a fower? You could always change wraps.