Post # 1
Im new to the connunity and I’ve been married for a few months, but earlier today my husband finally brought home the engagement ring he designed for me after months of planning and making sure everything was perfect. When he presented me with the ring I wanted to be happy, but i was torn. Let me just say that I love the color blue. Its the color of my birthstone and its the color of the promise ring my DH gave to me over 3 yrs ago so it was understood that I wanted a blue gemstone to honor that promise he made to me. Anyway, although the engagemnt ring was beautiful it was, well I felt, for lack of a better word, gaudy. It has a lovely concave cut 12 carat blue topaz center stone with 4.5 carat trillion cut white sapphires on each side. I’ve uploaded a pic of my ring, please let me know if I should change it or honor my husbands hard work and own my obnoxius, Elizabeth Taylor-like, engagement ring. P.S. Sorry for the large photo.
Post # 3
I think it depends on your style. Is it comfortable? Do you love it? It isn’t my style (I couldn’t deal with how it felt on my hand) but that doesn’t mean it isn’t perfect for you.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID
@BlueEnvy0316: well, I’ll be honest: I think the size of it makes it look kind of…ridiculous. And I’m usually in the camp of bigger is better haha. I think if it was brought down just a few sizes it would be beautiful. Can you maybe just talk to him and tell him how you feel? You should love the ring you have to wear for forever.
Post # 6
@mrspinesol: ooh…unfortunately I agree. I would be honest with my FI.
Post # 7
Yea I’m just going to tell him…he can at least replace the side stones.
Post # 8
@BlueEnvy0316: Yeah that’s a bit much. I think a redesign is in order.
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse
@BlueEnvy0316: It is quite a large statement ring. I think you have a great idea with the side stones and it would be beautiful with just the blue centre stone on an plain band. Let that stone be the the showstopper!
Post # 10
Yah I’m sorry, I’m not a fan. If you aren’t either… be honest and tell him. You have to wear this for the rest of your life, you should love it! It might go over better if you tell him you want something smaller and more practical for everyday wear, instead of saying you don’t like it.
Post # 11
i think life would be hard with a ring that size! Get in the way of everything! Maybe make the suez stones smaller or get a new smaller ring for everyDay wear and bring that one out for special occasions
Post # 12
@BlueEnvy0316: instead of telling him it’s not to your taste Wait a week (fiddling with it all the time) then tell him the side Stones are uncomfortable and your fingers hurt (probably legitimate) and could you please have the side stones made into earrings? Spare his feelings, get more jewelry! Win/win.
Post # 13
Maybe you could ask him about getting it re-set, I think it would look better with just the center stone, and maybe the side stones could be made into a pair of earrings?
Post # 14
I love that idea! 4 carat white sapphire earrings sound awesome.
Post # 15
Way to big. Maybe have the stones cut down or sold for smalle stones, but similar design?
Post # 16
Yeah, I think that passes into gaudy territory. I would reset the center stone (maybe in a halo?) and use the side stones for something else.