Grown to love my ring, but…

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Oh I think your ring is perfect! I think once you add wedding band to it, it will be beautiful and stand out. You could do two bands to give it some more oomph without changing it.

Post # 4
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1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

@ashlee1214:  Well, I think it has a whoa factor and I would be not wanting to change it. I think that if you wanted to add more, than maybe a bigger halo 🙂

Hhave you thought about one of those guard weddingbands?

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

That’s a gorgeous ring and quite a nice sized stone! Believe it or not, less is more and if you want a Whoaaaa! factor, you’d most likely do best by minimizing the setting. Something like this:

http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/side-stones/14k-white-gold-scalloped-shared-prong-engagement-ring-item-3362

With a blingy eternity – same size as the sidestones:

http://www.jamesallen.com/wedding-rings/womens-eternity/ladies-2.00ctw-contoured-common-prong-diamond-eternity-ring-item-3682

And maybe a plain spacer in between.

Then all you see is sparkle – not much metal. I love heavy metal settings but I’m older and we wore them in the 80s. Minimal settings are all the rage these days.

 

Post # 7
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776 posts
Busy bee

@ashlee1214:  I don’t understand.. he said you can change it AFTER the wedding, and has already bought the bands? It sounds like he thinks you’ll fall in love with it and really won’t want to change it. I’m not a big fan of the amount of metal in the princess channel set portion, or the flatness to the hand.

Post # 8
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2100 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Do you have a picture or idea of what you originally had in mind? 

In my opinion, my ring has the “wow” b/c it’s sparkly as hell and the band is thin, forcing the stone to stand out. To me, that is “wow”… What’s your definition? 

I would go with a bit thinner band and add a halo (double halo) and then get a wow wedding band. Love the wow x2…. Speaking my language! 

(And I loved that you put a disclaimer about funds. I know those convos all too well!) 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

my personal feeling is that a ring has more “wow” when the stones is larger/much larger than the band and that’s a reason why thin bands are currently more popular. my band is the thinnest it can be and still support the head. mine is custom made and i was literally so unhappy with it the first time around that we decided, with my jeweler, to scrap it (after it was completely finished) and start over. all the elements are the same except i did away with the milgrain but the change in how to halo was set made me the happiest.

if you want to change the halo/add a 2nd i think that would help!

Post # 11
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462 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I agree that perhaps making the band thinner will give it that “wow” factor. I personally already think it is wow! 🙂

Post # 12
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3442 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I think your ring is beautiful! I think if you want to redo it, you’d be better to sell the setting & start over rather and adding to it.

I would go for a double halo with a thin twisted shank 🙂

Post # 14
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3394 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@ashlee1214:  I think that ring is pretty “wow” the way it is 🙂

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@ashlee1214:  definitely see what the jeweler says! a good jeweler doesnt want you walking around with a ring you don’t absolutely love. redoing mine cost us about $600 extra (though she did quote us only around $300 so the $600 was a little…surprising?) and it obviously added no extra “value” but to me it was absolutely worth it! i’ll post a before and after pic =) 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

sorry the pic is so big! i’m on my phone and couldnt get it to resize. the left is before and right is after. i have no idea how obvious the changes are to anyone but me but they’re huge to me and i’m so glad i went ahead and changed it….i was very very close to letting myself try to “learn to love it”

i hope whatever you decide, you’re thrilled with!

ETA: I just jumped on my computer and I guess it’s not as big as I thought lol it’s also a little harder to see the differences with the 2nd pic…but I took the milgrain off and changed the way the halo was set. Those 2 things made all the difference in the world

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