Post # 1
So, I’ve been waffling around (and driving my boyfriend NUTS!) shopping for rings with him, and I finally found one that I love! He hinted earlier tonight that he was going to buy it, so now I’m having second thoughts. Is it too big? Does it not show off the diamond enough? What the heck am I going to do about finding a band? Will I still love it in 10 years? It’s a lot bigger and flashier than I thought I’d want, did I make a mistake?!
Post # 2
If you’re trying to get the 5-year, 0% deal at Diamonds Direct, just go ahead and buy the stone tomorrow. Wait to buy the setting until they have their next big setting sale. It’ll save you about 20% that way, and it will give you more time to consider the setting you really want. 🙂
Post # 3
JackieDO: I think it’s beautiful. I love the setting; it seems so intricate and pretty.
Post # 4
Oh, and personally, I really like this ring… but I’d wear it as an RHR. It doesn’t look like an engagement ring to me, but hey, you can totally do whatever you want with it! 😀 Beautiful either way!
Post # 5
I like the ring for a RHR. Will I still love it in 10 years would be my biggest concern unless you want to change or upgrade it later.
Post # 6
I think it’s absolutely gorgeous. I love that it’s unique and elegant. I wouldn’t worry about not liking it years down the road because it’s not like you decided on a super trendy style. You can easily get a custom designed wedding band to go along with it (I did that for my ERing).
Post # 7
Ooh! I love it! It’s not too flashy, and still looks feminine and delicate, despite the size. I hope you keep it
Post # 8
It looks sort of awkward to me.
Post # 9
I like it! But if your having doubts tell your boyfriend to hold off on buying a ring until your sure.
Post # 10
I think it’s really beautiful and unique. On days when you don’t feel like wearing a big ring, you can just wear your wedding band.
Post # 11
I think it’s beautiful. I love the unique setting and the antique feel.
Who knows if what you love today you’ll still love in 10 years. Honestly you run that risk with any setting that isn’t just a plain solitaire or a three stone. If your style changes in 10 or 15 years then just put the stone in a new setting, no big deal.
Post # 12
Thanks guys, I think it’s just the “realness” of it all that’s freaking me out. I LOVED it a few hours ago, it’s just once I found out he was actually getting it I panicked 😛
Post # 13
^ Then I think you just need to breathe and trust that your heart made the right decision. This is only tangentially related, but when we remodeled our kitchen I was positive about what we wanted. We had looked and I had a picture in my head forever. I knew there was nothing I preferred over the choices we made. And yet… as soon as the time came to order or to install, I had huge amounts of anxiety and second-guessed every single detail. I wasn’t SURE I had made the right decisions.
But I did. After everything was said and done, I loved what I loved, and nothing was going to change that. It is just that finalizing a decision is always scary. You loved this ring less than 24 hours ago; you will adore it when it is on your finger. Don’t worry.
Post # 14
JackieDO: I think it’s really pretty! I like those kind of settings. It looks antique. Enjoy it!
Post # 15
That ring is incredibly beautiful!!! I would absolutely wear it as an engagement ring. Love the vintage pattern, how unique it is and its nice size. Looks amazing on you.