Post # 1
I would prefer simple for the majority of things but when it comes to a ring I am favoring a bit more bling. I recently got the nudge to start finding rings I like so we can figure out a budget for the ring. He is hinting toward a solitare or something really simple. He has hated all my friends rings and his exact words are “I hate all the diamonds all over the placel.” As much as I have loved the idea of a solitare the more I look at rings and think about it I am favoring tapered baguettes on the side. Would you consider this too much bling? I dont really like sparkly diamonds and even with our tight budget he wants it to be a diamond. I was thinking an old european cut, does anyone have this cut?
Post # 3
I have a yellow diamond with an old mine brilliant cut (similar large facets but mine is a cushion).. it’s very sparkly and I love it. It’s in a halo, though, so that would definitely be too much bling for him lol.
I think baguettes on the side is actually a nice compromise… baguettes aren’t that sparkly either.. they have elegant flashes of light.
Post # 4
When I saw the title of this thread, I thought you wanted something with diamonds everywhere. I consider my ring to be simple, classic and understated. It has 3 tiny round diamonds set vertically and 3 tapered baguettes on each side of the center stone.
Post # 5
@gsdlover32: I don’t think tapered baguettes would be too much. i think it would be a good idea if you don’t want a simple solitaire! It would add some sparkle, but not be overpowering! Plus, it is pretty unique! You don’t see tapered baguettes a lot!!! Post pictures of the ones you like!
Post # 6
If you’re interested in tapered baguettes, the Hive has many for you to see!
I actually started a thread about rings with baguette sidestones, and I have tapered baguettes in my e-ring. It’s not a cushion, though; it’s a round brilliant.
Here is a picture of my engagement ring, followed by the baguette-related thread:
Post # 7
Tapered baguettes are nice because they add a little more OOMPH but are not a showy cut. That seems like a nice, classic style, and is not ostentatious at all.
Post # 8
@Brielle: I love that thread and it only makes me more certain its the ring I want. I need to have a plain for work since I will be working in the chemical field and felt I am happier with this type of ring with a solid band than a solitare.
@abirdword: thats what I feel like too but wanted to make sure I wasnt just trying to convince myself that its not too over the top before I bring it up to him on the style that I like
Post # 9
Tapered baguettes are great! I like that my ring looks simple from a distance, but has some gorgeous details. I also have a slightly blingier band that I will *probably* use as my wedding band, but I’ve thought about just doing a plain band as well.
Post # 10
It isn’t over the top at all – my ring (which we just ordered, YAY!) has two small tapered baguettes. My SO and I are very traditional people, and we both started off the hunt for a solitaire, but the baguettes are just so lovely that we decided on that. They are not too much at all!
Post # 11
@CaroBee: thanks that makes me feel better for bringing this type of setting up
Post # 12
@gsdlover32: Like jdhall89’s ring? I think that is a very classic and elegant look! A traditionalist guy might totally go for that. Try running it by him at least.
Post # 13
Go with tapered baguettes.
Post # 14
I think baguette sides are lovely!
My FI and I both have very simple tastes too and we mostly looked at solitaires for my e-ring. But in the end we both loved a round centre with pear side stones. It’s still simple but with a little extra sparkle and interest. So even if your man has simple tastes he might still like the side stone look 🙂
Post # 15
Tapered baguettes are really pretty. I think you should go with whichever style you like. After all, it’s you who’s wearing it everyday for the rest of your life. You dont want to get a ring you don’t absolutely love. You might end up changing it later and more money down the drain. Try to communicate with him I’m sure you’ll get the ring of your dream!
Post # 16
@gsdlover32: I wouldn’t consider tapered baguettes ‘too much bling’.
I find it really hard to understand why he would want you to have a solitaire as your engagement ring if you don’t like them/they’re not your style.
My SO loves princess solitaires and so did I…till I tried one on. I decided I wanted ‘more bling’ and ended up falling in love with the style of an oval halo – which we had custom made.
Even though he loved the ‘clean, classic’ look of the solitaire, he wanted me to love the ring I would be wearing for the rest of my life. Me being in love with our engagement ring was more important to him, then his personal preference.
Talk to him, go our engagement ring shopping together and see if you can find something ‘simple’ which still has the blingy aspect you love.