(Closed) Heart Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring? Trying to fit in.

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which diamond did you pick for your engagement ring?
    Something I love no matter the shape or style! : (51 votes)
    54 %
    A very traditional choice, I want to love it until the end of my days. : (28 votes)
    30 %
    Neither, I had no input in my ring! : (15 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    I don’t have a heart-shaped, but it sounds like it would mean a lot to you to get one!  Maybe he just didn’t care for that one ring setting you showed him?  I would show him a few more heart-shaped rings and see if the idea grows on him.  I bet once he sees how much you love them, he’ll just want you to be happy!

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I have always wanted a heart shaped engagement ring and FI knew this from day one. We actually exchanged promise rings on our two year anniversary, Claddagh rings, both for their history and because of the heart.

    Anyway, FI proposed with a heart shaped ring. It’s from Zales. I don’t have a good picture, but here’s the link to it: http://www.zales.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11217954′ defer=’defer

    I didn’t want a huge ring with lots of diamonds, nor did I want him to spend a lot of money. I wanted something simple and for the heart to stand out. It’s perfect for my hand and I love it.

    I love it and I’m so happy! I didn’t want it because it’s not the common cut (Zales didn’t even carry it in their store, since no one hardly gets it), but because of its meaning.

    If it means a lot to you, then that’s what you should have. FI didn’t have preference either way on the shape, so he stuck with what he knew I wanted. I think if you love it now, you’ll love it always. Maybe down the line you’ll trade it out for something different, say on an anniversary, but if you like it now, then that’s what matters. At least I think so.

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    If you love it, just tell him you love it! Don’t go up to him and ask him what he thinks, just show him a picture, get all excited and tell him you love it. He’ll want to make you happy.

    Girls always make the mistake about asking thier BF about what dresses they like or rings, guys don’t know anything about either.

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @JustLove25:  I have an asscher, which my FI had never heard of. His original plan was to get me a radiant cut, which I don’t like at all. My second choice  was a marquise for a long time, which his mom has and he thinks looks too 80s. I also love emerald cuts, but I prefer the square shape of an asscher a lot more. Honestly I think you’re the one who is going to wear it, so you should love it forever. But I don’t think it has to be inspired by anything you already own. I do think the setting can make it look more or less classic. Solitaires (what I got) are always going to be in style. 3 stone rings and halos have also been around for a long time, and go in and out of style (not really in and out of style, they just fluctuate between being popular and trendy). I think you are more likely to regret your choice if you pick something just to make your FI happy. I would look around at other shapes and see if there is some way that you can compromise. Maybe a 3 stone ring with a roudn centerstone and heart sidestones? Or a setting with hearts incorporated into it?

    This ring has hearts on the side of the setting: http://www.bluenile.com/diamond-engagment-ring-setting_8115 

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee

    Why don’t you just tell him what your favorite is and then walk away. You seem to be sentimental and I have a feeling you’ll end up falling in love with whatever he gives you.  

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2016

    I would go with something that you love.  I thought at first I wanted a marquise, but once I saw my pear on my finger, I fell in love.  You will be wearing it for a while.  If you don’t get what you love, you will want to upgrade!

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My friend’s bf said the same thing to her,, that he doesn’t like square so he’s not getting her square.  I mean, in my opinion, YOU are wearing it.  I think guys have an issue with it is because the first thing people are going to think is that HE bought it and if they don’t like the style, he’ll be judged.

    Post # 13
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    569 posts
    Busy bee

    @JustLove25:  i’m  not engaged yet, but the ring has been purchased. and my only specification was that a wanted a heart shaped diamond. and he has hinted that it is! i’m so excited!

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee

    Well you already saw my ring and loved it from what I understood hehe. I was in the same boat as you. While I wanted something that I would love for all my life, I knew that I also wanted something that not everyone else had. That was my problem when I was stuck between choosing halo or no halo but in the end I realized that I wanted a halo. ANYWAY, many people say that heart shaped diamonds are “cute” and a little childish but really a heart shaped diamond e-ring stands for love and romance and even before my ring was changed I still got stopped and complimented on the unique shape of my ring soooo it doesn’t matter what people say, follow your heart 🙂

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