Post # 1
I am going to ask my girl to marry me.
I am having a very difficult time choosing between two final rings.
She is somewhat aware and has helped me choose to a point by identifying a group.
Ring #1 is this…
I love the design. The set “locks” together or can be worn individually. I changed the center stone to a 0.75 ct diamond. Two things I do not like are the width all the way around is 10mm combined. She has shorter fingers and I’m unsure if this is really uncomfortable. Second item I do not like is it will not be easy / doable to resize if needed in the future.
Ring #2 is this….
I love the design equally or perhaps more. I am increasing the center stone to 0.5 ct. I can have it redesigned to 0.7 ct but very concerned that changes the design too much. So, what I don’t love is that it will likely only be the 0.5ct. Beyond the design what I do love is that on top it is 9.5mm and the back is 3.5mm so seems more comfortable on shorter fingers. I also don’t love that the set doesn’t “lock” so have to accept that or solder it together but no more individual wearing at that point. This one also seems it could be resized if ever needed.
So price and all that is aside – can anyone offer pros/cons or input between these two to help me out?
Post # 3
@Russell123: i think i like the 2nd one better b/c i’m not really a fan of the bezel setting. have you two talked about what kind of rings she likes?
ETA: nevermind, saw that she showed you some she likes
Post # 4
@Russell123: awwwwww darlin you have come to the right spot!!!!
I like the first set personally because of the design. The only issue I would see would that the ring might get caught in alot of things and get dirty really fast. If you think the width is too much then see if it can be made thinner. Esty has some wonderful sellers and I heard they can design to your specs…CONGRATS
Post # 5
@Russell123: hmmm, I love the first design…it’s whimsical yet has a modern flair; but I’m an Etsy addict so unique and unusual are big “yeah’s” for me:)! Have you contacted this seller to see if it could be customized to be tapered down toward the bottom of the ring. As a designer, I can tell you that it would be a simple modification and should be willingly carried out 🙂
good luck :)!!!!
Post # 6
I loved the 2nd one mainly just because I think the first one would get in the way a lot (loose threads, hair, etc). Also, I think the 2nd one looks a lot more bridal than the first.
I’d add a poll if you want more opinions. Many prefer to just vote and not comment.
Post # 8
I definitely prefer the first one!! It’s quite unique and the style of the second one is more dated, IMO. Although youre right to be concerned about 10mm, I’m not sure that would be comfortable. My whole set with a spacer band is about 6mm and that’s a pretty comfortable width for me. Maybe the Etsy seller could make it a bit narrower?
Post # 9
Love the first set! I agree that you should add a poll to keep track of responses more easily.
Post # 11
I vote #2! I thought it was all one solid piece at first but then I realized it was two and wow! It is so gorgeous! Also, the first one I just picture how many sweaters, blankets, tights, etc. will get snagged in that ring. No girl wants that. I am just loving that second one the more I look at it too.
Post # 13
Thanks for the comments. I really appreciate it.
The reason I didn’t do a poll is that I think both ring sets are beautiful and its more that the comments are really valuable to me.
I am leaning towards the second one because I did have thoughts that the width may be uncomfortable and the snagging is a really great point. That’s one of the bigger reasons why we were staying away from designs where the stone is set up from the ring a lot more than these.
We selected a group of about 20 rings and I’ve whittled it down to these two. I somewhat discretely (if this can be done discretely) measure her ring finger space and its roughly 12-14mm between joints. So if the set is 10mm and spacing only give 2-4mm that seems really uncomfortable. Though with the option of wearing seperately, I like that.