Post # 1
So my guy wants me to give him pictures of rings I like. He adamantly refuses for me to come with him ring shopping. As it is, I would have wanted to go so I can pick what I like being as, well, I don’t really trust his tastes and I am going to wear this ring for a whiile right?? So, I went alone and I saw only two rings I like. Now, I would like to add more pictrues so if you have any more pics that look like the ones below, please help. As you can see, it’s the mounting of the center stone I like. I am not a fan of the Cathedral mounting but anyhow, please, help 🙂 I feel like I have to give him more than three pics to get the idea!
Post # 3
I showed the three rings to a male co-worker and he could not tell the difference between each one but got the idea of what you are looking for. I think your FI will be the same. He is probably asking for photographs so that he can show it to the jeweler who will guide him in the right direction. The setting you have chosen is fairly popular and I think the three you have posted is enough for your FI (and not to overwhelm him) to understand what you are going for.
Post # 4
Just one thing to consider with that setting- you most likely will not be able to have a wedding band sit flush against it unless it comes as a set or you have it custom made.
But the ultimate source for rings is pricescope.com.
I also looked at jamesallen.com when looking at engagement rings.
Post # 5
Actually, three pictures is probably plenty to give him an idea. More than that might overwhelm him. When you give him the pictures, you may also want to give him information about the stone(s) and ring; ie., why you like it, setting, size, etc.
I think it is great that he is asking you to give him pictures of what you like. He is being very considerate of you, so the more information about why you like a particular style that you can give him the better.
Post # 6
@Jacqi: What?? I wasn’t even thinking about that. I would love for my rings to sit flush against each other. I didn’t even think about that. Ouch, is it really going to be that hard to find something that would fit that ring? The thought of going to get something custom made will make the price go outrageous 🙁
Post # 7
Honestly – – I would go to a jewelry store any one if you have an engagement store near you go there and try on a ton of rings. Sometimes what you really love might not look right on your finger. I thought I wanted one thing and what I have is totally different. Don’t feel silly the people at the store are very nice and this is very common. IT IS SO MUCH FUN, its almost like playing in a closet of designer shoes, if you like that, LOL
Post # 8
Green Lake Jewelers has a cool way of bookmarking a bunch of rings. I went to their store to try rings and some bands definitely fit more flush than others against my e-ring (the band is wider next to the diamond). You can also have the band contoured. Definitely go to a good local jeweler – I think if your guy goes to one they’ll explain how to pick a diamond, the band, and help with picking a set.
Post # 9
@bRooklynRocks: If you look closely at the profile of the ring, and there is a bump-out or not enough room for a band to fit under the stone setting, a regular wedding band isn’t going to fit perfectly. I wasn’t a huge fan of cathedral settings either and I thought I wanted something that sat lower to the finger, but it was really important for me to have the wedding band sit flush against the e-ring. Some people don’t care if it isn’t perfect, but I did.
I agree with jackie-o. There is nothing wrong with you going by yourself or with girlfriends to try on rings!
Post # 10
@Jacqi: That’s the really annoying thing. I already went and saw a whole bunch of rings but stupid me, was I thinking of if the ring will sit flush against my wedding ring? Um, no oh. I have been to about 7 different places. I am really all RINGED out by now. This information was requested weeks and weeks ago and I’ve been doing research this whole time but never thought to think of the wedding ring. Oh, I am not looking forward to doing this over again 🙁
Post # 11
I just gave my FH some pictures off Google images. Actually he saw that I had a file of pics on my computer and asked to print them. But I think he only took 3 or 4 pictures (out of like 20…) I agree with other posters that three pictures is probably enough.
Post # 12
@Jacqi: I don’t see why it wouldn’t sit flush. All three of those pictures look just like my engagement ring and my half-eternity channel-set wedding band sits perfectly flush – nothing custom about it!
Post # 13
I went shopping by my self (or with a girlfriend) and found what I liked. I started with the chain stores in the mall. Most of them have pictures online too.
I would suggest looking at a few in person though because they do look very different then just looking at a picture.
Jarrods (sp?) has a good website with lots of styles but I’m not sure about ordering from there.
Also don’t forget to check wedding magazines and places like Overstock.com and Amazon.com.
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For looking at styles online http://www.jamesallen.com is good. They have pics as well as video clips of the rings rotating. Good place to start as far as getting an idea what you like in a setting.
Another good place with large photos from several angles is http://www.knoxjewelers.biz.