Post # 1
I am new to these boards as a poster though I have been lurking for quite some time now. The SO and I are ready to get engaged and I am one of those lucky few who gets to pick her own ring… That being said I have been agonizing between two rings (a great problem to have) and can’t set my mind on one or the other.
We are set with going with a moissanite from the Etsy dealer Rosado’s Box and the two rings below I am absolutely in love with. These styles are quite different and I love them both for different reasons: the sparkle and delicate femininity of the Halo really calls to me but I am a bit of a frump muffin sometimes and worried that it will look a bit to “blingy” on me most days. The solitaire I love because of it’s “timeless elegance” but also realize solitaires are super common and don’t have as much “wow factor”. Many bees on here suggest just trying on the two different styles but since the Etsy dealer makes those to order I can’t try those exact ones on so I went to a jewelry store and tried to get as close to the look as possible. Pictures attached.
(These are the ones I tries to approximate at the jewelry store)
The Ella ring (a bit bigger stone):
Rosados box Kimberly medio: https://www.etsy.com/listing/163232350/kimberly-medio-size-platinum-thin-round?ref=cat_gallery_1&ga_search_query=kimberly+medio+platinum&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=all
Thank you all for the feedback! I greatly appreciate it as I struggle over these two beautiful ringa like a bleeping a-hole. 😛
OH and one last thing…. White gold or platinum?
Post # 2
For your lifestyle, I would say go for a solitare, however in saying that, I am also a frump muffin often, and I have a pretty blingy ring, and honestly it makes me want to dress up and look a bit nicer since it’s so pretty. So if you are looking for motivation to get out of your frump slump, go for the blingier one.
definitely platinum!! I cannot stress this enough!!
with white gold you will need to get it played every year or two due to it yellowing, and that could cost you 1-200 each time, for the rest of your life. platinum is stronger and you don’t have the plating issue with it either. Unless you strike a deal with a jeweller who will give you a lifetime worth of free rodium plating with your purchase, go platinum. Or you will literally pay for it the rest of your life.
Ive included my pic for reference.
Post # 3
I’m not sure why her plating is so much… I’ve had it done at a local jewlers and it was $40
Post # 4
I vote halo. My ring is platinum and I like that it will never yellow but white gold is very nice too.
Post # 5
i say halo all the way!!!! i dont think you ahould ever feel your ring is too dressy, your ring is supposed to be beautiful and sparkly…i would not worry about matching it to my frump days..pick the one that rocks your face off. you will be glad you did 🙂
Post # 6
NEAM2014: maybe where I live? I’m in Perth, and I don’t have a white gold ring but a friend of mine does and she pays about 100, and the place I bought my platinum ring from said they would charge about that aswell if I had chosen white gold and was to get it plated.
regardless it’s still 40x say, 70 years? That’s a lot of money.
Post # 7
I say go for the halo and I recommend getting it in white gold. I’m in California and found a jeweler to plate my entire wedding set for just $15. Since in the two years I’ve had he set I’ve only had it plated once. I really don’t see me getting it done that often. I like the warmth white gold gets after the plating completely wears away. However the tarnish of platinum just doesn’t do it for me. Personal perference really.
Post # 8
I’m not a big halo fan, but I really love the last pic (the Kimberly?). As far as white gold, it guess it depends–I’ve had my set for over a year and they look no different, so no plating yet. I also have a white gold sapphire ring my parents gave me over ten years ago that hasn’t needed plating either. I know it can go yellowish, but I haven’t really experienced it yet.
Post # 9
You say solitares are common, so are halos so don’t base your decision on that. That’s my one piece of advice as I like all three of them.
Post # 10
I think that your post sounds as though you feel you ought to have one of the solitaires but would really love to have the pretty halo. Go with the one you feel you would have most fun wearing.
If you really can’t choose then let your FI choose.
Be aware that if you do make the wrong choice that at a later date you can change a solitaire to a halo or a halo to a solitaire.
I’m a yellow gold girl myself and so I don’t have a lot to say about white metals. I would probably choose platinum rather than rhodium-plated white gold. I have seen unplated white gold (no rhodium) which is creamy in colour and rather attractive. I’m surprised more people don’t choose it.
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
I would vote solitaire because it so incredibly pretty and always looks timeless. I had actually started with a halo and reset it to a solitaire. It’s the best decision ever and suits my life style perfect. Plus wedding bands were easier to pick out for a solitaire.
As for metals that really is a personal preference. I had platinum and actually like white gold better. Redipping isn’t very often on me and I find white gold is much warmer than the patina of platinum.
Post # 12
GypsieFlower: Beautiful ring!
Thanks for the feedback everyone! I guess its really a self-confidence issue. I love, love, love the halo but worry about wearing so much bling. I clearly don’t own or wear much jewelry. I think it would inspire me to look a bit nicer though.
I guess if I got the solitaire I would get a half-eternity wedding band to “dress it up”.
Post # 13
- Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY
I like the halo more, but that’s just my style. You need to pick the one you “feel” the most. But like you said, that’s a nice problem to have 🙂
Post # 14
I was stuck with these choices also and I have decided to get a solitare with pave on the band. That way it’s a nice compromise. It still looks classic but has a little more sparkle!
Post # 15
I vote solitaire but I don’t care for halos. It’s all personal preference. I think halos are too busy for my taste.