Post # 1
Have you seen this ring anywhere? I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!
As I’ve written in the post I just created (along with a poll), I’m thinking about just wearing one single wedding ring/band instead of adding a band to my current engagement ring. I think my engagement ring is lovely, but it just isn’t me. I don’t think I’m being selfish, ungrateful, or unsentimental– I’ll be wearing my current engagement ring (And those of you who’ve read my earlier posts know that I was tempted to change it!) during our entire engagement, which is pretty long– over two years. I feel like since I get to choose my wedding ring/band (My FI wanted the proposal to be a complete surprise, so he didn’t consult me on the e-ring), this is my chance to choose a style that will not only symbolize our love, but will be a more apt symbol of our love and who we both are.
So… I’m thinking about either just wearing a new band that doesn’t match the current engagement ring (and maybe asking for an engagement-type ring for an anniversary) or just getting a new ring (and maybe asking for an eternity band or something for an anniversary). The downside to just wearing a band would be that it might be difficult to find an “anniversary” ring to match it later if I decide I’d like to. Consequently, I’m thinking about just going with a new, completely different ring when we get married. Lately, I’ve been considering rings like this one. I don’t think I’d want the traditional engagement solitaire that my current ring is, but one with a bigger, lower-setting center stone– not because I want lots of bling, but because I don’t want it to be just a trade-in of my current engagement ring. I want it to look more wedding-ish. I love the slight touch of different metals and the subtly vintage look. So… what do you think of wearing a completely different ring from your engagement ring? What do you think of this as a wedding ring? Have you seen this ring or any rings like it?– because sadly, I don’t know where this one comes from!
Post # 3
Take this picture to a jeweler who deals with vintage lines; my guess is they will be able to at least identify the maker. There are so many vintage copies out there, it’s hard to tell from looking at that one picture. It IS lovely, and would make a beautiful wedding ring, right-hand ring, or whatever. Jewelry should be enjoyed and loved!
Post # 4
Fay Cullen (www.faycullen.com) has a ton of beautiful vintage rings and estate jewelry. I’d browse through there and see if you find something similar. Love that ring!
Post # 5
if you can’t find that exact ring, you could always have one made to look like it or find one very similar 🙂
Post # 6
@lisalew5472: That’s a great idea!
@pb and j: I’ll check it out!
@kaitlinandjason: I know… I’ve been looking at some sorta similar ones, but I keep thinking of this one… 🙁
Thank you, bees!!
Post # 7
Oh, gosh, this ring is to die for! I’m sure you could take it to a jeweler and have it re-created. It might be less expensive than buying it from the store, surprisingly enough.
Post # 8
- Wedding: April 2010 - Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort, St. Thomas
This one is similar minus the big side stones…
Look for or do a search on “rose cut diamond”.
Post # 9
Ooh, very pretty! Good luck finding it!
Post # 10
I second fay cullen as well as the having a jeweler recreate it.
Post # 11
@nachos: That is similar! Maybe I’ll look at that website too… Is it rose cut? I was thinking it was cushion cut, but I’m not very familiar with all of the terms…
@Linz1231: Thank you for the good luck wish! I hope I find it too! 😉
Thank you for your help and support, bees! I haven’t tracked it down yet, but I think I’m getting close. Since I have a little while before my wedding (when I would be using this as a wedding ring instead of having a wedding band to add to my e-ring), I’m going to go out on a limb and see if I can find the exact ring and how much it would cost– then, I’ll move on to seeing about getting it recreated by a jeweler…
Post # 12
to me it looks like an “miners cut”, the european cut has a heavier crown and a smaller table than this appears to have. I do not believe it is rose cut as the table would reflect the progressively tighter spiral of a rose.
I would look through thefind.com. They have a great search engine, I found some really pretty ones there that have the antique feel, some are vintage, some are new but I don’t know your price range. The european cut seems to be pretty easy to find on there and it has the most selections over the miners cut.
Post # 13
I would take it to a jeweler. Not one you find in the mall type places but a actual Jeweler or Goldsmith Jeweler, that way if they can’t identify it, maybe they could make you a custom piece. Best of Luck!
Post # 14
ANNE!!!!! Please check out this post, and scroll down to the member Hillzie!!! Her ring looks pretty darn close to the one your in love with!!! Maybe you could ask her where hers came from!!! http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/three-stone-e-rings
Post # 15
@mkropidlowski: Thank you!! I just sent her a message to see if she can point me in the right direction! I feel like a detective lately… I hope I’m getting closer to my ring! 😉 You bees are an awesome resource!
Post # 16
@tksjewelry: I will definitely check this out. It’s good to know to look for the “miner’s cut.” You sound like you know your stuff! 🙂 Thanks!