How different is your actual ring from your dream ring?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@Aquaria:  Before I got engaged, I told my FI I wanted a round solitaire on a thin, plain, white gold band.  I didn’t want anything huge, so I told him 0.5-0.75 carats would be plenty.  I ended up with exactly what I wanted, only it’s 1.5 carats!  The size actually looks really good on my hand and hasn’t gotten in the way like I thought it would.  I would chose this ring any day over something more expensive or elaborate.  Even if I had a chance to design my own ring with an unlimited budget, I would just want the exact same thing! 

 

Post # 4
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4640 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Aquaria:  My ring is my actual dream ring. I looked at so many I didn’t even realize until I was cleaning up my computer, and the first ring pic I ever saved was identical to the one that’s now on my finger.

Post # 5
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1287 posts
Bumble bee

I wanted an emerald cut, rectangle, solitaire. I got a radient cut, rectangle, solitaire. Looks just like an emerald cut. I like it better than an emerald that i wanted though.

Post # 6
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174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I wanted 2 ct minimum solitaire on a thin band with a twist up to the claws.  I got a 3 stone with 3 stones each side channel set, with the biggest single stone .3 ctfor a 1 ct tw.  Funny thing is that I chose it! The solitaire just looks funny on my short fat fingers, and I rather like the’finger of bling’ that I now have, though would really love the solitaire to be in the cupboard!

 

Post # 7
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3828 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

its a different cut and a lower colour grade than i wanted. 

However, i am completely in love with it now and i gotta say he was pretty damn close to perfection. 

Post # 8
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1275 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Aquaria:  very different! My band is just white gold and thicker than I would have picked out. I initially wanted a bigger solitaire on a thin pave band. But this is the one he picked and he had it specially designed – he picked out every last detail and mixed and matched pieces of other rings – to make it mine.

Post # 9
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2657 posts
Sugar bee

For background, the only thing I told FI I liked were rings with a pop of color.  He had no idea what settings or sizes I liked.  When daydreaming about rings before we were engaged, I’d often stop at 3-stone settings.  I liked the balance and I liked the possibility of adding different colored stones as accents to the center stone.  Again, FI had no clue about any of this.  Lo and behold, FI gives me a 3-stone palladium setting with aquamarine accent stones.  It is indeed my dream ring and it makes me realize how well my FI gets me.  If I had an unlimited budget, I would have the same setting but I’d select a different gemstone for the sides.  Aquamarines get cloudy after a while and I’d probably opt for something that stays clearer longer.

Post # 10
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97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I origionally wanted a emerald or radiant cut Diamond with baggette stones on either side.

However this was not inbudget at all, and instead picked a black diamond round with a hallow and pave set diamonds on the band. Im so excited to wear the wedding bands with it I think it completes the look and will end up looking better than anything else that could have been a contender.

Post # 12
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425 posts
Helper bee

I would have the same cut (round) maybe a tad bigger closer to the 1.5 ct range (I think my fingers make the diamond look smaller) and a thinner band 😀

Post # 13
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7997 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I think I’m really lucky with my current ring. I love it. Even if we won the lottery tomorrow, I wouldn’t change it… but I may buy a big-ass diamond for my right hand haha.

I suppose if we had unlimited funds prior to me getting my ring, I would have gone with something similar, just a larger carat size.

 

Post # 14
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2927 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Ii would never say no to a larger center stone but as far as style of ring and quality goes,  yes, I am very happy with what I have now…took me 3 years of tweeking it to get it that way though!

Post # 15
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2150 posts
Buzzing bee

My ring is my dream ring! It’s an antique and I about fell over when he proposed with it!

Post # 16
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3200 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My ring is an improvement from my dream ring.  When I started looking at rings in the store the first and really only ring I liked was a princess halo quad ring at Jared’s.  It was overpriced for being a quad and the quality of the diamonds but I didn’t know it so we placed it on layaway.  Next I got a stand in ring from berricle that was a cushion halo.  I fell in love with the shape but wanted the size to be a little more substantial.  Now I have my dream ring which was the best of the two rings I first fell in love with.  A halo design with side stones and a cushion cut center stone.

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