Post # 1
so my SO and I have already decided on the ring (and believe you me it took a long time for ME to decide, i was torn in so many ways). it’s a halo setting. and you have no idea how relieved he is that i have at last found THE ONE.
but then i was so bored today and i swear i don’t know how i got there, but i found myself looking at more rings, and i kinda fell in love with another ring. KINDA.
i mean, i LOVE the halo one i have my heart set on, but when i look at the princess cut ring with side stones, I’m thinking…”well, i think i would love this on my finger, too”.
i don’t wat to change my mind AGAIN, i’m going to go ahead with with the halo (yes i am. yes i am. yes i am.)…but i was wondering, does anyone else go through this too? how many times did you change your mind before deciding on THE ONE? and did regret ever hit you after you ordered yours, and you wish you could switch to another choice?
i just want to know if i’m normal.
Post # 3
@MrsBearToBe: You should go to the store and try some on! I thought I liked the look of some online, but then when I tried them on in stores, they were meh on my finger. It might help you decide ^_^
We shopped and I showed him styles I liked. He picked up on it fast and could pick out my favorite in every store. I let him decide what to get after that. Me and decisions = bad o_O haha
Post # 4
I have been looking at rings since last January! I have bought three and taken them back. I have looked online, in chain stores and independent jewellers and I have a photo album of all the rings I have tried on!! I thought I had settled on a diamond eternity band but everybody thinks it is a wedding band so I am now looking to use that as the wedding band and replace it with a more ‘usual’ type of ring.
I thought I had definitely made a decision yesterday but now I am doubting myself again but have decided I am definitely ordering one of two I have seen this afternoon so that this madness can be over!!
Post # 5
FOREVER! We must have gone to half a dozen stores throughout a six month period! It’s like the dress… You know the moment you put it on.
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
30 seconds other than the months of back and forth between me and FI. That back and forth was me trying to get him to consider a cheaper setting and go for a smaller stone. The actual setting choice I’d loved before meeting him though. I just thought it and a stone the size he wanted were too expensive.
Post # 7
I always knew what I wanted so I got a princess solitaire. I fell in love with a Tacori setting and now I am planning on getting it in the next few years
Post # 8
Maybe an hour. FI proposed with one of his Mom’s old rings. We went shopping together after the proposal. I never thought about rings before, so I found something we liked in the first store, but I thought it would be a good idea to shop around. We went back to the first store almost immediately.
Post # 9
Yes, I had my heart sent on a cushion halo until I tried on a princess cut with side baguettes and there was no going back. That was MY ring.
Post # 10
0 seconds to pick the band, and we picked between 3 diamonds (all 1 ct + RB). I wanted a classic ring that would be timeless and big.
Post # 11
It didn’t take me long. I already knew the style I was interested in, so I just had to narrow settings down for him (at his request), and then he chose from those. We also looked at loose stones together, and then he chose from those which one he wanted for the setting.
At some point you just have to stop looking at rings, because you’ll always find others you really love.
Post # 12
thanks for all your replies, ladies!
it took me weeks of trolling site after site, doing up a shortlist, reading up forums for more info..and i was going back and forth deciding among the four rings i shortlisted, and then finally i went with one that was not even on the list, ie. the double halo in platinum.
and that was it, i told myself and SO. no more madness, no more ring mania, no more stress!
but then the more i was on the Bee, looking at all the beautiful rings everyone’s posting, the more i fell in love with rose gold (never fancied it before but now i am beginning to like it!), and colored stones, and gaaaaahhh…its so easy to be swayed!
@yanamari: i did try rings here where i am, and thats how i know a halo is what i love! =) before that, i had actually given SO a list of four rings (mostly in pave and channel settings), and told him to choose from the four, so i can still be surprised. and then we saw the halo, and i was like, nope, forget the four, its THIS ONE! if only i could have videod the rolling of his eyes!
@Blackie: hahaha, good luck to us both! lol!
Post # 13
@GFerg: that’s so true! i have to just STOP looking! i did stop browsing…but just looking at everyone’s gorgeous rings here is not helping the situation, lol!
Post # 14
I found the setting at the first store we went to. We still went to about 3 other stores (over a period of a few weeks) and tried on similar settings (it is a halo too) because my fiance is the type of person who has to exhaust all his options before making a decision. We ended up going back and getting the originial setting I fell in love with.
Finding the diamond was the hardest part for us. We refused to settle and finally ended up with the perfect diamond at the same place we found the setting.
Post # 15
Months! First I wanted a peridot, and I looked around at different settings… then I found THE setting but decided I wanted a clear stone… then I changed my mind back to wanting a peridot… then I couldn’t decide if I wanted the setting in white or rose gold… then I finally decided on peridot and palladium. My SO had to give me a “final answer” deadline so that I wouldn’t change my mind after he bought it!
Post # 16
@Regina Phalange: I remember all of the peridot rings you were thinking about – I didn’t realize you’d change your mind and then back again. ha! The peridot really is a gorgeous stone.