(Closed) How to decide on a ring?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
468 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@WestCoast:  I decided to go with something smaller since I originally wanted a 2 ct solitare(which looked horrible!) My hands are too little. You have to find something that fits your hand and something that you really just love. I LOVE my ring. It’s very vintage. I still see tons of rings I love but my ring is by far my fav just because my Fiance gave it to me ๐Ÿ™‚ And go for comfy! I look at huge rigs and think “wouldn’t that be a pain everyday?” But that’s me.

I’m sure whatever your Fiance gives you will be perfect and you will get that feeling. It will be worth more to you because it’s yours. I say just go for what you like the best. The cost is hard to get over… it was for me too. But it is forever.

Good luck!

Post # 4
3720 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

The first thing I thought about was the use– I wanted a ring I’d never take off. A 2-3 carat diamond wouldn’t make sense because I would take it off so much. Similarly, platinum made the most sense because of how rough I am on jewelry

I then thought about how I would feel about the ring 15 years from now. I realized that halos would probably look overly trendy and side stones have stayed more in style. A classic solitare is the safest bet, but…

I thought about what I like about other rings. I love my grandmother’s sidestones in the e-ring and band. I also love my coworkers pave set bands. When I tried them on, it seemed more me than a plain band.

Post # 5
38 posts
  • Wedding: June 2013

I got lucky, I saw a halo ring from Tiffany’s in a magazine ad about 4 years ago and I knew that I wanted it. I then found a Verragio halo that I liked even more and was about half the price. If you haven’t found a diamond ring that you love you can always look at gemstone rings and maybe one would jump at you instead. If you really aren’t feeling an emotional conection to a ring and don’t want to spend the money on a diamond (that you don’t love) you could look at getting a diamond alternative. There is no rule that an egagement ring has to be a diamond. 

If you really need to find a way to justify a purchase for a diamond, think about if you want to pass the ring/diamond down to your future daughter/granddaughter. The ring will be emotional and sentimental to them. Size doesn’t matter but maybe you want to think about getting a ring with good specs. 

P.S. I love cushion cut diamonds, I love the light flickering sparkle.

Post # 6
1595 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

If you really want to know everything about diamonds go to pricescope .com and go to the message boards, they will tell you everything you need to know and help you find a diamond that is amazing.

Post # 7
4 posts

when i get married, i’ll buy couple rings for my wife and me. The price is not a problem, the most important is my wife love the ring.

Post # 8
189 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I never got to pick out my ring as I was surprised completely by the proposal. When my Fiance finally confessed the price, I admit I was slightly concerned. Yes we have the money but like you said, it’s justifying the cost.. And although he was quick to justify it by saying it’s what I deserve, I still had reservations. I love my ring but like you, am a very practical person. My recommendation would be to pick one out that is both beautiful and practical and at the end of the day you are comfortable with the price. Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have a .87 cushion cut, similar to what you have in mind. It was important to me that my Fiance like the ring too, which she does.  Maybe narrow it down to a few (which it seems you did) and let Fiance have the final say. That’s what I did. Good luck and congrats!

Post # 12
468 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@WestCoast:  Aw that’s a great idea!

Post # 13
1133 posts
Bumble bee

Let me start by saying I AM an emotional woman hahaha. But I didn’t start crying when I first saw the one I love…It was more like I just couldnt stop thinking about. ANd I kept looking at pictures of it. Then I would think about it some more. When I got the balls to show my SO this ring I was nervous but I wanted him to love it. When he told me it was gorgeous and he thinks we found the one, I FELT like I wanted to cry but I didn’t. I was just sooooooooo excited and just “knew” it was the perfect ring. Perfect. I want to say that you will know when you see it ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I couldn’t decide! i actually have multiple bands that go with one e ring. i opted for two plain bands first, but i hate the idea of not wearing them so i work in them and they had starting looking terrible! so my hubby found a diamond band for 70% off and surprised me with it! so now i can switch out whenever i feel like…. it’s great if you just can’t quite pick the ONE ring that you’ll wear for the rest of forever haha

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