When DH and I looked at rings, I knew exactly what style I wanted. I mean EXACTLY. I wanted the three-stone emerald cut prong setting with baguets channel set going down the sides. I also knew it was going to be hard to find.
The first place we went was Zales, where I knew they had it, because my mom and I had looked at a couple there about a month earlier… Well, they had it, but it was 3 carats–absolutely gorgeous, absolutely what I wanted, absolutely too expensive and too big for my hand! DH looked like a deer in the headlights when they said it was on sale for 10 grand. Unfortunately, they didn’t have a smaller carat size in stock.
The plus side of showing him such an expensive ring first thing was any other ring we looked at was reasonable in comparison!
Anyway, we went to several other stores and couldn’t find what I wanted. Finally, we found one that had the exact style I wanted in a 1 carat. The only thing was, I didn’t think there was enough definition between the size of the center diamond and the two side diamonds. So we bought the ring and ordered a larger center stone for it.
While we were waiting for the larger stone to arrive, I called the jewelry store and asked if they could get a 2 carat version in of my ring. I wanted to make sure that I wouldn’t later regret getting the 1 carat version…
Well, on the day my diamond arrived, I tried on the 2 carat version and my ring. I liked the larger one better on its own, but with wedding bands, I didn’t like it. So we kept my original 1 carat ring and switched out the center stone just like we planned when we first bought it.
I am thrilled with the ring I got. I’ve never ever ever experienced ring envy–even though I have seen a lot of amazing rings here on the Bee. It is exactly, absolutely, without a doubt the perfect ring for me and I’m glad I got the smaller size, because I was able to get a more elaborate wedding band to go with it.
Just looking at this picture, I realize my e-ring wasn’t sitting properly in my wedding band for the picture… Hmmmm…. Oh well… It sits in it properly when it’s on my finger! LOL!