Post # 1
i wanted to see if anyone here has a marquise style engagement ring. fi wants me to pick my ring to make sure that it’s exactly what i want, and i’ve been wanting a marquise diamond but now i’m worried that the points on the end will cause problems when sitting next to the wedding band.
a style i tried on at a local shop was something like bhinners’ e-ring here:
but the prongs cross over on the front and back sides to form an “X” studded with diamonds, rather than the twist style like bhinners’.
it’s meant for a round or princess cut but the jeweler said he could make it to fit a marquise, the only problem being that it would end up adding 2 extra prongs for the points and i won’t really know how it’ll look until they start making it. i’m worried it’ll end up making a huge gap between the e-ring and wedding band, which i’m not sure i’ll like!
has anyone had any problems with the points on their marquise stones? or do you actually like how it doesn’t sit flush (or close to) with your band? one lady at the store said that’s how it is with her ring and band and she likes it, but since i don’t wear rings normally i can’t tell if i just don’t like the idea or if it’s something i will need to get used it.
i feel like i’m being a little silly but i thought it wouldn’t hurt to ask for opinions! 🙂
thanks guys! you’re all awesome!
Post # 3
We went through the same trouble when we were looking for rings; FI had a family diamond (marquise) that was given to him, and we had previously really only been looking at rounds. He found some cool marquis rings online, and ended up having mine custom-done at the local jewelers.
I absolutely LOVE it, and when it comes time to pick a band, I won’t have to worry because the bottom edge is flat. 🙂
Post # 4
wow, that’s a beautiful ring! and a great idea, that way you don’t have to worry about the edge but you still get to show off the beautiful marquise cut 🙂 thank you so much!
Post # 5
My friend and her fiance designed her marquis ring–it’s gorgeous. The e-ring is set fairly high, with part of the band at the top of the vertically-set stone, then it wraps around and meets the bottom of the stone. Her wedding ring fits perfectly under her stone, centered between the wrap-around e-ring band. I don’t know if this makes any sense, but yeah, it’s gorgeous and her stone doesn’t sit up toooo high.
Post # 6
haha yeah that’s the other option, perch it up high so that the band will be below the prongs. i think that since the prongs themselves (besides the ones for the points) are nicely designed with the criss crossing curves and being all bedazzled themselves, maybe i won’t mind that because it’ll be showing them off 😉
hmm, i wonder if i would end up accidentally jabbing myself in the eye or something…. hahaha!
Post # 7
I have a marquise and I had a terrible time finding a band because I wanted them to look like they went together. I’m actually getting an enhancer instead of a band because it seemed like the only options were to do a notched band (I don’t like how lop-sided they look) or have a double band to set the e-ring into (and I think that’s too bulky).
My ring (crappy phone pic):
with the Enhancer:
Post # 8
aw it’s gorgeous! yeah i’m not a fan of the notched bands or double bands, because my problem is i want to be able to take off my e-ring sometimes depending on the work i’m doing for the day, so a nice plain band is what i’m looking at… oh the decisions!
Post # 9
(picture won’t paste for some reason)
this is actually my e-ring/promise ring, and I’m planning on being kind of backwards and having a marquise solitaire wedding ring, because I think the shapes would look good together
Post # 10
Hre’s mine….I will say I’m having a terrible time finding a band.
Post # 11
I was lucky to not have any problems with wedding bands going into my engagement ring – I had told my fiance that having the ring go seamlessly together was a high priority. He drew it up himself and they made it (I was only allowed to say cuts I liked, and that I wanted the two rings to fit together!)
Engagement ring by itself
Front view with band
Side view with band
And you can see I didn’t want all one color – I love the two-tone.
Post # 12
My FMIL gave my SO her set she wore when married to his father when she got remarried. She wore this for 20 years and she has always said how much she loved it. The e-ring slides down into the double wedding rings which are soldered together at the bottom. Perhaps it’s what you’d call a wrap? I’m not sure.
Post # 13
@Caliphear: Wow, that’s cool! I love your ring(s)!
Post # 14
@Caliphear: That is super cool!
Here’s my marquise from my first marriage. I never had problems with the points catching on anything or getting in the way. The setting was simple and worked well with the wrap. And the wedding band set right up against the wrap.
Post # 15
I love camrie’s ring with the enhancer! Completely solves the prong issue and makes it even more beautiful but the option you posted looked nice as well. How big will your marquise stone be though?