- 6 years ago
Yaaaaaaaay!! After almost 4 weeks with the jeweller lol I finally have my sparkler! The little diamond has been sat in a small plastic baggy for almost 3 years after we got it cut out of a ring we both hated. We got plain, simple gold bands for our engagement and to use at our wedding and I didnt give it a second thought, but slowly but surely the guilt of having the stone just sat in plastic on our bookshelf doing nothing started to get to me. It just felt stupid having it there but not doing anything with it, and my husband every so often would say something like, ‘thats stone deserves to be put in something’. He suggested a necklace but that didnt appeal to me at all, I figured eventually we’d get it re-set as a ring.
So, its coming up to our one year wedding anniversary, and our little boy is due in august, and I’m off work with SPD and feeling sorry for myself, so I started researching custom jewellers to occupy myself 🙂 I fell in love with a very simple bezel setting when I was 14 and my cousin got engaged, and the diamond was origianlly set in a bezel when Mr D bought it for me (we got it re-set in a claw setting after we got engaged as the original setting was second-hand and bespoke to someone else, we couldnt get a band to fit with it). Sure enough, I realised I hated claws (personal preference, no offense to anyone!) I whacked them out of place accidently and aso just didnt like the look of it. So since then I’d been saving pictures on my laptop of chunky bezel settings.
I decided that I wanted to get a proper set, an ‘engagement ring’ and a band to go with it as I didnt have that for our wedding, we just used our bands that we’d worn as engagement rings for ages before we got married, and I’d wear it on my right hand. (By the way if you’re wondering why you have reading de javu its because I’ve stupidly written all of this on a post 4 weeks ago so feel free to skip ahead ha ha!)
I asked our lovely jeweller for two ‘halo profile’ shank rings (which means almost entirely round in cross section, 3mm width and 3mm depth so super chunky even though a slim width) with a bezel set coulet for the stone that wasnt set into the shank, I wanted it to sit up a bit like a little bowl so that the plain band fit flush against it, but not too high that it would catch on everything with my clumsiness. I chose polished palladium as I love the look of platinum and the patina it develops, but not the weight, or the price ha ha! We got to pic up my set yesterday, went out for a meal and Mr D gave them to me over dinner and it just felt so stupidly special to have a little sparkler again 🙂 I know that sounds really materialistic and spoilt, but I havent worn a stone set ring in years, and to know its our original stone, that finally has a home, and its finally on my finger…it just feels lovely 🙂 The set is more sort of utilitarian than elegant if that makes sense, it suits my lifestyle and my taste but I know its not to everyone’s taste. Both my wedding band and my ring set are quite chunky and plain, and for some reason that’s just what I like for me.
I hope the pics work! Our jeweller was an absolute godsend, she listened to me and did everything I asked for, I couldnt be happier and Mr D is just chuffed that we finally got the stone set in something I will actually wear ha ha! Both rings as a uk size L, us size 5 1/2, and they are loose (hence my post yesterday about ring fit) I originally asked for them in a 5 but ummed and aahed and changed to a looser fit. Sorry for the picture quality, its bucketing down with rain here so no outsidey sun pictures I’m afraid!