Post # 1
My fiancé surprised me with a proposal, and he got me a solitaire, which is a bit too simple for my style. I have always liked the halo look and now I am thinking of resetting my ring before my wedding into a halo (same diamond, different setting) so I can get married in something I really love.
Meanwhile, I have been shopping for wedding bands, and have some designs in mind. in order to work within a budget we have set ourselves, I will be limited to cheaper wedding band option if I choose to get the halo resetting, but will be able to get a more expensive band if I keep my solitaire.
now for some pictures!
If I reset my engsgemrnt ring, this is the halo I’m thinking of.
The wedding band I get will probably be a 2 pointer row of diamonds in eternity style.
If I don’t change my solitaire setting, i will probably be getting a 6 pointer eternity style wedding band (the first or second design) both of which I really love! I think they look great when worn alone.
So my dilemma is, working within budget, should I:
(I) change my engagement ring to halo and get a cheaper smaller diamond eternity band
– engagement ring will look amazing in all the pre wedding pictures! And I will always have an engagent ring I love
(ii) or keep the solitaire and get the wedding band that’s really blingy N I love!
– but won’t be able to get the engagement ring I really like and get married in it.
Dont intend to change my rings once I’m married in any way, so upgrwding the engagement ring isn’t an option for me.
Post # 2
I had a solitaire and didn’t love it. I upgraded to a more intricate setting with sidestones and the designer made a matching wedding band for a really reasonable (read: cheap) price. I am very happy I did it!!! Now all my wedding photos will have my forever rings in it. That was really important to me and I knew I just wouldn’t be happy forever with the setting I had originally.
Post # 3
Love the halo setting. Can you tell me who makes it?
Post # 4
208bride: ah!! Would love to see your rings…please post them!! (: You Sound like me ☺️ Yea I have a feeling that i may regret not changing my engagement ring setting.. Although on one hand I feel like I’m putting too much emphasis on it and the wedding band should be more important? Hmm..
Post # 5
Mdmc: sure! I found it on rosada’s box!(: u should take a look at what else they have.. I will however be custom making it because I don’t love in the us (:
Post # 6
Chicpeas: The halo setting you like is really beautiful. If your FI is on board with changing the setting for your ERing, then it’s probably a good idea to go that route. You could always go with a cheaper (in price, but not in beauty!) wedding band and, then, get a larger band for an anniversary later on. You could stack them, if you like that kind of thing. Or, you could wear it on a different hand.
Post # 7
Chicpeas: I do think the wedding band should be more important. Engagement is a step before the commitment of a wedding.. Kinda like a placeholder, however nowadays the ering has taken over.
If you don’t hate your ering, it’s a solitatre, it can’t possible be ugly, I’d leave that and get the wedding band of your dreams. That way you get to keep what your Fi got you making it more special AND pick something you love… Best f both worlds.
Although i do remember your fi was really cut and upset about you wanting to change your ring. So if you now have him on your side, if you don’t change it, all that heartache and conflict between the two of you would have been for nothing so perhaps stick with your gut and change it.
Post # 8
Chicpeas: Another issue was that I just didn’t see any wedding bands I loved with my e-ring. Like, nothing wowed me, at all. I love my rings now!
Don’t have any of my wedding band with it yet. Soon my pro pics will be back though!!
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Post # 10
208bride: beautiful ring! Love the new setting. I think for us ladies who have always wanted side stones…. While we love our fiancé and love whatever they give us.. There will be always a longing for side stones.. 😀 so whats your wedding ring going to be like?
Post # 11
If possible, I would change to the setting you love now – the halo. It sounds like you’re not really in love with the solitaire and you may look back on your photos with regret if you keep it. I’d rather get married with the ring I love.
Post # 12
208bride: whoa your reset looks awesome!
Chicpeas: i vote keep the solitaire but only because i LOVE the wedding bands you picked. and like pp said, your partner chose one ring and you chose the other and i like that symbolism, rather than changing your ering 🙂
Post # 13
Remember, with pave there’s the possibility of losing diamonds. There’s lots of posts on here where they love their pave, delicate rings and then loose a stone and are annoyed and devastated. Some even switch to a simpler setting for maintenance reasons even though they prefer pave. I originally wanted pave but for those reasons, I now want a solitaire with a channel band. I would hate it if that happen ed to you and then went back to solitaire due to maintenance. I think you should consider this, I know for me,if my man gave me something that wasn’t my style and I switched it. I’d feel horrible for hurting his feelings and miss it be side it came from him and it was from his heart and represented what he thought would be best for me. Imagine changing it and then people complimenting you on it, and you explaining that you switched it out because you were unhappy with your husbands choice, how will that make him look/feel? Receiving a gift and exchanging from someone you rarely know is one thing but when it’s an important person, it’s hurtful. I hope everything works out for you in the end and you could always get a right hand ring that’s a halo
Post # 14
I would keep the solitaire but I do not like halo’s at all. The solitaire is so classic! Why not get an enhancer to make it look like a halo and pick one of those lovely wedding rings?
Post # 15
smashleykat: You’re right about pave!I love pave on the side of a solitaire but choose a channel set for the same reasons.