Post # 1
hello folks, first time on this, didnt know it existed till the other nite,
sooooooo short story long, we been going out 2 n a half years or so and we decided ages ago that we wanted to get married but said we’d wait till now to get engeged, shes the best thing that ever happened to me and we have a great laugh, so without getting too soppy I just want her to have the perfect ring. I kinda dragged her into a few ring shops in the last couple of months to give me some idea and to be fair she has, Ive kinda narrowed it down to 2 different rings but thats as far as her help goes, she says she loves the two of them equally and doesnt know herself which to go for so she wants it to be solely my decision now. She wants the ring to come from me basically, whick almost makes the job more difficult than if we had never looked at any rings.
The first is an 2 stone twist, a stunning looking ring but probably a bit more unique and not that commonly chosen.
The 2nd is a solitaire diamond, extremely pretty and traditional.
Pics available of both
I suppose we both have the same thoughts on each ring, but im not allowed talk to her any more about it or ask her opinion in any way about the rings!!!!
the 2 stone twist is really really pretty and unique but would it look too unique and different?
the solitaire is soo pretty but does everyone have solitaires?
both are platinum which is wat she wants and her fingers are also quiet slim.
Im even more confused after writing this!!!
but i really want to make the right decision.
coz she means everything to me.
Post # 3
Are you just asking for help choosing between these two? It’s hard to say without seeing them. Post the pics, and maybe add a poll for options #1 and #2 to your post. 🙂
Post # 6
Welcome!! do you have pics at all? Might be easier to give advice. I personally dont like solitares (on me on some people they look great!) because i find them boring. i like the stones on the band. Sorry not much help!!
Post # 5
I agree post a poll and some pics and we will all try and help you the best we can
Post # 7
@ZAX: aww you will get plenty of help here. I do think you should post photos and add a poll.
My key suggestion: do you know what kind of wedding ring she wants? The twisted ring will be harder to pick one if she wants a ring to sit flush or perfect match, while with a solitaire you have every option imaginable. I think finding that out may sway you one way or another.
Post # 8
Add pics and a poll.
Also add more info – is there a difference in the price (is one harder for you to pay for, etc?) or in the clarity or carat size of the diamonds?
I would say going with the solitaire is almost always the best bet. It’s traditional, yes, but it’s classic and timeless. And, it’s something that can always be taken for an upgrade on a future anniversary (if you two are ok with something like that) – like to change the setting or something.
However, if the solitaire has a very small center stone, then perhaps the two stone ring would be better because it’s unique and the size won’t make much of a difference since it will be more about the design than the stone itself.
I’ll check up on this a little later to see if you added pic and more info!
Post # 9
If she likes both I would go with the one that you like more
the only thing with more unique rings is that it can be harder to get a wedding ring that fits, but you could always get one specially made
you know her wel enough, so have a look at what other jewellery she wears, if she tends to wear quite plain jewellery then she may prefer the simplicity of the solitare, if however she she wears more unique jewellery already I would say go for the twist ring
The above is my opinion only, hope it helps in some way
Post # 10
Good for you for trying to do this right! As previous posters have said, photos would help. However, in their absence I would say you should consider her overall style – is she classic, elegant and timeless, or more trendy, edgy, fashion-forward? I think many of the popular rings today (halo, pave’, multi-stone all the way around, etc) will look very “dated” in a few years, and was pleased to see that my daughter’s taste ran toward classic rings, but your fiancee’ should have whatever makes HER the happiest. Best wishes for making a decision you’re comfortable with! I’ll follow this thread in case you post pics, and good luck!
Post # 11
Welcome to the bee! And per- congrats! I think it’s great that you are seeking advice/help in the picking the perfect ring. With that being said, the perfect ring becomes the perfect ring because it comes from you! And what it represents-your love for each other.
Now… About the nitty gritty. Like other bees have suggested. Pics would be most helpful. They both sound lovely and both have advantages and disadvantages. Also, provide specs, the 4C’s if possible. Look forward to helping, us bees have you covered….don’t worry!
She’ll love it either way you go!
Post # 12
thanks evryone for ur thoughts, ya see im more confused than she is, price roughly the same, quality and size roughly the same, i wud have said 2 stone twist for its uniqness but the solitaire is timeless, im not trying to sound pathetic but she is soo special to me so 100% effort on my behalf chosing this ring will not suffice, it will have to 110%!
pics to follow
Post # 13
aw it’s so sweet that this means so much to you!
Since we don’t know your girl, it might be best if you ask one of her close relatives (sister, cousin) or very good friend that you KNOW will keep the proposal a secret. Getting another woman’s opinion who knows your (soon to be) fiance should help. (My fiance asked me sister for assistance).
Also, think about the jewelry or clothing (or even home decor) that she usually goes for. If she’s usually buying things that or more unique, go for the untraditional ring. If not, stick with the classic style.
And while not many people are doing solitaires anymore, my ring is a solitaire and I LOVE it! I’ve always wanted a solitaire and wouldn’t change it for the world.
Post # 14
this sounds stupid but how do i attach photo on this?!
Post # 16
Could she fit a wedding band under the ring without having a big weird gap? I know it doesn’t bother some people but it would be a concern for me!