Post # 1
First time posting here. My bf and I have been discussing getting engaged for a while now, and I’ve been searching online and in stores for the ideal ring. It feels like it must be Perfect, because it will be something permanent that I will see on my hand probably every day for the rest of my life. Like a tattoo. I’m much too indecisive to ever get a tattoo! But I digress.
I keep thinking I have made up my mind for SURE, only to change it again after a week or two. But I think I really have it narrowed down to three styles, knock on wood.
The first style is from BlueNile; a twisted shank with a round stone. I love its uniqueness and flowing organic quality. The drawback is that I’m afraid it is so distinctive and whimsical that I could possibly get sick of it. (Any older bees who could comment on whether this looks too young?)
The second style up for consideration is from Ritani. It’s a tiny V shank but the halo gives it more pazzaz. In my mind it looks more mature/ timeless. The con is that maybe it’s too basic. Everyone has seen a cushion before…
Last but not least, I am really drawn to emerald solitaires. The one below is a Ritani again. They look so clean and sleek and like I’m a woman who means business! However, when I saw them in person I realized they don’t have that much sparkle. Then again, I would never get sick of it. There is nothing to dislike about an emerald on a simple band.
I would wear all of these styles with a straight thin pave band to match. I’m about to create a poll for this. Please vote, I hope one can win by a landslide to give me some direction.
Post # 3
I love love love the first one. The others are very nice, but the first one definitely stands out to me and I don’t think it looks too young at all.
Post # 4
@SvedkaBreakfast: I think the first one with a straight pave or precious metal band would look gorgeous! I think any setting that’s not like a simple solitaire runs the risk of looking dated in decades to come (just look at the settings of the 80s). Just get what you love now!
Post # 6
@SvedkaBreakfast: I voted halo cushion, but I change my mind to the first one!! I think halo cushion will look dated and you mentioned the merald doesn’t sparkle enough, so I’d pick #1!!
Post # 7
@SvedkaBreakfast: First of all, welcome to the bee, and congratulations on getting to the point where you’re looking at engagement rings! Good luck!
I love the first one, and I think you love it the most too! And it looks like you’re getting your landslide 🙂 It sounds to me like you’re more into it, with a round stone, than either the cushion or emerald, and rounds are veey classic. 🙂 If you ever really don’t like the setting any more, perhaps you could keep the center stone, and have it set in something else?
I’ve only had my engagement ring for six months, and personally I think it’s “quirkier” than yours, but a related idea, and I love it more every day. Here’s a pic so you see what I mean:
Post # 8
I like the first ring, but I went for a style that I’ve seen another bee compare to a teenager’s promise ring, so there’s that. I’m happy with my choice, and it will always be a reminder of the person I was when we first got engaged, even if my style changes in the future.
Post # 9
@SvedkaBreakfast: I love the first. Im biased though because it’s similar to mine. You could get a simple band to help make it more “traditional”. This is what I did with mine:
Post # 10
@ladyamalthea: Your ring is great! It does have a similar vibe to my #1. You’re very perceptive it is the one I am leaning heavily towards…ahh! I guess it just takes guts to decide what you like, even if it’ a little against the grain, and then commit 100% to that choice.
Post # 11
Emerald IMO 🙂 it’s more elegant and classy and timeless, the second one is gorgeous though…
Post # 12
@Jabberwocky: “Teenager’s promise ring”? Haha nOOOooO!!! That will haunt me forever.
Post # 13
@SvedkaBreakfast: That’s my ring, not yours. 😉 I don’t think you’ll have to worry about anyone saying yours is a teenager’s promise ring.
Post # 15
I voted for the first one because it’s the one that you seem to like most. But I admit that I am also biased. A work friend got almost that exact ring a few months ago because we work in genetics and her husband thought the band looked like a DNA double helix. And who wouldn’t want a double helix on their ring finger for the rest of their life?!? I digress, but they’ve all loved and I think you would be happy with any of them. But i would pick the first one.
Post # 16
@Jabberwocky: Oh! Sorry, I misread your first comment in a frenzy. >.<“
You’re studying in Japan? I lived in Nagoya for a year and half; I didn’t get neary as far w/ hiragana as you though. Somebody aspirationally gave me a Doraemon manga as a going away gift, heh.