Post # 1
For those of you who had a say in the purchase of the ring, were there things you had to compromise about?
For us, back when we were shopping for my engagement ring, I *really* wanted a Canadian diamond. They are so beautiful and conflict-free. However, the price is hefty, and I quickly found that we could not afford them at that time. I also could never find one in a design/setting that I liked.
With my band, we also saved money and compromised on the gem quality a bit.
Despite that, I am super in love with my wedding set. I still look at my rings every day and swoon!
Post # 2
I wanted a really ornate ring with lots of scroll/filigree work, a fancy basket, etc., however, when it came to trying these rings on they were either really uncomfortable or clumsy on my hand. I didn’t have the compromise on the stone, size, cost, etc, but the style I liked definitely didn’t fit my klutzy lifestyle lol.
Post # 3
housebee: I am also a clutz. There were many rings I liked, but I needed something durable, and not too dainty. lol
Post # 4
If I could have had anything I would have had at taccori, yea that didn’t happen. Not even close but I still love my set.
Post # 5
urchin: My ring is absolutely nothing like I thought that I wanted. I wanted a solitaire with baguettes in yellow gold with a big center stone. We ended up using his granmothers ring, a planitunm set, super high quality 1/4 carat with tiny side stone. Honestly, it isn’t what I said I wanted but I wouldn’t want anything else!
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
My only compromise was really on the size of the diamond due to cost. I really wanted 0.5-0.75 but ended up with 0.33 which I am still very happy with and love it even more now with my wedding band which helped add a little extra bling.
Post # 7
I really wanted a floral halo, but those looked way too “cute” on my hand than I thought they would. I like how my more traditional round halo looks a little more graphic than I originally thought I’d like.
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX
I wanted a halo, but FI isn’t a fan. I have a split shank solitaire. I still feel a pang when I look at halos because I just think they are so beautiful, but my FI said the setting he picked reminds him of me because it’s delicate and beautiful. How could that description not make a girl swoon!
Post # 9
I would have liked my stone to be a *tiny* bit bigger- we were torn between 2 cushion cuts, one was a 1.27ct H, VS1 and the other was a 1.11ct G, VS2. FI was SUPER color sensitive, and hated the H so we agreed to get the G. The G was actually considerably more expensive than the H, but he just hated the color of the H so I agreed.
Post # 10
kimmo416: that’s so sweet! My FI said something similar. His grandfather got a small but almost perfect diamond, which is mine now. FI told me he thought it fit me… Really little but perfect. It’s great when they get sappy!
Post # 11
I wanted a halo, but the settings I liked were over our budget.
Post # 12
I did not have a ring for almost 5 years except a small custom 925 silver band that DH had engraved “she be fierce” etched into it (from shakespear …though she be but little, she is fierce…) I ended up losing it somewhere between year 3 and year 4 I still hope and pray it shows up in my stuff someday but, I’m doubting it.
Now, I have everything and more than I could have ever wanted. No comprimises.
Post # 13
I have long and big fingers size 9.5 and I would have liked a thicker band for my E ring because there is a lot of space between the two knuckles and he got me a thin band… I also cot 1.01 carats and I would have liked 1.5 carats, but honestly I have been married almost a year and when I added my stackable bands with my E- ring, it is absolutely beautiful an I wouldnt trade anyting for it. In fact, recently my husband asked me if I wanted to swap out the band for my e- ring and I told him.. nah, then it would mess up the whole stacking thing I got going on… Stacking 5 at a time baby!