Post # 1
Bored tonight while my husband is watching football and thought… who doesn’t love ANOTHER ring post? lol. I thought it would be fun for people to share their evolution of ideal rings. I’ll go first.
Back in college, for years, I always wanted a .5 ct princess cut solitaire on a plain band.
Then I broke up with my ex and didn’t think about rings for years. When I started to think about marriage with my current husband, the first rings that caught my eye were super detailed halo rings with yellow diamonds.
Then halos got SUPER popular and I decided I wanted something I was sure to love forever, so I fell in love with the Tiffany Novo
Which led my husband to propose with my actual e-ring, which I LOVE!
And now (three years later)… if I had it all to do again (not that I don’t love my ring because I DO but it is always fun to dream about diamonds, especially when the dream includes an unlimited budget and no other financial responsibilities haha) I’d go for something like this… plain band and a 2ct cushion.
Funny how I kind of came full circle back to a ring VERY similar to my original taste 10 years ago!! Albeit with a slightly different shape and a much larger rock haha.
Who’s up next?
Post # 3
@CorgiTales: My story is much the same. In about 2003, halos were JUST starting to show up. My boyfriend of the time and I went to a jewelry store and I found a round-cut halo that I really loved.
Which, aside from the thickness of the band, is pretty close to the ring SO has purchased.
Post # 4
Thats so funny!! I went from the Novo to a more simple pave band and ended up with the Tiffany round solitaire with channel set square cuts on the side haha…Wonder what I will like in 3 years! 🙂
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Post # 6
LoL I was the one watching football and FI was the bored one over here.
I always wanted a 3-stone ring, roughly similar to this:
FI took it a step further with the pave band and I love it:
Post # 7
Mine hasnt changed too much.. I’ve always wanted round.
My frist love was a Tiffany setting with channel set princess
Then I wanted round with baguette side stones
And then my final and what I got, round pave band
Post # 8
Tiffany legacy —> princess cut (what i have now) —-> now I am loving radiant with pave band and pave prongs.
micro pave radiant split shank:
Post # 9
i’ve always wanted a plain brilliant cut solitaire
the halos with micropave all over look very nice too, i’d want something like that as a RHR
Post # 10
What I’ve always loved:
What DH actually bought for me:
Post # 11
I always wanted the classic 6 prong Tiffany solitare on a plain band, until I saw Birks had this ring:
It’s a 4 prong solitaire btw, also with a round diamond, so very similar to the Tiffany ring, but I LOVE the sapphire accent.
We ended up going to a custom jeweler and getting a ring very similar to the Birks one for the same price as the one we were considering at Birks, but were able to get a larger diamond (with our budget we could have done max .75 carats at Birks, my diamond has pretty much the same cut/colour/clarity as we would have bought at Birks but is 1.02 carats).
Here’s the ring I actually got by the way:
Post # 12
@pinkshoes: Beautiful! (all of them!)
I also wanted the exact same round baguette stone ring you posted years and years ago and then I never really thought about it. I just knew I wanted Platinum and I wasnt sure if I wanted round, princess … and FI and I never discussed it at all! I got a platinum, round solitaire and I love it 🙂
Post # 13
That’s so funny, OP- I have *always* wanted a white gold .5ct princess-cut solitaire. And, well… I’m in college lol.
That’s exactly what I got. 😉 Albeit FI changed it up a little with some ‘surprise’ diamonds in the setting. 😉
Post # 14
I never really thought about rings until my FI brought up the subject of getting married. Knowing that I tend to walk in the opposite direction of what the “norm” is, I knew I didn’t want round. I wanted something different, yet I wanted the ring to have some traditional qualities. Originally I thought I wanted a halo, but then decided a solitare with micropave might be a nice way to weave in new ideas with traditional ones. So, I told him square or rectangular shape, split shank and micropave and he did a bang-up job! It even has some tiny milgrain which was a total bonus!! 🙂
Post # 15
I started with a a rectangular lucida with trilliant sidestones.
Then it evolved to a 3 stone emerald cut ring
From there we went to an emerald cut center, princess sides on a 3 sided pave shank
Back to trilliants but with a yellow radiant diamond
To my now cushion yellow diamond with trap step cut sides.
Yea I think I moved around a bit. lol
Post # 16
Loving all of these rings!!