Post # 1
I’m new to this whole engagement ring world. After lots of research staring at rings, I found one that I really liked: Danhov Abbraccio Swirl (http://www.danhov.com/engagement/danhov-abbraccio-swirl-engagement-ring-ae100.html#!prettyPhotosingle). Something about this ring stuck with me. My intent was to get it custom made or buy through Danhov.
I went to the jeweler and was told this ring was not practical, and the wedding band would be difficult to wear in isolation if that ever was the case (given it would have to be curvy). They compared this ring to a great cocktail party ring. I was a little surprised, as this was all things that I didn’t think of (being a guy who doesn’t own jewelry).
In any event, I was curious if anyone out there had an opinion on this (practical ring purchases, thoughts on the swirl ring, etc), or even better had photos of the ring and wedding band combo.
Any opinion, for and against, is certainly welcomed.
Post # 3
Your ring = your decision. I wouldn’t let anyone tell me what I can and can’t have as my engagement or wedding ring. I think it’s beautiful
Post # 4
the link isnt opening for me 🙁 sometimes my internet will do that though…
Post # 5
@newbie82: I think your jeweler is just trying to make you buy through them. It’s practical, unless the woman wearing it is planning on going rock climbing and having MMS fights while wearing it. It does sit high, but then again, I dont think that’s necessarily a dealbreaker.
As far as bands go, I’d suggest 2 thin, pave bands – one on each side. That would give a balanced look, and she could wear them alone if needed. As long as she doesn’t mind the “gap” that comes with it, I say go for it. That ring is beautiful!
Post # 6
Here’s some real life pictures of the ring itself:
If it were my ring, I probably would go for two thin eternity bands and wear one on each side of the ring. OR I would switch that swirl ring over to my right hand after the wedding and wear a wide wedding band on my left hand. It definitely looks like an engagement ring, not a cocktail ring, IMO.
The only downside I can see is that it is set really high so if she’s not careful it could get bumped a lot, which would make me nervous due to the thin band and all the little diamonds. You’d definitely want to get it insured with a company that has excellent repair coverage, just in case!
Otherwise, I think it’s beautiful! Nice choice!
Post # 7
OOoooh thats beautiful! Go for it!!! (Finally got the page to open)
Post # 8
I couldn’t get the link to work, but I did a google search for pics, and it’s beautiful!
I spotted one on a real bride on Pricescope, but judging by her pics, she opted to forgo a wedding band and just wear the single ring on it’s own.
You have a couple of options:
1. Wear the single ring instead of a 2 ring set
2. Switch the swirl ring over to your right hand after the wedding, and wear a wedding band on your left hand
3. Have a band custom made to match up with the ering, which would look something like this:
4. Pair it with a thin straight band like this:
Post # 9
That’s a beautiful ring, and I don’t think there’s any need to get a curved wedding band. Lots of women, including me, like the look of a gap anyways. I say go for it.
I also like the PP’s suggestion of 2 thin pave bands to flank it. That can be an option for your fiancee when you look for wedding bands!
Post # 11
I think that ring is gorgeous! Definitely doesn’t look like a cocktail ring at all.
Post # 12
It’s beautiful! It is a “blingy” setting but a very nice one. I think it still looks engagement-y, especially if the middle stone is not too large. I would probably wear a custom curved band with this. The band would be sort of shaped like an ocean wave, which is kind of a nice shape, especially if she happens to like the ocean.
Because you are the future groom, I do have some questions though:
Do you feel confident your intended bride would prefer this style of ring? It is a high setting and higher-maintenance ring, as well as very attention-getting. There are lots of women who would love all those things. There are some who might not, for example: Someone who works with her hands often, and needs a low setting that will not catch on things. Someone who prefers a more understated/traditional look. Someone who wants a ring she can wear all the time and not worry about damaging.
Has she given you any hints that suggest she likes rings of this kind? If so, she will probably love this. In terms of “flashier” designs, this is one of the best I’ve seen.
ETA: I like this setting MUCH better than that Jen Anniston one. Brad Pitt just canNOT design rings. lol!
Post # 13
Go get a second opinion from another jewler.
Post # 14
I think its a great looking ring! Find another jeweler
Post # 15
I don’t think it look like a cocktail ring at all! I am hoping and dreaming for a Danhov Abbraco style (107) for my e-ring so I might be biased I think they are all quite stunning and I literally gasped out loud when I first saw a photo of the style online. I also think Jen Anniston’s ring looks quite nice with a straight band!
Post # 16
It’s a beautiful design! Delicate and original. One thing I notice is that the setting is quite high. That might not make the ring the most convenient thing to wear everyday as it might get caught on things continually. This might make the stone loose as well, and with all the weight being so high, it might make the ring spin. I do like the metal circle around the stone, which holds it with more security. Make sure your gf likes very thin bands because that is quite thin. I have small, long fingers but with my knuckles, I found wider bands just complemented my hand better.
Good luck with choosing a ring!