Post # 1
I was actually involved in the selection process of my engagement ring and I love it. It’s a classic solitaire band with 2 surprise stones on each side of the mount and is the style my fiance said he had always liked. However, sometimes I do get ring envy looking at other setting styles! Do any other solitaire ladies ever have moments where they wished they’d gone with something a little fancier?
Post # 3
I have a solitaire and nope, no ring regret. I love it. But if you want to jazz it up, you can always get a bling-y wedding band or wrap or something to wear with it.
Post # 4
My sister got a beautiful solitiare and always wanted side stones or something fancier. After a few years, they paid a few thousand and upgraded the setting. You can always do that on an anniversary or something.
Post # 5
@Soon2B_MrsS: You’ll always see other rings you like, especially as new styles come out. Can’t get hung up on that. Love the one you have. 🙂
Post # 6
I agree that yes you have to love the one you have! But I can admit that I have had ring regret on occasion (and my weddingbee obsession does not help that!)
My FI got me exactly what I said I wanted. I didn’t want the solitare look, I had seen a few that just looked like it stuck a mile off of the finger. I told him I liked multiple diamonds. So he got me a 3-stone. Well, now I see all of these beautiful solitares and wonder if that is more suited to me? I mean I have never even had one on.
But oh well, I love the ring he got for me and once I am able to wear my wedding band too I will love it all the more!!!
Post # 7
It’s perfectly understandable to think about “what might have been” – there are so many gorgeous rings in the world! That said, I love solitaires. I feel like when you have one beautiful stone, it deserves to be the center of attention instead of competing with a super-blingy setting. I’m sure your ring is gorgeous!
Post # 8
I got a solitare…love it…five years after the wedding, we’re looking into a grander setting for the diamond…it’s ok to want some change…you look at your hands all day, I’ve been looking at mine for five years…little change of pace is good.
Post # 9
I never thought I would want a solitaire. I had always thought they were boring. BUT after going though a few rings I realized what I really wanted: A bigger main diamond, color (purple) somewhere in the set and a unique but not “weird” look all together. After much searching, I realized that there was no way to get all of that, in a design that I liked within our budget that would fit a 3.5 size finger. Blah! But then it hit me…what if I could just find a funky/unique band with purple in it and just pair it with a solitaire??? In the end, I got everything that I wanted and what I thought I did not want..lol
Now I LOVE the idea of a solitaire because the options are endless with how you can “spice” it up and change the look any way you want.
Post # 10
@magglemay-2013: I definitely agree that looking at rings on weddingbee does not help!!
I should also admit that I’m indecisive about most big purchases. The day after I paid the deposit for my dress I started trying to figure out how I could get out of it in order to get another one! haha We’ve already gotten my wedding band and it’s completely blingy so I’m sure that will help balance me out!
Post # 11
@JessMorgan777: Isn’t it funny how things change once you actually start trying on rings?? I was convinced I wanted an emerald cut and wanted nothing to do with round but then once I put an emerald on my finger I was completely disappointed in how it looked on me and round was basically the only thing that I liked!
Post # 12
I got a beautiful solitaire which I helped pick but once I started trying on wedding bands I realized I wanted more bling on the band so we ended up getting a wrap wedding band.
Post # 13
I have the opposite — when we looked at rings I found a set I loved with a fancy setting, but also fell in love with a classic cushion cut solitaire. My fiance ended choosing the set with a fancy setting, and every now and then I wonder if I would have liked the solitaire better. I loved both rings, and LOVE my ring, but there’s always that “hmmm…” feeling.
Post # 14
@awcm: that is such a great idea!!!
Post # 15
Ring regret is normal! Hehe, blame it on all the gorgeous rings out there in the world. And they’re all posted somewhere on this board 😉 I do want to say that solitaires are timeless in their beauty. Such an elegant setting.
We love buying a new jacket or a new pair of shoes. But we don’t really change our engagement ring (although some people change the setting or make modifications).
I love my ring madly, but I do have a trick to keep things fun. I have a collection of a dozen rings made of silver and cubic zirconia. I own different styles of rings in this collection, which I enjoy admiring and even putting on.
Some of the styles in my ring collection:
Post # 16
I have an antique solitaire. It has beautiful filigree on the sides but I would prefer it was more intricate with some sparkle. I lasted about 3 months before I decided to get another setting instead. Plain is just not for me 🙂