Post # 1
Hi Bees! The time has come for e-ring shopping for me!!!!! I’m so excited. I have drooled over rings on the internet for some time now. I think I know what I like, but it’s hard to picture what I would like without seeing it on a hand. I would like to ask to see your rings but on your hands. If you don’t mind could you include some details like setting type, metal, carat size, band width, etc. I’m clueless and if I love something I would like to be able to articulate it to my Fiance.
So will you play, pretty please?!
Post # 3
Good luck with the shopping! Just a quick word of advice before you make a purchase – remember there are 4 C’s, not just the 1 (carat). Clarity, is very important (personally I think it is ‘the’ most important), as is cut. I think there is the most leway with color, though. If it helps, I would bring a cheat sheet with the four C’s and what they are for the shopping expedition.
I’ll try and post a ring/hand pic later tonight.
Have fun shopping and Congrats!
Post # 4
I don’t have a pic of mine handy, but have you been to pricescope.com? There is seriously an endless amount of handshots and ring info on there. There is a whole forum called “Show me the ring”. Lots of people also post the size, cut, clarity, carat, band width, etc of their rings. I spent days on there while looking for the type of ring I wanted.
Post # 5
Post # 6
Holy moly! Sorry it’s so ginormous!
Mine is a halo ring in white gold. The center stone is .47 carats. I think the smaller diamonds make the TCW close to 1. I think my diamond is colorless and VSI.
Good luck! This is so exciting!
Post # 7
Check out BrillantEarth.com they have images of their rings on a hand model so you can see what it looks like.
Go look and try. We went to a couple of jewellers and I tried on designs I liked. I was expecting sales pressure but far from it. It is a big investment and they know that potential customers want to browse before dropping some serious money. Have a professional explain the four C’s. We went to one shop and the lady explained the four C’s very thouroughly and I went away understanding the importance of cut and clarity. You can have a huge stone but if not cut right and is not clear it’s not going to sparkle like a smaller stone that is cut brilliantly to reflect light. but she also explained the clarity rating is based on what is seen under magnification so you have leeway because some imperfection can’t be seen with the naked eye.
Post # 8
Here’s one of it on my finger, and one off of my finger. Mine is 14k White Gold. It’s a quad cut and all 4 stones add up to be 1 carat. So with the side stones, it’s a little over a carat total weight. I don’t know all the specifics, I just know I love it!! Good luck, this part is so much fun!
Post # 9
beautiful rings, ladies! Keep them coming!
@ Pbride, we definitely will shop in stores but I have never seen anything that I loved there to try on. So it’s hard to imagine.
Post # 10
Here are pictures of my ring. Fiance got it from Excel Diamonds (http://www.exceldiamonds.com), and really had a good experience with them.
Edited because I accidentally hit submit too soon! My diamond is about .3 carats (I think .31), but I don’t know any of the other “stats.” The band is palladium. I also included another pic that isn’t of the ring on my finger, to show the detail on the band.
Good luck finding something you like- there’s a lot of great stuff out there!
Post # 11
My diamond is a canary square cut radiant, so I’m not sure if you are interested in going that direction, but I love it! (Even though yellow diamonds are so popular right now!)
Post # 12
@ Mrs. DG: Your rings are beautiful! The canary color really complements your band.
Post # 13
Oh boy, this is fun! Okay, mine is a three stone setting, in palladium (which I LOVE, and I’ll tell you why momentarily). The center stone is about 3/4ct, and the two side stones are 1/4ct each. The center is a round cut and the side stones are pear cuts. The band is 2mm wide, which is very small and delicate, but works for me because I have skinny fingers and that’s what I wanted. It’s unique and I heart it!
The reason I love palladium is that it doesn’t need to be redipped, like platinum, and it won’t wear as easily as gold. Also, if you shop in the right places, it’s cheaper than both, so you spend less on the setting and more of your budget can go towards getting a super high quality diamond. The quality of the diamond was really important to Fiance.
Have fun ring shopping!
Post # 15
@Mrs.DG: Your ring is absolutely beautiful! If you don’t mind me asking, what are all the other rings in the picture??
Post # 16
@mrsmdphd Platinum doesn’t get dipped, I think you’re thinking of white gold. But I love palladium too; my fiance chose it for his wedding band since it’s so lightweight.