Post # 1
I was thinking, how many of you ended up with a ring that was totally not what you thought you wanted when you began ring shopping?
I was dead set on a halo and spent 7 months collecting photos. But when I actually tried one on I realized they don’t suit me. Imagine my surprise! In the end I essentially ended up with a similar setting sans halo, hehe.
So, let’s post pictures of:
1) The ring you initially wanted
2) The ring you chose in the end
Here are mine:
1) Ring I initially wanted
2) Ring I actually chose (I swear it’s actually micro pave IRL. The picture makes it look chunky but it’s actually really delicate and dainty)
Post # 3
I initially wanted a classic 6 prong round solitaire, but I’m left-handed and the stone size I wanted would have sat up too high. This is the ring I ended up with, which I also love to bits!
Post # 4
Ring I initially wanted:
Ring I fell in love with and picked out:
Post # 5
The ring I was going to get if we had gone with moissanite. Ended up not because I fell in love with a setting here. I still love this picture, but it wasn’t worth the risk to order a ring from the other side of the world that I couldn’t try on. After my ring shopping experience, I don’t trust stock photos anymore.
The ring from the website of the store Fiance wanted to go to that I absolutely fell in love with. This picture is just so perfect. Put the ring on my finger, and it just wasn’t right.
The one I liked, but didn’t love on the website. Tried it on and it was perfect.
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
@Jabberwocky: I recognise the first one :D. Krikawa would send you custom sizing rings they are the same depth and mm of the ring you buy. You wear them around the house for a few days. It works out great. Almost all their business is from the web too. We’ve talked about this before though :D.
I do love the ring you chose though. IT makes me think of the moon and a little pink star.
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
I actually ended up with the ring that I initially looked at. I felt it was pricey and showed fiance other options but in the end he wanted me to have this one.
Post # 8
AGES ago, I wanted a small halo ring; something like this (ignore the wedding band):
I tried one on, and didn’t like it; it was too modern for me, and, as time went by, too many people had this style. I’d always wanted something that either was antique, or else looked antique; I’d thought this fit the bill, but it just didn’t.
I then had this image in my head of what I wanted: an antique-style cluster ring. I knew I wanted diamonds, and white metal, and I wanted something large, but also delicate at the same time. Unfortunately, what I wanted just did NOT exist in reality; I scoured the internet and antique shops, and just couldn’t find it anywhere.
Until, that was, I came across my ring on a high-street jewellers website back in late 2010. As soon as I saw it I was like’OMG! That’s the ring I’ve been imagining for years!’ It was just perfect. I showed OH, and he bought it soon after. This is it (pictures aren’t great):
So, very different to what I originally thought I wanted years ago, but EXACTLY what I wanted once I started properly looking/trying. I also knew I never wanted a solitaire or trilogy, or coloured stones, or a square stone, or channel-set diamonds, etc etc. So in that regard, that didn’t change.
Downside is thta because it’s from the high-street it’s a) 9ct white gold and b) the diamonds are I coloured SI2s. I’m currently in the process of having it copied in platinum, with F coloured VS1s. Then it will be absolutely perfect lol.
Post # 9
@dewingedpixie: I’m sure the size would have been fine, I was just worried about not liking the style on my hand as much as I liked it in the picture. I really only love the original stock image, not the others they post with slight variataions, so it just felt like too much of a gamble. Especially after seeing how the other ring I loved in pictures did nothing for me in real life.
Post # 10
The ring I have always wanted
The ring I picked out and got 🙂
I have always wanted the same ring, Fiance loved it too so he got it for me 🙂
Post # 11
Tacori dream ring
Custom made ring my Fiance proposed with:
Post # 12
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
I, too, thought I wanted a halo. They are so very gorgeous, and I drool over photos of them. But when I put one on, it just wasn’t “me”.
What I thought I wanted when I started shopping- cushion cut with halo and side stones:
What I fell in love with, but was way above budget because the 8 prongs require at least a 1.5ct stone, and a high quality 1.5 was more than we were willing to spend:
What I ended up having custom made- three stone round brilliant with 6-prong Tiffany solitaire profile (side stones are flush, semi-bezel set in the band):
Post # 13
@barbie86: I don’t think I’ve ever seen a picture of your ring before! I can see why it was “the one” – it’s so unique! Hope you post pics when you get your upgraded version 🙂
Post # 14
@Audrey2: Thank you 🙂 Really glad we bought it when we did, as they don’t sell it anymore, and nothing like it exists anywhere else! Getting it copied has been a nightmare though; I’ve been researching for months, and getting quotes was a real headache, plus they varied so much (one quoted me £3k and I was like ‘Umm, no!’)
Will def post pics of the new one, though in theory, it should look the same lol.
Post # 15
When I knew it was clear we were heading towards marriage, I wanted something like this.
But Fiance and never really had a conversation about rings. At one point he said, “I always thought you’d want something antique or vinage” and I said “yes, I would”. That was the whole conversation. Fiance picked the ring out totally on his own. It’s from the 1920’s, 1.15 carat, I color, vvs2.
Post # 16
@barbie86: Your ring is absolutely stunning! I love flower cluster rings, they are so feminine. I think this kind of style instantly makes everyone’s hand look beautiful. Good luck on getting it in the upgraded version!