Post # 1
I have discovered that I like the look of quads because I like the look of frosted glass blocks. However, anytime I wear one, I am afraid of it falling apart. Are they really that delicate? Are they really a ticking time bomb on your finger? Has anyone heard of a quad that stands the test of time?
I also like gemstone e-rings, but am afraid people will think it is a cocktail ring. My husband gave me that fear, as he likes wedding rings to scream ‘Married!’
What are some ring styles you like in theory, but find it difficult in practice?
Post # 3
I drool over photos of them, and in theory, I’d love one… but I’m a sparkly kinda girl and it doesn’t really suit my personality. That isn’t to say that I won’t ever buy one, but when I tried one on I knew it wouldn’t work as my engagement ring. Same with round brilliants… they just aren’t “me” even though they sparkle a lot lol. Yes I’m fussy…….
Post # 4
@Schrodingers-Car: I like 1-1.3mm eternity bands stacked, but I know they aren’t for daily wear.
The only place that told me it would be fine for daily wear and they would fix warping/missing diamonds under warranty was Tiffany, but they also charge $2200 for a ring that would cost $1000 anywhere else.
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
I LOVE halos… on other people. I love pictures of them. I love seeing them IRL. I love daydreams about them. And yet I hate them on my finger. Go figure.
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
I love the look of the cushion cuts with halos but I tried on some and it was just too much on me. It looked beautiful, but functionally I knew it would be annoying to me to wear day to day. I’ve had some larger gemstone RHRs etc and I love wearing them for a night out but I can’t wear them any longer than that before I have the need to take them off. It’s just a weird thing with me.
Post # 7
I love sooo many different styles, it’s hard for me narrow it down. I’d love a warm diamond someday in an old cut. I’d also love a small round brilliant in yellow gold.
Post # 8
Clusters, particularly flower shaped ones! I adore them, but I’d be terrified of losing a little stone.
Post # 9
I like the look of pink stones; pink sapphires, morganites, etc. but I don’t think I’d be able to pull it off, because I’m not much of a girly-girl in terms of fashion.
Post # 10
I am a sucker for pictures of really unique rings, but I couldn’t see myself in anything other than a round solitaire with a plan band. I love the simplicity on me, but I love the intricacy on others.
Post # 11
@canarydiamond: +1. I always think I NEED TO HAVE AN ASSCHER but then when it comes down to it I know I would prefer more sparkle!
Post # 12
@Schrodingers-Car: I have a quad set right hand ring…and honestly, when I bought it I thought the same thing as you…I was scared to wear it. However, I know alot of people who have them and they have worn them for years with no issues. With my ring I also got a lifetime warranty for it….that covers any loss of stones etc. You could also do that.
As far as gemstones for wedding/e-rings….get what YOU love…not what others deem as just “wedding” rings….of course, your SO opinion does matter, but I have seen lots of beautiful gemstone wedding sets that there is no doubt it’s a wedding set.
Get what you love 🙂
Post # 13
@lovekiss: Same here, took the words right out of my mouth!
Post # 14
A traditional engagement ring! Anything with a stone that sits above the band annoys the hell out of my finger.
Post # 15
For me, it’s anything much more than a carat – beautiful, but it would be so impractical for me!
Post # 16
@Schrodingers-Car: My mom has a quad that she has been wearing for 27 years! Never takes it off. (:
I actually have an impractical ring! Pave setting, I am constantly scared of hitting my ring too hard on something and loosing diamonds (I lost a diamond the first week I got the ring, had it replaced and i’m still scared of it happening again! I even have dreams where they all fall out lol) so I don’t wear my engagement ring very often, just at school really, and I take it off when I get home. But I plan of getting another wedding set that has a channel setting so I can wear it all the time.
Until then I bought a more practical plain gold wedding band to wear when I don’t wear my engagement ring. This way I can wear it to work and at the hospital (nursing student- can’t wear any stones!) and when I do wear my engagement ring I just put it on my right hand (: