- 5 years ago
- Wedding: November 2012
Some of you may remember that a little less than a year ago I reset my original engagement ring (solitaire) to a three stone. I LOVED the three stone, but after the wedding while wearing my new wedding band full-time I realized my rings were VERY uncomfortable together. So uncomfortable that I wanted to rip my finger off after an hour of wearing them! I put my three stone ring in the jewlery box and just wore my wedding band alone while I tried to figure out what to do.
Ultimately I decided to go back to a solitaire. Before you ask – No I didn’t reset my stone the first time because I didn’t like solitaires. I love solitaires. I just didn’t like MY setting and chose a three stone I loved three stones too. The benefit of choosing another solitaire instead of a different style (because let’s face it, I love all rings!) was that since I owned one before I knew EXACTLY what I didn’t like and what I did like. My main beef with my old solitaire was with the prongs, so I chose palladium prongs over white gold, low set, and six instead of four. Oh and I wanted a SHARP knife edge. My first one tapered up a bit, but rounded off at the top and I wanted the point.
It will take me a little bit to get used to less finger coverage, but overall I think I made a practical choice. I’ve already been wearing my new ring for 24 hours straight and it’s so comfortable with my wedding band that I forget that I am wearing it! Plus it’s gorgeous, so that’s wonderful. I will miss my three stone for a little while, but I am sure I will get over it in no time.
OKAY ENOUGH CHIT CHAT – On the the photos!
Before – First solitaire:
Before – Three stone:
After – Back to solitaire:
Upclose on hand
A little further away. Next to my handy dandy label maker.
My attempt at a “real life perspective” shot 😛
What did I do with my sidestones? Well….
Just a pretty one