I’ll start as an example (y’all are probably sick of my ring by now, sorry):
In my eyes, my ring captures my love for tradition along with my need for individuality.
Round cut diamond, solitaire setting: simple and classic
Band detail and accent stones: a unique twist on the traditional
Small stone, no halo: I live a simple lifestyle
Rose gold (note: it’s not trendy where I live – it’s just unknown): a love for color, a need to be different
Custom design by FI: personally, it tells me that he really knows me and we are, before anything else, best friends.
Now I want to hear yours!
I have a traditional platinum solitaire setting with a mixture of brilliant and baguette side diamonds (to cut down on the sparkle from the brilliants) and a gorgeous center stone. FI went with quality over size and handpicked the setting and diamonds, which exactly describes me. I really dislike flashy sparkle jewelry but I do have admittedly expensive tastes. My style motto is “quality over quantity” and the only other piece of jewelry that I wear is a very simple small gold watch given passed down from my mom. Doesn’t look like much but upon close inspection it’s Cartier. I love my ring so much and I am so proud of my FI for getting it exactly right, with no hints or advice from me at all.
Black diamond, about half a carat, in the middle.
Aquamarine, then iolite on the sides, palladium.
It says I see beauty in strange places and want to show that off, it shows I value unique-ness and prefer a twist on the norm in my personal style, and that I don’t feel comfortable with anything excessively showy. Also that I care about the origins and history of things. (The source for this black diamond says that they use ones that came from space rocks. Space is awesome!) It shows I am allergic to most metal, lol. (It also shows FI knows me REALLY well! )
Since I haven’t worn my engagement ring since I got married I will just discuss my wedding band.
Yellow gold: Feminine
Milgrain: A little rough around the edges
Stones: Secure and low-maintenance
3/4ths eternity instead of full: Practical and always planning ahead
@Bebealways: Whoa I love your ring!!
This is my “engagement” ring, although it’s now my multiply-purpose wedding band too!
Stone (moissanite): willing to be different, somewhat untradiional but not too untraditional, loves sparkle
Half-eternity band: practical (why pay for stones on the bottom?), practical for my professional life, elegant and feminine
The left heart is my FI’s the right heart is mine together they create love (engraved on the sides of the left stone.
I love my ring. To me, it represents that I am different and that I dazzle and amaze. My beauty cannot be replaced:
Mine says that I’m traditional and understated (a solitaire with no sidestones) but with a little tiwst! (Sorry, I couldn’t help the pun) I’ve got all the elements of a classic woman but I am also a little unique (but not too much..) The diamond was also the one my dad gave to my mom, so even though you can’t tell that by looking, it also says how much I value family.
My ring says I’m untraditional and very girly. It’s morganite in a custom yellow gold setting with hearts and diamonds under the basket.
Hopefully these aren’t huge. I’m still not great at sizing these down reasonably.
I think mine reflects my general tendency to be drawn to somewhat traditional pieces with interesting twists. I would say my style is contemporary and a little flashy with statement details. I am not a particularly trendy person but I like to have a sense of uniqueness.
Stone: 1.5ct round which goes towards the flashy and traditional aspects. It’s an attention grabber but a classic shape which never seems dated. My FI actually went a little bigger than we looked at initially but I think it suits me now that I see it on me.
Setting: The band is shaped like a bunch of small leaves with a diamond in each one. I fell in love with it because of all the detail and texture. The leaves give it a more contemporary bent but I find it to be a bit more understated than other pieces such as halos. Each prong is shaped like a leaf with more diamond accents.
It appeals to my love of fine craftsmanship and luxury. Both the setting and the stones are showstoppers by themselves (in my opinion ) but I feel like they don’t compete with each other. The stone is flashy while the setting is more understated but still elaborate.
Platinum: I love how it looks both with its patina and freshly polished. Very traditional choice of metal.
Aww I love this.
Solitaire: Delicate, Feminine, Dainty, Simple
Diamond: Traditional, Romantic
Princess cut: Nonconformist, fearless (and of course I’m his princess!)
8-prong: Unique, Bold
White gold: Trendy (but timeless)
‘Surprise’/'Peek-a-boo’ Diamonds: Adventurous, Fun-Loving, Eccentric, Surprising
Round shape: traditional
Sapphire center stone: a little unique
Smaller stones, overall aesthetic: Likes to be subtle, appreciates fine details
@6598731ssfse3: What app do you use to get the hearts on the pics? Sorry, random question! BTW, I love your husband’s band- mine is getting one with a similar finish in black tungsten.