Post # 1
Darling Husband proposed this past fall and we eloped at Christmas and moved in together. It has been a fast paced but lovely couple of months.
Darling Husband proposed with a family ring and said we could set the diamond in a new setting of my choice.
I have been going around and around and around to various jewelry stores, from national chains to local mom and pops. I also have been to various websites such as Blue Nile. I am having the hardest time!
I’ve gone from wanting a halo to a three stone ring to a semi-eternity with the diamond set in the middle. Agh.
I am so tired of looking. Any bees out there who have walked in my shoes? Should I just pick something already or keep looking?
Post # 3
I was making myself absolutely crazy when Fiance and I were looking at rings. He finally just went and picked something based on alllllllllllll the rings I had tried on and found online.
I am so glad he did it that way. Otherwise I would still be driving myself crazy looking at rings.
Post # 4
I was / am there. He asked me to go ring shopping with him and I could not decide between a very vintage antique halo with lovely scroll work on the band and an artsy super modern bezel setting with swirls. When I had it narrowed down to those two I decided that I would probably be just as happy with either of them so he gets to choose and is having something custom made. I also coudln’t decide between rose gold and platinum. I can’t wait to see what he comes up with… even though I know I have at least anothier 4 months to wait for the ring to be done.
Post # 5
@CholeLeAnn: I think that was a great solution.
Maybe let him have the final pick of the styles you like. That is what I would do.
Post # 6
I sort of had this problem. I had my choice narrowed down to about five rings, but I couldn’t narrow the field any more than that, so I let him make the final decision and surprise me when he proposed!
Post # 7
@Andr0meda:i would say keep looking. i had the exact same feelings when we were picking out my setting and i almost went with a solitaire because i didn’t want to deal with it anymore. i’m so glad i kept looking because i have the most perfect ring ever!
Post # 8
Have you been trying the different styles on with your wedding band? I think halos are gorgeous but a ring that didn’t sit flush with my band would drive me nuts.
You sound really undecided, so I would just give it some time. Maybe try not to think about it for a week or two and see if that brings any clarity. Better to wait a bit than to have regrets. Also, remember that there will always be future opportunities for rings in the other styles you like–for example, you could get a colored gemstone in a halo setting or a three stone ring as an anniversary present in a few years. Just because you don’t wear it as your engagement ring doesn’t mean you can never own one!
Congratulations on your wedding!!!!
Post # 9
Fiance wanted my input so I bookmarked several pictures on her computer and she made the final choice. It’s really hard when you have a say, but months later, I am glad she made the final choice.
Post # 10
I went psycho after looking at too many and got super overwhelmed. my Fiance made the final call and I’m so glad he did– I don’t think I could have ever chosen by myself!
btw he went with a simple, round solitare, which was my very first thought on my e-ring 🙂
Post # 11
Hello, wedding date twin! I thought nobody else would get married on a Monday!
I think you should keep looking. There is a perfect ring out there waiting for you–you just need to find it!
Post # 12
I think you should stick with the ring you have until you are sure about what you want. That or get a plain solitaire that you can add a wrap to later on. Or just let your Fiance pick your ring 🙂
Post # 13
Thanks everyone for chiming in. I think I have finally settled on a wedding band. I just love this wedding band and have been looking at it for a few weeks now. Darling Husband and I are going to get it today. It is a scalloped round diamond semi-eternity ring, almost 1 carat. Once I have the wedding band I can take my time looking for the e-ring (ironic because I’m already married!)).
I found this old thread a couple of weeks ago and saved it. I’m thinking an e-ring like this one would go nicely with the wedding band. (pics of the e-ring at the bottom of the thread)