Post # 1
I’m interested in an engagement ring that has a “scatter set” design, with small diamonds or gemstones set all around a simple platinum or white gold band. In particular, I’m attracted to Etienne Perret’s “Starlight Band” design: http://www.starlightbands.com/
I know that this would be a somewhat nontraditional choice for an engagement ring, but I like its simplicity and contemporary design.
Do any of you know someone who has an e-ring like this?
Post # 3
I don’t know anyone with a ring like that, and I think they are lovely and if that’s what you love to go for it!
Just be aware that some people will not understand why you don’t want a BIG diamond and you could get some “comments”. Also…what are you thinking of doing for a wedding band if you went this route?
In the end though, it’s completely up to you!
Post # 4
I think if you love it, you should get it. I think it’s interesting and unique and if that fits your personality then there shouldn’t be anything holding you back. Like the PP said about people making “comments” you should realize people will make comments but you shouldn’t let it get to you. Afterall, why should a strangers opinion on what they like make an impact on something you will be wearing for the rest of your life? I say go for it!
Post # 5
My wedding band looks like this! It has 8 diamonds and one each of our birthstones. It’s a knock-off of the Tiffany Etoile band.
Post # 6
I have a friend who has an e-ring of a similar design, except her’s is all diamonds. I really like the look of the different gemstones though! I think it’d make an awesome e-ring! If that’s what you want, you should get it and ignore any naysayers.
Post # 7
Etienne Perret was the original designer of the tiffany scatter band. At least that was my understanding when I spoke to a jeweler about working with him, he is a former consultant to Tiffany.
I have an Etienne Perret Starlight band, in matte rose gold with champagne 1pt diamonds. It was my 18th birthday gift from my parents. I will try to find a picture of it, the ring is at home with them since I now wear my engagement ring on the finger it was sized for.
Post # 8
I have a “nontraditional” band ering (this one, but in white gold). I picked it out, I LOVE it and I would never want another ring. It is perfect for me.
But if you go that route, be prepared: My ring confuses people (made even worse by the fact that I won’t get a wedding ring, and will just keep wearing this one band). I hear things all the time like “but you have a real ring, right?” A male coworker says EVERY SINGLE TIME he sees me “I can’t get over how small your ring is.” The first time I saw my SISTER after getting engaged we had been hanging out for several hours and I said something to the effect of…”oh, you haven’t commented on my ring” and she said “Oh, well…it’s not like it’s a big noticiable ring or anything”
The comments don’t bother me at all, but I think they may bother FI a bit (he’s asked me if he could buy me a big ole soliaire just to wear when we visit his Texas family….I talked him out of it but he wouldn’t have suggested it if the comments didn’t bother him a little).
So, if you go that route, just know that you may get some harmless comments and make sure that you and FI will be secure enough in your decision to not let the comments bug you.