- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2009
Apologies in advance, this is a novel… but i did try to fit in as many pics as possible to keep you entertained =) I am so excited! I have researched until I am blue in the face what to do with my engagement ring. I am resetting it after 4 years. I spoke to the jeweler today and I think we are going down the custom route for sure. This is what I am working with:
There are some set-in-stone basics I have nailed down, but the specifics still need a little ironing out… (Help, please ladies) Now, what I KNOW is this:
1. going from solitare to 3 stone ring. (my e-ring .60 round and 2- .15 round stones hubby gave me for the births of our sons) Halo on centerstone only, plain shank. 14kt white gold
2. thats an impossible combonation to find (in my budget) and to fit my diamonds
3. Gabriel & Co. makes two rings that I could basically combine with some slight modification and have reasonable price tags.
Obviously, the first because it fits the basic description- however, I dont like the side profile view of that 3 stone. There are little curley qs and stuff, I prefer cleaner lines. I really like the basket of this single stone halo, and I also like that the diamond sits in lower and the top more flush with the halo.
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Beyond those things, I have no thoughts. I can not work out what I *want* it to look like other than those details. Most specifically the profile view (like the pic directly above). I cant visualize how it could/should look, much less clearly explain to a jeweler working on a custom ring what I want it to be. I know that the halo will end up covering the diamonds on my wb, so toss a spacer ring into the mix? or go really low basket on setting…? This is a ring that caught my eye that I could use as a spacer perhaps, but I would probably do a plain white gold band for now. Save diamond band for anniversary or something. I AM REALLY TRYING TO GAIN SOME DIRECTION! My ADD has taken over and I keep going round and round in circles, unable to land on a clear thought. Please help before I blow a gasket. WHAT DO I WANT MY RING PROFILE TO BE!?! If you have a halo, whats your profile like? What do you like or dislike about it? What would you change?
The jeweler is ordering in the 3 stone ring setting so I can try it on and make sure I like the basic idea in person and then we can work with Gabriel & co to customize a ring with my stones! YAYAYAY!
Now, if someone could just tell me what I want, so I can tell them.