The right ring? How to decide?!

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
27 posts
  • Wedding: January 2015

Well, my fiance did ask me to choose my own engagement ring.. It felt less romantic but at least I know I’d get exactly what I want.. lol 

The size of the center stone would depends on your ring size, if you have a small finger then 1 carat solitaire should be enough.. But if you have a full kind of finger then maybe you should go for 1,5 – 2 carats with halo setting.. Also you have to consider whether you want to wear this ring everyday or not.. A big bling is usually not practical for daily use.. 

I personally have a 1,1 carat solitaire with a paved diamonds setting.. Good luck with the ring hunting!!! 🙂

Post # 3
6439 posts
Bee Keeper

I didn’t do much ring or diamond research beyond browsing some jewelry websites. I just wanted a simple ring that was slightly unique but not too blingy and low set so that it wouldn’t get in the way at work. We went to the jeweler to look together. I gave him a few options on settings and left the stone to him, so it was still a surprise for me. It seems like your guy has been taking notes and will do a great job!

Post # 4
87 posts
Worker bee

It’s the right ring when you look at it and feel like it’s ‘you’. I have a simple princess solitaire. If I were a ring, I’d be this one. Perfect size, good quality stone. Simple and elegant. Also when I was young, I always thought my e ring would be a princess solitaire :p there’s just something about lines for me

Post # 5
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2047

redmeow:  There are soooo many threads on here that I’m sure you would find exactly what you are looking for. I’m not a fan of big rings (big for me is >1ct), so I’m biased. You have to decide what to go for – carat or clarity/color. If you want something bigger, I’d probably sacrifice color (they are usually almost colorless up to color H/J) or clarity (you can find a really beautiful SI1/2). I’d never sacrifice the cut, because that makes the stone sparkle. 

Post # 6
1201 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: A very pretty church.

redmeow: I didn’t know it until I saw it. If you’re not sure about size, find out your finger size, there’s probably a thread with people posting pics around that size with different sized diamonds. Whilst gaudiness is in the eye of the beholder you may find that with your finger size 2ct is too much or conversely not enough.

If you’re interested in Moissanite check out the new Amora Gem, they look out of this world!

Post # 7
3406 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Honestly, I was all over the place! My FI though wanted me to have a three stone. So we went together and looked at a ton of rings. The first setting we picked got messed up in the setting process so we picked my current setting, which I love! It has a ton of sparkle, but isn’t overwhelming on my smallish hand.

I recommend going and trying a bunch of different rings on, and you’ll know what styles feel more like you. It is way too hard to tell from pictures!

Post # 8
4911 posts
Honey bee

I agree with what PPs have said: It’s best to go and try on lots of different rings. Different sizes, different stone shapes, different types of settings. As much as possible.

When DH and I were getting engaged, I just knew I wanted a solitaire in a classic, simple Tiffany-style setting. It’s what I absolutely had my heart set on and had always seemed the perfect ring to me. We went to try on different styles, and it turned out that solitaires in the stone size we could afford looked terrible on me. So I ended up getting a five stone setting –large center round, with a smaller baguette and round on either side — for my original engagement ring. My anniversary ring has a round center with princess cuts on the setting.

Neither of these rings are what I would have thought I wanted or ever imagined having. But, as soon as they were on my hand, I knew they were the “right” ones for me.

Good luck and happy ring hunting! Just remember to enjoy the experience and excitement. 

Post # 9
1878 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN

I didn’t have to decide. DH picked out the most perfect ring for me on his own. 🙂 the only think I told him was no yellow gold and I mentioned that I really liked princess cuts. But that was it.

Post # 10
2791 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

I think trying them on is important. Even if you just want to go to the mall by yourself or with a girlfriend some day and browse. That’ll help you get an idea on size/style/cut. I completely changed my mind once i tried stuff on.

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