Post # 1
Oh my gosh we actually went and browsed at some rings yesterday!! I tried on a few different styles (solitaire, 3-stone, haloe, etc) and the sales lady honed in on my preferences (white gold, round cut) right away. She was really nice, even after we told her we were just looking and let me try on the ones i wanted. I’ve decided that (no offense to any Bees that have one) but I don’t really care for halo rings. It felt and looked weird on my hand.
I really like the three stone:
and this one that is a bit twisty (note: this is the enlarged pic from kay’s site and the diamonds aren’t as big):
I think out of the ones I tried on, it would have to be between the three stone and the twisty one above although, SO said later that he didn’t think the twisty one was reallly my style. At least we have made a huge step forward!
We were talking about when a proposal would happen and he promised before the end of the year and I wa slike okay you have 11 months then but I was hoping it would be by our anniversary (8/7) and he was like, “anything could happen on any 7th of the month) we’re dorks and say happy anniversary on every 7th no matter what month it is lol here’s hoping it is sooner rather than later.
p.s. osrry i didn’t realize how long this had become
Post # 3
I voted for the twisty one because I don’t really care for 3-stone settings. But it’s your ring, it’s up to you! Everyone has different styles and preferences, that’s why there are so many options!!
Post # 4
Ditto to what kira said (man, are we in tune with each other, haha).
I felt bad when I took the poll and voted for the twisty one, and not for the “man i love” one. Ima bad FI.
Also, the more I look at the twisty one, I realize mine is like it, only straight. Yes, with smaller diamonds too =) This may have affected my vote.
Post # 6
@katiedee: Haha yes, bad FI!! Kidding, obv, but my boyfriend knows my #1 rule is “No 3-stone settings!!” (#2 is “No princess cuts,” in case you’re interested, lol). I’m a jerk.
Post # 7
I have ring just like that twisty one!!! It was a promise ring from my high school boyfriend. mine wasn’t that pretty though.. the diamonds in the center created a flower… 17 year old boys have interesting taste
HOWEVER, I think the setting is beautiful and I choose that one!
Post # 8
I LOVE the twisty setting! They’re both gorgeous though!
Post # 9
As a girl with a twisty setting, make sure they have matching wedding bands available. We are currently trying to buy my wedding band and it is a nightmare! We have to order a band made from scratch to match it, and they “aren’t sure” what it will look like until they draw up a sketch. I’m so, so nervous. I keep telling FI that life would have been so much easier with a normal band, lol! He says thats not what he wanted. Here’s a photo..
Post # 10
Thanks for the votes of confidence ladies 🙂
@sorrycharlie: I didn’t think about how hard finding a matching wedding ring might be for it. That gave me a new perspective on it. Your ring is really pretty and unique. Good luck, I hope you find a band for it. You would think that stores would carry bands that match their engagement rings but I guess not.
Post # 11
Thanks! I do love it, but it is tricky to match it. There are some that “sort” of match, but leave some space – which doesn’t bother me. I would just get them soldered together – but FI refuses, he insists that it has to match (oy). I think its definitely fun to get a unique design, but give youself plenty of time to match a wedding band! And I agree – wouldn’t you think that the stores would carry matching bands for every e-ring band? To be ordered, I mean.
Post # 12
I vote twisty 😀 It’s what I have an it’s super beautiful and unique!
Post # 13
I think I’m in the minority – I like them both, but I think I like the three stone one a little more.
Post # 14
I have a twisty ring! Second the difficulty with a band, though many come as sets, including mine from Gabriel & Co. Now if I wanted diamonds in the band I’d be set, but instead I’m having a custom plain band made. Either way, I love how classic yet unique it is!
Post # 15
Both are beautiful! But I lean more towards the twisty one since it’s unique and really pretty.. But I also have a twisty “I love you ring” one so I am already used to them.. But I agree trying to find a matching wedding band might be difficult if it doesn’t come in a set.
Post # 16
Woo hoo! Ring shopping! 🙂 Yay!
I like the twisty one, but mostly just because I think the past-present-future ring symbolism of the 3 stone one is better for a different occasion (in my mind–many of friends have this style as theirs).
The twisty one is also really cool.