(Closed) Went ring shopping- and now I need a little help bees!

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which engagement ring should I get?
    Pave 6 prong ring (plain sides) : (23 votes)
    20 %
    Verragio 4 prong ring : (46 votes)
    40 %
    Micro pave ring (hopefully changing the 4 prong to a 6 prong) : (25 votes)
    22 %
    I found this ring and I think you would love it! : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Keep Looking! : (11 votes)
    9 %
    Consider having a ring custom designed (and if you know anything about that, please share!) : (10 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2008

    I think you have to decide which of the following is more important – side detailing or flush fitting wedding band.  If you want a flush band, side detailing is pointless because you won’t see it/will probably prevent a true flush fit.  I like option 1 and 3 the best.  Or you could always go custom, it’s usually less expensive than buying a brand anyway since you’re not paying for the name.  If you’ve found a bench jeweler that you like, maybe tell them your wish list and see what they can come up with?  Congrats on your impending engagement!!

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    No poll?  I say #1, #2, you’re right about the wedding band and #3 I’ve heard bad things about rings with diamonds all the way around falling out and such.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Whiteflash makes some beautiful Verragio-style engagement settings. They can always customize the prongs and can make matching wedding bands. Here are two that I think are particularly pretty πŸ™‚

    http://www.whiteflash.com/engagement-rings/diamond-settings/verragio-shared-prong-split-claw-diamond-engagement-ring-2216.htm

    http://www.whiteflash.com/engagement-rings/diamond-settings/verragio-bead-set-cathedral-diamond-engagement-ring-1863.htm

     

    Post # 7
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’m not a regualr ring wearer either, and so it was important for me to get one that didn’t have too much height as I knew I would catch it on everything! Can you buy a cheap blingy ring from an accessories store and wear that one for a little while (on your right hand if you’re superstitious) to get used to it? Really see what you want?

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @HeartsandSparkles:  I think it would look beautiful with a band πŸ™‚  And IDK about you but I HATE having to send my ring in for repairs and being without for 2 weeks so I wouldn’t want to face that with #3.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012 - Cabin

    You should check out http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/. There are beautiful rings on that site that meet a lot of your wants, and they do custom work, I have seen a lot of their work on another board. So you can pretty much have exactly what you want. 

    I went through the same thing with choosing rings, so I picked a few that I really liked and let my BF(then, now DH) pick which one he liked the best so I was still surprised. 


    Check these two out, the one will not be totally flush with a band, I have a bump like that on the head of my ring, but its a tiny gap, and I love the gap. The other looks like it could easily be changed to a 6 prong. 

    http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/engagement-rings/pave-and-side-stones/six-prong-regal-truth-18k-white-gold-5401w18

    http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/engagement-rings/pave-and-side-stones/sabrina-18k-white-gold-5522w18

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2007

    I am such a fan of the custom route, it is great to get everything you want in one special, unique ring! Also, I felt pretty special when the deseign I had in my head became a real live ring (lol)! I had a very good, easy custom experience. Some people  have not had great experiences, you have to know what you want and be able to communicate that to your jewler. 

    Good luck!

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012 - Cabin

     

    @HeartsandSparkles:  I didn’t buy from Brian Gavin, Just heard wonderful things from others, and mine are plain, but to get an idea of the gap, yes, I can have pics if you want to see them. 

    I have one from the side, one with my matching knifes edge band and one with a plain band to see the difference. 

    Hope that helps. 

     

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