What must you have in an engagement ring

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

@oOmrsstopaOo:  Platinum, at least center 1.5., I’d prefer 3 stones, real diamond, vintage style. I don’t do yellow gold. I’m not a fan of round shapes, so princess, emerald, etc.

 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@oOmrsstopaOo:  Well I am very picky, so I won’t get into all my little nitpicks, but I absolutely had to have a halo or in the least 3 stones! I’m a weirdo and have never liked the look of solitares (even as a younger person not thinking of even kissing boys). They just weren’t for me… however, if solitares were the ONLY thing, I would have demanded a Marquise (never can spell that, who am I kidding, I can’t spell worth a hoot anyway). Some of the most lovely solitares I’ve seen are Marquise, followed closely by emerald.

However… if the stone is NOT clear/white, I LOVE solitares. So yeah, I am a total weirdo, which is why DH had to have me there to pick out my ring. There was no way he could have navigated the sea of rings without me. Oh and I also HAD to have a plain band on my e-ring if it had a halo. See what I mean, I was totally picky. There are so many gorgeous rings out there of all shapes and sizes, it really makes it so that women with all different tastes can find the ring that is perfect for them!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

The only thing I told him was that I preferred not-yellow gold, though if he got that I wouldn’t change it. He really wanted to pick it out all on his own and I thought that was pretty special since it’s really his gift to me!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

It had to be platinum. I despise yellow gold in fine jewelry. Costume jewelry I can do gold, but not for my e-ring and I REALLY didn’t want to have to re-dip my ring all the time with white gold. Nor did I want to see that yellowish undertone ever even start popping up in my e-ring or my wedding band. 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Diamond84:  I know what you mean about platinum. I didn’t think that having bits of yellowish tone pop through my white gold ring would bother me, but my wedding bands (one for either side) are platinum and you can REALLY see the wear in comparison! The thing I don’t like about redipping is that I have to part with my ring. If I could redo my ring in platinum I would, but for the most part it’s alright. Just being next to platinum makes it super noticable to me. lol.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

Claw prongs & colour (blue or gray center stones or side stones),

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016 - Highfield House, Stanley, Tasmania

It had to be either antique or antique-looking, not a solitaire, and preferably in yellow gold. For his ring, he wants something classic and embellished

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@MeghanFly:  I hear ya. What sealed the deal for me was seeing my coworker’s white gold ring that hadn’t been dipped in a year. Beautiful ring but all I could see was the yellowish undertone coming through. I knew I would’ve hated that so I made sure my fiancé knew how important it was to me. At the end it didn’t even matter because the designer of my ring only does e-rings in platinum anyways, so it worked out perfect for us since that’s what we wanted to begin with.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I prefer solitaires, (I like to have one big rock to look at), there was not a specific carat weight I was demanding (but not microscopic), a thinner band because I have small fingers, I originally wanted a tiffany setting, but I love the way the prongs sit on my ring a lot better. And of course I opted for white gold instead of yellow.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

Color, color, COLOR! Lol

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

No nickel, and durable stone and setting were my requirements. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I really wanted something similar to my mom’s ring. My must-haves: round solitaire diamond and white gold. 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Not allergic to it, stone is hard enough to cope with daily wear. Thaaaat’s about it. 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

My primary desire was that it was comfortable, and not so flashy that people might question whether it’s real, and/or whether I was showing off.

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