- 7 years ago
- Wedding: April 2017
Ok.. I have to admit, before i even say too much that I am NOT much of a jewelry know it all. I wear a necklace, given to me by my daughter, but other than that, no jewelry. And I dont pretend to know much about ring settings, cuts etc.. so i apologize in advance if my questions seem a bit novice.
Ive been wanting to get engaged for the last two years but my boyfriend ‘hasn’t been ready’. Well the last few months he has been dropping LOTS of hints!! And in the last few weeks, its all but obvious that a proposal is imminnent!!! <br />Im so excited!
I’ve done a lot of research and have decided we will go with a Moissy Engagement Ring. Im wanting to narrow it down to just a couple of choices for him on my wishlist at moissaniteco.com (which he has access to) And I think Im almost there!!! I just need a little help deciding on center carat size!
Here are the two beauties im looking at…
I LOVE the halo style rings and know for certain thats what I want. I would be happy if he chose either style, though I also REALLY like the look, I think, of a center round stone with a squarish halo.
My question is whether I should go for the 1 carat center or the 1.25. The price difference is so small it almost seems sill NOT to go bigger. But I dont want it to look gaudy on my hand. I worry a little, with a halo, that the 1.25 center would.
ALSO: I work in an office/warehouse setting and between the two of us, my future fi and I have 5 children. I am a very busy woman. I work hard and often with my hands. I am super clumsy too. How big is too big in terms of your ring getting in the way? or possibly being damaged by getting snagged and hit against things? Is there a marked difference between the two sizes of center stones I’m looking at?
In regards to the durability of the ring, do I need to take the width of the band into consideration as well? I have noticed in a lot of the pictures Ive been stalking, lol, that some of the bands look very thin and petite. Are these more likely to ‘break’? I want my ring to look elegant but be able to withstand the everyday wear and tear I will put it up to.
I would really love to see your halo ring pics with ANY size center.
THANK YOU BEE’S!!!!!