Post # 1
I asked for a simple solitaire and after seeing all your KICKASS rings, I’m kind of scared that I won’t love my ring… Anyone else have this feeling?? My saving grace is that because it IS a solitaire, I can always have it put into a different setting at some point or get a band that’s a little more detailed… hmmmmmm…. any thoughts?
Post # 3
I feel slightly like that about the wedding band we bought…thankfully I have plenty of time to buy another one before the big day
I would say your idea of just getting it mounted on a different ring is the best option 🙂
Post # 4
Who knows, you may love it. Also — you can do wonders with a solitaire as far as wedding bands. They make some kickass enhancers that make solitaires look like halos, look more detailed, etc. Just wait and see. 🙂 You never know.
Post # 5
I don’t think you need to worry. The most beautiful thing about my ring is not the diamond or the band, but the engraving on the inside. When I twirl the ring around my finger, I can still feel it. So much more precious than any setting. I guarantee you, when you get a ring, you will love it because your Fiance picked it out for you and made it special for you.
Post # 6
Sometimes I feel the same way – but then I think about how special it will be when he proposes. I think I’ll be so excited and happy that I’ll love any ring he gets me.
Post # 7
I love my ring but I can not wait to upgrade it to my initial choice. I am broken hearted though because I don’t know if I should wear BOTH when I get the upgrade or not…. trust me- you will LOVE your ring because he got it and proposed with it. Regardless if you find something else you like more, your heart will always be on the one he proposed with.
At some point in time, if you feel like you want someone more, ask him if it would be OK to upgrade – you can upgrade when you have the money, for your anniversary, etc. Just be sure he will be OK with it first. Then you can enjoy the current ring and look forward to an upgrade.
Post # 8
Did your SO already buy the ring? If not, I would suggest going into a jewelry store or two and trying on a variety of rings. Initially I wanted a certain type of solitaire more than anything but the instant I tried it on I absolutely hated it! I tried on so many styles and seeing them on my finger really made a huge difference. I found a ring I fell in love with and I cannot wait to have it! (I picked it out a couple months ago at Shane Co. and I’m reeeeeally hoping they still have that same one when SO goes to buy it… which probably won’t be until July/August, ugh!)
Post # 9
A solitaire is timeless and elegant. It’ll be beautiful!
Post # 10
I’m biased I think, since I have a solitaire, but my thoughts are that it is classic, and will never go out of style. I think you made the right choice, but ultimately it’s up to you! You can always change it later if you’re not sure!
Post # 11
Thanks Girls!!! I feel better… I just get to drooling over all these beautiful settings, I didn’t even go look at rings with him, I just said, I’d like a solitaire because I’ve always thought them to be classy. I think I’m just nervous because I haven’t SEEN the ring and YES he’s already bought it.
Also LOVE the idea of being able to change the look of it with enhancers and/or wedding band!!!!
Post # 12
Everytime we go into the store to look at my ring, I always see another (similar) ring that just stands out and sparkles from the same designer. And I say, “I know i’m set on XYZ ring, but can I just see THAT one right there???”
And the ring guy always says, “uh…. that IS XYZ ring.”
I love that my ring makes swoon towards it everytime I see it.
Post # 13
OMG yes. I honestly need to stop looking. The more I look the more I like a different style. The ring we selected Sept 2010 I’m sure is gone (unless he put it on layaway). Even still I look at the pics I took of it while in the store and see other rings I like better. And I don’t want to keep pestering him with different rings. I don’t want him to be any slower or confused than he already is. I’ve started a folder of pics on my computer (hopefully he’s seen it) of rings I like. Each time I find one I add to it. Just in case he doesn’t have one on layaway, etc. I’m so scared I won’t like the ring. It terrifies me.
@armychica06: Great advice. That’s a great idea as well. I’ve thought of that and figured on an anniversary, etc. I’d upgrade in the event I don’t “love”. I think as you said I’ll like it because it’s the first and the one he proposed with. I’d hate to make him feel bad if I wanted to change it. I hate to sound materialistic or shallow I’m just weird that way. If I don’t like something I get self conscious about it. I’m OCD about everything.