- 3 years ago
- Wedding: August 2016
I’m not really much of a jewelry girl. I pretty much never wear rings. I suggested to my boyfriend not having an engagement ring at all, but he was pretty aghast at the idea. You would think that I wouldn’t care, then, but I do care, a lot! If I’m going to wear something every day, it had better be something I love! I’m pretty picky and only like rectangular radiant styles, which are incredibly pricey in diamonds. I’m perfectly happy with a non-diamond. I was looking up moissanites and they look great, but now I can’t pick between two (reasonably priced) styles. So I’m hunting somewhat early for rings hoping to pick something more specific. No wedding date on the horizon, but potentially purchasing a ring in “spring or early summer” according to the Boyfriend or Best Friend.
I love this Twig ring from Etsy (the designer is Kristin Coffin and she is clearly very talented!), but I worry that it is too plain as a solitaire and that the actual setting is very tall. As someone who rarely wears jewelry, I’m not exactly used to having a giant hunk of rock on my finger, and it seems like it would get caught on everything! But the bonus is it’s very earthy and designed from wood (I’m a woodworking hobbyist) and I looooove the matching wedding band she makes without diamonds.
Then there is this more traditional ring from MoissaniteCo.com. I feel like the proportions of a 3 stone ring are better than a solitaire, particularly for the emerald radiant cut I like. The setting itself doesn’t seem as “tall” as the twig ring, and it comes from a company instead of an individual on Etsy. Having never spent so much with a single person as opposed to a company, I am somewhat wary of Etsy – it’s not like we can just return it, and I can’t see the twig ring in person or try it on first!
So, what do you think? Chance the twig ring, or stick with a more traditional ring? I’m somewhere between a 5-5.5 in ring sizes if that makes a difference!