(Closed) Ah! Where to start?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Blue Nile is a really great resource for that sort of thing. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I suggest going into an actual store before looking online. You may like something in a picture but not on your hand and vice versa. Chain stores, mom and pop places, pawn shops – anywhere you can try on rings. After you find a style you like, you can start looking online for pricing/deals. Good luck and HAVE FUN!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I was never a jewelry person.  Since we got engaged, my e-ring is the only jewelry I’ve worn since middle school (basically).  Considering that, I knew I wanted something simple (round cut, solitaire).  You may be the same way or completely opposite!  I agree with pp that you should go to some jewelry stores and see what you like.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

What ever you do just make sure you find the best cut diamond you can…I would say that’s the most important thing.  I would also recommend learning about diamonds or gems before going into a store that way you know what to look for and that way youll also know if the sales person is pushing something at you that’s not quite up to par. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Pricescope.com is an excellent source to learn about jewelry and see a bunch of different styles of engagement & wedding rings. Go to a store and try on all color metals (white, yellow, rose), try on all types of stones (diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, moissanite, etc), and try on all types of styles (solitaires, three stones, halos, etc) including ones you would “never” wear. You might surprise yourself! Then narrow it down to a couple of things, 1. What color metal you prefer 2. What stone type and shape you prefer. Take your time choosing the perfect setting. Good luck!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park

My biggest regret is neither me or Jacob (husband) really took the time to learn more about diamonds before he bought the ring. I would suggest reading up on the type of stone you want. Then decide which shape you like. If you are considering diamonds, start here: 

http://gia4cs.gia.edu/EN-US/the-diamond-4-cs.htm?gclid=CNnv2LnP0rUCFcxlOgodZzkAKw

At least then when you go to the jewler’s you know what you are looking at and for. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

@MrsNewDay:  I would also ask any older women you know who have stuff you admire. you’d be shocked at how many tricks they know about where to get a deal on high quality items!

Congrats on your impending engagement

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

that is so exciting! find a setting you love then let him pick the stone that is in his budget and that he wants to get you. that is my advice, so you know you have a setting you love but he still has the choice to pick out a component of the ring. the most important component!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@MrsNewDay:  That looks a lot like my ring!! My ring is a Ring Bearer diamond, bezel set with diamonds around the center stone but no diamonds on the shank of the ring itself like that one. Bezels are extremely low maintenance, and the most secure setting for the stone. They’re also the most labor-intensive setting to create so they’re not always easy to find. Here’s a link to my setting. I don’t want to jack your post, so let me know if you want pictures 🙂

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