Post # 1
There are all these boards about diamonds and stones and settings! But I got engaged in April with a ring without stones. My FH picked it out all by himself just for me! And I love it! I know I can’t be the only one! So post those pictures, ladies!!!
Post # 3
Do you have a picture of yours! If so, I would love to see it!
Post # 5
My e-ring has a beautiful solitaire diamond in it and maybe because i’m traditional, i like it with the stone. But i saw some gorgeous e-rings without any stone and i wouldn’t mind having another one! Haha.
*oops! how do you resize a photo?! sorry it’s huge*
Post # 7
@donna_saur: How about a pic of yours??
Post # 8
I don’t have this kind myself but I know someone with a beautiful metalwork engagement ring (no gems, very ornate fine detail work) that is just drop-dead gorgeous! Wish I had a picture.
BTW the focal point is 3 3D sculpted flowers, arranged like a classic 3-stone ring. They aren’t huge and cocktailish but it’s not a flat ring either. But then it’s got these detailed designs going down the sides, etc. Really gorgeous!
Post # 10
@donna_saur: That’s very pretty!
Post # 11
@donna_saur: Cool! I’m a BIG fan and collect the work of modernist jewelry designers from the 1950’s & 60’s. Its refered to it as “the wearable art movement.” these designers didn’t like the fact that almost the entire point of jewelry design was just to hold a gemstone, so they created jewelry where the design was paramount and rarely used gems. (They would use pearls, wood, coral, stone, etc…as design elements)
So when it came time for my e-ring all I cared about was design, and ESP. The fact I got my favorite designer to create and design my ering. It ended up the design that I chose was perfect for incorporating a stone (had it not been a e-ring a pearl would have been used). Since I was already going with a very modernist, non-traditiolook design I did get a solitaire diamond, but only because I figured it was the only way most ppl would know it was an e-ring and my fiancé wanted to buy a diamond and be a bit more traditional on that front. But had the design been different I would not cared a whit if my e-ring had a diamond or not.
In fact, before my designer agreed to create my ring my fiancé and I were searching auctions and modernist botiques in NYC to find a vintage ring from that era – and all that mattered was the design was great (& I wanted it to be the creation of one of my fav designers of the era). (Do a GIS for Margaret DePatta or Art Smith for an idea of what I’m babbling on about)
I think design should always be paramount in jewelry, if a gem compliments the design – great,of not -lose it. E-rings should be more than just something to hold a polished rock imho.
Congrats on the engagement and your cool e-ring.
Post # 12
@donna_saur: I do!! I’ve never been one for jewelry and my SO knows this. We went to Ireland a couple weeks ago and he surprised me with my beauty!! I have always loved the claddagh design, and I love that it actually came from Ireland!! He did so good 🙂
Post # 13
@Raggedy_C-3PO: LOVE IT!!!! Sounds like your honey is super thoughtful! And definitely has great taste!
@MirnaMinkoff: thank you! And I totally agree!
Post # 14
@donna_saur: Thank you!!! Your ring is Fantastic too!