(Closed) Be Honest. Anyone out there who did not like your engagement ring?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
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  • Post # 121
    29 posts
    • Wedding: January 2016

    Hey bees.

    My ring and I have a love hate relationship, and other people seem to be the same way too.  Everyone thinks it should be bigger.


    the diamond was my grandmothers, it’s 1 carat Oval with 10 pavee diamonds on the band.  She had the stones removed from another ring and picked out the new setting for me and just asked me if I wanted something classic or what.  I love my ring because the stones were hers, but I was also lead to believe the main stone was bigger.  If I had of known it wasn’t I would have put it on a really thin plain band.  


    The ring will be upgraded in 5 years so this one can go away for safe keeping to be kept for our first child.  My grandmother requested it be turned into an heirloom.

    Post # 122
    2394 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Not a fan of my ring, though I would NEVER tell my fiance that! He put a lot of time and effort into picking something out that he thought I would like, and … well … he got it all wrong. BUT it’s not the ring that matters, it’s what the ring represents. And I love it because of that. 🙂

    Post # 123
    40 posts
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I probably never would have picked this ring… but I do love it because he picked it out all on his own, the only ring talk we ever had was apparently I made a comment correcting a tv ad about a princess cut diamond… well he made sure he got me a princess cut. Princess cut is my least favorite, but he gets an A+ for effort.  I also don’t love how the bottom half of my centers stores are blocked by tiny diamonds on the side, it just makes the diamonds seem so small when I know they aren’t it’s just hiding lol. With all that being said it is still way more ring and bling than I ever thought I would get and I do LOVE that, but most importantly I still get giddy just looking at it knowing he completely picked it out on his own with out any pressure from me.

    Post # 124
    14 posts

    I thought I was the only one who had ring regret. When we started looking at rings I didn’t do enough research and with budget restrictions, I decided I wanted a coloured stone and settled on a sapphire (no offence to others with coloured stones), but after getting engaged I hated how small my ring looked. The centre stone is 0.50, which I know is bigger than some but to me it just felt tiny. I also regretted getting a coloured stone because this may sound silly but it just doesn’t go with everything and your eye is naturally drawn to the colour which didn’t help the size issue. So I gently explained how I felt to my then fiancé and he agreed when we could afford it I could get something different. So for now I’ve swapped my sapphire for a G colour cubic zirconia and will get my new ring when the Amora Gem in a radiant cut becomes available. Finding the perfect ring has been a 4 year journey but I’m certain my new ring will be my forever ring. 

    My then sapphire:


    My temporary CZ:


    The future ring:

    Post # 125
    355 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2002

    Before we got engaged I had casually mentioned to my now husband that I would love a round or pear diamond with tapered baguettes on the shoulders…which was nothing like I received.  I didn’t even know he was looking for engagement rings when he suprised me with mine.  It was the complete opposite to what I would have picked but I loved that he loved it and that he put so much effort & time into chosing a ring for me (I found out from his Mum that he had spent weeks looking and narrowing down his selections).  

    So I wore it and it grew on me.  7 years later when I had my engagement ring stolen I discussed having a completely different ring made which my husband agreed to as long as he could have some input into it.  We couldn’t agree on a design so we ended up having the exact same ring remade and he surprised me by doubling the size of diamond that was originally in my ering.  

    I have since swapped from wearing YG to WG (funnily enough 7 years later…must be something to do with the 7 year itch lol) and my husband suggested that I upgrade my engagement ring to a WG one for my birthday…so I did…and I love it!

    Post # 126
    951 posts
    Busy bee

    is_a_belle:  I think that sapphire is amazing! That is literally a one of a kind stone! I’m also a sapphire girl 🙂

    My Fiance proposed with a gold wedding band and told me we cold pick out the e-ring togehter. After we got engaged there were a few women who would say “Oooo, let me see the ring” and when I showed them the plain band they looked dissapointed and would coment on how “classic” it was (no one ever said anything rude). But I loved it just fine!

    When we started looking at rings everything I *thought* I wanted ended up changing. I love East West solitare settings (I still love them) with either an oval or emerald cut. So I was totally fixated on that setting. But I didn’t want a diamond, I wanted a sapphire (my birthstone).

    This was my dream ring:


    But sapphires come in just about every color so I went back and forth a lot on which color I should get. Part of me thought I really wanted a colored gem stone but a voice in my head said I should be more traditional and should get a white sapphire.

    I looked at pale pink saphires and a few padparadsha sappires too, but they were more pale/peachy, not as vivid as yours.  I came really close to picking a pale yellow emerald cut! I drooled over it! 

    Then I found this ring from a local jeweler and I fell in love with it immediately. It’s not an east west, and it’s not a solitaire – so imagine my surprise!

    On the one hand it’s very simple, but on the other hand it doens’t look like anyone else’s ring I’ve ever seen! The center stone is a white sapphire that’s 1.8 and the side stones are princess cut blue sapphires (I don’t remember their size something like 0.2 ish?). 


    If you had told me that I would pick out a 3 stone ring I would have told you that I am 100% a solitaire girl! But this ring is a lot like my Fiance – I never could have imaged it, but it turns out it’s perfect for me! 

    Post # 128
    3325 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I freekin love your ring. Its simple, elegant and classic with the traditional solitaire setting but uniquely yours with that beautiful rare pinkish / orange stone. How can you ever not be totally smitten with it. X


    Post # 129
    3007 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    skylar84:  Your ring is so pretty! I think white sapphires have a wonderful glow to them.

    Post # 130
    1428 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    Mine is a tiny little 0.40 ct solitaire. Too small to some, I know a lot of people would hate it. I love it. Fiance wasn’t sure, he said I would regret it. He wanted to get something else but I was hell bent on that ring. I still spend most of the day admiring it. I don’t think I will ever stop loving it.

    Post # 131
    1488 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    caligirl0011:  I know this thread is 4 months old but I love your ring! Mine is a green sapphire and I like but don’t love my ring, even though I helped design it (before I knew anything about what I wanted). If I had to do it over I would want mine to be more like yours!

    Post # 132
    1344 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    sept22insf:  thank you! That’s very sweet, especially because I am in school to become a jewellery designer 🙂 

    Post # 133
    2754 posts
    Sugar bee


    Well, I had absolutely no idea I was getting engaged,so I had no expectations–but I was thrilled with what I got–the “princess” sapphire ring. It was a family heirloom from the 20s.  About 31/2 caarat sapphire with the diamond halo.

    And ironically enough it as on my list of what to buy after I hit Lotto.  I had just bought myself a banging ACC right hand ring and planned to search for that next!

    Post # 134
    164 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2017 - Chase Court

    DrCrazyCat:  Ha! I did the exact same thing with my fiance! I picked out the ring myself.

    Post # 135
    2569 posts
    Sugar bee

    is_a_belle:  I love the color saturation of your pad sapph! It’s so unique, gorgeous & eye-catching! Stunning choice!

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