Post # 1
Any Bees with Brown or Champagne diamonds? Bonus points for old cuts!
Yes, I’m brainstorming again 😂 I drive myself insane. And my husband. His response when I showed him an inspo pic: “That doesn’t look a f*cking thing like the ring you want!” I think he’s at the end of his rope.
Most of the threads I found are years old with broken pic links. So let’s see em’ ladies!
Post # 2
I don’t have the diamonds you are looking to see, but I just want to comment to say that I am going the same thing right now with a ring reset and my husband just rolls his eyes and doesn’t want to hear it. Basically like “didint you ‘decide’ like 6 months and 1 million designs ago?”… lol.
I feel your pain.
Post # 3
Check out diamondsbylauren.com! He does fabulous work with brown/champagne diamonds and does custom work at fantastic prices! Happy hunting 🙂
Post # 4
I have a 1.39ct diamond with brown and pink undertones set in 14k rose gold. It was an Old European Cut that was recently recut to the Crown Jubilee to maximize it’s beauty.
Post # 5
Oh my goodness….that’s yours??!!!?!???? That’s one of them that started this whole quest!!! I am beyond jealous, not gonna lie. Lol
My issue is I also prefer an old cut (the diamond doesn’t have to be vintage, I don’t care about that) but there doesn’t seem to be a lot out there. But man, those prices. Why is a brown diamond considered “undesirable?” I prefer it! And the same tone bezel and contrasting halo? It’s perfection. Your Ring is seriously stunning.
I’m so glad I’m not alone! But the worst part is I JUST finalized CADs for a three stone like a week ago. 😑 And then I stumble across a couple like hisfavoritewife’s and I am seriously reconsidering my whole approach. I told hubby I need them both. The three stone is going to be moissanite for budgetary reasons, and I can get the brown diamond as a RHR, or swap the three stone over to my RH. We have a milestone anniversary coming up and I think it would be a perfect gift to myself 😂
Post # 6
Thanks! I tried multiple times to browse his site, but I couldn’t get the ding dang page to load! It just kept saying “searching.” I’ll try again today! Hubby has a big work meeting and our daughter will be at school, so I’m gonna make a cup of coffee and google. 😆 It’s in the 20s here this morning so I don’t plan on leaving the house today. I despise cold weather!!! I guess even in Louisiana you can’t escape it the entire year, unfortunately.
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard
I don’t have pictures of mine because I don’t have it anymore. But I can say brown diamonds are gorgeous! And I fully intend to replace it someday. So as far as I am concerned, good thinking!
Post # 9
I have no opinion on this but I lol’ed when I saw it was you that posted. We are too much alike. I had my SO order a ring finally and I cant. stop. browsing. What is wrong with us?
Post # 10
I second diamonds by Lauren for Inspo…they post daily on Facebook if you are having trouble getting their webpage to load!
Post # 11
I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I have issues. I think I missed my calling as a jeweler, or maybe I was a billionaire socialite in another life because I am obsessed with jewelry, rings inparticular. My Nanny was the same way, and wouldn’t leave the house without at least one ring and earrings on. EVER. Like, she was going to the hospital because her lung collapsed and she was worried about having earrings in! Ah man, I miss her. So maybe it’s hereditary?
And I have poured over the design on my 3 stone, so I’ll likely follow through with it first because TBH, I can’t afford a big ass diamond ring right now, no matter how “inexpensive” they are in comparison to a white diamond. Not to mention finding an old cut in the exact color and size I want will be DIFFICULT. I’ve put a lot of time, energy and thought into that three stone (so has DK) and I know I’ll adore the finished product. On the other hand (literally) I think this new adventure would make an amazing RHR. It will fulfill my bezel fix, my milgrain fix, my halo fix, my yellow gold fix, and my antique fix ALL IN ONE! Who can say no to that?!!?!?! And I know I’ll spend more money on a ring than I would a necklace or earrings or a bracelet, because I’ll actually wear it. I’m fine with cheapie pieces everywhere else. My WG/diamond huggie earrings rarely leave my ears because they were a gift from my Nanny when my daughter was born. 🙂
I digress…I’ve had too much coffee, and I can type way faster on my desktop computer than I can on my phone. Sorry for the novel!
Thanks for the tip! I finally got it to load on my desktop computer. 🙂 Man they’ve got some beautiful (and expeeeeeensive) stones!
Post # 12
Not a fan, personally. I generally stay away from overly trendy styles and prefer to stick with classic looks. This is true of my wardrobe and given that my engagement ring is the most expensive accessory I will ever own, I would not have been happy with something that isn’t timeless.
To each their own, but when you’re spending thousands of dollars on something you intend to wear for the rest of your life, I’d caution you to take into consideration whether you will still like something like this 30 years from now when it’s no longer “on trend”. If you are confident that you like it and will always like it, do you, boo!
Post # 13
I think that you are also needing the “new adventure” fix. You have the personality (as I have come to understand it from your very first posts 2-3 years ago to now), that loves the journey. It’s not even really as much about finding “the” ring, but the process.
The process is fun, and it’s addicting ask me how I know 🙂
I remember you were at one point saying this ring (the three-stone) had to be right because it was the only one ever. By saying that I think you feel the tug of the desire (addiction?) to keep searching, keep asking for pics, keep considering several different styles, colors, etc., because is it hard to let go now of all the time and emotion spent doing just that for the three-stone journey.
Allow yourself to admit, you may be a multiple-ring gal, even though you had not thought so before. Within your particular restraints, get what you love, and several if that’s your desire.
I would agree with you that you should stay with the three-stone and let that be. Then, you have RHRs to consider and you can switch those around all you want!
I’ve enjoyed reading your journey but worry that you don’t see that you love the journey as much as the final product.
Post # 14
Is there such a thing as “Jewelry Design Anonymous?” Because if so, I’m in.
Oh, I can defenitely admit that I love the process! And I was sad when it was over. I took up CROSS STITCHING to occupy my time once my CADs were finalized! Haha!!!
I agree that I’m a “One Ring” kinda gal for my engagement ring/wedding set, however, for RHRs the sky is the limit! The brown diamond looks more like a RHR (to me) anyway. The basket is pretty big, and a wedding band wouldn’t stack well with it probably. I don’t have a ton of real estate between knuckles so this one would have to fly solo on whatever finger it’s on.
My issue is that I can’t get off WB and PS long enough to enjoy what I’ve created. I keep looking for my next “fix” and honestly, I love talking about it! I love hashing out details and finding things I love. My husband hates this about me because I’m a “talker” and he’s a “doer” so you guys get to put up with me instead! LMAO! My apologies for that.
Quite a few pieces I’ve swooned over, but not a TON of them do I realistically consider looking further into and actually purchasing. Over my journey I’ve come to realize what I like and don’t like and what I maybe love because it’s trendy. So in the meantime (and while I have my three stone made) I’ll research until my eyes bleed, and in that process it will either be an idea that fizzles out, or an idea that I obsess about and can’t stop looking at pictures of. And if it’s the latter, when my husband gets a big work bonus, I’ll steal some of it. Haha!
I do love looking at all these beautiful photos though, so keep em’ coming ladies!
Post # 15
I hear you, I am obsessed with rings too and I rarely even wear them! I hope you didnt take it the wrong way, I was just joking. Its a fun obsession to have.