(Closed) Did trying rings on change which ring type you (thought you) liked?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Did trying rings on change which ring type you (thought you) liked?
    No! I ended up loving the same ring type. : (34 votes)
    31 %
    Yes, I ended up liking a different cut/shape. : (45 votes)
    41 %
    Yes, I ended up liking a different metal/colour. : (5 votes)
    5 %
    I found a new love - something I never considered. : (26 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 31
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2017 - Nepal

    I didn’t get to go ring shopping. My Fiance said if he really knew me, he would be able to pick out a ring I love. Torture! I was drawn to the Tacori settings and would pull ads out of magazines and put them on the fridge. So subtle of me. Well I got a Tacori and it’s absolutely beautiful. I love the ring but it gets so dirty! Had I known, I may have gone for a plain solitaire setting. 

    Post # 32
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    367 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    Absolutely yes! I had a Pinterest board full of lovely detailed Art Deco rings. And while I still pine for that as a rhr, it looked too fussy on my large amazon hands for everyday wear. I ended up with a beautiful solitaire that I had never considered. But it looked right on my hand!

    Post # 33
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

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    velvetteddylove:  Yes, I was looking at a split shank or something with a lot of etching or milgrain. Then I tried those on and another style and I went with the other style. Makes a difference to try them on, fo sho!

    Post # 34
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

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    velvetteddylove:  Yes! I thought I wanted a halo on a pave band but when I tried one on it just wasn’t me. A “boring” solitaire suited me much better. 

    I still fancied a pave band but my husband proposed with a plain band and I am a total convert. I now have a diamond eternity and I know the pave band would have annoyed me. I love the fact that my wedding set is so robust. 

    Post # 35
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    9396 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Definitely try on several different shapes/styles/sizes! I knew I wanted a simple round solitaire on a plain band so I didn’t, but I kinda wish I had only because it’d be so much fun trying sparklies on 🙂

    Post # 36
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: County courthouse

    Years ago when my husband and I were looking for engagement rings, I wanted a intricate designed ring. However, when I tried them on, they looked so gaudy on me. I chose a simple solitaire and have worn solitaires every since then. I also thought I would choose white gold, but I’m allergic to the nickel that is in it. So I chose yellow gold and have fallen in love with yellow gold. All of my jewelry is yg.

    Post # 37
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    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014 - Church and University

    Was hellbent on an oval halo.  Ended up loving a cushion halo.  Go figure.

    Post # 38
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    1241 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I actually only tried on rings at Tiffany (and just the 6 prong solitaire).  Before I met my fi I thought I wanted a halo with a pavé shank.  Then it turned out his ex-wife had basically exactly that.  I changed my mind a few times and finally settled on a class 6 prong Tiffany-style setting (Vatché U113) and I’m SO glad I did.  It’s perfect for me.  

    Post # 39
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    28 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    i orignally wanted a cushion cut with a halo, but I fell in love with a classic round. which was surprising because that is not what I was lookin for at all. you also get more “coverage” for the carat with a round stone (looks bigger). I still like cushion cuts and halos and I want one for a right hand ring, but i love my ring. i think the thicker prongs make it look just the slightest bit like a cushion which was a great compromise for me too. 

    Post # 40
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    1155 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    I knew I wanted a thin band and a halo. I thought I wanted a princess cut or a cushion cut, possibly a round. But trying them on, they all looked off to me. I went in and tried on a pear because the lady asked if I was interested and I felt bad saying no for some reason. 

    The minute I put on a pear, I feel in love! 

    Post # 41
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    2694 posts
    Sugar bee

    Before trying any rings on, I thought I wanted a really blingy, pave-heavy halo. My fantasy ring was the Tiffany Soleste.  

    After trying on a lot of rings and test driving the costume-jewelry version of some (to see how I actually liked them over the course of a week), I was surprised to find that my dream ring is now a very clean, modern bezel-set asscher.  No pave.  

    Post # 42
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    523 posts
    Busy bee

    Initially wanted a solitaire or bezel in rose gold. Wound up getting a pave cushion halo with a round center stone in rose gold. 

    Post # 43
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    1837 posts
    Buzzing bee

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    velvetteddylove:  I was convinced I wanted a cushion cut diamond. I had researched the heck out of it and was even eyeing a few stones on James Allen. Then it occurred to me that I should try them on, just to see. I hated them on my finger, and hated how they faced up small for the carat weight. Nothing square looked good on me … so princess and radiants and asschers where out.  I then thought I’d want an oval — but nope. Didn’t love it on my finger. Emerald cut — missed the brilliance that you don’t get with the step cuts. Eventually I tried on a pear, and fell in love with that shape. And I ended up getting a pear.  I think rounds probably looked best on me, but I wanted something a little different.

    I also thought I’d want a halo but when my diamond arrived it was so perfect on it’s own that we went without a halo, and I’m glad we did. So — I went from being almost ready to order a cushion cut diamond in a halo setting to getting a pear solitaire. 

    Post # 44
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    756 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    I knew I wanted rose gold with either an oval or a pear and that did not change. However the setting style I ended up with is totally different from what I had been looking at previously. I had saved a lot of solitaires with thin twisty organic-style bands and my actual ring is very vintage-inspired, with milgrain, scrollwork, side stones, and a knife edge halfway around. It just looked right on my hand and the others that looked like all the ones on my Pinterest just didn’t suit me in real life.

    Post # 45
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    385 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    I’m also a size 6.5 with short fingers and originally wanted an oval stone with a halo, preferably splint shank. I tried one on and it was pretty, but I thought it made my fingers look odd. I ended up with a three stone ring that I absolutely love! Totally different from what I thought I would want, and it’s unique because I feel like you don’t see them often. 

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