Did you end up with a different ring than you envisioned?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Was your vision of a ring different than the actual ring you picked out?
    Completely different: different style altogether! : (123 votes)
    26 %
    Somewhat different - different bands, metal, etc : (65 votes)
    14 %
    Tiny bit different : (51 votes)
    11 %
    Nope, it was spot on! : (117 votes)
    25 %
    Didn't pick my ring, it wasn't what I envisioned, but I love it! : (75 votes)
    16 %
    Didn't pick my ring, but it was exactly how I envisioned : (35 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    1855 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    My original Engagement Ring I picked. My second Engagement Ring I picked.

    BUT, my second ring is the polar opposite of my original one! I never envisioned myself as someone who would have a solitaire, and now I love it.

    Post # 4
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    1866 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Before I even met my fiance, I always thought I wanted a yellow diamond.  I knew I wanted a diamond, but yellow is my favorite color and I also felt like the yellow diamond would be really unique.  When the time came around for my FH and I to start looking at diamonds, I told him my dream was a cushion shape yellow diamond.  So he made a bunch of appointments on Jewelers row in chicago and we looked at yellow diamonds.  But they looked soooo weird against my skin tone!  I knew immediately that the yellow diamond idea was out!

    I ended up with a very classic design – 2+ carat cushion on a thin pave band.  πŸ™‚

    (No picture of a yellow diamond, but here is my ring now):

    Post # 5
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    703 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My wrong is completely different than what I thought I wanted. I love the look of 3stones but fiancé chose it all on his own and I LOVE it !!!!!

    Post # 6
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    2144 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I had always envisioned something with sapphires and diamonds, but had no idea whether or not I wanted a halo, solitaire, or 3 stone. I fell in love with this Tacori, but wouldn’t let him spend the money on it.So we went looking for something similar that we could swap out diamonds and replace with sapphires. We found a couple I really liked, but then the salesman asked if we’d ever considered blue diamonds and brought this out of the window. It was love at first sight.

    Post # 8
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    2144 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @hassle_J:  Thank you! I’m so happy the salesman suggested it, or we never even would have seen it. I love your ring too, I’m a sucker for halos with milgrain, obviously πŸ™‚

    Post # 9
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    6512 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @hassle_J:  The ring you ended up with is just lovely!  The way the band comes to a point is so pretty, and really puts the focus on the gorgeous stone πŸ™‚

    @AshleyR83:  Ummm, I *love* your nail color!  What brand is that polish?  (great pic of your ring too!)

    Mine is somewhat different – I showed my then-bf styles that I liked when he asked, and they tended to be halos, but the only thing I was adamant about was a thin pave band.  I got the pave band, but not a halo, because it turns out he didn’t like the look of them – he said they “look like a championship ring” (pfffft! men!)

    I still think halos are lovely, but I am more in love with my princess cathedral set ring than anything I ever saw while browsing – it turned out to be perfect for me!

    Post # 10
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    5237 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2010

    I never had a vision of a ring. I never really wore rings, never looked at rings, just not something I thought about or worried about at all!

    When I had a ringless proposal, we went looking and I still did not know what I wanted. I kind of wanted something “flowy” – whatever that meant! I tried on what seemed liked tons of rings at many stores and just nothing ever spoke to me, except for a couple rather interesting rose and yellow gold rings (without or with small stones) made by an independent designer. But, I was not sold on them. I kinda figured out rather early on that I was not very set on a diamond at all, at least not a modern cut or very colourless one.  Also learned I did not really like halos for my own hand.

    Never could figure something out before the wedding (and we had a short engagement so there was only so much time!), so just ordered a right hand ring to wear as a wedding ring (totally my pick). It was white gold, with some diamond pave, and a small blue pear sapphire (since many women in my family have worn sapphires), in a crossover style. I decided a couple months later was uncomfortable and not something I really liked. I did not like how thin the actual bands making up the ring were, was never happy with the centre stone (size, colouring, cut) or the pave. Realized I did not like pave at all! It just was not ME. Plus I was getting a nickel allergy!

    Here is my original wedding band (the one on top is mine, other one is my husbands which he LOVES):

     

    Changed it to a solitaire set with scattered diamond bands, blue sapphire centre, palladium white gold. Totally my pick and I had it specifically designed and made however I was influenced by my husband expressing a desire they still “matched” his rings. Turns out palladium causes issues for me too (not many people have this, I do). Which was okay, as I was never head over heels for the rings either. Too modern.  Realized I also did not like white metals (never wore white metals until my wedding, had always been yellow!) or prong settings (as wonderful as my prongs were done). My husband never liked these ones anyway, so it was easy to agree to change them and he wanted me to have WHATEVER I wanted (even if not matching) as long as I loved them as much as he loved his ring!

    This was my second set:

     

     

    By this point I totally knew what I wanted, and it is totally what I got too.

    I ended up with brushed yellow gold, a bezeled centre stone, scattered diamonds, chunky, a moissanite OEC, and a totally untraditional organic and natural style.

    This is my very much adored (by my husband and me both!), very much me, and my forever set:

    So, took me about 2 1/2 years, but I got there eventually!

    Post # 11
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    1048 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I chose my ring (he proposed without one), and got something somewhat different than I wanted.

    I was originally envisioning an art deco antique ring like this:

    Simple design, not too blingy.

    Instead, something drew me to this ring:

    Still antique art deco, but much more unique and loud because it’s a cluster ring. The bling totally hit me when I tried it on. I hadn’t pictured something so large, but I just loved it and knew it was “the one.”

    Post # 12
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    2144 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @RayKay:  I love all of your sets!

    Post # 13
    Member
    1098 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I was in the same boat, I always imagined a halo with a plain dainty band. I must have looked at hundreds and Fiance is still seeing James Allen ads on his computer from all the links I sent him. Then one day I was BTD and saw this poster’s new antique inspired rings and it was like love at first sight. This ring actually made me feel something were before I was just kind of like “Oh that’s cute.” It was everything I thought I didn’t like: stones on the band, peek-a-boo stones on the sides, art deco details. Now I love halos like mine and totally want one of MoissCo’s antique filligree rings for a RHR one day.

    Post # 14
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    305 posts
    Helper bee

    I used to HATE three stone rings. I also really wasn’t into the whole halo fad…until I tried one on. Now I have a three stone halo…so yeah. 

    Post # 16
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    6512 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @hassle_J:  Oh that is awesome, and incredibly sweet πŸ™‚  Make sure to share pics when you get it!

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