(Closed) Did you end up with a different ring than you envisioned?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Was your vision of a ring different than the actual ring you picked out?
    Completely different: different style altogether! : (124 votes)
    26 %
    Somewhat different - different bands, metal, etc : (65 votes)
    14 %
    Tiny bit different : (51 votes)
    11 %
    Nope, it was spot on! : (118 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)
    7 %
  • Post # 77
    550 posts
    Busy bee

    I always wanted a 3 stone yellow gold sapphire ring or a vintage art deco ring. This was my favourite (but I really wanted it in yellow gold):

    He picked out a white gold channel set diamond wedding band. I’ve grown to like it but I still wish he had included me in the decision making process. 

    Post # 78
    395 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    it was spot on! I couldn’t find anything in the jewelry stores so we did custom. its exactly what I thought it would be but better!

    Post # 79
    355 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Mine was pretty much spot on. The only difference was the metal 🙂 I absolutely love my ering! 

    Post # 80
    2144 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @PaulsBride: Thank you 🙂 I love that Tacori! I wish somewhere nearby had it in their shop so I could actually see it in person. My ring is amazing though, and I would never trade it for anything.

    Post # 81
    6436 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @bluespinach:  BOTH of those rings are amazing. The end.

    Post # 82
    13 posts
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @HeatherMM:  I know – we were able to look at a handful of Tacori rings in person – but no one had that one – of course.  I’m glad you love your ring.  It’s strange how you think you want one thing – end up with something totally different.  My husband had been a designer for NN Shipyard, then returned to his earlier passion – a machinist for the same company.  He abandoned his Tacori efforts, and went in the opposite direction – woven metal – to display his love for metal machine work.  He was so worried I wouldn’t like.  He kept asking ‘what if you don’t like it – I really hope you like it’.  AND – I did – I do!  It’s not the delicate, thin band, with halo surround we had looked at – but better – it really is unique, and just HIM.  I’ll have to post a pic soon.

    Post # 83
    9832 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

    @hassle_J:  I always thought I would get a princess cut diamond with a pave halo in white gold. Instead I found out about moissy and got a cushion cut in a double halo in palladium. Didn’t quite work out and now I’m getting an OEC moissy in a soft square double halo with claw prongs and white gold. WB most definitely influced the design of my new ring… in a good way.

    Post # 84
    417 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @HeatherMM:  Your ring is stunning!  I’ve never been a fan of 3 stoned engagement rings, but yours is amazing! 

    I always thought that I wanted a round diamond on a diamond band, but when my fiance and I started looking I didn’t like them on my finger.  I tried on a whole bunch and many different stores and at each store I picked the ring that I liked best, but each ring that I picked ended up being similar to what I got:  A round brilliant solitaire sitting on a wide white gold plain band.  With that said, each wedding ring I look at and like is a channel set band with diamonds or other stones in it.  Ideally, I’d get one channel set band and 1 plain band and stack them. 

    Post # 85
    2144 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @PaulsBride:  Post a pic! I wanna see, I wanna see!! I found a couple of stores with a bunch of Tacori rings, but none of the sales people even knew what ring I was talking about when I tried to describe it to them.

    @TKG83:  Thank you 🙂 I really didn’t have a specific style that I wanted originally. I was just thinking that I wanted either a sapphire center stone with diamonds around it or in the band, or a diamond center with sapphires around it.

    Post # 86
    105 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    From looking online, it seemed obvious, a round halo with a dainty band. 


    At the store, I tried one on first and it was beautiful but I wasn’t in love.  Later, my Fiance suggested we go look at some rings.  Again, I focused entirely on halos.  After sleeping on it that night, I woke up and knew that I wanted to go back to the drawing board and look for something with a more substantial band.  The second time looking, I ended up selecting 2 that I adored.  I had left the decision up to him but I knew from the look in his eyes that this was the ring he would be proud of.


    It’s a hard one to describe but this image is quite similar in design, much different in terms of quality. Mine also has 2 smaller round diamonds on either side of the centre stone.  I couldn’t be happier, this one suits me perfectly!





    Post # 87
    779 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I actually never really thought about my ring before my fi started bringing it up to me. We decided together what would look best. He probably thought more about it, to be honest, because he was dead set on a solitaire ring with a unity band, so I said perfect!

    i think some girls have really high expectations for a ring and have been looking and searching for the perfect ring long before the fiancee gets in the picture, so whenever he proposes, the girls are almost always let down. And that’s so sad for both parties!

    my one huge pet peeve is when girls are not happy with the ring their fiancée picked out for them and make them get another one, more like the one she was envisioning. I know girls on here usually don’t see much wrong with that, but honestly, I think it’s a huge ego blow to your guy, and not worth the damage it probably causes. the meaning behind the ring is what’s important.

    Post # 88
    2523 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014
    Post # 89
    2523 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I always thought I wanted a thick antique type of setting.  My hands are really small and my fingers are thin, and my fiance said they looked like super bowl rings on me!  I ended up choosing the thinnest band in the whole store, and it is definitely much more fitting.  It was really simple and elegant, and my fiance bought it saying it was super classy just like me 🙂

    Post # 90
    17 posts
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Totally different, i actually cried so bad after the proposal because i felt so bad i didnt like my ring at all.

    My Fiance told me to send him some pictures of what i wanted like 6 months before, so i really wanted a bling bling ring, paved halo etc, you know, and yellow or rose gold. 

    I told him and show him a picutre, THE ONLY THING I DONT WANT ITS A SOLITAIRE.

    I got a white solitaire… i wanted to die…

    I didnt tell him anything, but he knew i didnt like it and he told me that the guy of thse store convinced him to get a solitaire because thats the real engagement ring, if it has another diamond ” its not”.

    My mom went with him and she told me that he went there and was like show me a bling ring, and yes the guy confused him by telling him that.

    He felt really bad that i didnt like it and told me to change it if i wanted but i knew it was a big issue for him, so i kept my ring but turn it yellow.

    Im use to it now, but its not my dream ring… im definitely telling him in a few years to buy me something else…


    Post # 90
    978 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I’m totally bringing this thread back from the dead, what a great thread idea!

    My hubs and I knew nohing about anything when we first started shopping. I thought I wanted a solitaire. I knew for sure I didn’t want any of that trendy blingy halo nonsense. So we bought this beauty below, which I love but just not for an ering.

    Then I was at the mall one day and tried on a huge blingy diamonds everywhere halo and I was in LOVE. So we put the bezel away for our daughter and I ended up with a 1.4 cushion cut in a halo :)( after months of online shopping and going back and forth). It is a busy ring with scroll work and milgrain and totally different than my style… I adore it

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