(Closed) Did you get the ring you wanted?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which one are you?
    No I did not get what I wanted, yet I'm happy with what I got. : (46 votes)
    15 %
    No I didn't get what I wanted, and no I am not happy w/what I got. : (17 votes)
    6 %
    Yes I got what I wanted and I'm happy with it. : (238 votes)
    78 %
    Yes I got what I wanted and I'm not happy with it. : (4 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 46
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    937 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2018

    I got exactly what I pictured in my head. We went to the jeweler together (I don’t do well with complete surprises, and he doesn’t do well making huge decisions without my input lol), and I didn’t see any settings I fell in love with so I told the jeweler what I was envisioning, and we picked a center stone. That was the last involvement I had (never saw any renderings/models of it), but it ended up to be absolutely perfect.

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    Post # 47
    Member
    701 posts
    Busy bee

    1cat :  Darling Husband really tried his best to get me exactly what I wanted, but it was a big fail. He knew (from asking my friend) that I wanted a low profile cushion stone set low in a delicate cushion halo with a narrow pave band. He did a great job picking out and negotiating the price of the stone (I think this was the first time he had ever negotiated for anything) but the setting the jeweler sold him was sloppily made, was a cushion halo but meant for a round stone, and then the stone was set a mile high (because the halo was not the right shape or size) and uneven and rotated. Because I knew DH was so proud of it and because he had put his heart and money into it and had really tried his very best, I kept it to myself how much I hated it for over a year (after we were married). I was so angry at myself for not being able to love it just for what it represented. I finally told him, we had a fight, we both felt terribly, then magically he got over it and his stance since is just that he wants me to be happy. So, I had a new setting made, custom to fit the stone, and it was never the style I had originally wanted, but it’s beautifully handcrafted by incredibly skilled, detail-oriented jewelers. I actually recently had it changed from a prong to a milgrain bezel setting, and I love it more than ever.

    Post # 48
    Member
    118 posts
    Blushing bee

     

    1cat :  pretty ring! 

     

    I asked for a heart solitaire in rose gold. He did a good job πŸ™‚

    Post # 50
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    51 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    I actually had no idea that my husband was planning to propose. When a friend (who was recently married) casually asked about the e-ring I wanted, I randomly picked one from David Yurman that I had seen recently and thought was cool. I was just fantasizing and didn’t think much of it. I had NO IDEA that she would communicate this to my husband who would then pick that exact ring for me. If I had known, I would have done some research and probably picked a much different ring. However, I do like the ring and I LOVE that he got me exactly what he thought I wanted.Β 

    Post # 51
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    1942 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    Yes and no regarding it’s what I wanted and I love it! I never told him what I wanted, I wanted it to be a surprise, and I didn’t have a specific ring in mind so there’s wasn’t a one ring I was wishing for, more something exclusive and I had some expectations on what he would spend, he designed it and got it totally right, but I had wished the stone would be a bit bigger β˜ΊοΈπŸ€—

    Post # 52
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    1336 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016 - Painswick Church and the Falcon Hotel

    It was a total surprise and I love solitaires! 

    Post # 53
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    6638 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I was expecting to get a ring with a white stone (just because they’re easier to “match” with everything.) My husband didn’t like the idea of a white stone because they’re so commonly chosen for wedding/engagement rings. Since I had no particular attachment, I was fine as long as we went with a sapphire (his birthstone, so something that would have some special meaning for us) and I requested a lighter blue shade than what we commonly see in B&M stores. He sourced a couple stones and let me see them but he made the final selection himself.

    With the setting, there was one I found that I really liked but it cost more than I wanted to pay. We were considering going for it anyway but after looking more into the jeweler, I saw some things that made me decide I didn’t want to support his business. So we found another custom jeweler and I got to design a setting that I really liked with input from my then Fiance.

    My husband also found another moissanite stone that he really liked and surprised me with a stand in ring that I’ve been able to wear at times when my ering was away being set or fixed.

    Neither of these rings are what I would have expected. Both of them have the elements that were most important to both of us. I absolutely adore my sapphire ring and I appreciate my moissy and find it beautiful and a sweet gift from my husband that he picked out entirely on his own.

    Post # 54
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    871 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    I showed him these inspo pictures:

     

    And he had this made for me bespoke πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ 

     

    Boy did gooooooood!!! he even had it done in Palladium which I had requested.

    Post # 55
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    1942 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    nurseybee55 :  what did you think about the prongs? I noticed your inspiration rings had very delicate prongs. I’m slightly obsessed with prongs so curious to hear if it mattered to you that he went a different way?

    Post # 56
    Member
    1429 posts
    Bumble bee

    Yes, I wanted a solitaire diamond on a wider platinum band and that’s exactly what I got.  πŸ™‚

    Post # 57
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    871 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    annelise210516 :  he was ever so worried I wouldn’t like the prongs but I love my ring 😊 I like that it is a bit different and vintage looking. I had told him I wasn’t keen on round stones and the sapphire was round so it was designed like that to give it the ‘princess cut’ look. works quite well I think 😝 

    Post # 58
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    1942 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    nurseybee55 :  definitely! I figured it was designed to make the centre stone look square πŸ‘ It’s remarkably similar to the 2nd inspiration ring, I understand why you love it πŸ€—

    Post # 59
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    1909 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I know my husband was about tired of my ring indecisiveness lol.  We went through three rings and several bands, before we finally settled on my current design.  We ended up having to get a jeweler to make customizations to the 3rd set that he’d purchased because I loved the overall setting, just not the center part.  So we ended up ordering a GIA certified diamond from Blue Nile, and having the jeweler change the center mount of my ring. He designed a new center mount which included a halo, and used the Blue Nile diamond as the center stone and the jeweler sourced the small diamonds used in the halo.  My husband was a trooper throughout the process, he just wanted me happy! And now I’m considering having a rose gold set made so that it can coordinate with my new watch lol.  A mess!

    Post # 60
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    433 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I was blown away with my ring. It’s way prettier than I expected. I love it πŸ™‚ 

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