Post # 47
I did! But I’m easy to please. I had a strong preference for classic and simple diamond solitaire. So you can’t really go wrong there and even a guy who is totally clueless can usually pick out a soliatire. This is the ring. It’s a white gold solitaire with a nice knife edge from James Allen.
My closest female friends (all married) are a lot more romantic than me and had much more romantic visons of wedding dresses and rings than I did. There’s nothing wrong with that, of course, but i’m more into simple things and clean lines.
Post # 48
When we got engaged (in 2000), we had no money and couldn’t afford a thing (looking back now though, I would have been thrilled with a more affordable lab created sapphire or even cz). My Mother-In-Law had a family antique ring that I loved so I got that. I guess I did love the ring and got what I wanted but I have always wanted a solitaire. I finally got that for my 10th anniversary. DH surprised me. It’s .7 and while I LOVE it, my dream is to have a big ring b/c I just love big jewelry. But honestly, the older I get, while I LOVE big jewelry, I’m finding that smaller stones just feel much more comfortable for daily wear. But I would love a 3 stone 2 carat ring one day as an anniversary ring (maybe 20th anniverary)…1 carat center, and 1/2 carat on each side. I might be able to afford that one day. 🙂
Post # 49
@wederly: Ooh, I love the color of that stone!! Your ring is sooo pretty!
Post # 50
No, but we never discussed rings to begin with. My pic is below. Honestly, and I would never tell him this, but I would have preferred a larger center (not exclusively a diamond) & that the side sones be prong set instead of channel. That being said, I LOVE my ring. I comprimised by getting a wedding band more my style. I love that they mismatch and that each ring reflects our individual tastes. If I could do it all over again, I’d still have him choose.
Post # 51
@wederly: I LOVE Eidelprecious rings! That’s a beauty 🙂
Post # 52
I told him exactly what i wanted and he selected it himself. He did a lovely job!
Post # 53
@Jacqui90: Me too. 🙂 Except I wanted platinum and mine is under a half carat. My stipulations were VS1 or better and Ex-Ex-Ex diamond. It took us 12 years but I finally got it!
Post # 54
While I wouldn’t have picked my ring, it is now my dream ring.
I told him I wanted a round sapphire center stone, and he did the rest. My ring actually incorporates two things I didn’t really think I wanted: a knife edge, and a three-stone design. But all put together, it is my perfect ring.
Post # 55
- Wedding: January 2011 - Midland, TX
I have had MANY dream rings but they all had 1 thing in common: Color in the wedding band and that is what I got:
Post # 56
I got exactly what I wanted….My amazing fiance picked out the center stone, proposed with a plain tiffany knife edge setting, and after almost three months of drooling over this setting, I got it just before Christmas! We were able to pick it out together and I love it almost as much as I love him!
Post # 57
Haha, none of these apply to me. My answer is yes, eventually, but it wasnt the ring he proposed with.
Post # 58
@wederly: Your ring is so beautiful! I have seen quite a few morganite rings on the boards that I love, but being a fan of Sapphires (mine’s purple), I never thought to check for peach/pink ones – WOW! 🙂
We picked out the setting & stone together, I love MY ring, because it’s unique and personal. I wouldn’t trade it for the world!
Post # 59
I got my dream ring. I didnt have a ring picked out, but I wanted something beautiful that sparkled. Fi picked out a beautiful 3 stone ringthat has just the right amount of sparkle. I love it and even after 10 months still stare at in awe, so yes I got my dream ring.
Post # 60
No, I did not get my dream ring when we got engaged…
I got my dream man though!
Now I have designed a new wedding set, and am awaiting its completion- cannot wait!