(Closed) Did you get your dream ring?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
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    Yes, I told him exactly what I wanted/We picked it together.

    Yes, I dropped hints!

    No, it was out of our budget but I got one very similar.

    No, I dropped hints but got something totally different and I love it!

    No, so I told him and we exchanged it/will exchange it.

    No, but I'm keeping it.

    The proposal was a surprise and it's exactly what I would've picked.

    The proposal was a surprise and it's not what I would've picked.

    I didn't have a 'dream ring' in mind.

  • Post # 47
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    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.

    http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/solitaire/18k-White-Gold-2-5mm-Knife-Edge-Solitaire.html

    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
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2002

    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.  ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 49
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @wederly:  Ooh, I love the color of that stone!! Your ring is sooo pretty!

    Post # 50
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    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
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @wederly:  I LOVE Eidelprecious rings! That’s a beauty ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 52
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I told him exactly what i wanted and he selected it himself.  He did a lovely job!

    Post # 53
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    341 posts
    Helper bee

    @Jacqui90:  Me too.  ๐Ÿ™‚  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
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    840 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
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    Sugar bee
    • 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
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    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
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Haha, none of these apply to me. My answer is yes, eventually, but it wasnt the ring he proposed with.

    Post # 58
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    66 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @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! ๐Ÿ™‚

    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
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    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
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    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!

    Post # 61
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Got my dream ring!

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