Post # 1
I think about this from time to time… I was engaged before I met my husband, and he was married before… When we started talking about marriage and rings I couldn’t help but wonder if the rings would be similar… It really started to bother me, so I told him I wanted to make sure the rings were different so that it really was a fresh start for both of us and he was TOTALLY on board!
So now I’m wondering, how are your rings different (or similar) than your first??
I didn’t like my first ring at all, it wasn’t a bad ring, it’s just not what I wanted… It was a princess cut “solitaire” with tiny stones on each side (kind of like a three stone ring, but really small) and diamonds down the top of the band and pretty scroll work on the side.
My old ring:
My husband’s ex had a simple round solitaire on a plain band with one of those ring enhancer/guards for her wedding band so it was super blingy.
Kind of like this:
I always wanted a cushion cut halo, and that’s what I got! But afterwards I found it even more fitting when I realized that a cushion halo was like the love child of the other two rings put together! I had to laugh a little, but it just seemed really fitting.
So, are your rings different? Are they the same?? How so?? 🙂
Post # 3
I was engaged when I was very young it was a .30 pear and then I was engaged to my husband with a 3 stone princess cut ring that I lost then a .55ct princess and now I just upgraded to a 1.02ct princess…so I guess I have never been a round girl
Post # 4
mine’s completely different.
First one was a marquise set in yellow gold
This one is a round set in white gold
Post # 5
Completely different. My ex never really proposed, we just got married so I had a plain band his parents bought us (that he actually pawned after 2 months of being married). My Fiance gave me a beautiful custom engagment ring that he designed himself and did the proposal even asking my dad before hand. Much better this time. 🙂 This is a picture of my engagment ring, I don’t have a picture of the band I had before.
Post # 6
@ShutterbugCait: It’s SOO pretty! Your man did a great job!!
Post # 7
I was engaged before, about 5 years ago. I never actually married the man who I was engaged to (dodged a bullet with that one!). But the ring I had then is pretty different than the one I have now. Old ring:
THE ring 🙂 :
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Mine are completely different. The first time, I got a small princess set in platinum and the band had to small pear-shaped stones that fit nest to the center stone to make a three stone look. This time around, I got a 1.4ct round solitaire with platinum prongs on a very narrow yellow gold band and my wedding band is a micropave set band.
Post # 9
My first set was yellow gold asymmetrical 1/3 carat diamond ering with channel set diamonds on either side. The wedding band fit with it had three 1/4 diamonds with channel set diamonds as well.
My ering now is completely different. It’s white gold, 1 carat alexandrite custom design and the wedding band fits inside. There is a silver spacer in there for now but the wedding band will be a round band with Celtic knots all around.
Post # 10
My first set: Engagement ring was a 1.0 ct princess cut with marquise side stones. I don’t have any pictures of (I deleted them all before the divorce was final). The wedding band was a 5 stone ring with marquise diamonds. The set was not to my taste at all, but it was very sparkly. Engagement ring and wedding band looked like this…
This is my new set. My fiance and I designed the engagement ring together (1.11 ct Asscher cut diamond solitaire with split prongs) and I picked out the wedding bands (2 slim micro-pave half eternity bands) myself. He likes them too, but won’t let me try them on too often. I had to sneak that last picture!! I absolutely LOVE my new set, it’s exactly what I wanted! And it’s so “me” you know?
Post # 11
@o0olibelulao0o: Thank you! He’s very proud of himself and I am very proud of him!
Post # 12
I had a 3 stone ring with round diamonds in a trellis setting totalling 2 cts. My wedding band was a channel set diamond band that had milgrain on the edges. Both were platinum.
This time I have a round amora moissanite solitaire in a cathedral setting with surprise diamonds and plain wedding band. They are both palladium.
Post # 13
I was engaged what feels like decades ago…to a lovely man, and he bought me a beautiful ring…although not really my style (chanel set) this is the ring he bought me with a .47 center princess cut. The only thing I truly loved about the ring was all the shank detailing http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/channelset-rings/?step=ItemComplete
My husband but me a ring with also BEAUTIFUL shank detailing, with a .75 round center and has pave set side stones. I love it, although a bit similar, he picked out a super winner in my books!! The super big difference is, my husband listended to my wished for Moissanite while my ex fiancee scoffed at the idea and bought me a beautiful diamoned….so in my eyes they are worlds apart!
Post # 14
My last set was a marquise set in yellow gold with baguettes and round diamonds. My current ring is…wait for it…a yellow gold marquise with baguettes. Fiance and I actually talked about this FINALLY this weekend. Though I love the ring it bugs me a little that it is so much like the ring my ex gave me. I believe we are going to be buying a new ring before the wedding. I love my CZ standins so much I think it’s going to be a halo this time around! And white gold or platinum. Definitely a white metal.
Post # 15
VERY different! Originally I had a princess solitaire, with a wrap and a wedding band. This time I have a round in a cushion halo and pave sides, and am undecided on a wedding ring. Oh, my first set was yellow gold, this set is silver and my wedding ring will be palladium.
Post # 16
I was engaged once before but we never married. (Thank g-d!) I was 19 yrs old and naive to believe that this guy was ‘the one’.
The first ring:
The bezel was in yellow gold and the band was white gold. The ex told me to go pick the ring and he’ll buy it. It was such an uneventul process. The proposal was unromantic as well. He pushed the ring box across the table during dinner with my parents.
My current ring:
Cushion diamond on a knife-edge. This ring was a complete surprise. The Fiance picked it out with my sister’s help. The proposal was a surprise. I totally adore the Fiance and love the ring!