(Closed) ENCORE Bees: Are your rings different than your first?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
4714 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

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
5075 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

mine’s completely different.

First one was a marquise set in yellow gold

This one is a round set in white gold

Post # 5
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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 # 7
1444 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
7902 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • 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
1828 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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
2052 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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 # 12
3452 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
668 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
1290 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
2031 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
1719 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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! 

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