(Closed) Engagement Ring Confusion

posted 11 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
3330 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Honestly, I tried them on until I found one that I loved, even though it wasn’t a marquise or pear shape, like I had originally wanted. I would just keep trying, hun!

Post # 4
14 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

Hehe… I had a similar situation to you, and ended up with (what we think) is the best of both worlds! The Tacori 2620… you get all the sparkliness of a round diamond, with the shape of a cushion from the halo(most people think its a cushion from far away anyways)!

Post # 5
2385 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Have you tried them on in person? I thought I wanted one (of a few different) thing(s), but when I tried on my setting, it was pretty clear to me that it was the right one: it felt comfortable and balanced, looked nice on my finger, and I loved it. 😉 If you feel that way about more than one ring… then I’m sure any of them will be fine, and maybe you could let him pick?

Post # 8
694 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

If I had to choose…I would choose the round. Good Luck!

Post # 9
4107 posts
Honey bee

i say choose the one you cannot stop thinking about. eventually it will happen. i found my ring on the first store we went to.  i went to a MILLION stores after that and always kept thinking back to the first one.

Post # 10
378 posts
Helper bee

My vote would be for the novela style, only because I think it is more classic looking. But both those options are dreamy! Maybe this video will swing you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rcpRh80eh8. If I wasn’t getting a 3-stone then that would be my choice, I think I watched that video on a loop when I first saw it!

Post # 11
425 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010


My ring is similar to this as well! Totally best of both worlds…round stone, square halo.  The hubs picked it out…I think he did a great job!

Post # 12
71 posts
Worker bee

Oh my gosh, vintage bride, I think you must be my twin!  I was in the EXACT same situation as you… you can see my past posts. 

My bf (now fiance!) wanted me to choose the ring and I spent months trying to choose between a delicate cushion micropave halo, or the Novo, or a round brilliant!  I became really confused too.

This is what I did to decide:

1) I focused on the diamond first, not the ring as a whole.  I went to a jewellery store and tried on round and cushion solitaires to see which diamond shape I preferred.

2) I decided I wanted a cushion as for some reason I just love them, and I thought the shape looked better on my hand

3) I decided against the halo, only because I saw lots of halos that I didn’t like, and was worried a jeweller would not make the kind of halo I wanted… I still love the look of halos but just thought it was safer to choose a cushion without a halo.

4) I decided I wanted a cushion set on a thin micropave band, after I saw a pic of Mrs Martini’s ring here: http://www.weddingbee.com/2008/08/22/the-story-of-my-ring/  and thought it was exactly what I wanted… like the Novo, but more delicate.

Sorry for the long post!  i hope that helps you.  PM me if you like.


Post # 14
4831 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have a radiant cushion solitaire on a pave band (modeled after the novo) and I LOVE It. The radiant cut makes is super sparkly.

It looks timeless, classic, elegant, and a little bit different:

Post # 15
2 posts
  • Wedding: February 2011

I can’t believe you put so much thought into it.

Post # 16
1260 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@ginarook: Wow, troll much?

Anyway, I agree that it’s very easy for a halo to go “wrong,” and I think a novo-esque style would be more timeless. Although technically halos are a vintage style, they are very trendy right now. Personally, I’d go against trends for something you want to have forever!

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