Post # 1
Really needing a bit of advice here!
So me and my partner have been looking at engagement rings. I have always been set on wanting a diamond band twist design, like the one pictured. I need something roughly 6 or 6.5mm due to me having really chubby fingers! You can see this in the picture despite me trying to hide them (along with my bad fake tan, haha)! Therefore a main feature in my search is a band which will not excentuate the chub.
My friend was round the other day and just for fun I tried on her trilogy band with pear sides and I loved it! So now I am just massively stuck as I feel like everything I have always been so sure on is now a big question mark and I’m scared of making the wrong choice! I do not wear a lot of jewellery at all and therefore this will probably be one of the only rings I ever wear so I want it to be right.
any help, photographs, advice or opinions welcome 🙂
Post # 2
Trinity rings are classic. Twist and infinity are quite trendy. I’d go for classic and I like it on your hand.
Post # 3
Love the trilogy on you 🙂
I have a 1.25 carat solitaire and a trilogy and have short stumpy fingers and I prefer the trilogy
I also love the proportion of my antique garnet cluster – in case you are considering an oval
I am size 7 for your reference
Post # 4
I agree: trinity rings are more classic than twist bands, and are likely more robust. Also, a trinity ring can be created with a twist band or a twist band can be added to a trinity ring. Ultimately, you should probably go to a store and try on various ring and band combinations.
Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2019 - Canada
I love the trilogy on your hand! It’s nice because its a modern take on a classic with the pear on the sides. Have you thought about bands? What kind of band would you wear with either of them? That helped me decide on a solitaire as opposed to a twist, because I don’t really love the look of a twist band with a twist shank.
Post # 6
Three stone rings are so lovely. Here’s mine. It’s classic with a bit more interest than a solitaire.
Post # 7
Three stone 100% it’s perfect on your hand! aleycat65 :
Post # 8
These are all so beautiful! Do you by chance know the rough sizes of the stones in your trilogy ring? I’ve also got short fingers and am trying to decide on the right proportions for stones. Yours is lovely!
Post # 9
kw316 : The centre stone is 1 carat with 1/3 carat on each side, hope it helps 🙂
Can’t wait to see your ring 🙂
Post # 10
- Wedding: July 2020 - City, State
Hello bee! Both rings are beautiful. Personally, I like the twists bands as well. I am particial to them since my ring is also a twist. They are beautiful, and unique. However, one thing I have expierenced is that occationally the twist will be more likely to have a small diamond fall out since the prongs are so tiny. Make sure to get your ring insured! Our jewler just pops it back in at no charge when this happens or replaces it if it is gone but it has happened a few times. On the flip side, my mom has a classic three ring diamond. It is quite beautiful but one thing I’ve noticed is we have family friends whose daughter happens to have the same ring as my mom! So while it is goregous, it may not be as unique as a twist. Just things to keep in mind but there is no bad choice!
Post # 11
Thanks to everybody for all of their advice and input!
I think overall I still love the daintiness and prettiness of the twist. But realistically the trilogy looked so much better on my hand and helped to hide my chub! I felt much more confident in it.
you’re absolutely right I had not considered bands and this seems a good way of incorporating in the twist I like so much.
Thinking of getting a moissanite in the hearts and arrows cut as I’ve heard they are more like diamonds (spending a fortune isn’t in the budget right now). So I’m hoping I will still be set on the decision when we come to order tomorrow! Ooo the indecisiveness!
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2018 - Tizer Gardens/Carroll College
Aaaackkkkkk! You just gave me a scare. Are you telling us that you’ve only tried on one ring? I don’t think you’re ready to order! There are so many different styles of settings, and it sounds like you and your guy are in it together. It would be well worth your time to go to a shop(s) and see many rings to find out what really does look good on your hand, and what doesn’t.
Post # 13
I like the three stone, but I have one and am biased 😉
i don’t like twists as in my experience the stones scratch my adjacent fingers and cause horrible irritation. So if you want to go that route, I’d suggest buying a cheap one on amazon or something, and try it out for a while first to make sure the style doesn’t hurt you.
Post # 14
No i have tried on a few! but I had not considered what types of wedding band would work with the engagement ring. To be honest though, trying on in a jewellers was not that helpful, I am roughly a size S which if my memory serves me correctly is around a size 10 in US. Therefore they barely had any which I could try properly, and as one of my main goals is to find a ring which is flattering on larger fingers it wasnt much use if I am perfectly honest.
Post # 15
Another vote for the 3 stone ring…maybe with a delicate twist wedding band!
Here’s mine for reference. I have gotten so many compliments on it from people of all ages, it’s a very classic setting and will grow with you!