- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
Been lurking around here a bit, and was hoping I could get some advice. My boyfriend and I are looking at engagement ring settings! I’m helping to pick it out, but ideally, I’d like to have a few top picks and let him decide and surprise me. He likes this arrangement too, so that I get something that I want, and we can shop around for the best value for the ring.
I’ve realized in this process I’m very, very picky about what I want..yikes! Didn’t realize until my mom and I were browsing and I was shooting everything down for one reason or another… So we actually might do a custom, but need to meet with them and talk about costs. We might be using a family stone, too, but that’s undecided right now.
So, I’m gathering pictures of features of rings that I love (and don’t love), so we could show the jeweler. Here is my sort of “checklist” as I’m discovering what I want..
A scalloped band with pave-set diamonds and milgrain detailing:
This is pretty much my biggest want in the ring. Quite a few places have them, but I want the ring to have detailing from the top view and profile, and I really like a cathedral setting:
The first row has a detailed cathedral profile, and I like the second row even more..SCROLLS! So pretty!
And then, if it’s not too much to ask, something with a decorative basket! Cathedral or basket are interchangable..
Soo something vintage-looking, with milgrain and pave diamonds on the band, prong or cathedral setting, interesting from the top and side.
Is there anywhere you’d send me (online) to look for settings that would fit the bill? I’m either looking to find something I actually want or better examples to provide for a custom designed ring. And if not..hope you enjoyed the pretty pictures! Thanks for any help