(Closed) European brides, please show us your engagement rings :)

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 151
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

Hello bees ! I’m not European since I live in Canada. BUT I am precisly living in Québec and for those who dont know, we’re mainly french ! Its the only province in Canada that’s mainly french speaking actually! (excuse my english..) that means, its less american-inspired even though the States are our neighbors ! πŸ˜€ The standard here is also a lot less bigger than in the US.. when I first came here, I was shocked that people would have a 2 or even 1 ct rock ! Here is mine, finger size is 6.75 and I have a 0,53 center stone, which I think is pretty average here in Québec πŸ™‚ Oh and, Love all the rings here!!

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Post # 152
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Fiance and I are from Slovenia but he’s currently studying in France. We just got engaged on Christmas and my ring is a simple white gold knife edge wedding band style ring. Here, most girls either don’t get engagement rings of get engaged with a small ring, like a 0.05ct Round Brilliant solitaire. Wedding bands, on the other hand, are usually thicker and a lot of the times, more ornate, especially women’s. My Fiance and I have never liked them but I’ve had my eye on a princess cut diamond engagement ring for a while now. But then my Fiance got the opportunity of a lifetime to go and study abroad for a year which left him on a very tight budget for everything else. He wouldn’t hear of getting engaged without a ring so we came up with the idea to get engaged with a simple wedding band type ring after I read somewhere on these boards that it was common in Sweden. So when he proposed last week, he gave me this: 

I love my ring and wouldn’t change it for anything else in the world! And he promised my wedding ring will have a princess cut diamond in it. Good things come to those who wait πŸ™‚

Post # 153
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Spain here πŸ™‚

Engagement ring is a vintage blue diamonds yellow gold ring (1910)

Wedding band is plain white gold with a little diamond:

Post # 154
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2006

I am in UK and also have a .62 ct pink diamond , which I love. This my original but for my topaz one o posted earlier for Christmas as an upgrade x

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Post # 155
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

MrsGo:  gorgeous diamond!  I adore old cuts.  I have a 2.8ct omc, more cushiony than round and I love it.

Post # 156
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Severine:  πŸ™‚ Artemer on Etsy.

Post # 157
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

UK bee here. I have a 0.66ct diamond cluster in platinum with a matching (shaped) platinum and 0.16ct wedding band.

Traditionally gem stone rings with diamond halos and solitaire of three stone rings are popular; recently though trends have changed and there’s a much bigger variety out there. Of those I know my age (mid to late 20s) who are married/engaged, there are:

1.35ct diamond pear solitaire in platinum 

0.15ct cluster in a princess-cut shaped setting in 18ct white gold

White and black diamond cluster in 9ct white gold

0.33ct round diamond solitaire in platinum

0.33ct round diamond solitaire in white gold

Oval sapphire with diamond halo and twisted band setting

0.2ct three stone with pave/twisted band

0.5ct round diamond with pave-set shoulders in white gold

0.8ct round diamond solitaire in platinum. 

 

As you can see they’re all white metals, and Round Brilliant solitaires are the most popular style, followed by clusters. 

Post # 158
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2014

UK bee here, northern born and bred but moved down south for love! My engagement ring was my mother’s so is hugely sentimental and my wedding ring we picked up in a tiny vintage shop. I love that they both have a story, like passing the love down through generations. 

My ring feels massive compared to most UK rings but in comparison to some you see on this board they seem massively inferior. Sometimes I feel I need to tell people it is a family ring because I feel like they would look down on me for spending so much money! But I think that is my tough northern upbringing speaking! Why should anyone have to rationalise their engagement ring, big or small!

Every engagement ring is beautiful not only aesthetically but because of what it symbolises.

Post # 159
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Severine: I was originally interested in the Posy Twist, but I really wanted cherry blossoms as the flowers. Susie from Alex Monroe’s bespoke area suggested a cherry blossom ring that was part of a past collection as a basis for my ring. πŸ™‚ Here’s a picture of it.

Mine is going to have a .47 carat lab created diamond and two pink morganites. It’s going to be white gold for the band and rose gold for the flowers.

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Post # 160
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

This is mine. it’s a pretty average size for a ring here I think, I’ve seen them a lot bigger but a lot smaller too. It’s a dark blue sapphire with diamonds surrounding it. My only stipulations when getting a ring was that it was yellow gold and that the gems came from certified ethical sources . I choose it at the time because I lived that the sapphire was a deep dark blue but I didn’t know at the time that dark sapphires can start to look almost black at times which mine does, still love it though!

Post # 161
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Worker bee

AppleDainty:  

Great choice!  It’s a beautiful ring!  Very unique as well!!  I love the idea of pink morganites on the sides. The two tone with the rose gold will be gorgeous!

Please post photos when you receive it!!

Post # 162
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Newbee

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 8 months ago by  nomadexpat.
Post # 163
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Newbee

Hello Bees! Love to see all your rings & your uniqueness!! I’m French national of Indian ancestry, my hubby British of African origin πŸ˜‰ We live in Dubai now & found my ring here. It’s definitely larger than what would be worn back in Europe! But then again I have large hands, so warrants large-r ring πŸ˜‰ it’s a 1.5 carat round brilliant tight cluster ‘coronet solitaire’ on white gold (out of ordinary because everyone I know in my family wears yellow gold!). And so far nobody has dared ask me if it’s real gold though! Lol Bit boring but I love everything symmetry & round shape. My rhr is yellow gold & semi precious stones Indian ‘navratna’ heirloom ring. Thus we chose similar design for my engagement ring. Sorry for big pics & separate posts – first timer!! πŸ˜‰

Post # 165
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’ll play. I live in london. Most of my friends have beautiful high quality solitaires but I’m starting to see halos creep in.

I’ve got a  2.5 ct oval with 1ct in side stones. Quite unique and entirely designed by him.

 

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