Post # 17
I had to read this thread, since I have struggled with this myself, and I have an amazing e-ring setting, stone, and wedding band, all of which I selected myself along with then-FI (now DH), who was overjoyed to buy them for me. I wanted a classic, elegant, timeless ring that had a pronounced, round, brilliant-cut center stone and long, tapered baguettes on the sides, set in platinum, and a wedding band that had round diamonds across the top of the platinum band. However, when I saw the final product — with the stone we selected set in the baguette setting, it did not look exactly like the setting we saw in the store. Because my center stone is 1.21 carats (vs. the much larger, 2 carat CZ that was in the setting just for show when we saw it at the jewelers), I see more of the very large baguettes than I would have if I had a larger center stone. And, I should have realized that, as much as I love these humongous, long baguettes (.75 carats total for both), they do not sparkle NEARLY as much as all of my round diamonds. Often, when I look at my hand straight on, the center diamond sparkles brilliantly, as do all of the round diamonds in my wedding band. However, the baguettes sparkle most when you see them from the sides, and, depending on the lighting, you can’t always notice them when you look directly down at my ring.
I recently told Darling Husband that, for now, I wanted to consider a very slim, almost pave-like anniversary band to go on the other side of my e-ring, to provide just a hint more sparkle to address this issue. I didn’t want something that would in any way hide or overwhelm my gorgeous e-ring or compete with the beauty of my wedding band. He recently really surprised me by allowing me to purchase one while we were on a special trip out of the country! Below is a pic of the three rings together. I love them! What do you think?
Post # 18
I had input in my ring and I pointed Fiance in the direction of a style I have always wanted,a cushion diamond with pave band. I suggested a few others but this is what she got since she loved it as well over all the other styles i suggested. I love it dearly, and it’s amazing! However this is a good post, because I think with ALL the beautiful, amazing rings out there that we see on the bee and in stores, tv, in real life, etc., it is unlikely that many of us won’t envy other styles at times. Sometimes I wish I chose a more detailed or thicker setting, for example, when I see all of the lovely antique style rings here. I think it’s normal to wonder or second guess especially when we have a say in the ring ourselves. At the end of the day there are just so many! I have followed your journey is choosing your ring, and both the choices are wonderful. In the end when you get your ring it will be beautiful not only because of how it sparkles and looks, but because it is THE ring that symbolizes the proposal 🙂 And you will love it! I would say try not to obsess too much while your ring is being made and wait until after to really immerse yourself in the ring porn again!
Post # 19
Not so much the style, but the height the diamond sits at. Its set pretty low and I like the look of it and it doesnt get in the way, but I lose so much of the size of the diamond. It already looks smaller than it is because of the cut. I feel kind of bad that Darling Husband spent so much money, but that its not shown off to its best.
But the actual style/setting I love. I
Post # 20
@pinkshoes: I have a ring similar to yours, but with a cushion center, and I know exactly what you mean! It feels plain copmared to some of the gorgeous elaborate ones! And, I also just tried on halos in the store just for the heck of it and they look all wrong on my finger. So things happen for a reason I guess! I love your ring by the way!!
Post # 21
I may want to add a halo to my round solitaire.
Post # 22
I custom designed my ring, so I don’t think I’ll ever change it! I knew that I wouldn’t want to get one ring to upgrade or change it later, so Fiance let me custom make it from the start. However, if he proposed without knowing anything about what I like, he told me he would have picked a plain solitaire. That’s a beautiful style ring, but just not me. If that had happened, I most likely would have changed the style.
Post # 23
- Wedding: December 2019 - Paris, France
@Evie19: I second this!
I dont want to change my actual setting, but I REALLY REALLY REALLY want a halo around it.. 2 if possible! lol! But IDK that it is possible without changing the setting 🙁
Post # 24
@lefeymw: I can relate. I have a cushion set pretty low. So I loose on size too.
I love my setting but its not ideal. I have a 5 stone and the 2 outer stones dont angle like I wanted them too and I find it hard to match with bands. But I couldn’t imagine a pave or chanel set style. All I can think of is dirt getting in there and bothering the heck out of me. I’m a neatfreak. lol.
Post # 25
My setting is really super plain. It’s a solid, heavy gold solitare with a round diamond and 2 round blue sapphire side stones. I love that it’s substantial, and handmade by a local artist, which was important to me, and there are no crevices and crannies to get dirt and lotion goop in (people-funk as the goldsmith says. haahaa!!!). But really, some of the more delicate and antique settings are just gorgeous and sometimes I get some serious ring envy at all the bees with halos and filligree and other embellishments on their beatiful rings. Years down the road I think I’ll appreciate my simple setting cos it’s no muss no fuss and I really don’t have to pay it much mind. I work with my hands and am a bit of a tom boy, so unless that changes I’ll probably keep my setting as is.
Post # 26
I have a beautiful round solitaire on a teensy thin band with a half-eternity shared-prong wedding band. It’s exactly what I wanted, and I still stare at it 2 years later.
Buuuut ring envy strikes sometimes, and I have sometimes wanted to change the style. I love moissanite halos, oval diamonds, and blue gemstones. Luckily, my hubby is totally open to buying me those throughout the years and me wearing them on special occasions. I adore the ring he worked so hard to buy me and I’ll never ever stop wearing it, but we don’t put so much importance on which ring is on that finger as long as there is one that he purchased for me. So I’m looking forward to building up a ring collection over time cause I’m a brat 🙂
Post # 27
At first I had a kite set princess solitaire and I have since changed to a round solitaire. I think I just wanted something more classic. Not a huge change, but one I am happy with.
Post # 28
Well, after the fiasco we’ve had with our jeweler, I definitely wish we hadn’t had gone with them, but I am happy with the style. I would also like a different gemstone than a CZ (hopefully a white or light blue sapphire), but that will actually happen in the future.
Ultimately, I wish we had enough money to buy the antique ring that I wanted in the first place, thus bypassing the crooks/con artists that were my jeweler.
Post # 29
@loopy_lou: I’m glad you went back to your original ring – it’s very unique and looks special 🙂
Post # 30
My ring is incredibly unique, I have never seen anyone with anything like it. I love it for that reason (among others) but at the same time I can’t deny I’ve had some iffy moments as well. But, every time I look at it I know it’s completely me, and it’s natural and beautiful. Nothing else would suit me like this does, so as much as I see all these flashy diamond rings on the bee, I know that I would never want one of them.
And my Fiance loves it as well.
Post # 31
@Brielle: I absolutely love your rings! I think you definitely acheived the look you were originally going for – ant that’s what I’m going for as well. Something classic, beautiful, timeless…
I actually really love baguette accents! I’ve always been attracted to them since they seem… I dunno, regal somehow – they have a wonderful presence. However, when I tried on a ring in Tiffany’s with baguette accents they didn’t seem to work as well for me as their solitaire did.
I think you did a fantastic job with your set!!
ETA: And I like the different band widths of the rings – though they’re different, they compliment each other really well and have a great balance.