(Closed) Have you ever wanted to change yoru e-ring style?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 33
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

@JM1217:

Can I see a pic of your ring? I’ve always loved trellis settings! 🙂

I’m thinking of changing my setting bc I’m wanting something more dainty/thin. I love my ER however I’m not sure the setting is my bff. It scratches so easy due the width and honestly I think it kinda swallows the diamond. I go back and forth bc I love my set bc they are mismatched. Idk I’ll probably wait till I’m absolutely for sure.

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Post # 34
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

@kate169:

I kinda feel the way you do but for a slightly different reason. 3 wives of Darling Husband friends, my Mother-In-Law and my sister all have princess cuts. I never knew this when we got engaged and now I feel like we all have the same damn ring. 🙁

Post # 38
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@lumos: Thank you so much! Like some of the other posters have said they’ve experienced with their rings, even though I love my rings, there ARE times when I see other, more elaborate settings and different cuts of stones that I think sparkle more than mine, and I wonder if I should have chosen something different. It is very nice to hear positive feedback!! Smile 

Post # 39
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1996

@loopy_lou:  I LOVE your original sapphire ring..its so feminine!  

Post # 40
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@lumos:  Hi there, I can relate and I think about what you’re saying often! I choose my e-ring ALL by myself”wow, OMG, earth shakes” kinda of things that other bees say. I choose it cos its traditional, simple but still with sparkle, fuss free but still says engagement ring, But i wonder VERY OFTEN if i should have choosen something more unique like an emerald cut, or assher cut, or with colour or dont know what, just different, not what 30% of ladies out there have! Dont know what the answer is be right now, but my Fiance is starting to sense my frustration, and its not good cos i wasnt a cheapo ring (5000usd). I sincerely hope that with the wedding band it’ll be more complete and thus COMPLETELY to my liking.

 

btw here’s mine:

Post # 41
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Well, I have never really been crazy about my setting, which is really sad because I picked it out!  It’s a 3 stone ring with no side stones.  At the time I wanted something very “classic” and I was really into platinum. Once I got my ring, there was definitely a let down.  Everyone kept telling me that I would like it better once I got the band.  Well, I don’t like it better.  The two together are not very comfortable (I didn’t like the matching band to the e-ring so I got a different diamond band) so most of the time I wear them on separate hands.

So…I am going to get my diamond reset. Halos were not really out when I got my ring, and now that’s what I want.  I also want diamonds going down the sides as the one I have now is just so plain.

So it looks like I am changing from something plain and classic to more ornate, but definitely not over the top. Laughing

 

Post # 42
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have had this thought a few times, but I keep coming back to my own ring. It is a beautiful, yet simple, split shank pave band with a radiant cut stone (no halo). The wedding bands are 2 pave bands made into a jacket to go on either side. I love it and it is pretty timeless. I helped pick it out so I had better like it! 🙂

I sometimes wish I had gotten something that looks a little more antique-y, like some of the Tacori styles, but I know if I had gotten that, my center stone would have been WAAAAY smaller to fit our budget. Plus, I think it is possible that I would eventually tire of it down the line. I don’t think what I have is really going to go out of style, but anything really intricate might have more of a chance of doing so.

The best way to get around this was to get a more simple ring that I still love and then hope for some of the more “fun” styles for anniversaries and such. He just gave me a very pretty, antique-style ring for Valentine’s day and it satiated some of my need for the scrolling/halo/antique look. I love it but if I get tired of it I don’t have to wear it as much.

Post # 43
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The only thing I would probably want to add is a halo. Mine’s a simple solitaire and I wouldn’t mind a halo around my centre stone! I would still keep the band the same though, just plain white gold.

Post # 45
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

While picking out my e-ring together, I had the choice to set the diamond in a Halo which made the stone appear larger overall… but ultimately I went with the classic solitaire because I wanted something that I wouldn’t get sick of. Everytime I second-guess my decision, my Fiance reminds me that he loves the ring I have now and that he’s not a big fan of Halos (he’s the epitome of classic). So because I picked out my ring I’d like for him to have some say as well. So even though I have temptations to switch sometimes, I know that I ultimately made the right choice.

Post # 46
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I changed my engagement ring after a year of being engaged for a couple of reasons. I went with smokey quartz at first, which was too soft and got scratched very quickly. The stone kept getting loose in its setting and I wanted a wider band. Also, the 14K white gold was a problem because it kept turning yellow-ish every few months. I then went with a diamond ring with a composite flower design. The band was remade in platinum and made wider. It’s still a unique-looking ring with the size I wanted and the diamonds are obviously so robust to scratching. I’m crazy in love with it!!! 

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