- 5 years ago
because if he did, he would buy me all of them and not make me pick one!
Afternoon Hive, I’m new to wedding bee in that I only recently signed up. I’ve been addicted to the bee for months now; my best friend P introduced me to the community after she became engaged.
I hadn’t planned on joining until my FI-to-be (MJ) and I were engaged, but after coming across the waiting bees section and also seeing the wonderful help you have all given bees in choosing rings, I decided that this would be the perfect place to help me figure out what I want: before poor MJ ends up in a diamond educed coma.
(It is long and explanatory so: Summary: I’ve always wanted a princess cut solitaire, MJ and I agreed my engagement ring would be one. I found a round halo which I fell in love with, though was unsure about a round diamond as I’ve never really liked them. Opted for an oval instead. Purchased an H, VS1, VG cut, 2.2 oval which is currently being set in a micro-pave halo with a plain tapered band. Started having doubts about my choice, after a comment from MJ, so began comparing princess/oval and solitaire/halo – unfortunately came across a three stone emerald which I cannot get out of my mind – pictures below.)
I would love it if you could tell me why as it would be helpful to know if your choice is based on your personal preference, or your opinion on what you think is right for me after reading my post.
We currently have an engagement ring being custom made: It is a H, VS1, VG cut, 2.2 oval diamond center stone, set in a 2mm diamond halo with a 3mm plain white gold band, which tapers to slightly less then 2mm at the stone.
The design is based on the Harry Winston oval micro-pave halo:
But with a band like this one:
I love the ring (the one we are having made), it feels classic, glamorous, girly, sparkly, timeless and beautiful. I feel it suits me now (early 20’s) and will still suit me when I am an old wrinkly woman celebrating my 50th wedding anniversary.
That said, for as long as I can remember, I have wanted a princess cut solitaire with picture frame corners in a cathedral setting with a tapered band (like the one below, but tapered more towards the stone) When we first stated looking at engagement rings, this was the first style we looked at/tried on. We came away with a business card full of all the specifications for MJ’s future reference and I could not have been happier with the decision we made.
I was browsing the engagement rings section of the local small jeweler when I saw a round brilliant, set in a round delicate halo with a plain band. It was love. I tried it on and then compared it to a princess cut solitaire; I could not take my eyes of the halo. The sparkle was to die for and suddenly the princess cut felt boring, common and not for me.
After talking to MJ about getting a halo over the solitaire and my concerns about having always disliked round diamonds, we decided on an oval halo.
MJ made a comment a couple of days ago (and for the life of me I can’t remember exactly what he said) but it had to do with him preferring the solitaire to the halo. I panicked, thinking he disliked the ring we had chosen, he told me he preferred the solitaire, but seeing as I am the one wearing it for the rest of my life, it should be my dream ring, regardless of his personal preference. Me, being the over-reactor that I am (and wanting him to love the ring – especially as we chose the solitaire together) instantly started doubting having changed my mind and began looking at solitaire vs halo/princess vs oval posts on the bee, which is where I came across a three stone emerald ring similar to the one below:
It is gorgeous! I went and tried one on and again, I fell in love. MJ, the wonderful man he is, simply tells me to get which ever I want – we will sell the oval halo/trade it in to get the princess solitaire or the three stone emerald…if I decide I don’t want it.
But I love the oval halo…and the princess solitaire…and three stone emerald. All I know for sure is that I want them all and MJ says no. How unhelpful he is!
So bee’s, which do you prefer?
I really appreciate any and all comments – as does MJ who has been able to go for a whole hour without me chattering away.