(Closed) He wants classic and simple but maybe I want more bling

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
8041 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I have a yellow diamond with an old mine brilliant cut (similar large facets but mine is a cushion).. it’s very sparkly and I love it. It’s in a halo, though, so that would definitely be too much bling for him lol.

I think baguettes on the side is actually a nice compromise… baguettes aren’t that sparkly either.. they have elegant flashes of light.

Post # 4
3692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

When I saw the title of this thread, I thought you wanted something with diamonds everywhere.  I consider my ring to be simple, classic and understated.  It has 3 tiny round diamonds set vertically and 3 tapered baguettes on each side of the center stone.  


Post # 5
263 posts
Helper bee

@gsdlover32:  I don’t think tapered baguettes would be too much. i think it would be a good idea if you don’t want a simple solitaire! It would add some sparkle, but not be overpowering! Plus, it is pretty unique! You don’t see tapered baguettes a lot!!! Post pictures of the ones you like!

Post # 6
11422 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

If you’re interested in tapered baguettes, the Hive has many for you to see!

I actually started a thread about rings with baguette sidestones, and I have tapered baguettes in my e-ring. It’s not a cushion, though; it’s a round brilliant.

Here is a picture of my engagement ring, followed by the baguette-related thread:

Spin off: Post Pics of Your Lovely Rings with Baguette Side Stones

Post # 7
4476 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Tapered baguettes are nice because they add a little more OOMPH but are not a showy cut.  That seems like a nice, classic style, and is not ostentatious at all.

Post # 9
1063 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Tapered baguettes are great!  I like that my ring looks simple from a distance, but has some gorgeous details.  I also have a slightly blingier band that I will *probably* use as my wedding band, but I’ve thought about just doing a plain band as well.

Post # 10
1669 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

It isn’t over the top at all – my ring (which we just ordered, YAY!) has two small tapered baguettes. My SO and I are very traditional people, and we both started off the hunt for a solitaire, but the baguettes are just so lovely that we decided on that. They are not too much at all!

Post # 12
1671 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@gsdlover32:  Like jdhall89’s ring? I think that is a very classic and elegant look! A traditionalist guy might totally go for that. Try running it by him at least.

Post # 13
8471 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Go with tapered baguettes. 

Post # 14
2070 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I think baguette sides are lovely!

My Fiance and I both have very simple tastes too and we mostly looked at solitaires for my e-ring. But in the end we both loved a round centre with pear side stones. It’s still simple but with a little extra sparkle and interest. So even if your man has simple tastes he might still like the side stone look 🙂

Post # 15
108 posts
Blushing bee

Tapered baguettes are really pretty. I think you should go with whichever style you like. After all, it’s you who’s wearing it everyday for the rest of your life. You dont want to get a ring you don’t absolutely love. You might end up changing it later and more money down the drain. Try to communicate with him I’m sure you’ll get the ring of your dream!

Post # 16
2268 posts
Buzzing bee

@gsdlover32:  I wouldn’t consider tapered baguettes ‘too much bling’.

I find it really hard to understand why he would want you to have a solitaire as your engagement ring if you don’t like them/they’re not your style.

My SO loves princess solitaires and so did I…till I tried one on. I decided I wanted ‘more bling’ and ended up falling in love with the style of an oval halo – which we had custom made.

Even though he loved the ‘clean, classic’ look of the solitaire, he wanted me to love the ring I would be wearing for the rest of my life. Me being in love with our engagement ring was more important to him, then his personal preference.

Talk to him, go our engagement ring shopping together and see if you can find something ‘simple’ which still has the blingy aspect you love.

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