Post # 1
Hi, I need some advice and help deciding which ring to purchase. I have managed to pick two rings but have failed to decide which one I prefer for days. I think the most sensible thing is to have a vote and sed what happens. Which one would you prefer to receive?
Post # 2
Not sure if it’s just me but I can’t see the pictures!
Post # 3
elizabee17 : I can’t see them either.
Post # 4
Should be fixed now, sorry first time posting here.
Post # 5
It’s interesting to have two different stone shapes. OP if this is for your future fiancé maybe ask her which stone shape she prefers before choosing a setting?
Post # 6
Are you picking this for yourself or for someone else?
Post # 7
I went with option 1 for finger coverage reasons and also because I’m not personally a fan of tension settings. But it depends entirely on what you like. I think the other one is lovely.
Post # 8
I’m really opposed to the setting on ring 2. I feel like it is dated or it reminds me of a promise ring. I concur with the above questions on whether this is for the OP or is it for someone the OP is proposing to because if it is the latter I have a lot more questions to determin the type of style to go with
Post # 9
Thanks for the votes and sorry about not making this clear. I am planning to propose to my girlfriend in next few months. As sensible as it sounds to ask her about opinnion it is out of questions. The plan is for her not to have the slightest idea that I am even thinking about proposing so any questions would compromise the plan.
She is not a massive jewellery person and seems to allways go for really delicate jewellery. I am quite leaning towards option 2 as its quite delicate but looks very unqiue/interesting at the same time.
Post # 10
deosion : if she likes delicate jewelry definitely go for ring 2. It’s very pretty and dainty. Ring 1 looks cheap to me…
Post # 11
Yes #2 is subtle and easier to wear than 1, classier
Post # 12
To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of either. Tension settings (#2) can be cool but are problematic if you ever need to resize the ring. It’s also a pretty specific look and people either tend to love them or hate them. Some people think they’re dated.
Quad rings (option #1) are also something people tend to have very strong feelings about… love or hate, again.
Between the 2 you’ve showed us, i prefer #2, though.
Does she want it to be a total surprise, or is this something you’ve decided upon?
Would you consider proposing without a ring or with a placeholder ring and then picking out the real ring together?
Even women who aren’t hugely into jewelry and who generally wear delicate jewelry sometimes want more of a statement piece for their engagement ring. (I can’t remember her name but there’s a bee on here whose fiance picked an incredibly delicate ring for her, (very small diamond in a very plain setting) thinking that’s wht she wanted, but she had always wanted something more unusual for her e-ring… Her dream ring was some sort of colored stone, pear cut, in a more unusual setting. The mismatch of their expectations didn’t go well, although it did work out in the end if I recall, after some fights.)
Post # 13
I’m sorry but both of them look cheap to me, if she isn’t a jewelry person and you insist on making it a surprise I would just go with a solitaire.
Post # 14
If it is for your gf then I would recommend a simple solitaire. Since you have never discussed engagement then you have no idea if either of those options are her preference and they are two pretty polarising styles, a solitaire would be a safer bet.
Post # 15
Does she have a pinterest board or a friend you could get ideas from about her engagement ring preferences? These are vastly different styles and were more poular in past eras. Neither of them are particularly dainty in my opinion, either. What are the must haves for an engagement ring for the two of you? Maybe we can help you find other options?