Post # 1
Hi bees! My SO (well, now Fiance I guess!) proposed to me a few weeks ago with a stand-in ring because he knew I was picky and would want to choose my engagement ring myself… so we’re picking it out together 🙂 Still, it doesn’t feel official since I’m not wearing a ring. I know it’s silly but I can’t help it, having an engagement ring is a big deal in both our families and I don’t feel like it’s official until I have one.
Anyway I’m trying to decide on a ring and I’m down to two choices. I know I don’t want anything larger than about a half carat and I want something really timeless and beautiful – something I can hand down to my future daughters or sons to give to THEIR fiancees someday.
Here’s ring 1:
(That’s with a way bigger stone than I want, think oval but more in the .45-50 range)
(Shown with a .44 round diamond – perfect!)
I know they’re both gorgeous but I just can’t pick… I know the six-prong round is more classic, but I love the look of the oval with the milgrain and side diamonds. Help! Any opinions? I love them both so now I just need a little nudging in one direction 🙂
EDIT: hahahaha I never even thought about my username… my name is actually Isabel Jacobs, but people usually call me Bella. I never think about it as a twilight thing in real life because it’s just my name, but I’ll look at my WB username differently now 😛
Post # 3
I LOVE the first one, but I have a soft spot for a vintage look. Regardless of what setting you use, the stone can be passed down and reset, so I would focus on what you like most. Is the size of the diamond (I know half carat region, but within that) more important? You could probably get a larger stone with the second setting, but if the details are more important, then stick with number 1, for sure!
Post # 4
well first i want to say that many people on here will roll their eyes at your username, but i love it! 😉
second, i vote for the second ring only because i am a sucker for solitaires. Although from the way you worded your post, you sound like you may be leaning towards choice #1….which is also gorgeous.
Post # 5
I seriously love the first ring! Beautiful!
Post # 6
@bellajacobs: You will be able to pass either one of these rings on and they will still be timeless and beautiful. I love ovals.. they are so unique and lovely but I honestly don’t like them that small. That’s just my preference though. I love rounds in the six prong solitaire a lot and think they are so classic. You can’t go wrong with either choice. I personally like 2nd ring more just because I prefer a solitaire band with no diamonds. I hate having to worry about diamonds falling out of my ring but that is because I’m rough with my hands and very active. Think about your lifestyle and which one will most fit you.
I’m all for unique so I say if you love it go for ring #1.
Post # 7
Congrats on your engagement! I love ring #1 – very vintage and elegant looking!!
Post # 8
Also, start thinking about what kind of wedding band you want. That will help you decide! I LOVE my e-ring but finding a wedding band has been a pain in the butt. It’s also that vintagy look with the side stones. Sometimes I wish I had a solitare. lol.
Post # 9
I really love the 1st one! It’s a little more unique.
Post # 10
Congratulations on your engagement!! And I adore Ring #1!
Post # 11
I love ring #1, it’s so unique!
Post # 12
I love ring number 1! I love ovals – they’re classical and I think a bit unusual (in my area anyway)
Post # 13
- Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat
I love the second ring. Clean and classic! Plain bands really let the diamond “shine”
Post # 14
The first ring actually made me say wow out loud, it is gorgeous! The second is very similar to mine, but that first one just just timeless!
Post # 15
Haha at the username comment. I prefer #1.
Post # 16
love them both but i will pick #1. love ovals.
maybe you should look at matching wedding bands at the same time. sometimes it’s more difficult to find a band for an ering like #1. that may help with your decision.