How did you choose your ring?

posted 7 months ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2020 - Clarksville, VA

I’ve always wanted a solitaire. I looked at rings online a lot before getting engaged and there was one specific ring I kept going back to. I finally showed it to my now fiancé and he liked it too. I’ve had it for almost a year now and I’m still in love. My suggestion is to follow your instincts. If there’s something you keep going back to, that’s the one. 

Post # 17
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231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

I changed my mind a few times during the process (at first wanted a vintage inspired halo, then fell in love with a 3 stone, and finally decided I’d prefer a solitaire). We chose the diamond together and my fiancé designed the setting. I worried I’d change my mind again, but now that I have my ring, it’s perfect and I love it and wouldn’t want anything else. 

Post # 18
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570 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - Temecula, California

Those are beautiful rings!  There are so many beautiful rings out there, but you just have to go with your gut and see which one feels right to you. 

I thought I would want a pear halo, but one day I just saw my ring and just knew it was meant for me. I fell in love instantly and still feel the same way! I showed my husband (then boyfriend) and just said “this is my ring”. 

There will always be other beautiful rings but but no ring will be as beautiful to you than your own!

Good luck with picking out yours!

 

Post # 19
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1974 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

I left the engagement ring choice entirely up to him. 

Post # 20
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

The ones you chose are great! I loooooove 3 stone tings and what they symbolize but I kept coming back to a solitaire for myself. I did end up with a unique cut (antique cushion) so that makes it a bit less boring ha. ichliebe :  

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2019 - City, State

Had three round brilliants before.  Wanted a ring unique from the others, to represent the ‘unique from the others’ person he is.  Zero regrets.

Post # 22
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1007 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I was in the same place bee! My now husband and I went together to choose my engagement ring and I absolutely fell in love with the same setting you’re considering. I will tell you that although I found solitaires and halos beautiful and obviously very popular choices, I have never once regretted my three stone. I haven’t seen one like it in real life and I always get compliments on the simple elegance of the setting! If you love it, don’t overthink it! 

Post # 23
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329 posts
Helper bee

A few years ago I was a more active bee when I was dating someone else. I thought I had decided the exact ring I would always want…pave split shank with hidden halo and a cushion cut stone. That relationship ended.

Fast forward til now and I’m with perfect man (for me). When he he started to ask about ring styles, I literally sent him a manifesto. Then something funny happenend. I realized I had made all those decisions about what kind of ring I would like before I ever met him. That changed EVERYTHING. We ended up choosing a ring together, simple six prong knife edge platinum solitaire and he picked the stone himself. He’ll be proposing in two weeks (well, sometime that weekend) and I can’t wait for him to slip that beauty on my finger!!

 

OP, I think you have to love your ring enough to lurk on the ring board forever! If there is something off about it, you’ll be tempted by other rings. I think that ring is gorgeous, btw!!

Post # 25
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2016

It was really hard to decide because what I thought I liked, I didn’t like  on me…. I thought I wanted a solitaire in either white or rose gold plain shank and a vintage pave wedding band, also I thought I wanted a moissanite! I went through numerous variations of that specific type from 1ct to 2ct, rounds, cushions, elongated cushions and so on… but it just never felt completely right, also I think moissanites are gorgeous but I just couldnt handle the disco ball light show as my E ring, I do have other jewelry types that are moissanite though! Luckily the rings I was trying out weren’t very spendy and was able to return them all, I am sure they thought I was crazy 😜 oh well lol….. fast forward after a long journey and I came across an image of a vintage oval black diamond with a halo and matching band and was instantly in awe not to mention my sig O has black diamonds … it just all sort of clicked, we ordered it and I was so freaking nervous!!!!!! But when it arrived and I put it on, it was me… me in ring form! 

My suggestions in picking out an Ering, what you’ve always thought you wanted you may not like once you try it! So be open and try other rings on, you may be really surprised and totally obsessed like me!

 

the same thing happened when I picked a wedding dress too! 

 

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