(Closed) How Did You Decide?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
4824 posts
Honey bee

It doesnt cost extra to design something.

I wanted something that matched my setting so I designed what I couldnt find.  This isthe mockup

Post # 4
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am sorry you are both confused. I suggest not looking for a while, and then go back to looking. You both probably need a break. When we found mine, we both knew it was the one as soon as we saw it; even before it was on my hand.

Post # 5
325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I did the same thing for ages. We had the diamond already but needed a band and everything seemed so… I don’t know… typical? Anyway, I found my wedding band at a flea market where a reputable jeweler had a booth set up and has had for years. There was a ring there that I loved but when I got it on my finger, it didn’t look right at all. There was another band there and the moment I saw it and put it onto my finger, I knew that it was THE band. When we put the diamond into it, it was perfect. I think that it’s like wedding gowns. You just have to keep shopping until you find something that you love.

Post # 6
3982 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I knew the basic style I wanted and the price I wasn’t willing to go over and just looked and looked until I found it. I knew I wanted a diamonded band to match the e-ring and it had to be contoured to fit…

Post # 7
374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i often know immediately when i love something. sometimes i get overwhelmed and have a hard time deciding (like with colors for my whole wedding, oof i’m so lost) but when it came to my  ring i wanted a solitaire round diamond and when i went to try rings on i tried on a few with side stones and fell in love with the one i chose. i did the same with my dress, i tried on a good 10 dresses but always knew which one i loved. sometimes when you know, you know. if something doesn’t feel right then take that into consideration. Thats how i look at it.. i’m a gut feeling kinda gal though! sorry if this wasn’t helpful!

Post # 8
1851 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Is this for the engagement ring or the wedding band? I’m assuming the ering since I saw a post recently (I think) that said you weren’t engaged yet.

I just went shopping a few days ago and the ering I picked just spoke to me. It was vintage looking but not so typical looking as some rings and that’s exactly my style. If I were you, I’d write down some buzz words that describe your style or your personality or what you want your ring to convey (or maybe a master list of all three) and then find something that speaks to those words.

If your words were things like: Traditional, timeless, classic-than maybe a plain solitaire would be best.

If you were like me and you have words like unique, vintage, old soul, glam, sparkly (as you can see some of my words don’t go together but they descibe me and my tastes) maybe you go with some sort of estate ring or art deco inspired design.

If you’re like me then you’ll still wonder if you made the right choice, but everytime I look at my ring I see myself in it and it’s comforting. I can’t wait to actually have that baby on my hand!!! 🙂

Post # 9
452 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I figured out what qualities I HAD to have in a ring and they were: comfort between the fingers (I’ve had other rings that made little cuts and hurt like crap); a matching wedding band that sat flush; not being set too high; the shape center stone I liked and whether or not I wanted decoration on the band (I did).  With all of that in mind, I still tried on everything in the store just for fun.  I also tried everything on that I thought was a contender on with a wedding band to see the final product.  I narrowed it down to 2 and they had a full length mirror in the back so I had both sets on and looked at which was more “natural” and “me.”  I went in the store with one picked out, which made it to the final two and was gorgeous, it just wasn’t me.  And I couldn’t tell that until I saw it on my hand with the wedding band like it would be every day.  (sorry, that was kinda long!)

Post # 10
3402 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I had a dilema personally with stone size. I either wanted a soliatire with a BIG stone, or a halo with a medium stone. I eventually figured out that although I love the look of a BIG honkin’ stone, I wouldn’t be true to myself if I didn’t get a halo, which I had dreamed of since I was in middle school! I eventually decided on a 3ct. center stone (pretty medium big) & an interesting halo, because I wanted an element of uniqueness. I looked and looked and looked. Eventually I just had to stop worry so much and put less stress and lineline on my choice.

Don’t worry about name brands, considering moissanite possibly, & stop thinking so much about what a big decision it is! :]

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