(Closed) How is your engagement ring different encores?

posted 13 years ago in Encore
Post # 17
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

SDAli—I love the claw prongs on your ring!  That’s what I wanted!

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My first ring was a solitaire with a swirl of sorts around it. My forever ring (I love that expression!!!) is a three cluster setting-a modified past, present, future idea. It is amazing to me how my tastes have changed over time bc I never used to care for pave or clusters and when we went ring shopping, all I liked was pave, clusters, vintage, antique and estate styles. My engagement ring is a new piece, but my wedding band (pictured on the bottom) is an old piece. It is interesting how the settings almost match-like they were made for each other. We got it at a local antique store that specializes in estate sales and older fine jewelry. I love it!

Post # 19
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I love seeing all the different rings!  I have always loved vintage-style rings.  My first one is platinum with yellow gold scrolling under the diamond. Its a round diamond.  It has chanel-set diamonds on half the band, going small to bigger from the diamond.

 

Mt new one is similar, but so much better!   Its a princess-cut diamond (very significant for Fiance and me since he always calls me his princess) with 2 side princesscut diamonds (we call it one for my son and one for my SS) and kind of an eternity band all the way around.  It has scrolling under the diamond, but I love this one more than I ever loved my first!  

 

Fiance proposed with my beautiful diamond in a solitaire, and we went and picked out the setting together.  I shoud get it back Monday at the latest!

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

The biggest difference for me this time around…he bought it.  Last time I bought mine (yeah, way tacky).  It was pretty and simple though.  I have kept it in a box buried in the closet, but I’m thinking about turing it into jewelery for my two daughters once they get older.  Anyone else done this?

My e-ring is a round 1.5 carat diamond, low set on a white-gold band.  I love it because I hardly ever catch it on anything or scratch myself with it.

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

My first marriage generated no engagement ring, I was 18, we got married on sort of a whim, with just white gold bands.

In the middle there was a simple round solitaire in white gold, then an amber stone, then a ruby. Then there was the WalMart ring my last fiancee got me, .25 Princess cut, set in yellow gold way in a very high cathedral setting. All were pretty, none were perfect, and all of them will go to my daughters.

Now, my forever ring is the ring I’ve always dreamed of. It’s perfect. A gorgeous, bright, clear Emerald cut diamond in a platinum setting with baguettes on either side of the center stone, finished of with pave on all three sides of the band. I love it!

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Post # 24
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Blushing bee

Everyone’s rings are so gorgeous!

 Old ring: Trillion-cut aquamarine with a diamond on either side. Beautiful, but it was the wrong one! I just mentioned in passing that I liked a gorgeous round aquamarine ring while we were walking by a jewelry store. Boy heard "ring" and thought "engagement", and the only thing he ever remembered while we were together is that I said, years and years before, that I like trillion cuts. So he bought the "wrong" ring, even though neither was supposed to be for an engagement… but it was beautiful, and I loved wearing it.

New ring: One carat princess solitaire, exactly what I wanted. In retrospect I’m glad my ex didn’t get my opinion before he went ring-shopping, because this is exactly what I would have chosen for an engagement ring, which means that I would have had to have picked something different this time around!

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Old ring- large, almost scary big solitaire.

New- Shown in my avatar, it is new, but reminds me of an antique; we’re not nautical; the rope design signifies either ‘the tie that binds’ or ‘the rope I’ll tie you up you try to leave’. We’re funny that way…It feels like it’s always been there…

Post # 26
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I don’t have a ring yet but I’m hoping for a colored center stone, anyone from this board I put together would do it for me. 

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I wasn’t married before (dodged that bullet!) but my first engagement ring was a .2 carat round cut with three much smaller diamonds on each side in a platinum band. I knew he was getting me a ring but he wouldn’t let me give any input (sounds a lot like our relationship, actually..!)

This time around, Fiance let me pick the ring because he knew it was important to me to have a say, and I got a .9 carat oval with a halo setting and an eternity band. I LOVE my new ring, AND that he listened to what I said was important to me. 🙂

Post # 28
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Misposted sorry.

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Old ring-large, definitely scary big solitaire.

New ring-There isn’t one. After 20 years of having the old one make me nervous about becoming a crime victim, I am so happy not to have an engagement ring at all this time.  Our friends already know we are engaged, and I will have a wedding band (plain yellow gold) in a few months.

Post # 30
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Newbee

My former ring, which I loved, was a 1.63 carat round solitaire in white gold.  It was beautiful and my ex said he wanted it big enough that we wouldn’t have to upgrade later (OK, this is NYC, after all).  He picked it out and I knew nothing about it, though I wasn’t a fan of solitaires, it was a beautiful ring.  We ended the marriage amicably and I ended up selling the ring and buying some diamond earrings and a new carbon fiber bike! 
 
My new ring, which my lovely man suggested we look for together, is a hand-crafted 3-stone diamond ring set in platinum.  He had suggested a bezel setting, as I’m a pretty active woman and this had no prongs to get caught on.  I absolutely LOVE it – it’s modern and yet still classic and something I can wear every day.  My wedding band is a channel set ring with alternating diamonds and sapphires. 
 
I must say, I really appreciated that he asked for my input – I have more opinions now than I did when I was first marrried! 

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Post # 31
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Newbee

My former ring was a diamond solitaire set in a half-bezel white gold setting; I picked out the setting myself, so no complaints. I also selected my wedding band, which was an etoile style also in white gold. The former is now set in a bezel necklace and I gave the latter to my mother.

This time I was totally surprised! I absolutely love the ring and the fact that he did it all on his own. It’s stunning and very different: a blue sapphire with diamond baguettes set in platinum. I think it’s classy and compliments me. His friends were concerned I might be disappointed that it’s not a diamond ring, but he knew I’d love it. We haven’t started looking at wedding rings yet, but there’s time. In the picture, it’s on my middle finger because my sweetie borrowed a ring of mine that fit that finger and the jeweler didn’t size down. It’s resized now!

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