(Closed) I don't wear rings… help me to understand what to pick!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
1256 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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ely16:  I think that sapphire set looks gorgeous!

And like PP said, the best way to do it is to go to a jeweller and try on all the different “ring sizing rings” to find your size. Do bear in mind that you fluctuate though! You’re usually more swollen in the morning and when it’s hot, whereas when it’s cold you ‘slim down’. I got my ring size determined in the morning and I think it took me 30-40 min to decide if I was a K or a K1/2 (that’s 0.2 mm difference in inside diameter). I ended up going with a K1/2 and in the winter it slides around a little bit, but in the summer a K would have been too tight. 

Post # 17
531 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I love sapphires. I’ll bet that band would look amazing if the engagement ring was a solitaire or had all white diamonds flanking the center stone. (Also then you wouldn’t have to worry about the sapphires on the two rings lining up, like someone else mentioned!)

Post # 18
211 posts
Helper bee

Hey OP! Just wanted to mention that I totally agree with you, I looked at MoiMoi online and found them really pricey.. I had a great experience with moissyco! And yes, bluenile will send out free ring sizers, but I think they take a couple of weeks to arrive.. so you may be better off going somewhere local for sizing. I would also second one of the PPs suggestions – perhaps order some rings from Diva (or something somilar) so you can get the feel of which style you might like without having to drive too far.. And this way, you can wear each around for a few days and see which you prefer! 

Post # 19
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I am from Australia too and had never worn jewelry before. I also live semi rurally so can relate to your situation 🙂 my biggest advice to you is, if possible, make the trip to a jewelry store. I ordered my ring online but first I narrowed the search by looking through jewelry stores and I also got them to accurately size my finger. The original ideas I had in my head looked totally different when on my finger and I ended up with something I would never have imagined but totally love. that said I found the ring boards here in the bee invaluable and it was a last minute scroll through here that changed my mind about my wedder ( I just wish I could find the post that inspired me so I could thank her!) I ended up ordering both of mine from moissanite co and while the Aussie dollar totally sucks at the moment, I am super happy 🙂 hope this helps 🙂

Post # 20
230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

It sounds like a bezel set solitaire with a blingy channel set wedding band would perfect for you. Low profile, easy maintenance, and lovely! My Fiance got my solitaire from Moissaniteco.com so I reccomend them!



or low set prongs if you don’t like the bezel look:


Here is an online ring sizer you could use!


Good luck!

Post # 21
6478 posts
Bee Keeper

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ely16:  A. Determining Ring Size: I agree with PPs that the easiest way to figure out your ring size is to go to a local jeweler so they can size your finger for you. I also agree that it’s a good idea to take into account the time of day and weather, etc., because fingers can swell a bit. I also like my rings a bit loose, so I tend to go up a quarter or half size. Also, once you put a band with your ERing (if you are planning to do that eventually), both rings will feel tighter.

So fair warning that what I’m about to say (type — lol) is a bit weird, but … here goes.  I’m an introvert, so going into a jewelry store and talking to someone who works there and getting sized is actually pretty stressful for me. I tend to get really nervous, and my fingers react to that by getting puffy. So I tend to get a more accurate size reading in the comfort/privacy of my own home.

If you want to get your own set of sizers, I’m sure you can order them off of Amazon. You can get free ones from Blue Nile, as a PP mentioned already. Also, there is a site called e-weddingbands.com, which will send you a free set of sizers. I got a set from them, and I think it took about 3-5 days for them to arrive.

B. Rings that are lower profile / more comfortable: Lower profile and more comfortable totally depends on the setting. The type of basket, the type of prongs, the type/style of band … All of these things can make a difference in both how low or high the stone sits and how comfortable it is. Since you mentioned you don’t wear a lot of jewelry right now, your best bet would probably be to go and try on all different types and styles of rings and settings. It’s the only way you can get a good feel for what looks best on you and what feels the most comfortable to you for daily wear. It is absolutely possible to get a low profile solitaire or three stone ring.

C. Color of Gold: This is totally a personal preference thing. I think all colors of gold look fabulous together. I love mixing yellow gold and a white metal (platinum in my case). And I also love the look of white and platinum together. Personally, I’m not as much of a fan of yellow and rose gold together ON ME, but I have seen some yellow/rose sets on the Bee that are stunning. The main thing is that you should get what you LOVE, and what you will be the most comfortable wearing. When you wear your ring with confidence, it will be beautiful — no matter what the metal!

D. Sapphire Side Stones: I actually quite like the picture of the set you posted. (Although I read in the later comments that you might be leaning away from this style …) I think it might look a bit “off” in the picture because it’s a CG image. In real life, I think it would be a beautiful style and set. My original engagement ring is set in yellow gold. It’s a 5-stone with a larger center diamond flanked by smaller baguettes and rounds. I recently had the baguettes replaced with square blue sapphires. I love the look of the blue side stones and the way they contrast with the whiter color of the diamonds. 

I hope you have lots and lots of fun looking and deciding what style of ring is perfect for you! This is such a fun time. I’m excited for you!

Post # 25
132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I’m in au too. I ordered a ring sizer on ebay, if you’re ordering from o/s get the right measuring system so you don’t have to work about ordering.

If you want something simple or classic your local jeweller might have it, they can also order things in. Australian sapphires can be really nice so that’s good.

I wanted low profile but a cathedral setting- bezel can block how much light that gets in. I felt like the arms on the side of the cathedral would give it a bit more protection. I told my jeweller and he sat the stone as low as he could- bezel would be a little lower as the point of the stone can sit in the band.

Post # 27
2331 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 1995

I agree u should order a rimg sizer so u can see how much your size changes throughout the day and  in different temperatures. When i am cold i lose a whole size and my ring can spin but when it is humid the same ring is tight!!

I think mixed metals look great!

The easiest to wear is probably a bezel set. It sits low and there r no prongs to catch on things. 

Sapphires are gorgeous. Hey if it was good enough for Princess Diana! Go for what makes your heart skip a beat and puts a smile on your face 🙂

Have fun!

Post # 29
42 posts
  • Wedding: December 2014

That looks just perfect on your hand..very pretty! And love your nails!

Post # 30
6478 posts
Bee Keeper

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ely16:  Oh yay!! What an amazing and happy update. Love your ring. It is gorgeous, and it looks so beautiful on you. Congratulations!

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