Post # 1
My sister’s boyfriend (soon-to-be fiance) asked me for help in picking an engagement ring for my sister. The thing is that she already has a 5 stone wedding band that is a family heirloom which she fell in love with as a child. I want to do right by my sister but I’m not so good at picking out jewlery, especially something so important. I know that her boyfriend is worse. She is very girly, unique & quirky. Please help me find the perfect style of ring to match the band she loves so much. I have attached a picture, which does not do the ring justice since I took it with my cell phone. Any & all suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Post # 3
That’s a tough one, since that band is quite thick and the diamonds are large, I wonder if she would want to wear both on the same hand or not. I know I wouldn’t, but some people don’t mind having two thick rings on one hand.
Are you definitely thinking you want a diamond? You say she’s quirky and unique but would she want a colored stone or a uniquely cut stone? Is that band yellow or white gold? I can’t really tell.
Maybe you can go shopping together and go through a jewelry store and give your opinions on some things and see what she says/likes.
Post # 4
Perhaps something like this?
I think that there should be a round stone to tie in with the band, but perhaps something with a couple side stones like this perhaps. Or could a jeweler maybe see the ring and design an engagement ring to match? Sometimes a jeweler can create something stunning to go with a piece that already exists.
Post # 5
My first thought was that a non-diamond center stone would be awesome. What is her birthstone?
Post # 6
@kala_way: The ring is white gold. I know that she would want a diamond. I also thought about the bulkiness of the ring too. Her hand is much smaller (read: thinner) than mine so that’s a concern as well.
I didn’t want to bring it up to her because she has no idea that it’s coming. They had talked of getting married but got sidetracked. More of the back story is that our mother was supposed to help him with this but she suddenly passed away a few months ago. There are big shoes to fill in taking her place in this process as she had flawless taste, which I clearly did not inherit.
Post # 7
I’m sorry for your loss, she will love anything you two pick for her because obviously it will be chosen with care and love… you’re in good hands here!
She knows she’s getting this ring for her wedding band correct? Because it could make a lovely engagement ring in itself…
Post # 8
I would suggest something vintage: https://www.artdecodiamonds.com/products.php?id=308&l=0&u=2147483647&sortway=asc
You just want to make sure that the band won’t overwhem the engagement ring! I agree with @Moja Milosc that it would be great as an engagement ring on its own.
Post # 9
Here are some ideas:
Since you said she’s girly, but unique and quirky I immediately thought of the Lang Antique site because they have so many antique rings and vintage inspired rings as well…so a lot of the rings are going to be ones you won’t find just anywhere. Otherwise, maybe try Etsy for some things that are a little different. Other than that…I think a simple solitaire would look really beautiful with the band. Or maybe even a solitaire with a band that’s a little different like this:
or this http://www.langantiques.com/products/item/10-1-4180
Post # 10
I think it would look beautiful with just a plain gold solitaire. That way, it doesn’t take away from the wedding band she loves.
Post # 11
budget would really help! A really great setting would be the way to go so it has the intricae designs, but not the thickness.
Post # 12
That ring is exactly like my mom’s engagement ring, so it could totally work as an engagement ring. If she would prefer it as the wedding band then I like the one picture above that is a solitaire with an engraved band.
Post # 13
When I said go shopping together I didn’t mean tell her and go ring shopping, I mean go to the mall and try on some clothes and walk through some stores. Try on some necklaces and be like “oh, that ring’s pretty, but the stone’s a little big….” etc. Just to get a feel. Obviously, you know she likes the ring you posted and you know what kind of jewlery she likes.
I agree with some of the PP’s that a round cut solitaire, maybe with a bit of detail in the setting/band would be pretty.
You could also take it to a jeweler and try it with some different things. They are often really good at finding things that match well and fit together nicely.
Post # 14
I love the ring that Cappugcino posted, from what you said i think your sister may like that one, good luck!
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