(Closed) I need help selecting an engagement ring for my sister

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My first thought was that a non-diamond center stone would be awesome. What is her birthstone?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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 # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Here are some ideas:

http://www.langantiques.com/products/item/10-1-3884

http://www.langantiques.com/products/item/10-1-4216

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:

http://www.onewed.com/wedding-engagement-rings/designer/since1910com/ring/white-gold/round/diamond/martin-flyer-engagement-ring-5137esol/ 

or this   http://www.langantiques.com/products/item/10-1-4180

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
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Honey bee

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
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Blushing bee

I love the ring that Cappugcino posted, from what you said i think your sister may like that one, good luck!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

A solitaire (in yellow gold, to match the wedding band), with an antique European Cut diamond. Something like this?:

I especially love the last one.

http://preciousandrarepieces.com/antiqueartdeco18kgoldplatinumfrenchdiamondengagementringvintageestatejewelry.aspx

http://weheartit.com/entry/10185300

http://fineantiquediamonds.co.uk/20ed11/product_info.php?products_id=123&osCsid=91f5036cf174f2db55459daa23b23265

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