Post # 1
The time has finally come where the SO has asked me to give him ring ideas. I am a bit overwhelmed mostly because I am indisisive. All the rings online look the same.
What are good jewlery websites worth looking at? Stores going to?
Anyone had luck with Shane Co? Are they worth the hype?
This is an idea of what I like but if you guys have suggestions please post pictures!!!!!
Post # 3
I like browsing on Blue Nile and James Allen.
I’m looking at rings at the minute too & we’re thinking of either choosing a classic platinum Tiffany-style 6 prong solitaire or perhaps something like this:
Post # 4
That ring is gorgeous! The first picture I posted is a ring I have tried on in person and loved it but not 100% sold on it yet! Have you gone into any stores?
Post # 5
No, not seriously – just to browse – although I did order a ring sizer off the Internet!
My boyfriend wants to propose with a placeholder ring and then, once we’re engaged, we’ll go ring shopping together. We will probably go to the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham (http://www.jewelleryquarter.net/) or Hatton Garden in London (http://www.hatton-garden.net/). (We’re in the UK!)
Jewellery in high street stores in England is quite expensive so that’s why we’ll look in a specialist diamond district or, failing that, order online from somewhere like Blue Nile. Diamonds are expensive here, partly because of the 20% sales tax we pay. I think it is much more common to have a small stone than it is in the US.
The one I posted is ~0.4 ct and costs $2315. I’m hoping the designer will be able to make a similar one with a smaller centre stone for me for closer to $1600 — that is, if we like the design as much in person when we go shopping! I’ve only got little fingers and while we could splurge on it, I’m not sure we should when we’ve got a wedding to pay for too!
Post # 6
I still love looking for rings online, haha. My fiance bought our rings from http://www.debebians.com because their prices were much lower than what we saw locally. They also have a section of real pictures under their ‘recently purchased’ page.
I also found that it was very helpful to go look at rings in person locally to get a feel for what looked best on my hand. It was also a great way to see what my now fiance likes too because he had not been exposed to fine jewelry at all!
Post # 7
I would suggest look around as much as you can. google engagement rings. And if there isn’t anything that you are in love with, I would suggest to design your own. I designed my own. There were a lot of headaches, but it was very well worth it.
Post # 8
@simone_s: I LOVE Shane Co. I have had nothing but great experiences with them. Plus their warranty is unbeatable. My husband and I picked out my original set and my new upgrade there. They were awesome during both processes. I get compliments on my ring(s) all the time, because it sparkles more than you can imagine. I highly recommend going to the store to look.
The second picture you posted is just like my original set. It was a .70 solitare though and the one in the picture you posted looks bigger. (here is mine with the matching wedding band)
The first ring is similar to what I have now, kinda. Anyway, here it is…
Hope this helps. Let me know if you have questions about Shane Co, I will try to help you. Good Luck and keep us posted!