Post # 1
I’ve been out looking at e rings with my fiance, we want to select something together that represents us so that we can pass it down to our future family… Anyway i’m in LOVE with oval rings!!! i had no idea what i wanted, but for some reason they just seem to work great with my long piano playing skinny fingers, much better than a round. The only problem is there isn’t much in the way of choice… however, we have found two we quite like, but they are WAY different…
So far we have tried on two, the first one is less expensive, total of 1.25crt from memory, colour H, SI1. Centre stone i think was a .75crt. Its practical, sensible and lovely in its own way…. it looks lovely with plain double bands either side… forgot to take a picture of that…
however i then found this one…
Ignore the band, i like to check that the band sits flush, the jeweler will make a matching diamond band the same as the E ring…
Its a halo oval design with lovely detail and setting underneith, it is something i would not normally have considered as I don’t like to draw attention to myself and consider myself to make sensible decisions… but…… Its a .8crt centre stone, colour F, SI1, and it seemed so much clearer and sparkly than the “three stone oval ring”…. it just is amazing, so much more than what i ever anticipated!
I’m now torn between being practical and getting the sensible very timeless ring, or paying a bit more for the one with the real “wow factor”….
I’m interested to know your opinions? Have you bought the practical ring and longed for the wow factor ring, or other way round?
Post # 3
I really love the second one with the halo. I have a practical ring, for both budget and personal style reasons, but I do love a big rock! My diamond is very clear (can’t seem to think of the specific clearity right now) andit makes all the difference! I hope that helps!
Post # 4
I love ovals, but was ridiculously picky about avoiding the bow tie effect that I gave up on them during my ering search. Ovals with spilt shank settings are insanely beautiful. That 3 stone is gorgeous!
Post # 5
i think the oval with the halo looks best on your finger, plus i LOVE halos. 🙂
Post # 6
@KatyElle: its really quite impossible to avoid entirely just due to the nature of the cut. I have a 3 stone oval e ring with excellent cut and depending on the angle & light you can see a bow tie if you look. I doubt anyone would really ever notice that unless they knew what they were looking for.
If you’re looking for ideas I say take any setting with an oval or emerald cut diamond(s) and have someone customize it to your own. My 3 stone setting is actually based on a tacori setting with round stones.
I even sometimes find my 3 stone ring (only slightly larger than yours in the photo) to be too much bling at times so I can understand your dilemma. I really love the way the second setting looks on your hands, but I hear you on the practical side.
Post # 8
@kermie: This is true, which is why I like the Barion Oval cut, it almost completely eliminates the bow-tie while not compromising the shape 🙂
ETA: It’s not so much I care if other people would notice it, I’d notice it, I’m kind of a crazy gem/cut hound lol
Post # 9
Thanks for all the replies – I’ve been umming and ahhing over this for the last week or so and i think i have finally found a solution!!!
I think what draws me to the second ring is the clarity and sparkle of that particular diamond, the first seemed almost cloudy, i also prefer the way it sits longer rather than wider, unlike the three stone… however i don’t like the bow tie effect – even this one is supposed to be faint. The bow tie doesn’t bother me allot if it is faint, it sort of reminds me of two souls within one love, which is probably pretty silly, but i like the symbolism.
Anyway I don’t think i am ready for all that bling – this will be the first diamond I’ve ever owned, and even with my temp heirloom ring from my fiancé – 0.5ct centre with two smaller diamonds either side i feel like it is just so much bling!!!
So what we are now thinking of doing is investing in a really good quality oval diamond with a faint bow tie of a decent size and in a plain solitaire setting, and rethinking the setting of the diamond in 5 – 10 years to suit. That way we can get the best quality for what we can afford now, and look into changing the style of the setting later on… knowing me I’ll probably fall in love with it just as it is and not want to touch it! But at least I know the option is there and that the diamond is good quality.
I kind of like the way the ring it has the option to evolve as we grow together.
Post # 10
I have an oval and I freaking LOVE it.
I hadn’t ever heard about the bowtie, how interesting… and yeah I can see one in my ring a little too! Huh. Oh well… still love it. Mine’s a 1.05 carat/E color/VS1 on white gold with round channel set diamond band.
I like the halo you posted a LOT.. but agree that maybe that’s something you should upgrade/change to after getting a simpler setting first. I orginally wanted a plain band but Fiance surprised me with diamonds… and I don’t think I want it any fancier for the time being. Looking forward to seeing how the wedding ring(s) look against it.
Mine! (ATTACK OF THE GIANT PICTURE)
Post # 11
My ering is an oval sapphire and I love it! I think both of your options are gorgeous, so you can’t go wrong!
Post # 12
Thanks for the pic – LOVING ovals!!! That is pretty much the same specs we would like for our diamond since we’re now not getting the fancy setting! I really like the 6 prongs too!
Just out of interest what wedding bands did you pick to go with your e ring?
Post # 13
I actually really LOVE the second one and normally I’m not a fan of halos!
Post # 14
We haven’t done too much serious shopping, but I’m pretty much obsessed with having two extremely thin micropave bands on both side of my engagement ring. Maybe just one at the ceremony, then the second one for an anniversary or something 🙂
Post # 15
@MegnTim: I think this is a great idea! If you aren’t fully sold on either ring then get the BEST diamond you can for the money now and worry about the setting later when you find something you are absolutely in love with! The prices of diamonds is going up soon too so get the best diamond for your budget now and you won’t regret it.
This is my absolute favorite oval e-ring setting, it’s by Tacori and pricey but when you are ready to find a home for your beautiful diamond it may be something to keep in mind. It has the halo look but is in micropave so it’s almost invisible and avoids that “bling”-look. And I’m very partial because I have a Tacori plain shank Halo!
(Not my picture.)
Post # 16
Thanks all for your feedback!
We have found someone locally who can source us whatever diamond we want! And she is so reasonably price it’s crazy!
She actually found an amazing quality 1.5ct just Oval (G, VS1) within our budget! This is way over what I was expecting! And the best part is she orders it in and if we don’t like the diamond she will find us another one!
And she will also do a custom setting for me… I’ve found this one that I am loving – perhaps even more than the others!!! It’s just so elegant, and the detail with the double thin prongs… mmmm love love love…