Hello friends! im a longtime lurker but i finally have a reason to post, im getting engaged! We went ring shopping for the first time yesterday and we went to Shane co or Jared. I didn’t find anything that we loved at Jared, sooni narrowed it down to two styles.
Ive dobe a lot of online looking but it surprised me how much I varied from what I thought I would like.
Here are the rings we were looking at, at ShaneCo yesterday. I narrowed it down to these two that I adore.
I found this one and I fell in love with the sapphires! How unique!
Pros- Lovely Sapphires
-Kind of the style I had in mind when I entered the store
Cons- It has milgrain (little bumps etched into it) and I don’t LOVE milgrain
-the sapphires could make it look less like an actual engagement ring and more like just a beautiful ring.
-I dont LOVE the profile, both the sapphires and the tiny diamonds right next to the ring stand up, as opposed to just the Sapphires being raised.
This ring on the other hand is nothing something that I thought I would like. I do work with a girl with a very similar ring and I have always admired it, (even telling nick that I wanted one like it! haha)
It is truly beautiful, but it is modern and I had my heart set on vintage. But as soon as i tried it on, it fit so perfectly and it looked amazing!
– I love the swirl and how the wedding band completes the ring is a “puzzle piece” kind of way
– It looks amazing even if you’re not extremely close.
– there is no doubt that it IS an engagement ring
-It may be a style that too many girls have… and I wanted something more unique to us as a couple
– It doesn’t have “intricate” details that I was hoping for in a vintage style ring.
– It wasn’t what I thought I would want when I entered the store. If fact, it’s completely modern! The opposite of vintage.
Ultimately, I don’t know! They are both so beautiful and different! My heart says the one with the swirl, but at the same time, but my head says the one with the sapphires because it it so unique! I try to think about which one I’ll love in 20 years and I can honestly say either.
What do you girls think?
i had my heart set on something vintage and unique, but I fell in love with the modone eons, too. I don’t know how ill feel about theyears twenty years! They are both lovely.
sorry this post is so long! Just one more thing, were setting it with a 1c moissanite. Inspired my this site and everyone’s lovely moissy rings.