(Closed) Previously engaged (or married!) Bees – how do your rings compare?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I was married before, but just had a diamond band that time. I’ve been engaged 2 other times. One time was a 1/2 carat solitaire on a yellow gold band and the second time was this, except side stones were tanzanite:

Classic Pear Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum (1/4 ct. tw.)

my ring with my dh:

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

 

 

 

Top pic is of my current bling, bottom pic is my ring from the jeweler’s Site.  

My first engagement was at 21, we’d dated since 16, too young, and too dumb.  I had a. 5ct princess Cut ring with baguettes.  When Fi and I started talking marriage, I wanted the total opposite.  I upgraded on the man and ring!  At 26, my ring is. 72 ct round stone in ribbon style setting with baguettes and round pave set diamonds all over.  I will have two bands with pave diamonds to accompany it when we say I Do. πŸ™‚  It’s unique and I love it!

 

 

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

Neat thread!

My first E ring was custom designed and hand engraved. It was very unique, but the diamond was smalllllllllllll….like .3 small.

My E ring now totals almost a carat. Much nicer, not tooo big, but more bling and it is a tacori so still has the handmade elements. My Fi did a good job! πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

My first ring was a .25ct pear yellow gold ( I was 19 at the time)

My second ring is a 1.02ct princess white gold

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I was engaged at 19.  (I’m very glad I didn’t marry that cheating loser!)  It was a heart bezel.  The diamond was 1.25 carats but it was a yellow/warmer color diamond with obvious flaws which I picked and bought with his money. 

And now, at 28 yrs old, my ering is a 1.06 cushion cut solitaire which the dear Fiance carefully chose and surprised me with.  I still like the classic solitaires. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I was engaged at 21 and thankfully I smartened up and did not marry that loser.  I had a .90 carat white gold solitaire.  Beautiful but I definitly didn’t love it.

Now that I’ve finally met the right man, I have a 1.22 solitaire with diamonds in the band and it is outrageous and the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. Old ring: 

 

New Ring:

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Totally different. The firs time around, I had a 1/4 ct marquis (yellowy in color) with a heart on each side in our birth month gemstone. It was originally set in yellow gold but we reset it in white after a few years. Now, I have a 1ct moissanite round solitaire with a thicker band.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Complete and total opposites.

I don’t have a picture on my computer of the ering from my first marriage, it was round 3/4 ct. solitaire on a mostly plain white band. The unique part of the band was that it had shoulders that could have taken side stones, with openings underneath. The stone was his grandmother’s and he picked the setting, and honestly, I didn’t love it (I loved it at the time because he gave it to me and I loved him at the time, but I never would have chosen it for myself). It was a high setting and twice I bashed it enough the bend the prongs and had to have it repaired. I stopped wearing it once I had my wedding band, which was a wide white gold band with grooves on each side (I still see that one for sale in jewelry stores).

My current engagement ring and wedding band, which I am 100% head over heels in love with and proud to wear it every day for the rest of my life:

Oooohh Aaaaaaah….

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

My first was a white gold saphire ring with small accent diamonds and little open scroll designs on either side. I picked it out and loved it. I still have it and still wear it on occasion. I’ve lost a lot of weight since then, and I wear it on my right middle finger. Doesn’t look like an engagement ring and I think it’s lovely.

My ring now is a yellow gold band with a round diamond, about 1/3ct (which I don’t consider small at all). It was my fiance’s great grandmother’s ring and I love it. It’s far mre traditional that what he or I would have initiailly picked out (and we would’ve gone with a colored stone), but the fact that it is so old and so important to him as a family heirloom makes it perfect.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

My first set was yellow gold 1/4 carat diamond with channel set diamonds on either side. On the wedding band, there were 3 small diamonds that wrapped around the ering diamond and again channel set diamonds in either side. They were both ‘wavy’ rings not straight circles and a total of 20 diamonds.

New ering is a 1 carat alexandrite solitaire in white gold. The wedding band will be yellow gold with Celtic knots and fits inside the ering.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I was engaged before but we did not end up getting married. My old ring was white gold with a round center diamond (I want to say .25 carats).  My current ring is white gold with a princess cut center stone (1.02 carats).  I love that my new ring is a bit more unique (and much better quality) than my old one.  But both were pretty simple rings with clean lines.
Old Ring:

Current Ring:

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I was proposed to at age 20 with this ring…I said no…but not because of the ring:

 

My First husband was a cheating basterd but I absolutely love(d) my ring:

I had a .75 hearts and arrows perfect round diamond for the center stone……..

Divorced at 26..

Married again at 29. My new husband, who is wonderful to me bought me my new set:

1.16 princess cut solitaire and Amethyst and Iolite white gold band (i don’t know why it looks like yellow gold)…..you can tell I love gemstones and thicker sets…

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