(Closed) Ring shopping w/ the “The One”, but isn’t finding “The One” for rings – did you?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Did you find "The One" ring while looking with "The One"?
    Yes, I found "The One" ring while looking with "The One" : (24 votes)
    50 %
    No, I told him what I liked and he bought me something that I love : (16 votes)
    33 %
    No, I liked what he got me - then I grew to love it. : (1 votes)
    2 %
    No, he found something that I like/ love without any of my imput : (5 votes)
    10 %
    No, I don't like the ring I have now. : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 19
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    1723 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    The one and I found the ring together.  I went in knowing what designer I liked but I wanted to keep an open mind so I treated it a bit like dress shopping: try everything on until you see something you love.  There were things that looked awesome off but were not what I wanted on.  As my Fiance put it, the ring we chose looked the most “natural” on me and I would love for years to come.  We chose the setting together and he chose the center stone when I was not there so it would still be a surprise.  I know some people dont mind changing rings, but I am sentimental so I would want to keep the one he proposed with.   Good luck!

    Post # 20
    Member
    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    It took me forever(hours upon hours looking online) to find a ring I loved and wanted for sure and it was through the eye candy (or whatever they call it) thread on pricescope. Keep looking and anything you find you love online can probably be custom made as well. 

    Post # 21
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    349 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @mandigrl04: As an aqua fan myself.. I would suggest finding the stone you love, and then looking for settings. Once I had my stone in hand, they could place it on the different settings.. and I only LOVED it on one. Even though pre-stone in hand, I had liked 10 or so different settings. Once she placed the stone on top of it, I knew it was “THE ONE”. We found our setting at Jared, and the good thing about going mainstream over a smaller store, is their warranty. As long as we bring it back every 6 months to have the stones tightened and cleaned (for free), they’ll replace any diamonds that fall out, for free. Just something to think about!

    Here’s mine:

    Post # 21
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    5110 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Yes we went shopping together, and he actually found it.. It was on his side of the case and I couldnt find the one I was looking for.. leave it to him he found it lol.. Be patient you will find the “one” ring ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 22
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    6891 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Hm. Well yeah. We went ring shopping a few times and when I saw the one I loved he knew before I did. His words “I could tell by your face. I think you love it more than me.” Of course, that’s not true but I DO love her. ๐Ÿ™‚ Just keep looking. I don’t think it’s the only ring I could love, but it is the first one where I put it on and went “this is so perfect.”

    Post # 23
    Member
    520 posts
    Busy bee

    Etsy has some gorgeous custom rings.  I think Mrs. Stripe’s e-ing came from Etsy.  Hers is an aquamarine ~ lovely.

    Post # 24
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    409 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @mandigrl04:  I looked at blue nile, tacori, ritani (they had the first ring i was in love with), brilliant earth, Michael C Fina.  I would also check out overstock.  They actually had my exact ring, but smaller.  I would also check out Effy Jewelers.

    Our first ring-shopping experience was at Michael C Fina actually, because they were having a sale.  I tried on a bunch of rings and wound up finding one I loved, but the setting was $7,000 even on sale.  It was a good experience to have though, because what I liked (twisted pave band) was not what I had been attracted to online (square halos).  The ring we wound up getting has a twisted pave band, so even though it was out of our price range, it was a good experience.

    Also, do you have a diamond district in a nearby city?  They have a ton of stuff, some of which looks the same, but some that are different.

    Post # 25
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    409 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @thefuturemrsrowe:  From what I have heard and experienced, most small jewelers will also replace your lost pave stones for free too ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 27
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    409 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @mandigrl04: I totally understand the money thing.  I would just keep looking.  You will find a beautiful setting that is just right for you and a price you can afford, I promise!  

    You also may want to look into vintage or estate rings, you definitely could find unique settings!

    Post # 28
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    41 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I had the same issue when looking for rings with my fiance.  We looked and looked everywhere.. until finally, I JUST GAVE UP and needed to take a break.  It was then that I began looking for my *dream* ring online.. without the pressure-I might add! ~just me and the net~  

    I came across a couple rings online that I liked, but there was one ring that I found to be sooo beautiful and ended up comparing all others to. That’s when I knew I had found the one!  Problem was that it was way too expensive. We ended up shopping around for jewelers to custom design the ring I found on the net & eventually went with the one that surprisingly fit our budget.  I couldn’t be happier ๐Ÿ™‚

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