(Closed) Ring you initially wanted vs Ring you actually chose (Post your pictures!)

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I initially wanted a classic 6 prong round solitaire, but I’m left-handed and the stone size I wanted would have sat up too high. This is the ring I ended up with, which I also love to bits!

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Ring I initially wanted:

Ring I fell in love with and picked out:

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

The ring I was going to get if we had gone with moissanite.  Ended up not because I fell in love with a setting here.  I still love this picture, but it wasn’t worth the risk to order a ring from the other side of the world that I couldn’t try on.  After my ring shopping experience, I don’t trust stock photos anymore.

 

The ring from the website of the store Fiance wanted to go to that I absolutely fell in love with.  This picture is just so perfect.  Put the ring on my finger, and it just wasn’t right.

 

The one I liked, but didn’t love on the website.  Tried it on and it was perfect.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

@Jabberwocky:  I recognise the first one :D. Krikawa would send you custom sizing rings they are the same depth and mm of the ring you buy. You wear them around the house for a few days. It works out great. Almost all their business is from the web too. We’ve talked about this before though :D.

I do love the ring you chose though. IT makes me think of the moon and a little pink star.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

I actually ended up with the ring that I initially looked at. I felt it was pricey and showed fiance other options but in the end he wanted me to have this one.

 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

AGES ago, I wanted a small halo ring; something like this (ignore the wedding band):

 

I tried one on, and didn’t like it; it was too modern for me, and, as time went by, too many people had this style. I’d always wanted something that either was antique, or else looked antique; I’d thought this fit the bill, but it just didn’t.

I then had this image in my head of what I wanted: an antique-style cluster ring. I knew I wanted diamonds, and white metal, and I wanted something large, but also delicate at the same time. Unfortunately, what I wanted just did NOT exist in reality; I scoured the internet and antique shops, and just couldn’t find it anywhere.

Until, that was, I came across my ring on a high-street jewellers website back in late 2010. As soon as I saw it I was like’OMG! That’s the ring I’ve been imagining for years!’ It was just perfect. I showed OH, and he bought it soon after. This is it (pictures aren’t great):

 

So, very different to what I originally thought I wanted years ago, but EXACTLY what I wanted once I started properly looking/trying. I also knew I never wanted a solitaire or trilogy, or coloured stones, or a square stone, or channel-set diamonds, etc etc. So in that regard, that didn’t change.

Downside is thta because it’s from the high-street it’s a) 9ct white gold and b) the diamonds are I coloured SI2s. I’m currently in the process of having it copied in platinum, with F coloured VS1s. Then it will be absolutely perfect lol.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@dewingedpixie:  I’m sure the size would have been fine, I was just worried about not liking the style on my hand as much as I liked it in the picture.  I really only love the original stock image, not the others they post with slight variataions, so it just felt like too much of a gamble.  Especially after seeing how the other ring I loved in pictures did nothing for me in real life.

 

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

The ring I have always wanted

The ring I picked out and got ๐Ÿ™‚

I have always wanted the same ring, Fiance loved it too so he got it for me ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Tacori dream ring

 

Custom made ring my Fiance proposed with:

 

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I, too, thought I wanted a halo. They are so very gorgeous, and I drool over photos of them. But when I put one on, it just wasn’t “me”.

What I thought I wanted when I started shopping- cushion cut with halo and side stones:

What I fell in love with, but was way above budget because the 8 prongs require at least a 1.5ct stone, and a high quality 1.5 was more than we were willing to spend:

What I ended up having custom made- three stone round brilliant with 6-prong Tiffany solitaire profile (side stones are flush, semi-bezel set in the band):

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@barbie86:  I don’t think I’ve ever seen a picture of your ring before! I can see why it was “the one” – it’s so unique! Hope you post pics when you get your upgraded version ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Audrey2:  Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ Really glad we bought it when we did, as they don’t sell it anymore, and nothing like it exists anywhere else! Getting it copied has been a nightmare though; I’ve been researching for months, and getting quotes was a real headache, plus they varied so much (one quoted me £3k and I was like ‘Umm, no!’)

Will def post pics of the new one, though in theory, it should look the same lol.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

When I knew it was clear we were heading towards marriage, I wanted something like this.

But Fiance and never really had a conversation about rings. At one point he said, “I always thought you’d want something antique or vinage” and I said “yes, I would”. That was the whole conversation. Fiance picked the ring out totally on his own. It’s from the 1920’s, 1.15 carat, I color, vvs2.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 1994

@barbie86:  Your ring is absolutely stunning! I love flower cluster rings, they are so feminine. I think this kind of style instantly makes everyone’s hand look beautiful. Good luck on getting it in the upgraded version!

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