- 8 years ago
- Wedding: February 2012
Hi everyone! Need some ring advice…
My original engagement ring is an hierloom from my fiance’s family, he wanted to propose to me with it, but also wants to get me my own of my choosing one when he graduates and starts his new job in a couple months! So I think I will just wear my original e-ring on my right hand to represent our past, present, and future since it is a 3 stone ring. We went ring shopping the other day, and we decided to try to look for sets since we will need to get a wedding ring for me soon anyways.
I had previously always thought I wanted a classic Tiffany style solitaire engagement ring, and Chanel setting wedding band like this one: http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz117/drcinderella/Tiffanystylerings.jpg
However, when we went shopping I just absolutely fell in love with this Neil Lane Vintage style set! It is very different from the other one, but it is just so sparkly and glamorous. It also has a matching band. My only concerns are if it is set a bit too high (My mom thought this when I showed it to her) and if my fiance would be paying more for the ring just because of the name of the designer than what it is actually worth? I could also get a larger center stone if I went with the soliataire though, since the rest of it is so much simpler. This set is about 7K and is 2 carats total, but the center stone is only 0.75C, and I really wanted at least 1C. However, the halo setting does make it look larger. Here are some photos of it! I love it! http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz117/drcinderella/NeilLaneRing.jpg
Or, we could also order a set from somewhere you can design your own rings like the Zales website or Blue Nile to look similiar, but with a larger center diamond (at least 1C) for the same price. I would be concerned that the band wouldnt match though because they dont seem to come in exact sets this way. Here are some photos of one I designed on the Zales website. It is similar except the setting is a bit lower, and it is much less intricate in its design. I wouldnt be able to see it in person first, but they are returnable. http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz117/drcinderella/ZalesBuildYourOwn1.jpg
Who knew I would like the Halo settings so much! Any advice or opinions? They would be much appreciated! I am confusing myself!
Thanks for your help!