Second Engagement Ring

posted 12 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Sugar bee

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minibee11 :  I didn’t stray completely away from my style, which is a solitare, but I had a round brilliant on a Tiffany style knife edge platinum band.  This time I went for a cushion modified brilliant on a white gold cathedral band.  

I do still love round brilliant stones, but it did feel weird having something so similar.  So I totally understand where you are coming from. 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee

And to tell you the truth I am very happy that I was able to experience platinum to figure out that I do not like it.  I’m not a fan of the patina look and prefer the shine of the white gold.  

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

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minibee11 :  Well, I didnt pick my first ering but I didnt like the one I got. I never told him or complained, but it wasnt my style.

This time around I made sure my now FH knew prior that id like some input or the opportunity to show him styles I liked. I ended up doing a lot of research and finding exactly what i wanted. He was fine with that and ordered the one I picked.

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee

My current ring is completely different from the one I had in my previous marriage. First ring was a princess cut 3-stone with some round channel set side stones. I thought it was pretty at the time. This time around I wanted something in a new style with no resemblance to the previous ring. I felt gross looking at anything similar since I wanted nothing that would have reminded me of the last ring and the shitty situation I was in. Didn’t even want princess cut diamonds in any way. 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I can’t even look at princess cuts in white gold since that’s what I had the first time (in 2004!).  Now I have a lovely antique stone in warm rose gold that I took forever to research. So same as 

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Post # 7
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Busy bee

My first ering was a solitaire with six side stones (like a three stone ring, but with smaller side stones). I wanted something totally different for my second. My second is a split shank with 24 side stones – there’s little similarity between the two rings. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

My first ring was a .3 ct round brilliant center with two small round brilliants on either side. Not a past present future, just much smaller accent stones on the side. It was purchased in a hurry from a chain jewelry store, and while I picked it out, I didn’t take time to really research what I would want.

I wanted something completely different this time! Round Brilliant have never been my favorite, as I always wanted something a bit more unique. My prior ring was from when my ex and I were quite young and the stone was given to him by his mother, from her first wedding set. My current ring is a 5 stone with an emerald cut center stone and has an art deco vibe to it. I much prefer the style of this one. It is timeless, but different from what I see all the time. 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle

I stayed with a round brilliant, but went from a 4 prong yellow gold cathedral solitaire to a 6 prong white gold, non cathedral solitaire. Not too much of a change, but to me all that mattered was that the guy was different. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

I  had a cushion cut both times, but my ring from my first engagement was a channel-set band with round prongs. My ring now is claw-pronged and French pave, with a hidden halo and pave on the prongs. The band is also considerably thinner. Much more sparkle!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2021 - Kauai, HI

I intentionally chose something different.  My first ring was yellow gold, channel set round. My next engagement was a white gold twisted diamond band princess cut with a halo. A little much for me after a while. 

This time I was sure I was going for a solitaire and in the end found a gorgeous sapphire and diamond 3 stone. 

If you love something specific like  a round Tiffany solitaire or whatnot, get what you love. Who cares about other engagements? If your style is a little more versatile change it up!

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: City, State

My first ring had a lot going on- princess cut center stone, halo, pave, split shank. I wasn’t a part of the shopping or choosing process  

My ring “now” (still haven’t been given it yet-but sitting in his side drawer lol) is just a simple princess cut solitaire. A style that I’ve always quite adored and am happy I got some input on what he chose. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

Congratulations,  and yes. I definitely  wanted something entirely different.  But fh has specific taste so that is easy. 

My first marriage I had a round in yellow with channel set sides. Then a heart in a vintage cathedral  with filigree and sides. In white gold

My fh really likes dainty, feminine solitaires. After 2 moissy he decided in a very specific vintage look round solitaire in a 6 prong crown basket in white gold cathedral  with a few  small shared pave details on shank and basket. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

I was engaged previously in my 20s, but we ended the engagement and never got married.  This time around, I definitely wanted something different for my ring!

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - Baton Rouge, LA

My first engagement ring was an old mine cut idiamond n a floral illusion head setting; it was an heirloom from XH’s family, and was a surprise.  I adored it and felt honored to wear it.   This time around, I went with something very different.  Fiance and I did the picking out together, and we chose a pear cut emerald set in rose gold with a halo and half pave band.  Very different from my first ring, but still had a vintage feel.

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