- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
Soooo…..this whole getting engaged thing is making me insaine….
Yesterday….my darling SO and I went ring shopping, to price mens bands and to look for a diamond for the blue nile setting I want, since….the blue nile ones i pick keep getting sold….and there was a rather large loose diamond sale going on….well when we were there we discovered a setting nearly identical, to the blue nile one ive been drooling over, and i tried it on thinking WOW im soo excited…im going to love this! and then i put it on….and …………..i didnt love it at all….it was alright (just the setting….with no stone in the head), then he put a marquise stone about the same size i wanted in it….and i liked it even less….sooo now im second guessing it, maybe its the wrong style….or something…but even with different shapes of stones in the center….it still didnt scream at me that it was my ring…my SO could tell that i didnt love it as much as we both thought we would….(now before i make the next statement i should clairify….I am very laid back, i wear one necklace every day wich is a small plain cross with one small like chip of a peridot in the center and a watch when i am at work, i dont wear big earings or statement pieces…im a jeans and t-shirts farm gal, i wear boots and jeans every day that im not at work….i live in t-shirts….i dont wear makeup…im just very understated with most things….and am no where near flashy or girly)….it just seemed sooo busy and almost overwhelming with the diamonds and the sapphires and then the big center stone…..it just felt like it wasnt me, like it was gorgeous and all, but on me, it just looked overwhelming and busy even when with a plain band….which now im nervous because the ring ive been lusting over could have been the twin to this ring….only a thinner band…..So I tried on several different syles again….and I tried on everything I thought I had wanted in the past (halo w/ diamond center, halo with sapphire center, sapphire solitaire, sapphire with diamond side stones, diamond center intricate bands….about everything….) then my boy called me over to a side case, and asked me to try on one of them….and i personally thought i was going to hate it! but i ended up loving something on that i never thought i would…..it was a smaller like 1/3 carat princess cut, low set….in a completely plain yellow gold band, that was like a 1.5mm, with a matching plaine yellow gold band also about 1.5 mm…it just felt like me, then they changed out the yellow band and put a yellow gold and diamond band on each side (the diamonds were more like chips very small) and I loved it and saw my SO’s face just light up even more! it was so beautiful….so now i am reconsidering my whole thinkin….and I just dont know…..
We luckily havent placed an order on the other ring….but now that ive had one like it (although at a much more inflated price) im not so crazy about it….i am just worried that I am going to change my mind again, i thought i wanted everything on my ring to be completely different from everything else! It just didnt feel like me…..I just dont want to look back in a few years and change my mind again….but then the owner of the store was helping us, and talked to me about maybe adding in a sapphire and diamond band if i were to still want the sapphires, or to keep as a sepearte pieceto mix and match….
So i guesse the point of this is…..is the ring like the dress is supposed to be….and when its the right one you just know??? I am trying to not overthink things and trust my gut, but its just such a big purchase and i want to love it on as much as i love it off and in the pictures….
so gals what do you think?? so here is what i thought i wanted….
and a fairly close picture to what i liked better….has thinner band
with either a plain band or something like this on both sides….or maybe one….