Post # 1
Inspired by this thread: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/how-does-your-ring-compare-to-your-mothers
I was thinking about how my three cousins (all sisters) and I all wound up with sapphires in either our engagement or wedding rings…wondered if there are any other similarities out there!
For the record, my sister isn’t married/engaged/dating…but she flat-out asked for the exact carat weight of my center stone so she can ask for at least double. *rolls eyes*
Post # 3
My sister has a center stone slightly larger than mine, but I think it is not quite as good quality as mine, and then two pear shaped diamonds on the sides. She has a plain wedding band like I do. SIL has a smaller center stone but the bands on her e ring and wedding band have diamonds in them. I think they are all fairly close in value and such. We each have rings that fit us very well. 🙂
Post # 4
@chasesgirl: Ooh, I guess I didn’t consider my SIL…umm…basically the only things our rings have in common is white gold settings. But we each love our rings and the men that gave them!
Post # 5
My sister just got into a relationship and isn’t anywhere near being engaged, but I know she leans toward the vintage-looking styles. Mine is very simple so I think they will be different.
My sister likes milgrain, halos, etc.
Post # 6
My stepsister and I both have diamond solitares. Hers is 1 carat, mine is 0.5, but mine is better quality.
Post # 7
Haha, ours are night and day!! She used to be a jeweler and gemologist, so she had all sorts of rings and diamonds at her disposal. She has an AMAZING 2ct. pear solitaire on a yellow gold band. She also has a huge wrap, a blingy wedding band, and an eternity anniversary ring.
My first engagement ring was also a solitaire in a yellow gold setting…and the similarities ended there. Mine was .53 ct, princess cut. I also ended up getting a wrap and a blingy band, but they were still different.
This time I have a round halo CZ set in silver with a pave band. Not even remotely close.
Post # 8
Oh, please, goodness, please let me get engaged before my sister! (Been waiting for a LONG TIME) and she has this on and off again boyfriend (Plus she’s three years younger and still in college). Oh, goodness!
Post # 9
My sister has a princess cut solitare and it is probably 1.5 carats. Mine is a bezel set cushion w/ halo. The center stone is .79. They’re very different from each other.
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada
My sister has been married for 10 years and has a 3-4mm plain yellow gold band as her engagement ring and a large 5 stone diamond ring (about 1-1.2tcw) as her wedding band which is the tradition in Sweden (i.e plain band for engagement, diamonds for wedding) where she lives and I am from. I however live in the UK and my ring is more traditional for here and is a 2.5ct solitaire antique cushion in white gold.
Post # 11
my sister has a very small but flawless diamond. it was our grandmother’s and has sentimental value. the setting is super tall 6 prong yellow gold setting – way too tall for such a small stone and looks weird. as a comparison, I have a much larger stone (not that big–.5ct) but it’s flawed. it has a white gold setting and is antique.
I know she doesn’t like her ring. she was super poor when she got married and didn’t have a say in it. she has been through so much, I think she deserves to get the wedding set of her dreams. but they still don’t have a ton of money, so she rocks CZ and sterling rings instead. I think they’re really pretty and admire the fact that she is ok with non-diamond rings.
Post # 12
my sister’s is a half carat round diamond solitaire in yellow gold…very classic. it’s the ring her Father-In-Law gave to her Mother-In-Law (they were divorced, but her Darling Husband is their only child and they were on very good terms most of her DH’s life, and her Father-In-Law died a couple years before they got married). my ring is a .58 carat orange oval sapphire in white gold…a solitaire, but with a lot of detail cast into the band. our rings aren’t even comparable because they’re so different. even my first engagement ring was very different…the only thing it had in common with hers is that both were diamonds. mine was a different cut and different size and everything, lol.
Post # 13
I dug up some old gchat conversations from quite some time ago…my sister apparently likes large round diamonds with a blingy band. Quite different from mine! The only similarity would be white gold. 🙂
Post # 14
My sister is not engaged but my brother just proposed to his now fiance.
They live in the Uk and Im in NZ so we first saw each others rings at my wedding. We were both a bit jelouse of the others.
Both are yellow gold, my mother has made it pretty clear to us all our lives that gold should be gold in colour as she is an artist and for gold to be white is just wrong, I laugh, but she does kind of have a point. Anyway it has worn of on all us kids and so I never considered white gold and my brother did not consider it either.
But thats where the simalarities end. My ring is a quarter carat center stone, so pretty small with a cathedral channel set band with 5 diamonds on each side, total 0.5ct.
Her ring is a single massive diamond of 1.15ct! like 5 times the size of mine, so I did feel pretty bad when I saw hers.
However the first thing she said when she saw mine was “oh that was the setting I wanted with the diamonds up the band” and I was like “wish mine was bigger”
Another big difference is the quality, when we sat in the sun mine sparkled like mad despite being covered in sunscreen, and her giant diamond did not flash at all. So I guess my brother chose sixe over quality.
Post # 15
I have a 3-stone ring, the middle stone .75ct and the side stones .5ct. My sister’s ring has a .5ct center stone with channel set stones on the band, all 1.0tcw. Both are white gold though.
Post # 16
My sister has a a 3-stone ring with a 1ct center stone and 0.25ct side stones w/ a blingy wedding band. It is considered a pretty flashy ring for around here, especially considering she got engaged at 21 and married at 22.
My ring is a 1ct equivalent ruby in a diamond halo setting with pave band. I have a plain wedding ring. It probably cost 1/5th her set, but it was what we could afford to buy with cash at the time.
I do feel insecure about my ring sometimes and my sister loves to make little off-hand comments like, “Well, you are supposed to spend 3 months salary on a ring, so she got xyz…” knowing darn well my ring isn’t worth 3 months of DH’s salary.