- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2014
Ladies, I am still SO torn over rings. I seriously have no idea how to decide. After deciding I was exchanging my ring, I tucked it away in it’s box until I had a chance to take it to the Post Office. I haven’t been to work in a few days with the flu, or I could have easily dropped it off. I am also inbetween jobs, leaving the Post Office in the next few days anyway. But yes, I had it tucked away and safe. I had my heart set on either a floral or leaf detailed solitare, and for the life of me couldn’t decide. I had a poll on here, and leaf details won by a landslide!
Silly me has interviews the next few days. One for a job I already have lined up where my fiance works. That is all fine and dandy, and I am actually really excited. EXCEPT the HR rep that will be interviewing me, has had made numerous advances towards him. This is not a me being a jealous woman, no, this is serious. Such as, “Could you close the door behind you sweety. You know you want to be with me behind closed doors.” Um, EXCUSE ME? So OF COURSE I want my bling on, so she can get those silly ideas out of her head. I have been wearing a simple Tiffany silver band with a hammered texture on my finger, so it doesn’t seem empty. When it was bare it felt like, it was real, and then it wasn’t, and I hated that feeling.
I took my original beauty out of its box and slid it on with the band, and it magically felt a million times more comfortable. Like, Sliding less, and not rubbing my fingers raw. I knew some Bees suggeste that having the band helps, well holy shit it really does. It looks so precious on my finger, it really does. It is still unique and dainty, without being plain and boring. Plus, it has the sentimental value of being the ring I proposed to him with.
RING ONE. THE ORIGINAL:
This is my Blue Nile gem. There is actually a matching band with the same details. This is the one that I proposed with, but could give me sizing issues, along with causing me skin irritation. The band has helped both issues quite dramatically. This is a .41 ct round cut, and the size looks decent on my finger, not too small and unnoticed, but not large, cocktail like, and unrealistic for my age and our jobs. Without working a few days, my hands ALMOST look healthy. Haha.
RING TWO. THE LEAF:
The left was popular on one of my polls on here before. It is beautiful, and simple, and classic. Reasons for wanting a solitare included comfort, easy resizing, and simple and classic, and could easily be jazzed up by more detailed bands. The leaf solitare, if I exchange it, would have a .7 ct center stone, with the same quality specs of my original stone. I would keep my center stone in it, but I feel like the stone wouldn’t stand out as much as it would in it’s original setting. I found a sample image of the leaf with a .71 stone. Sam,e price of original ring, give or take.
RING 3. THE FLOWER:
This is my mom’s favorite, and it was mine for a while, until I slid my original back on. I love the floral detail. and had a vine like band picked out for it. Due to this setting being platinum only, with not a white gold option, I would have to keep my original stone, and owe a little bit. But that would keep the sentimental value of my stone intact just in a new setting.
I actually was just watching the 360 of the floral, and it looks nothing like the sample image, bulky, and not pretty. So. It is between the two now. Surprised myself there. The prongs hide the entire diamond. Really glad i saw that.
So, same ring, and play around with it until it fits perfectly and doesn’t hurt me, or Steven! (which it has hurt him too, in the short time I’ve had it) Or a simple settings, subtle detail, bigger stone? Still can’t even get close to a decision.