- 1 year ago
This post has two meanings here!
1. We went in looking for a ring that was completely opposite of what I walked out with! I want to hear your stories! Did your ring end up being exaclty what you expected? It is SO different looking online compared to seeing it on your finger. It’s crazy!
2. I had been searching on here for anyone with this ring and couldn’t find it, so I wanted to post. It is a harder one to imagine when you’re in the store, but it really is gorgeous!
My story! I went in looking for a thicker pave band/setting in white gold/platinum and a cushion cut diamond. I was looking at SO many pave bands and never feeling that “this is the one” moment. As we stood there, hubby kept looking at this one in the case. I finally amused him asking what it was (to which he responded, “this ring reminds me of france and I don’t know why, it’s so detailed, but it isn’t what you want”). I asked the salesman if I could try it and actually liked it. It was so different than what I had been trying on. I asked for the band with it, and it was perfect. I went from “the ring everyone has” (no offense at all, I love a good pave band and halo!) to a rose gold vintage ring REAL quick! Then, we started to throw cushion cut diamonds on it. They looked PERFECT, but even the 2ct size still looked small. I knew they faced up small, but I didn’t realize it was SO small! I now see why so many ladies go for 3ct cushions, hah! I had one picked out, a 2.03ct that looked great, when hubby asked me if I would want to even try with a round brilliant. I did (he’s paying for it after all, haha), and I fell in love again! It was tough to decide between the two, but ultimately the 2ct round looked SO much larger, and I would rather account for that diamond shrinkage and go for the bigger one to begin with. With Shaneco, I can ALWAYS upgrade to a cushion that will be larger (and I’m sure I will in the future, lol). Anyway, long story short, this is what I went with. It is delicate, unique, and a total “princess” ring. I had them add the claw prongs and it added such a nice touch! It is also so comfortable! Despite the initial shock of how high up the diamond sits. I am coming from a .71ct round in a solitare setting, so you can imagine the difference in height.
I’d love to hear everyone elses story about how you found the perfect ring for you! Whether you left with exactly what you expected, or something completely opposite. If hubby had any say, or if he was the one to pick it out and shocked you with something you didn’t think you’d love! It’s story time bees!