Story time! Did you end up with a ring the opposite of what you thought?

posted 1 year ago in Rings
  • poll: Did you end up with the exact ring you imagined?

    I knew 100% what I wanted!

    I had it picked out online before I even saw it... and was wrong πŸ˜‚

    I changed my plans slightly

    I went a COMPLETELY different way!

    Spouse picked it and it was exactly what I wanted!

    Spouse picked it and it was not true love at first sight...

  • Post # 17
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    Bumble bee

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    @emilythoreson97:  Your set is GORGEOUS! Rose gold looks good on you!!

    My first engagement ring was a half carat princess cut solitaire. I worked in fine jewelry all through college and I was obsessed with good diamonds. I just said I don’t care what color gold, what size diamond, or what shape, I just want a near perfect diamond. And that’s what I got, set in white gold.

    When we upgraded in February (I wear my original ring and one diamond band on my right hand), I knew I wanted an emerald cut diamond solitaire, or maybe even a halo. And I hated them all. Every single one I tried, I hated. We then went to gemstones and I tried emerald cut in every gemstone that’s strong enough to wear everyday and I still hated them. Then I tried other diamonds before realizing that I already had my perfect diamond, I wanted something else. Literally after weeks and weeks of going out to try rings on every evening after work, we finally came across morganite. I love the color and it looks great with my skin. I wanted a cushion cut solitaire, my husband liked halos. We ended up getting a 10×8 elongated cushion with a halo and pave band in white gold. I wear it with one of my original wedding bands and it’s a perfect match. Never thought I’d ever be a gemstone wearer but here we are!

    Post # 19
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    Helper bee

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    @emilythoreson97:  thank you!! Ahh yes I absolutely LOVE claw prongs. They make such a big difference 😍

    Post # 20
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

     Nope I did not lol. I used my grandmother’s centre stone because I knew if I didn’t I would probably never have a diamond ever. So we used it. My husband wanted control of the setting pretty much. I don’t even remember what it looked like but I remember him asking me if some setting he saw was pretty. I just remember being horrified and asking for a solitaire because that was what I really really wanted. He vetoed the solitaire because he didn’t think it would be “fancy enough.” 

    So we looked around for awhile and I decided a halo would be OK. Not great. Not what I wanted but since he refused me what I wanted at least I didn’t think it was horrifyingly ugly like that other ring. He obviously is thrilled with my ring but is going to get me a different one in the future because he knows I just do not love it the same way he does. I don’t have the major issues with it I did before the wedding. It’s sentimental to me because of the centre stone and because he worked so hard to give it to me. (Lower enlisted salary is not huge lol) 

    I’ll never ever get rid of that ring but boy am I looking forward to my new one and he is getting 0 input on that one and he knows it lmao.

    Post # 22
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    I used to think I wanted a white gold, classic halo. It was what I always envisioned myself with, maybe even a pave band too. I always knew my husband wouldn’t be able to afford a large diamond, so I did always have in mind that we’d need to go with another type of center stone, but I wasn’t quite sure what.

    Then, when we were looking at rings (online, believe it or not haha) I fell head over heels for a very NOT-classic rose gold rose-shaped ring (with a moissy). I’ve been obsessed with beauty and the beast (and, consequently, roses) since childhood and I guess that won out in the end πŸ˜‚

    Post # 23
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

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    @emilythoreson97:  I know I will. We are hoping to maybe do it for my birthday in a few months. I have a really pretty custom cut lab stone we bought early this year. I know basically what setting I want. It’s just a matter of calling our jeweller and setting up a virtual appointment with her to get it going. I’m dying to get it done lol. Crossing my fingers it works out πŸ˜€

    Post # 24
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    Helper bee

    I thought I wanted a princess cut, tried one on and didn’t like it on my finger. I was then dead set on a round brilliant after trying tons on. However I decided as we were walking out of the jewelry store I wanted to try on an oval “for fun”. Holy cow the shape came out of nowhere! I told future hubs I loved it but put the ring buying and decision in his hands. He ended up getting an oval halo with pave band made for me and I love it! 

    Post # 26
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    Worker bee

    I started out with a yellow moissanite cushion cut with two white traps on yellow gold and I ended up with a solitaire yellow diamond oval on yellow gold paired with a pave wedding band. I also have a radiant diamond center three stone with two side yellow diamond cushions set in a diamond halo with a bubble diamond band. It’s being set now. 

    Post # 28
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2020

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    @emilythoreson97: 

    I said it on a different thread, but I’ll just say it again – I really love the detailed shank in rose gold – so incredible!

    I originally wanted anything, but a round solitaire on a plain band, but in the end, I just fell in love with how classic it was. The details that never changed were rose gold, claw prongs, and an at least 2mm thick shank. I have plans for a more unique RHR in the future though – the best of both worlds!

     

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    @gaia3465: 

    This is so beautiful! Please share more pictures!!! Also the story about the phone case is so cute.

     

     

    Post # 29
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    I went into the search pretty sure I wanted a plain solitaire with a princess diamond.  I considered other shapes (cushion, radiant, and asscher) but it didn’t take long to confirm that yes, the princess was for me.  I also knew I wanted white gold, but when it came down to it I fell in love with the added sparkle of a pave band. 

    So I changed my plans slightly and got a 1.3 ct princess on a French pave band.

    Post # 30
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    Bee Keeper

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    @Goirishgrl:  Gorgeous set and photo! It looks beautiful on you.

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