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 ๐Ÿ˜‚

    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 # 46
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2019

    So many pretty rings! And I love hearing all the stories!! It’s so fun! 

    I always knew I wanted a sapphire, it was just way more “me” than a diamond. I love the color blue and I LOVE sapphires! I always thought I would get a classic blue one, but when I saw a picture of an ice blue sapphire, I knew that was what I wanted. Plus it was like the exact same color as my husband’s eyes! I was looking around at sapphire rings and came across this one on etsy. I immediately fell in love and pinned it quite a few times, but it was really different and I was worried I would want something more classic. So we went to our local jeweler and once we finally got in the stones (it took a few tries to get the ice blue color I really wanted), we held it over a classic white gold solitare setting and the rose gold one I ended up going with. When we put it over the rose gold setting everyone gasped! It really was just the perfect match! Below is my inspiration ring and the ring I ended up with! Inspiration is on the left, my ring is on the right! 

    Post # 47
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    Whew. Okay, moment of truth. I’m posting all the wedding sets and rings I own. The top is my first set, bottom is my current ring. Every time I got a new one, something didn’t satisfy my desire to be crazy. I’m finally content, BUT…I love all of them enough to probably change them up and wear them all at some point or another. Or at least line them up like this and stare at them… 

    Post # 50
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    Blushing bee

    Gosh everyone’s rings are gorgeous!

    I went total opposite of what I thought I wanted. Ever since I started looking (nearly 7 years ago) my mind has changed a lot. Looked at non-traditional with black diamonds, then moved to a pink phase with morganite and rose gold, then found this board and moissanite. Pretty much after that moissanite was what I knew I wanted. I have never cared for the status of diamonds and all that jazz, though they are stunning. I just loved the sparkle of moissy. For a while I was set on a three stones, coushion and whatever shape sides. That was pretty much the dream until I saw an emerald cut in person. I hated them online, but emerald cuts in person are just stunning. Wellll after that an emerald cut was the goal lol. 

    Come around to about a month ago, finally talked my hubby in to an upgrade ( been doing just a tungsten bands since we married 6 years ago). Looked at some styles, he was all about the bling and extra stones. So I pulled up a blingy three stone, then an emerald cut halo (dream), then a simple round brilliant solitaire that I took one look at and for some reason could not stop looking at. 

    He liked the bling, hated the emerald (lol), and agreed the round solitaire just had this nice timeless look to it that just pulled us both in ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿป‍โ™€๏ธ. So, the solitaire it was! Up until this point I had never once looked at getting a solitaire OR a round cut stone. But I am in LOVE with this ring. Plus it has a bonus of some rope work on the inside of the shank that I feel fits with the tie my DH and I have together. Symbolism and all that. Anyway, now that I am done with my book, I’ll share my bit ‘o bling!

    Post # 52
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    Blushing bee

    So I am not the biggest fan of jewelry in general and my tastes are rather simple, my fiance asked me to look around and show him any rings that I liked so he could get an idea of what to get me.. Well lol I found some pretty and simple vintagey ones and was going to go with one of them but then I accidentally came across my ring and I fell in love!! I had no idea I’d love such a blingy intricate ring, very much the opposite of what I thought I wanted. I actually showed my fiance and he told me he absolutely hated it ๐Ÿ˜‚ I was crushed but he was lying and wanted it to still be a bit of surprise. 

    Post # 53
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2020

    For so many years when I was daydreaming about what my ring would look like, I would browse around and nothing ever seemed to be “me.” That is, until the day I found out about Heidi Gibson and knew her rings were perfect. I picked out several of my favorite styles and let my fiancé make the final decision so I could still be surprised. He actually ended up picking the very first Heidi ring I fell in love with; the Rhapsody. 

    Post # 54
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    Helper bee

    Originally I thought I wanted a white gold cushion halo, pave stones all around, and a round brilliant center. After trying on a bunch of these I realized it was WAY too much bling for me! I ended up with a white gold solitaire. 

    Post # 55
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: Las Vegas

    I knew I wanted a diamond engagement ring, and I knew I wanted a heart shaped diamond. I knew I wanted the ring to not be gold in colour. Everything else was negotiable. 

    I found a ring that fits what I wanted. Sent the link to him, and he proposed with it.

     

    Post # 56
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    237 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2019

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    @mslovely2b:  I’m obsessed with your e-ring! The setting is so gorgeous. 

    Post # 57
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2017 - Central Park

    I’m a gemstone lover so I knew that’s the route I’d go. My husband was cool with me choosing my rings because I’m incredibly picky with rings. My original engagement ring was a pear shaped citrine, which is exactly what I wanted at the time, but I discovered I was allergic to gold, so I was never able to really wear it. I was DEVASTATED about this because I’m a ring fanatic and had been dreaming of wearing an engagement ring/wedding ring since I was little! I hadn’t been wearing a ring for a few years, which always bothered me, and I’d scrapped finding an engagement ring and just been looking for a wedding ring ever since we got married. I was going to try to find another pear citrine ring, but I could never find one I liked. I bought four wedding rings and returned them all because they weren’t “me”. I found this ring listed on Etsy about a month ago, and IT IS SO ME. It’s perfect. I bought it immediately and am just smitten. I love that it’s different and I love that it’s old and ornate. It’s a burgundy chalcedony made in Austria in 1900. I’m obsessed with it. 

    Post # 58
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2017 - Central Park

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    @babymia2017:  I love ALL of your rings, but the blue and pink has me drooling! They’re sapphires, right? Incredible design!

    Post # 59
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    Busy bee

    I got the ring I wanted originally 100% because it was custom. Then 4 years later, I started creeping on a different style setting ( with an old mine cut diamond, first diamond is an old eruopean cut) and decided to have that one made as well. SOoooo, Yes! 

    Post # 60
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    Busy bee

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    @CAgredo:  OMG!!!!!!!!!! dream ring!!!!!!!!! That is just so stunning.

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