- 12 months ago
- Wedding: September 2020
Well I knew what I did NOT want: I did not want a halo – on the grounds my sister got one and I needed to be different. I did not want a round stone – I felt they were too common among my friends. And I did not like three stones – they seemed dated.
I decided I wanted a classy timeless solitaire, prefeably an oval or an emerald cut – something elongated.
But I’m not a fan of prongs snagging, so I decided I also wanted a bezel. No problem, this totally goes with my mod style, and still feels timeless. I thought I was all done ring shopping.
Once I started trying on rings, however, turns out I wanted…. color. Wait! What?
I sort of wanted a colored gem as my center stone but DH thought it didn’t look like an engagement ring. Then we found it. A Three Stone! (Gasp!?!) and a ROUND center (Seriously?!?!) and it turns out I loved it more than any other ring I ever saw.
My original list went out the window. I did indeed stick to the bezel setting. And I think the three stone is just as timeless as a solitaire. And I still like how mod it looks.
Center stone = 2.1 ct round white sapphire. Side stones = 0.25 ct blue sapphires, princess cut.
I originally wanted a super tiny, minimalist ring! We actually bought a small .25 carat equivalent aquamarine ring with two tiny side diamonds. I realized I wanted something a bit bigger, though. But I still have the aquamarine.
I ended up with this 7mm alexandrite in a fancy setting!
it felt huge when I first got it, but I’m used to it now.
Hi! I saw you deleted your last post about your diamond. I really hope that I didn’t upset you, I was just giving advice that I wish I had gotten. Your ring is truly beautiful!