Post # 1
I’ve been searching for the perfect engagement ring, I’ve tried on a lot and I no longer know what I want. I thought I wanted a simple three stong look with all three stones being round and intricate or a unique side profile of the ring(think Verragio). But now I’m wondering is those unique side profiles are worth it and if they’re practical. They make the diamond sit higher, and the stones on the side trim can fall off or stretch the wedding band, or be covered by the wedding band. I don’t know what I want anymore and I’m feeling overwhelmed by options.
Post # 2
- Wedding: September 2021 - Australia
You have beautiful hands! They all look lovely on you, so I don’t think you can go wrong! That said, I personally like the first three-stone ring you posted, with the trillion (I think?) diamonds on each side.
I’m not really a fan of the super-embellished bands myself, so take my comments with a grain of salt, but you’re right that they’re not particularly practical. They do run the risk of being damaged rubbing against your wedding band, and I was told by our jeweller that if they are damaged for whatever reason, they cannot be fixed, the whole setting must be re-cast. Also it makes them hard to resize, should you wish to do that, so that’s something to think about too – but of course plenty of people have them and love them, so these things might not matter to you!
Post # 3
Either of the two rings in the first photo (both on your ring finger) look great. The others are okay but aren’t quite so flattering.
If it doubt, there is nothing stopping you trying on wedding bands at the same time. In fact you might even want to ensure that the.engagement ring flatters the wedding band rather than the other way around. The wedding band is the most important of the two rings, after all.
The ideal situation is where the two rings look better together than either of them do apart. You don’t want one damaging the other, nor do you want tiny stones falling out. Nor do you want problems with resizing. So you’re right to consider the practicalities. You want to enjoy your ring(s) rather than having to pay repeated visits to your jeweller for repairs.
Also pave needs cleaning more often than bigger stones because a tiny smear of oil on a bigger diamond doesn’t show up but that tiny smear can cover the entire table of a tiny pave diamond making it dull and lifeless.
Post # 4
you do have beautiful hands. I do like the first picture 3 stone ring. It looks great on you.
Post # 5
I have never been a fan of Verragio – they remind me of one of the wedding dresses on My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding – way too much going on/over the top. If that style is what you really want, I think Tacori is better and has some beautiful designs – they tend to look antique-ish to me.
Of the rings you posted, I like the 3-stone on your middle finger with the gold band the best.
Post # 6
My favorite is the top ring in the first photo. The setting complements the stone and lets it take center stage. It’s very flattering, too.
Post # 7
Therein lies the problem LOL they ALL look good on you lol. Analysis paralysis my dear.. play a game with yourself..stare at them all for a while..put them into a bag..grab one out and wear it for the day. You are going to find yourself saying “I wished I pulled out the …” and thats how you’ll know 🙂
Post # 8
I love the gold three stone ring on your middle finger. It looks so dainty and classy on your hand.
Honestly though, they all look great 🙂
Post # 9
The first photo 3 stone ring is my favorite out of your choices!
Post # 10
I LOVE the three-stone on your ring finger! The tapered band is really unique, and complements the shape of your finger.
Are you afraid you might regret not going full-on Verragio intricate when you had the chance? I’m a simple jewelry kind of person (I work with my hands a lot), but I remember having a moment when I was looking at engagement rings and my inner princess came raging out, like, “It’s my engagement ring!!! It needs to look like a mini Winter Palace!!! MORE FILIGREE!!!”. In the long run, I went simpler and I am very glad I did, because my ring is gorgeous, but also easy to clean, secure and doesn’t accidentally scratch my face. Finding a happy medium is always a good strategy—somewhere between the Veraggio and a plain band. That’s why I vote the first three stone, the band is sculpted but not bedazzled.
Post # 11
Thank you everyone for your insight!
@xiphosura YES!!! You get me hehe. I think initially I wanted crazy detailed/unique something that would really pop in photos, but after trying rings on, and getting various options, I’ve calmed down and have come to my senses
The ring most bee’s here voted for is Simply Tacori STYLE 2668Rehearsal Dinner65
Post # 13
I love the 3 stone ring in the first picture!
Post # 14
The first 2 rings on your hands look the best! The round solitaire and the 3 stone, I think the other ones all look very crowded and don’t stand out very much!
Post # 15
Personally I like the two three-stone yellow gold rings and the middle finger one is my favourite!