Post # 1
Hi hive! 🙂
This post follows – http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/update-2-do-i-tell-my-jeweler-my-ring-sucks
So though we have no real resolution yet, we went into the jeweler’s store to see if there were any settings that I liked in the event they would let us make an exchange for a pre-made setting. They seem to be wiling to do this, though it is still not a definite yes or no as more phone calls need to be made (on the jeweler’s end). As me and Fiance both work into the evenings, we would not have a chance to visit the store during the weekdays, so we figured we’d stop by today when we are both available.
So, to try and take my mind off this entire fiasco.. help me decide which ring! I liked three Scott Kay ring settings that the jeweler had in stock, and cannot for the life of me decide which one I like the best. Though the jeweler wrote down the style numbers for me and Fi, for some reason they don’t come up in a google search. Maybe it was a number just for the store itself, and not a Scott Kay-specific style number. Because of this, I wasn’t positive these pictures are of the exact three rings that I saw in the store. However, they are very similar! So bees, help me decide which one 🙂 I will wear whichever engagement ring with a diamond eternity wedding band similar to –
Ring 1:I liked this ring as it was very sparkly, which I want. But for some reason I feel like the split shank makes it look cheap (I have no idea why I feel this way, and sorry if that offends any bees! Just my personal opinion). I also worry that if I wear a diamond eternity wedding band (which I want) with it, it would look funny with 3 diamond-y bands together – but they do sit flush nicely. This is about the same price as my custom setting, so it would be an even exchange.
Ring 2 – I liked this the best on its own (with no wedding band). But this design doesn’t allow for a wedding band to sit flush with the ring, which would really annoy me. This was also the most expensive, and I would have to pay out of pocket about $800 to make up for the difference in price.
Ring 3 – This was less sparkly than I liked, but i kind of liked how it looks with a diamond eternity band. This would also allow for a wedding band to sit flush 🙂 Also, this ring was the cheapest, so I would have some store credit left over to buy wedding band(s) for me and perhaps Fiance.
Post # 3
by itself I would say ring 2, but since you’re going to wear it with that band I’d say ring 3. plus I wouldn’t want to give those jewelers more money!! ring 2 & 3 have better halos than ring 1, imo. more rounded and gentle-looking.
Post # 4
@patchy: Oops, after reading your comment about how ring 1’s halo looked different, I realized I had gotten the pic for the wrong ring. I just changed it! I wish I had the real style numbers.. 🙂
Post # 6
I’m partial to a plain shank on a halo… looks very classic to me.
How big will the center stone be?
Post # 7
I voted for ring 3 because if you’re going to wear it with an eternity band, I absolutely loooooove the look of a plain metal band next to a band with stones. I, myself, will be doing the opposite with a pave band on my e-ring and then a plain gold wedding band. I just love the contrast and how you can definitely tell there’s two separate rings.
Just my 2 cents 🙂
Post # 8
@Diet Coke: I actually never saw a plain shank with a halo before seeing this setting in person! Initially I thought it was “cheating” because the halo blends in with the center stone, so it makes the center stone look larger than it actually is, without a very obvious halo 😉 But I do like the way it looks!
My center stone will be a 1ct round (moissanite, if that makes a difference)!
Post # 10
@sugarcube: From your description, I love halos like this! When it’s not very obvious, just a little extra something. It’s really the only kind I like.
Moissy is already very sparkly and it will already be a larger stone (1 ct). Then, adding a halo on top of it? I think it will sparkle like the dickens.
Your wedding band will sit flush like you want, too.
Plus, extra money/store credit for the band(s). What’s not to love?
I’d definitely go for ring #3. Very classic set with your wedding band.
Post # 11
I really like #3. It is gorgeous and I think it would be stunning next to the diamond wedding band.
I really hope this turns out to be an option because I know this whole ring thing has been very stressful. It would be wonderful for you to have a beautiful ring that you love on your finger and be on with things. Keep us updated for sure.
Post # 12
I like the first one best since it is very similar to my ring (biased, I know). Mine is a cushion cut and not round, though. For what it’s worth, I get compliments on my style ring all the time since it’s not very common to see halos with split shanks. I like having a ring that is unique and I am planning on wearing one wedding band very similar to the ring you posted.
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
I like the third option best!
Post # 14
I like the second one, but it’s very similar to my own ring so I am obviously biased. 😉
Post # 15
thank you! 🙂 I’m hoping all this works out.. one way or another!
Post # 16
I like option 2, it’s the closest to the original style you wanted, at least to my eye. I’ve been following your ordeal and I hope you can reach a resolution quickly and painlessly!