Post # 1
I’ve been planning my upgraded ering for 2 months, I’ve looked at hundreds of diamonds and settings. Stalked these boards until I was falling asleep on my laptop. Finally I ripped the band aid off and took my diamond in yesterday. I won’t see it again until it’s in it’s setting.
Im so nervous now. I chose 1 pointer melee for my halo, because the way the jewellery store sets melee of that size is beautiful and seemless, it kinda blends in with no metal showing. I always imagined that I would have a smaller more delicate halo, but I didn’t love the look of the halos of that size. So now I’m freaking that my ring will look silly with a halo bigger than I thought I wanted.
Also, I’m nervous about my diamond choice, every time I looked at it I fell in love with it more, but I never saw it in the sunlight, because the weather was bad here. So now I think maybe I should have kept looking, although I know I probably got the best for my budget, it’s not perfect…but maybe I should have kept looking. Then I’m worried my stone is too long, because I got a rectangle stone with a slightly longer ratio than I originally wanted.
Then today I was looking at my tiny 0.19 carat halo ering and liked it, even when I’ve disliked it the whole time I’ve had it. Thinking to myself that maybe I shouldn’t be upgrading and it’s just greedy.
Has anybody felt like this while waiting for a custom made ring? I’m so nervous I’ll not like my new ring and then I can’t get a refund. Is it mormal to second guess so much on every tiny detail of ring design?
Post # 2
You sounds like a classic overthinker, just like me! I can relate to all of your feelings, but I think you should try not to worry about all of the fine details until you see the finished product. It could very well turn out to be perfect and blow you away, so don’t get too far ahead of yourself. Please post pics once you get your new ring 🙂
Post # 3
I planned my reset for 9 months! It was my baby so I understand, it is also natural to question if whatever desicion you have made is the correct one. I have had my new ering a little over a year now and I see things that I wish were different, nothing is perfect no matter how much planning we put into it! Just try and think about what drew you to the new stone/setting in the first place, you will be so excited once the ring is done and wonder what it was you were stressed about to being with. You should be fond of the original ring, it has many happy memories attached but its just an object and not who made those memories with you.
Post # 4
Preaching to the choir here. I’ve been planning my Upgrade for over 2 YEARS and I’ve changed my mind countless times. I’m actually in the process of changing my stone sizes yet again before I have the setting made.
Post # 5
Well, this isn’t ring related, but when we remodeled our kitchen I second-guessed EVERYTHING. There were things I had been sure I wanted for years, and yet when we committed to them and had the work scheduled, I couldn’t even sleep because I was sure I’d made the wrong decision or that there was something better out there if only I had looked harder.
But when it was installed? I loved it. Trust yourself. You know what you want, and you will love it when it is done.
Post # 6
sandybeach : I’m on the same boat as you… but wish I was more patient and think what I really wanted in my ring.. I wasted a lot of money in this process 🙁
I lost my ring 2 years ago and so my husband told me I could have an upgrade to whatever ring I choose, so I did.. and then I didn’t end up loving the setting ( I could no longer return the ring ) so we purchased a new setting… and then got it and now I didn’t end up loving that setting UGHHHHH. So then now I’m doing this custom route… hoping that this will be the final end to this crazy situation. I’m totally over this whole situation, I feel so annoyed that I wasted so much money over a setting that should of went into my custom ring.. I have no idea why I never thought of custom in the first place. But here I am… waiting on my CADS now and just want to get this whole process over so I can move on and get my ring.