(Closed) Were you WOWED by your E ring?

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Post # 61
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Busy bee

Yes I was wowed by my ring. We went with a timeless and classic look though. Round solitaire & stones down the band(s)

Post # 62
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Worker bee

I love my ring, engaged as of saturday!

It’s totally my style, love that it’s classic. Totally in love with cushion cuts, which I never knew until I got this ring. I thought emerald or round would be what I would end up wearing… 

Post # 63
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017 - Orange County, CA

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1cat :  Thank you! I do love how different it is! Did you post a pic of yours? I tried to go back and see, but couldn’t find it? I’d love to see it!

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nykkee :  Hahahaha! That is EXACTLY how I feel. I’ve seen some of these diamonds called ‘galaxy’ diamonds (which is probably just a clever marketing technique) but so true! The inclusions catch the light in surprising ways that just dont’ show that well in photographs. I stare at it all the time!

Post # 64
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have a 1.50 carat marquise. Never thought I would have a marquise. I just upgraded from a 1.37 carat round to this beauty. This site helped me make the move to a marquise. When I told my jeweler I was thinking of moving up is size and he suggested he had a marquise I wasnt too sure. BUT I am so glad I found this site and all the lovely ladies who posted pics etc. I am right down the middle, I was wowed when I fist saw it, then I wasnt sure I liked it, and now I am obsessed with it… and I picked it out LOL. So not quite sure if I fall into this category, but I can tell you, my ring is the nicest piece of jewelry I own and will ever own whether I upgrade again or not. I am sorry, but I HAVE to love love LOVE my ring or it will bother me. I dont have tons of jewelry and I think if I was into fashion, it would be even more important to me that my ring be something I adore. Thats me. I think being WOWed is great, but I think it is definetly possible for it to grow on you too. I have had both experiences. Here is mine ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 65
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Helper bee

Yup! Almost 1 year later and I can’t stop looking at it ๐Ÿ™‚ 

 

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Post # 66
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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gardnerg :  Take a look at estate or high end second hand retailers, and at top end jewellery auctions like those held by Bonhams. They often sell stunning and exciting rings from the 50s or 70s when there was a lot more experimental, art inspired jewellery around. Although they have loyal collectors, you are lucky that most of us play it safe with our diamond solitaires or halos, so these beauties are often relatively good value (watch out for the hefty auctioneers commission though). 

Post # 67
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I knew I wanted a traditional stone (although I wasn’t against colored stones), that I wanted antique/vintage, and that my first priority was finding a ring that “spoke” to me.

I’ve always defined my style as classic with a twist of interest. My ring is completely that and as soon as I saw it I said “that’s the one”. I chose it myself and had been browsing for MONTHS with little success. It wasn’t even that price was a problem, I just wasn’t seeing anything that was “perfect” yet the frustrating thing was that I couldn’t describe what perfect was. 

I never even considered the possibility of an upgrade, the ring was going to be the ring for life (barring I don’t lose it). It is hands down my mose cherished possession not just because of it’s look but also because of what it symbolizes to me. Even though DH didn’t propose with it (he proposed with a plain band because he knew I was going to be neurotic about rings) it’s still what signifies our decision to commit our lives to one another in my mind. I still wear the proposal band on my right hand ring finger and to me it symbolizes how well my DH knows me and my quirks rather than our commitment ๐Ÿ˜€

I’m terrible at photographing my ring :S

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Post # 68
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2007

I didn’t expect a ring at all,so yes, I was wowed by it. It was a tiny 1/4 carat diamond set in yellow gold but the day he gave it to me was the happiest of my life and by far, the most valuable present I’ve ever been given. When my ring fell apart after many years of wearing it, I felt as if someone in my family had died.

Post # 69
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

Yes, completely. But we got lucky. It’s an absolutely gorgeous ring my Fiance inherited. 

Post # 70
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

First no, then yes! Here’s the back story…, I was not totally wowed by my first engagement ring, even though he got it from my favorite artisan jewelry store. It was a higher karat gold, yellow and white side diamond ring. Still, the ring was completely all hand made, and we had a matching band hand made to match and I grew to love the set. No one else had anything like it.

Then on our forth anniversary, we upgraded to my sapphire and diamond ring. I lhad long wanted a ring made by a local jeweler/sculptor because I’m in LOVE with his work. My husband and I both favor sapphires and therefore knew I wanted an un heated , untreated sapphire. Then our jeweler went to the gem show in Tucson and brought back a few that he could chose from. He chose the stone and presented me the ring on our forth. I’ve been completely wowed by it from that moment on! It’s truly my dream ring. Just the right size. Big enough for my large hands, but not so big that it only makes people think of the value of it. ( I never liked that because I want it to communicate  beauty, not price lol!)

I still have the original band from my first set, (though don’t wear it) but ended up recycling the diamonds and gold in my first engagement ring into another ring which is just as sentimental. 

Anyway, here it is with my new moissy anniversary band( I’ve been telling him that I want to eventually try a moissanite because I’m fascinated!) which is an early anniversary gift! It’s my first moissanite piece ever and I truly love it! ( I sometimes stack my other diamond band with this, but it gets kinda uncomfortable, so that ring goes on another finger now. 

Post # 72
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Helper bee

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xx06003 :  I love your ring ๐Ÿ˜ If you don’t mind what are the specifics and ring size

Post # 73
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

I thnk the OP should come msider somethng very plain. That way, her trendy fashions n pieces can stand out. 

Solid, classic, simple, timeliness. Those are words that describe your marriage (or what. View as a good lng tme marriage) and can describe a wedding ring set. Maybe an engagement ring isnt for you, just get a simple,gold band when you are married.

Post # 74
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

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tbenjamin4884 :  love that marquise!it is a stunner!!!

Post # 75
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2019 - Costa Rica

I love my ring because I picked it out.  I have always been fond of the classic look of a solitare But I seen this dainty halo, and I just fell for it. I truly do admire unique engagement rings. 

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