What E-ring did you initially want and what did you end up getting? PICS please!

posted 8 months ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Oops one photo didn’t make it 

 

Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I thought I wanted a white stone solitaire, wasn’t really wanting a diamond main stone so thought moissanite was it for me….I had All 3 of these at one point… of course returned them….something was just missing for me…..

Thus I ended up with my beloved sapphy with diamonds!!!!! I never even knew I could have a colored gemstone for an engagement ring, I thought in order to be an engagement ring it HAD to be white, I’ve always loved sapphires, our wedding was in September and my spouses birthday is also in September so it has a lot of sentimental value as well as it still takes my breath away every day!

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2021 - Iowa

I originally wanted a pear shaped halo but then ultimately decided on a oval solitaire 

 

Post # 19
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Blushing bee

When I was younger, I originally thought I wanted an antique engagement ring, maybe from the Edwardian era. I thought I loved the filigree and detail work. 

Years later when my now-husband and I were looking at rings, I tried on a diamond solitaire in yellow gold. I had originally thought that solitaires were too plain, but as soon as I put on the ring, I was in love! While I do still think many antique rings are stunning, I just adore how classic and beautiful my ring is. 

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

I have been in love with this Heidi Gibson design ever since she posted it, but my SO is much more traditional and didn’t like her designs at all. He thinks they are gaudy and don’t look like engagement rings….. Guess I’ll just have to buy it for myself then!!

Post # 21
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Helper bee

I always want simple diamond solitaire, but he got me blue sapphire with diamond halo due to miscommunication. But, he is so understanding and kind enough to get me one for my coming birthday. I’m so happy that I have such an understanding man as my future husband. 

sorry if pics are big, this is smallest I can resize on my phone 

here’s my birthday gift, now I have another problem I don’t know which finger to wear which one 😅 

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2020 - New Hampshire

I thought I wanted a round halo, the more I saw them the more I realized I didn’t like them. So, I ended up with an elongated cushion solitaire with side stones! My fiancé hated rounds and loved princess, and I hated princess but liked rounds. So we decided on a cushion to get the best of both worlds! 

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

I knew I wanted an oval peach sapphire, but I wasn’t sure if I wanted a halo or not until I went and tried on different styles. My husband got me a custom designed ring that was exactly what I wanted.

Post # 24
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Busy bee

I just changed stone shapes. I wanted a marquise solitaire in yellow gold years ago when I was with my ex but instead of getting engaged we broke up. With my boyfriend when we started looking at rings we both knew I really wanted an antique cut stone so we bought an old mine cut solitaire in yellow gold. I still love the marquise shape I just wouldn’t want to wear it everyday.

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

When I saw the ring on the left, I immediately fell in love! But my husband really wanted to use a local jeweler, so we had the ring on the right custom made. And I am obsessed with it! 

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise

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baileybagels :  This was what I wanted for a long time. I did want to modify the design to include a kite set princess stone in the middle, though. 

 

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After getting a price on having this design made to my specifications, I felt like it was too much to spend, and the longer I looked at it, the heavier it looked to me. 

I was idly looking for a wedding band, and saw a setting I absolutely ADORED.

Vintage Milgrain Diamond Engagement Ring

I knew we would have to adapt it to acommodate the center stone I envisioned – and was absolutely dead-set on – but once we had a custom head created and set, it’s been love ever since. 

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And now with my wedding band, and adding the color in the stack, I’m more in love than ever. 

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Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

I wanted a morganite oval… and got a peach sapphire oval! I am so happy we went with sapphire after doing research on durability and the overall performance of the stone.

Here is a picture of a ring I added to my Pinterest board in 2016:

and here is my gorgeous peach sapphire ering I got this past January:

Post # 28
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Newbee

I always knew I wanted a yellow gold solitaire for my engagment ring. For the longest time, I wanted a round diamond. Then about 3 months before we went ring shopping, I decided I like ovals better. I have small fingers, so I thought the shape would look better on my hand. And, you can get more for your money. I love my ring and wouldn’t change a thing!50039A75-93F6-4CEB-95BC-2D86B5B5E167

Post # 29
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Bee Keeper

I wanted a heart solitaire with a pave band. But my husband felt that rounds were a better value when we went to look at rings together. He also didn’t like solitaire settings. He liked the idea of other stones on the setting. So I ended up with a five stone with a larger center and smaller side stones in a mix of rounds and baguettes. 

Honestly, I was never crazy about it. I loved it because it was my engagement ring, but I never loved the setting because of the way the baguettes looked. I could never keep them clean.  For one of our anniversaries (18, I think), I had the diamond baguettes changed out for blue sapphires. It was a small change, but it made a world of difference to me. I am crazy about the ring and setitng now.

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2020 - Concord, Ontario

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