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

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 46
2661 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

What I wanted:

But these are antique one of a kind pieces so when I looked at my bookmarks I was very sad to see it was sold! 

What I got:

It’s basically its big sister! I am in love with the filigree platinum work – it’s so hard to come by so I was lucky to find this one. 

Post # 47
66 posts
Worker bee

So I got the exact ring I wanted but it was silver and also pretty low quality so all the little stones fell out and I’ve had it reset and it’s 14k and much sturdier and more sparkly. My wedding band is rubies 

Post # 48
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Originally I wanted a round halo ring, but after trying several on and seeing how small the carat size we could afford was I then thought double halo. Soon after that, they all began to look plain and I thought a vintage ring might be more my type. I saw one from ring by grace and fell in love….except it was $13k. Took designs to the jeweler and ended up with a pink sapphire double halo. 

Post # 49
381 posts
Helper bee

I always thought I wanted a simple and classic Tiffany 6 prong solitaire in either rose or yellow gold. I was sure that it needed to be at least 1.5 carat. 

This is what I ended up falling in love with. 


Post # 50
698 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Left: the ring I thought I wanted, a bezel

Middle: the ring I had chosen for ages before getting engaged

Right: the ring I fell in love with right before we got engaged, and the ring I got! 


I also have the middle one coming as a Christmas present, eek! 

Post # 51
4 posts

I originally wanted an emerald cut with a halo. But hated how they looked on my hand! I then wanted a three stone and still love how they look but it would drive me nuts to not have the wedding band sit flush and we couldn’t find one in our budget where it would. In the end I fell in love with a solitaire! The chunky side stones and setting are what sold me ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 52
522 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I thought I wanted a cushion diamond halo, ended up falling totally in love with a marquise sapphire, still get lost staring at my ring 4 years later! 


Post # 53
669 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2021

What I always wanted:

And I got it!

Although in my dreams I’d want it to be 2+ carats, but that’s never gonna happen. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Post # 54
259 posts
Helper bee

first pic is what I was dead set on getting, but later realized I wasnt fully in love with the halo. Second pic is the ER I got and third pic is with my upgraded wedding band.

Post # 55
147 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: SF, CA

I wanted a gemstone ring with accent diamonds in rose gold. Something like this from EidelPrecious on Etsy.


But the more I was looking and researching, the more I wanted something more classic. I decided a diamond was the best option due to its durability. I looked at hundreds of settings and kept coming back to a solitaire. Everything else felt too busy, too fussy, and not like my style. I resisted for admitting my love for solitaires for so long because that felt like such a boring choice, but I haven’t regretted my choice once!



Post # 58
16 posts

always loved this antique ring and have been bothering boyfriend (now FH) for years. and he had this perfect ring made for me ๐Ÿ˜ I love it and everything was perfect and I’ve never been happier. 


Sorry for layout I’m on my phone.

Post # 59
698 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

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_knickknack :  glad to hear you haven’t regretted your choice of a solitaire! Like I showed in my collage, I always thought I wanted a solitaire, but ultimately decided on a 3-stone. Almost all of my other rings are 3-stone so I felt like that was a good option… I love my engagement ring, but have had a solitaire in the back of my mind. I hope I love my upgrade as much as I think I will! 

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