(Closed) What you wish you knew about rings before you picked yours

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
2523 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have a princess cut ring that I love; but I might have considered a round stone more if I realized exactly how pointy the corners are! I have scratched myself and Fiance on more than one occasion. This is probably why I don’t wear it around the house very often.

Post # 18
1781 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Nothing!  I love mine : )

Post # 19
1227 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

My high setting looks beautiful, and I love how sparkly it makes the diamond since the lights can get in from so many angles, but I scratch myself (and Fiance, and sometimes friends if I am walking beside them…..etc….) Constantly!! I think I might have told Fiance that I would prefer  a lower setting, but I wouldn’t change my current ring for anything, cuz I know how much love Fiance put into choosing it!

Post # 20
11 posts
  • Wedding: February 2011

I wish I had known about the GIA website…it is awesome. I have a GIA graded diamond but our process would have been SO much easier if we had started our research there. Their diamond buying guide is great for guys and the suggestion on purchasing below the “Magic Number” carats could have really save us some money 🙂

Post # 21
1081 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I wish that I had given myself permission to spend a little more and known about Morganite. The first time I was so concerned with sticking to a random budget i set for myself that I ended up with something that was pretty, but didn’t make my heart sing. The e-ring I just got was only a couple hundred more, but I just adore it and think it’s absolutely perfect. I also switched from something classic to something flashier and trendier and I wish I would have let myself express “me” the first time instead of trying to be someone I thought I should be.

Post # 22
7941 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

As a PP said, my Fiance and I did a lot of research and looking before we ended up having my Engagement Ring and bands custom made. To be honest he was perhaps more well versed in all things diamond and rings and had his mind made up when it came to color and clarity (what more could a gal ask for?).

I recently mentioned to my Fiance this new option of Moissanite as I have a larger diamond and it would have been less expensive to have gone with a diamond alternative. He immediately stated that he wanted a diamond so I can’t argue with that I guess.

I am debating on whether I should have gone with plantinum over white gold, although the platinum was a bit heavier than I wanted. Oh well!


Post # 23
159 posts
Blushing bee

i wish i had known that the big chain stores sold lower quality gold.  (mine anyway)  i have yellow gold,  with white gold shoulders,  and after only 5 days the white gold begun to look like it had melted and pushed up into a lump/   i had it dipped for free,  but again its happening after just 5 days of wearing it.  its either me,  or bad quality gold.  and after googling the name of the shop,  i read loads of bad reviews,  even some with the identicle problem to mine…….why are these reviews no-where to be found prior to buying the ring?  

Post # 24
946 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I wish I had known about alternative rings. I picked a fairly traditional ring and had I known more, I would have had DH spend 1/5 of what he did (and my ring was pretty modest to start with in the world of engagement rings) and go for something like these: (from Kate Szabone on Etsy)

Post # 25
2128 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I wish I had gotten a european shank!

It’s square at the bottom so that way it wouldn’t twist around so much.

Post # 26
13 posts
  • Wedding: May 2014

@msbebefly I would have LOVED to have know about Moissanite too! I image that I’ll probably end up with a moissanite someday.

Post # 27
1523 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I wish I knew of reputable places to purchase rings online.  I would have never thought of buying loose diamonds and creating a ring of my own design before joining WB. Lastly, I had never heard of anything other than a diamond being used for an ering.  I probably would have selected something other than a diamond ring for my ering.  I didn’t even look at anything other than diamond erings at local jewelry stores.  

Post # 28
1113 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I LOVE my e-ring and wouldn’t change anything about because I did ALOT of research on it before picking it out. However, I didn’t get to do as much research for my wedding band and although I like my wedding band, I wish I would’ve gotten to do more research to feel more certain about my choice. I’ve seen some rings that definitely have made me question my choice.

Post # 29
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I wish I would have known about Moissanite. I only found out about it when I was searching online for help with planning our Vegas destination wedding. I have good quality Canadian diamonds so it would have been soooo much cheaper and I could have gone up from my .85 carat center stone to a 1.25 (which is my dream size) and still paid a ton less.

I would also have gone with paladium or platnum instead of 18K white gold.

Post # 30
12340 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I loooove my ring.  But.. if I had to do it again, I may not have been so hell bent on getting a diamond.  I knew about moissys and all, but I wanted the diamond.  And maybe would have traded up in size a little for my clarity, I would have had to be part of the picking process to really know how I feel about that, but I also love that he did it on his own and surprised me.  But I usually bouce back pretty quick to a happy place where I wouldnt change a thing! 

Post # 31
1686 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I love my ring 🙂 

BUT, I agree with others that I wish I knew about rose gold. It seriously makes me swoon. 

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