When did you first see your dream ring??

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - Hagakyrkan

laurenthurbon :  I found mine on Etsy and had to save (and talk myself into spending that much) for a year before my consious allowed me to strike 😀

It was an antique ring and there was only one like it so I was incredibly impatient and nervous someone else would buy it! After obsessing for so long I knew I would never regret it and finally it was MINE 😀

https://www.etsy.com/se-en/listing/208387230/reserved-down-payment-oval-diamond

 

After almost two blissful years on my finger I incredibly clumsily smashed the old setting :’-( I really miss it but also love my new setting that matches my wedding band. 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I went ring shopping with a couple friends (DH told me to go).  At the first store, it was the first ring they showed me after I told them what I styles I liked online.  We went to many other stores, but I kept comparing them to the first ring.  Darling Husband and I went back then the next day and bought it together!

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

when it was on my finger.  i gave Darling Husband pictures of some ideas that i liked.  he took my grandmother’s engagement ring to his jeweler who used the diamond and designed my setting.  it was better than i imagined.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

The ring I fell in love with was a blogger’s ring that I read all the time starting back in 2012.  I actually got my ring designed after hers I loved it so much.

Post # 6
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Worker bee

I saw mine on Pricescope in 2012 when someone got a 3 carat upgrade in a new Victor Canera setting (Grymera). I absolutely fell in love with the setting and I haven’t gotten tired of it, all these years later! My Boyfriend or Best Friend is working with Victor to design something similar (LOL not getting 3 carats!). I’m so excited, I can’t wait. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee

The first time I saw my DREAM ring was the second my now husband put it on my finger. He knew I wanted something unique and we left it at that; he chose it and I fell in LOVE with it instantly.  It’s a Trillion (triangle shaped) Morganite (pink) with a split rose gold shank.  It’s a beaut, Clark.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

I first saw my dream ring by chance on Instagram.  I had not been searching for rings or anything wedding related but it popped up and I thought, that is it and so it was.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I first saw mine on a jeweler’s Instagram page. Before that I hadn’t really thought about rings that much, but I fell in love with the combination of rose gold, pave’ band, and emerald cut diamond right then and there. We didn’t end up buying it from the same jeweler where I first saw it, but my wonderful Fiance definitely made sure I got my dream ring!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

The ring I always thought would be mine if I ever opted to get married–which was never an assumption, it took me quite some time to come around on the subject–is my mother’s.  So I probably saw it shortly after first opening my eyes for the first time.  It’s your very basic, very classic gold band solitaire, but with a gorgeous, gorgeous stone.  The kind of clarity that makes the jewelers give her a double take when she goes in for a cleaning.

Then, though, when it actually came time to get one for myself for real?  I realized that although I will always love that ring, it would look stupid as all get out on me.  Some people can pull off big sparkly things on tiny fingers.  I?  Cannot.  She’s got the long, long fingers–even though before arthritis beat her up and her fingers were probably as narrow as mine, she had like an octave and a half reach.  I don’t have a full octave reach.  My fingers are lies.  The plain solitaire where the focus is just on one very good stone, not anything in the design or what have you, was off the table, because there was no way I would ever not look like the little girl trying on mommy’s clothes.

So I had to rethink everything, what I liked vs. what would actually work for me.  And while sitting in a dungeon queue and browsing Black Hills Gold catalogs in another window, I came across a set I liked–narrow bands, colorful (tri-colored gold), little diamonds as accents instead of features.  Put the wedding band with the e-ring and it makes a full flower, but still something small enough that it wouldn’t overwhelm my ridiculously stumpy fingers.  And?  On sale.  Which made it cuter.  

At about that moment, FH sent me a note through our battle.net chat window: “Is it too soon for me to use the L word?”

I replied, “Is it too soon for me to send you this?” and sent him the link to the ring.

So there’s the ring you describe, that I saw that I knew in my heart I would want for myself, and then there’s the one I actually went for.

(And shortly after we got the ring and got it re-resized down to my level, the brand went out of business, so . . . yay for picking it while I still had the chance!)

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

This is corny as hell, but I first saw my dream ring when my fiance proposed. I had an idea of what I wanted in my head, but it seemed not to exist. When we went ring shopping, I told the jeweler exactly what I was looking for and they made it for me – but I wasn’t involved in the process at all besides the initial meeting. I’m still astounded by how perfectly they captured my vision! 

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Post # 12
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Helper bee

lahela017 :  wow that is amazing!!!

Here is mine. I love it so much! me and Fiance are devout christians so it has so much meaning for us. I also love antiques and rubies and rose gold! It is totally amazing. We just got it, but it needs refurbishing badly, claws retipping etc

Post # 13
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Worker bee

I found mine on Lauren B Jewelry! I was on the same boat, kind of. I was so set on a round stone in a cushion halo after my friend got engaged with a similar ring. Then I went on to round halos, but then I saw an oval on someone and I just fell in love! This is the best setting I’ve seen so far and I wouldn’t want anything else. I love that it’s low profile because I am paranoid about rings that only have one point contact with the stone/head of the ring.KARENkaren 2

Post # 14
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Busy bee

In Elizabeth Taylor’s book my love affair with Jewelry, my dream would be the Krump diamond. 🙂 Not likely to happen, but a girl can dream!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

I saw this ring for sale online and I knew I had to have it. The seller changed her mind about selling it but I couldn’t stop thinking about it and asked again a month or so later and she finally decided to sell it to me.

I love the color of the sapphire and the uniqueness of the setting. I have wanted a natural blue sapphire this color and size(over 2 carats) for a long time and have looked at many and thought I’d never find one that I love as much as this one.

My husband bought it for me for our 11th anniversary and I have felt like it’s brought me good luck. I have lost a bunch of weight since I have had it and have kept it off and it always seemed so hard to do in the past for me. I know that probably sounds silly and superstitious, I know it’s just a ring but it really is my dream ring.

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