Post # 1
My darling husband is letting me pick out a right-hand ring for my birthday. My birthstone is peridot. Now I am torn as to what to get! My priorities in a ring are: that it is something “different” and yet classic, not something too trendy, and something sparkly. I tend to like showy jewelry. It should coordinate with my e-ring, which is a princess-cut solitaire with a diamond band and half-eternity band wedding ring.
Which is your favorite? And why? (please say why!)
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My thoughts are:
The round halo ring was what I thought I originally wanted, and now I am concerned that it’s too trendy and too e-ring-esque. But..the round would contrast with my square e-ring and it is a pretty classic shape. And I have been lusting after halo rings for months.
The square halo ring would go with my square princess-cut engagement ring. However I do not think the side-view of the ring is as nice. It might be a sort of repeat of my e-ring, too.
The square cushion-cut split-shank ring is something I had never heretofore considered but now am strangely attracted to. I like that it is showy but also sort of simple. The square goes with the square of my engagement ring (even though I thought I wanted round…). However, I don’t know what the side profile of the ring is like.
Thanks ladies for all your help!
Post # 3
Normally I’m in love with Halos, but in this particular case I am absolutly loving the split shank!
Post # 4
The split shank is different especially if the stone cut is similar to your e-ring
Post # 5
The split shank is stunning, but if you want something that is bound to be classic, I think the round halo is also a great choice… both for the contrasting shape and the classic cut. Though halos are trendy right now, they’ll never fully go out of style. I inherited some jewelry from a relative that actually looks very similar and is quite old.
Post # 6
I love the split shank one. The other 2 are beautiful as well but more engagementy ring looking to me. So my vote is for the split shank, it’s stunning.
Post # 7
That split shank is so cool! It’s unique but not trendy. 🙂 I love it!!
Post # 8
ps – sounds like your Darling Husband is a pretty awesome guy to let you pick out your own jewels 🙂
Post # 9
- Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's GrandparentsÃ¢Â€Â™ Ranch
I looved the look of the 3rd one, it’s so fresh 🙂
Post # 10
I chose the split-shank too! I have to agree with aloweha: the other 2 look a lot like erings. Halo’s are also really trendy too… I think the split shank has a classic, simple look to it!
Yay for birthday bling 🙂
Post # 11
What a great hubby! I would have to say that my vote would be for the split shank. The first one seems like has gotten to be quite trendy, although, it is still lovely. The second one is beatuiful, at least when you are looking down at it, the side view isn’t as lovely. So, that leaves the split shank, totally love it!
Edit: Would you mind sharing where these images are from? Just a thought, but maybe you can get the best of both worlds by getting a halo setting that is also a split shank!
From a Google image search
Post # 12
I like the Square cushion-cut with split-shank band cause it just seems edgy but it goes with your left hand too! Plus.. it’s pretty!
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
Personally, I prefer the halo bc I love halo’s but the split shank is a close second! Gorgeous rings, all 3 🙂
Post # 14
great options! My fav is the square halo, but that’s just because i’m not a big fan of the round. They all are great options! What a great birthday present from your hubs!
Post # 15
I like the split-shank because it lets the beauty of the center stone take center stage, so to speak. I feel like the halo of diamonds would overwhelm the green stone.
Post # 16
I wanted to vote for two! I like both the round halo and the split shank. After looking at all three, I’m really leaning toward the split shank. It’s unique and interesting, yet not *too* trendy. What a great hubby!!