Post # 1
Hi everyone! I’m new to this forum, and I was looking for your opinions. I am going to buy a ring for my girlfriend soon, and I know for sure that she wants a three stone yellow gold ring. However, I’m debating between 2 designs- one with a plain shank, and another with a vintage design (engravings on the shank, etc.). The plain shank would be 18 karat, and the vintage one would be 14 karat. I like the engraving on the vintage design, but I’m worried that the design might take some of the spotlight away from the diamonds. The plain shank has higher quality gold and is thicker (which my gf likes), but I’m worried about it being too…plain.
I’ve included pics- the first 2 pictures are the plain shank and the last 2 pictures are the vintage design.
18 karat plain shank:
14 karat vintage design shank:
Post # 2
I’d go plain – the stones are beautiful enough without all that over-fussy engraving which will end up wearing out unevenly anyway
Post # 3
How exciting! I prefer plain shank but it is very much a question of personal taste – does your girlfriend typically wear intricate jewelry? I’d also prefer the 18ct gold, but I like the prongs on the engraved ring better. They seem finer. Are the rings both from James Allen?
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2018 - City hall & Home
I love the vintage style! Congrats in advance 🙂
Post # 5
I love both but if you’re not sure of what she would prefer id vote for the Latin as she can always get an engraved wedding band of she wants to
Post # 6
Vintage all the way! The engraving is so pretty! Of course, I also have an engraved ring that I love and picked out.
It really depends on your girlfriend’s personal preferences here, not ours. Maybe one of her friends could help ask whether she likes engraved rings or not?
Post # 7
Another thing to consider is which one is more durable? Occasionally, a ring with lots of engraving/fancy stuff is more prone to breakage. If your girlfriend likes the more plain one, though, you should def get her that. It doesn’t matter what you think; it matters what she thinks.
Post # 8
kajbkajdbkb : i really like the second ring but then again my ring has engraving and milgrain
Post # 9
I’d say go plain and then she can always look at wedding bands with a vintage feel to go with it.
Post # 10
Vintage design all the way- it’s beautiful!!! I have a 14k yellow three stone and it’s pretty boring to me now.
Post # 12
Thanks for the feedback everyone! I asked her friends and they suggested that she’d like both of them, and since she seems to like 14k better, I think I’m gonna go with the vintage design. And it’s James Allen, which I’ve heard great things about.
Post # 13
kajbkajdbkb : 14K will be more durable, 18K is softer, will get more scratches, and let’s be honest, you can scratch 14K very easily. I wouldn’t want a softer metal.
My ring is from James Allen too and I love it. I just sent it back for its 6 month “checkup” (prong tightening, cleaning etc) – I got the ring back looking like brand new. I would spend any “excess” money on diamond quality as opposed to gold.
Post # 14
Really tough choice! I voted for the vintage engraved one, because I am a sucker for a good milgrain!