Post # 17
@orchidaloha: I’m more inclined to simple things myself, and I feel like the second one is less over the top than the first. Probably because I feel like all of the miligrain and sidestones can be a bit busy, while the lines on the second has cleaner lines. I find it kind of funny that we can both think that he should go with the less over the top one, but then pick opposite rings.
Post # 18
the second one looks like its going to be very uncomfortable!
Post # 19
@Eckle: I actually agree. The second one seems less over-the-top to me, in this case. It is, however, more unique. I love the second one personally. But I would not want a white sapphire – if I were going to get a clear stone, I would choose a diamond or moissanite.
Post # 20
@tallierand: Yep, I think a moissy in that setting would be fantastic
Post # 21
I 100% agree with what @TattedNYBride: said!
Post # 22
I don’t love the first one, but it gets my vote by default.
Post # 24
#2 will get banged up on stuff and caught on stuff…so be careful if you are a nurse or have a physical job
hence i like 1
Post # 25
@davinci179: The first ring is pretty! The second looks like it may be a uncomfortable and snag clothing etc.
Post # 26
I like the second one but it looks like it could be uncomfortable.
Post # 27
For initial dramatic effect – is definitely ring #2. Pick this for the shock and wow factor.
* Think ahead – after the big box opening moment: will she be wearing this 24/7? or keeping it safely tucked away until she wears it for going out?
Reason: in real ring life, outside of the crushed velvet box… rings snag on sweaters in the winter, snag in hair when grooming, or snag on just about anything, pockets included (and can drive the owner bonkers). Even when in love with a style, it doesn’t make it practical to wear.
BIG decision factor: what band will fit / go with ring #2 ???? It might be tough to find, you may even have to design a custom wedding band to go with it.
For these reasons, I would steer you toward a more traditional mount.
WHY NOT TAKE the head and basket from ring #2 and have it mounted onto ring #1 ?
I think that would be a perfect combination. Original – just for her from you 😉
Post # 28
I like the second one, but I personally would make a few changes on it. I think it would be more comfortable if the leaves didn’t go all the way around the band and were just more on the top, so they don’t poke her fingers or her hand underneath. Other than that, I think it looks great! I love the prongs/basket around the stone, it’s really beautiful!
Post # 29
They are both beautiful, but unless your girlfriend specifically asked for the second ring…I would go with the first one. The first is timeless and just overall a nice e-ring. The second, while it’s pretty and unique..doesn’t look to me like an everyday ring.
Just my opinion. Good luck!
Post # 30
#2 doesn’t seem practical for something you’re going to be wearing the rest of your life. Also, are there any real life images of it? I’ve just seen some people very unhappy with the actual product when they ordered from a CAD drawing.
I also second the moissanite suggestion.
Post # 31
Oh boy…hard one. First of all, both are absolutely stunning! First one is more practical however. As beautiful as the second one is, I wanted floral inspired but had the problem Im about to mention, first time she bumps her hand on something-those leaves are gonna be flat. If she is going to be wearing this on the job, it may also present a problem. Im sitting here in a very bent ring from it was pretty, but not tough enough to handle working in a vet clinic. It didnt last 2 shifts before I was putting it on my shirt.
I love that you are getting female opinions though. Lucky girl! Im sure she will be thrilled with either! The first one is also one that I could see being passed down to grandchildren… its a timeless beauty.