(Closed) Your Real-Life Perfectly Imperfect Engagement Ring

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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This thread is great. It is easy to forget that an e-ring is usually a gift. I think only on the internet are there so many lucky women who get to pick every aspect of their e-ring.

I love my ring most of all because my Fiance picked it out entirely on his own. I think the classic style is a reflection of his feelings and love. 

 

 

Post # 6
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401 posts
Helper bee

My ring has more metal than I always envisioned my e-ring having. I’ve had a lot of people ask if the beveled setting plate is to “give the illusion of having diamonds around it”. It’s not the delicate antique ring I once envisioned, but I actually love the metal-heavy, classic, almost industrial feel it has. It’s not overly flashy and I love that it is simple and I feel comfortable wearing it every day and with any clothing. (My first wedding ring in my former marriage was a three stone, three carat total, pave ring. It was gorgeous beyond belief but I hardly ever wore it because I didn’t want to damage it and it felt weird wearing it with, say, jeans and a t shirt to the grocery store). 

My diamond also has some yellow to it sometimes–in certain lights it’s very white and sparkly and in others it has more warmth. It was a gift from a family member though, so I wouldn’t change it.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

orangeblossomspecial:  I really love everything about your ring, it is just so beautiful! I think it is the perfect finger coverage for you!

MrsAtlantis:  So classy and elegant! Love that your Fiance picked it out on his own, makes it so special!

thistle89:  That diamond is stunning! And like you said, it totally looks like it fits in to every aspect of daily life!

 

I absolutely love my ring, my Fiance and I designed it together and it is so special to me. It fits my style perfectly, since I don’t really like to wear “big” jewellry. The only thing that gets to me sometimes is that it does not exactly look like an engagement ring, and when people find out that I am engaged and asks to see the ring, they usually, confused, go “…Oh, ok” or something like that haha ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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Post # 9
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Sugar bee

I love my garnet. I think it was about $250 and my husband bought it at a former blothel. 

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Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

orangeblossomspecial:  Thanks so much! I also looove how you wear your lovely vintage ring as a wedding ring! 

misslinnea:  Thank you! Your e-ring is lovely and so special! I love the angle that the leaves in your band fall. I would love to one day own  a special nature-inspired ring like yours!

Post # 11
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156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

 

I think all of these rings are so gorgeous! Congrats to you all!

Here is my ring. I love it because my fiancee secretly took screenshots of rings that I had seen and liked so that he could be more informed during the buying process. I love it because he had a hand in every aspect of the design process- from choosing the stone, to dictating how high the setting etc. Honestly, he knows more about rings than I do!

The stone isn’t the best “quality”… it’s a J colored diamond and I think its an SI2, but I think it is breathtaking and it sparkles like crazy. I wouldn’t change a thing about it or my fiancee!

 

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Ukulele4You:  I really love the pairing of your wedding band to your garnet Engagement Ring. I never would have thought of that comination but its really gorgeous!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 1995

I love my set because it’s unique and different from anything else I have ever seen in real life or on the Internet. My original ring was the heart wrapped solitaire with a slightly smaller center stone (.10) which my husband upgraded around our 16th anniversary to around .20. We eventually added the vintage milgrain diamond  band because I was tired of the point of the heart jabbing me in between the fingers LOL. I started wearing mu Aunt’s gold art deco band too because I thought it look nice together. I own many other ring both heirloom and EBay and pawn shop purchases as I’m obsessed with jewelry ๐Ÿ™‚ I have often played around with switching other rings out in my stack  including other diamond rings that I own and love but they never feel right and I always come back to this set. Somehow it is the only one that feels right.  I would someday love to own a one to one and a half carat antique cushion-cut Diamond but even if I do I’m pretty sure I would end up wearing it as a right-hand ring. I guess this set is just me. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
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1920 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK

This was supposed to be my wedding set on the left.

After 18 months of wearing my engagement ring I finally realised I only picked the set because I thought I wanted what everyone else had and something different at the same time. I wanted sparkly, white metal and gems. I then realised I was never in love with this set. Yes it’s very pretty, but for me it’s too much, too “look at this shiny thing I’m wearing” and trying to keep up.

This is now the band I’ve chosen to wear for ever on the right

It’s not a popular colour. It’s not even a popular style and the diamonds are teeny tiny, but I love it because the design is pretty, it looks traditional, it’s low profile and it doesn’t scream bling at any one. It’s perfect for me and my tastes and I can’t wait to finally wear it this weekend!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

here’s mine! admittedly, i picked out my entire ring – stone, setting. You can’t really tell in the first pic, but the sapphire i picked has a window in it’s middle. You can see it in the second pic if you zoom in – you can see the band underneath. I knew about the window when i picked it out, and i decided that i loved the stone anyway. we spent about 7 months looking for the right sapphire, and this one was the exact color, clarity, and sparkle that i wanted…but had a big old window (in fact, a LOT of sapphires i saw in the color i liked were windowed – it’s much more common than in diamonds, since sapphires are cut based on maxmizing light for the color)image2image9

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