Engagement / Wedding Ring

on Nov 24, 2009 @ 04:53 pm

So my partner is telling me to pick my own engagement / wedding ring .... but i don't know what to pick!!!

I do NOT want to go for the solitaire - everyone does that.
I thought I wanted to get an Eternity Ring but now i'm not too sure...

I want something I can wear all the time, that won't attract fur/wool, won't get stuck on my clothes or hair, and something that LOOKS good (obviously!) :-)

I've been sitting around for the last month googling ideas ... when i thought of you guys! Who better to ask for advise than the chickadvisor group?

So come on ladies, give me ideas :-)
thank you in advance!!

10 Replies

Ali de Bold
What's your personality? on Nov 24, 2009 @ 07:46 pm

Choosing the right ring is all about your personality. I'll tell you off the bat that a good quality ring won't catch on your clothes (as much) because they will have done a good job with the claws. If it is cheaply made or the stones are loose, that is when you run into problems.

Eternity rings are gorgeous but because the diamonds go all the way around, you will find you get a lot of lotion and other junk in it so you will need to clean it more often. If you like the look of that, you might want to consider one that goes half way around with diamonds, but the back is plain. Who sees that part anyway?

I've always been a sucker for the 3 stone engagement ring where the center stone is the largest. Getting the center diamond as a Canary (yellow diamond) is a gorgeous modern twist.

Non traditional rings can be gorgeous too. I love this one from Tiffany.

Good luck and let us know what you pick! BTW, smart man to let you do the choosing ;)

channel set on Nov 24, 2009 @ 09:49 pm

My engagement ring is channel set diamonds half way around. The back side of the band is just gold. I like it a lot b/c it never gets caught on things. Also, I'm a woman of fairly simple and modest taste, so this type of ring suited my personality perfectly.

small privately owned jewelry store on Nov 24, 2009 @ 10:34 pm

I am a fan of solitaires and I've always known this is what I want. I find solitaires so simple and yet elegant. I also have small hands so I find anything but a solitaire looked weird on me. :P

My bestfriend's engagement ring is also channel set. She has a very active lifestyle and she didn't want anything that sticks out and didn't want to risk having the diamond caught on anything. Her ring has 5-6 diamonds halfway around as well and it's Gorgeous!! So sparkly, so beautiful.

I suggest you look at the small privately owned jewelry store for ideas. I find the stores in the mall all have the same stuff, nothing special. We got our engagement ring from a local jeweler who can actually make any design we want. Then, I got my wedding band from a store downtown whose owner goes to jewelry shows each year and personally pick out the jewelry he wants to carry in his store.

Howard's Jeweller on Nov 25, 2009 @ 08:10 pm

I know you said you don't want a solitaire, but there are a lot of fancy settings that makes a solitaire more interesting, more unique.

I bought my wedding band at Howard's Jeweller. Expensive but they have Beautiful stuff. You can check out their website for some ideas!


wedding bands on Nov 29, 2009 @ 10:14 pm

I'd recommend considering how a wedding band will fit with your engagement ring. Not just style wise, but actually sitting smoothly beside. As for styles of rings - it really depends on your personal style, but I've always thought having a diamond band is classic and attractive.

new engagement ring trends on Nov 30, 2009 @ 01:02 pm

saw this on MSN.com. check it out!


great ideas!! on Dec 01, 2009 @ 05:27 pm

wow great ideas ladies :) thank you SO much!

misschickie: I loooove the tiffany voile ring!!!! i'm going to go over to the tiffany's downtown and see how it looks in person..... just because :-) a girl can't have too many rings (and i do so adore rings!)

a lot of you talked about the channel setting. you know what, i actually wanted something like that for myself, where the diamonds don't stick out, rather they sort of sit within the band (i just didn't know what it was called until i googled "channel ring" lol)

since starting this thread I actually found the cuuuuuuuuuuuuuutest engagement ring!! OK so i caved, even though i said i don't want a solitaire, its sort of a solitaire. Its a solitaire, with 3 diamonds on each side in a channel setting. Its very delicate looking and sooooo shinyyyy lol. by delicate i don't mean breakable, but not thick cut or bulky... i dunno but i'm so in love with it and i think it looks perfect on me :)

he made a very good suggestion - to get his / hers wedding bands. So last weekend we went hunting for one.. and as luck would have it, I found the most perfect wedding band for him!!!

It is in stainless steel, sort of two tone so it doesn't look bland, with 5 diamonds going across it - and its gorgeous if i do say so myself!! very metrosexual, stylish but not feminine.

The "matching" female of his ring was oh-kay....didn't rock my boat... looked less stylish, a bit too bulky imo. But as we were checking that out I saw the most perfect ring sitting right beside it. Its apparantly part of their "soulmate collection" and its stunning. It has diamonds in it, and the diamonds, and the ring itself just glowed. It was soo glow-y and shiny i had to cup my hand around it to see it properly lol. of course that ring's man version was too feminine, so we didn't like male ring. So we took his ring (stainless steel 5 diamonds across) and this ring (soulmate ring) as its counterpart, and even the jewlery store lady said that this "set" made a better pair than with their originals :)

Both have been ordered so once they arrive I'm going to try taking some pictures of his wedding band, and my wedding and engagement rings and share them with you all :)

thank you all for your ideas... i'm so excited can't wait 'till they come!! *hugs* :-)


Ali de Bold
Yay! on Dec 02, 2009 @ 12:47 am

Congratulations, that is so exciting! Can't wait to see the pics! Load them into your profile as that's the place where you can share that :)

they have arrived!!! lol on Jan 21, 2010 @ 10:21 am

Thanks Ali ..!!! I am sooooooooo excited and incredibly happy... he is precisely what I've always wanted but always compromised on and never got. It's like God took the blueprint from my head and turned it into him...lol I really never thought I could be this happy...OK i'm gonna stop cuz i can REALLY go on on this topic lol :-)

I sort of wanted an eternity style wedding ring but we got the above mentioned instead. The other day he surprised me with an eternity ring to go with my engagement ring...just because!! It's simple but I love it.

He has my wedding ring, so after the big day I'll take pics of all of them and post on CA... :-)

Ali de Bold
That's amazing! on Jan 21, 2010 @ 12:59 pm

I can't wait to see the pictures! And also of course we want the details of the proposal!!

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