I have been window-shopping and internet snooping with OH for an engagement ring. We're planning on going shopping in Antwerp in November (both of our birthdays are in that month
) and are trying to get ideas now. I haven't tried on any rings yet (we won't be able to buy for a few months and I don't want to torture myself for too long
) so I have no real idea what suits me.
But I love the look of "eternity" rings. I like the style and the fact that they can be a bit more subtle-looking. I feel a solitaire wouldn't be "me". Does anyone have any thoughts on this?? Anyone get this style of ring as an engagement ring, and have any comments?
OK, I swear I was about to post this befor Soon2bMrs started her thread
Deirdre Langan Photography
Hi cabbagehead. I answered Soon2beMrs thread too :-) I went for this eternity/engagement ring but like I said, I love watches more than I do rings so I got an engagement watch plus a token ring to symbolise our engagement.
I don't know if it matters to you, but I have noticed that not one person has asked me if I'm engaged. I have seen people look at my ring but I think they assume it's a wedding ring.
It does look a bit insignificant at the moment by itself but one thing I did like when I was trying on rings is that this one sits nicely with a wedding band (tho' I may not wear mine once I've a wedding band as I'm not used to wearing rings).
Best thing is to try them all on and hopefully you'll fall in love with one particular style :-)
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hey chicks- the only thing I would say is consider how your wedding ring is going to look with whatever engagement ring you choose. A lot of wedding rings look like eterninty rings so would 2 similiar bands looks a bit much together??
Dont rule a solitare out- go and try on loads of different types of e-rings...you'd be surprised what actually suits your hand and what does not. Personaly I ended up picking a ring that was very different from what I had thought I would get.
Here is a picture of my eternity ring.
Also- if you want any advice on Antwerp pm me
@ Seamus - thanks very much for the information, but I actually live about an hour's drive from Antwerp, I'm guessing flights to and accommodation in Dublin would go a long way to eroding the savings you could offer? But thank you for taking the time to reply, I've had a long look through your website and am now in love with about half of your stock
@ Columbo - beautiful ring!! I'm beginning to have a thing for princess cut diamonds, just looking at different images. I definitely take your point about not deciding anything til I see one on my finger. I have yet to actually try anything on, and am definitely open to tooootally changing my mind (and knowing myself, I probably will
) I know what you mean about taking the wedding band into consideration - but that's actually part of what's attracting me to the eternity style, because I think it could look lovely with a plain wedding band of the same width. God I can't wait to try a few on!!!!!
Thanks for all the replies!
@ Deirdre - beautiful ring! And I think it's cool that you got an engagement watch - I'm thinking of buying my OH an engagement mountain bike as he definitely prefers those to jewellery