Tuesday, July 27, 2010

ring resolution...

new ring!!
 my previous ring...
i find it hilarious that in this photo below the ring is paired with ring bands because the ring was NOT made to have bands with it.  there are no bands that match with the ring exactly because the diamond is set so low.  sure the way it is pictured it looks like bands could match up with it nicely.
too bad that wasn't true.
the place we purchased my ring allowed us to trade my ring back in for the full value billy originally got it at. they told us if we wanted to take the ring elsewhere to get custom bands soldered onto my ring we could but then we could never bring the ring back to them to trade up.  which really didn't matter anyway, my ring was custom made to fit the emerald cut diamond in it and it could never have a bigger diamond.
i didn't like the look of having a loose band so far away from my engagement ring, when on my fingers the rings laid a few cm's apart and it looked funny to me.

please don't get me wrong either, i LOVED that ring!
billy picked it out himself and i had an emotional attachment to it.  the issue was, he was completely mislead about the ring.  there are no matching bands and the center stone could never be replaced with a bigger stone.  

also...since my previous ring was a "designer" ring, i was able to get a diamond that is almost 20% bigger than my previous one.
not a clear picture but i'm over the moon about this ring...
billy and i picked it together, after 2 trips to the store and 4 hours it was final...
again, previous ring....
new ring...
picture is not great :(
i will not be getting a band on our wedding day, instead i will be holding off until our first anniversary.
maybe band two on our second anniversary ;)

happy tuesday friends!!


67 comments:

Neely said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Melissa said...

Oooh, it's gorgeous!!

Annie said...

Its beautiful!! and it will be so fun to add to it at your anniversary :)

The Pittman's said...

It's beautiful!We did something similar with my ring since I didn't like the it looked with bands on it. I'm glad you're happy and that you love it!

SG to SP said...

I just accepted your FB friend request and I saw the new ring and wondered what was up with that. Glad you told the story!

My ring is similar to your first ring, we couldn't afford to get a custom band but found one that was similar. When we started shopping I told Kristian to make sure he bought a ring that was set up a bit so a band could slide underneath it to avoid the problem you had. If I hadn't told him that he probably would have gotten something like what you got and we would have had the same issue.

I love your new ring!!!!

Rissy said...

absolutely love them both! The new ring is gorgeous, and at least now you have this story hehe

THE Stephanie said...

Gorgeous!!

Kelly said...

Beautiful!! Loooove the new ring (as well as the first!) I'm glad you guys were able to make a good decision about trading it in-- weird about the first ring and being mislead about the wedding band! :-( Thanks for sharing, soo gorgeous!

Bree said...

Wow, it's absolutely beautiful!! Very similar to what I have saved on my computer ;)

Ashley said...

Your new ring is gorgeous!! i'm glad that you were able to trade the original in, I've never heard of that, pretty cool!

Aly said...

It's stunning!

Ambs said...

oh I LOOOOOOVED the old one... I'm a sucker for emerald cut. But you're right - that new one is much bigger and sparkly-er than the old one! Glad you love it!!!

littledaisymay said...

I love it! It's beautiful :)

Katie said...

Both rings are gorgeous! Mine is a very similar square version, so of course I love this style :)

Hayley said...

WOW... both are beautiful, but the new one is huge! Congrats :)

Lauren said...

Oh my word! Stunning!!!!!!! :)

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Jaw dropping...It is gorgeous!

Brittany said...

ITS perfect! It fits you perfectly! Meaning... I can SEE YOU WITH THIS RING! :)

LOVE IT!

Katie said...

WOW! How stunning!!! I think you made a great choice!

Jax said...

SO PRETTY!!! I love both, but I think you made a great choice for a ring that you can wear a fabulous band (or two) with! :)

xo, Kate @keeping up w/the Moreland's said...

it's perfect!! love it!

capperson said...

Both rings are beautiful!!! LOVE your new one though :)

Marcie said...

Love these rings! I just love the antique look!
You have fabulous taste!

xo Marcie

Jenn @ WestSacHoney said...

love it! My girlfriend has a set that wasn't made for bands and I always stare at it because it looks so strange that they don't touch. Low and behold she said it was suppose to be that way but that would drive me NUTS!

LOVE the new ring!

Meg said...

So beautiful. You guys did a wonderful job picking out this new ring. It will be perfect with getting a band for your fist and then your second anniversary. Who doesn't love sparkly diamonds?!?!

~Meg @ "Through the Roses"

Jamie Pickle said...

Beautiful!!!

Ms. Emily Ann said...

Gorgeous! I love the round shape, sorry to hear he was so misled, but at least you could return it, and the new one is incredible!!

Brittany said...

Your new ring is absolutely gorgeous!! Look at that rock :) I love it! Glad you'll be able to get bands now :)

Rasha @ {andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

gorgeous.

Kerry said...

gorgeous ring! a shame u had to change it though! :( xx

Lana said...

What a beautiful ring! Love it!

Kris said...

Very pretty!!!

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Erica @ All About Aleigha said...

Love the new ring! So pretty!

Becca said...

Very Beautiful! Glad y'all were able to get it all taken care of without any problems!

Jordan said...

It's gorgeous! :-)

Christa said...

Annie, it is beautiful! I LOVE it!

Tara Gibson said...

gorgeous girl!!!

undomestic chica said...

I don't normally like round stones but yours is gorgeous!!! Maybe my mind's been changed :)

Danielle said...

I love it! It actually looks a lot like mine :) I had to get a custom band made though to wrap around the center stone. I'm so glad you found another ring that you are happy with!

Shanna said...

I've always been a huge fan of round stones! I love the new ring girl! I am afraid I am going to be having the same issues with finding bands to go with my engagement ring but I think what I am going to do is just get a diamond band and wear it to work (in surgery so my e ring sticks up making it difficult when wearing gloves) and then when I am away from work just wear my e ring...but who knows what I'll end up doing!

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

Wow! The new ring is amazing and it looks gorgeous on your hand! Beautiful!

Lindsay said...

GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS! LOVE IT!

Whitney said...

What a rock!

Jen said...

I absolutely love it!!

Jules said...

I love it. It is totally beautiful!

jennster said...

i love it!!!! it is sooooo freaking pretty and BIG (and i love big diamonds)!!!!! love love love!!!!!!!!

and yes, you will want 2 bands.. one on each side. like mine. for balance. lol

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I think it looks great!!!

Kristen said...

I'm holding out for band #2 on our 5th anniversary, got another 2 1/2 years!

Rachel said...

It's beautiful! That's the same style as my ring and I love it because it's so different.

Nicole-Lynn said...

It's so pretty! Enjoy!

Caroline said...

I love it!! :)

New Mommy!!! said...

Beautiful Ring!! Gorgeous!! We can get so emotionally attached to our rings, can't we?

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Amber said...

Gorgeous ring! So funny that I posted a pic of my ring today as well. :)

Lindsey said...

Swoon. It is gorgeous!!

Tatiana said...

I LOVE your new ring! So very gorgeous!

bananas. said...

okay annie...that ring is GORGEOUS! you totally upgraded and i'm so happy for you. you deserve the best...specially if it's going to last forever :)

Jenni said...

oh its beautiful!!! What a great new ring!

♥ H ♥ said...

GORGEOUS!!! You deserve it :)

Lil' Woman said...

That is gorgeous!!!!

Zabrinah said...

Both rings are gorgeous! But that new one is stunning!!!!!

Whoo! I love it so much!!!

Best wishes from one blogger to another,

~Zabrinah

Ams said...

Holy freaking gorgeous lady!!!!!
Seriously... I love love love it and am so happy that you can get the band now to fit with it :)

Connie said...

I loooooove the ring! That's what I have!- It's the perfect style to have obviously (:

Blicious said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!

xoxo
b

Gwen said...

I love it!!! Absolutely stunning!!! XOXO

Cassie said...

It's so pretty! I love it!

Ashley said...

Beauitful ring!! I love it!!

Alicia said...

ohhh la la!! its so pretty!! i think you made an awesome choice!!

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