Though I am an extreme lover of weddings, I will freely admit I'm not a connoisseur of engagement rings. There was never one particular style or shape I loved or hated, so I knew I wanted to try on a few different options before John or John and I settled on the final pick. Going into our "looking" trip, I thought I knew that I wanted a very thin, yellow gold band, I DIDN’T want a halo, and I was most interested in oval-shaped diamonds. Here are a few of the images I gathered in the days before our trip:
Credits, from top: oval gold engagement ring from Asprey, micropave cushion-cut engagement ring in platinum from Harry Winston, horizontal gold setting from Marvin Katz, photo by Kate Headley, photo by Whitebox Weddings
And, well, here's what I ended up with!
Surprise! I ended up with a halo, since it turns out I liked halos, just not ones that were bezel-set. Ovals just weren't my shape :)
As for the yellow gold? I LOVE it! All in all, I think my ring is sparkly, while still being classic and simple. I couldn't ask for anything more!
For those of you who are also yellow or rose gold lovers, here's a little more engagement ring inspiration...
"Loved" ring from Catbird
Photo by Tec Petaja via Once Wed
Photo by Nancy Ray
Oval white sapphire rose gold ring from EidelPrecious
"The Tiniest Pearl" ring from Catbird
Elisa Solomon 18K diamond ring from Stuart & Wright
Conroy & Wilcox 18K triple diamond ring from Stuart & Wright
Suzanne Kalan white rose ring from Sundance
What does your engagement ring look like?