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  1. JillyBB
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    by JillyBB » May 30, 2014
    Can someone please help me make a decision. I couldn't decided between two styles, so I bought them both intending to return one ASAP.
     
    


    


  2. JillyBB
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    by JillyBB » May 30, 2014
    One is a cushion-halo from Ritani. The center diamond is 1.01 ct, I in color and VS2. It is so sparkly! The other is a radiant 1.24 from BN, also VS2, but J in color. I have posted some pics. Please help!

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  3. Monnyjay
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    by Monnyjay » May 30, 2014
    My choice would be the Ritani out of the 2. Much prefer the design compared to the BN. :wavey:
     
  4. Niel
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    by Niel » May 30, 2014
    I prefer the ritani.
    The design seems nicer, from the limited photos I prefer the center stone, and seems easier to pair a wedding band with it. Also I like it better in your hand. :)
     
    


    


  5. artdecolover71
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    by artdecolover71 » May 30, 2014
    I guess I am the odd man out lol-I prefer the Blue Nile...I like the ring style, stone cut and how it all comes together on your hand.
     
  6. artdecolover71
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    by artdecolover71 » May 30, 2014
    I think also, what style are you going for?? Do you like something unique or one you see often? Two very different styles you picked!
     
  7. JillyBB
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    by JillyBB » May 30, 2014
    Gosh, I really appreciate this feedback! This is my 10 year anniversary present. I know I could have bigger problems, but this decision is really stressing me out.

    I feel like the BN sits higher (and I like that), looks better from the side, and the center stone stands out, but the ritani band has larger diamonds and the center is a little less yellow (but this is basically noticeable in a side by side comparison), and may be a bit more sparkly. I think the center stone does seem smaller in the ritani, but there is the halo that makes up for that. Both were the same price and with the bands both are the same ct. weight. I guess I am going for, oh, you have been married for 10 years and you got a new ring! I want it to be blingly, classy, and noticeable all at the same time :) I am asking a lot :twirl: Thanks so much for your help!!
     
  8. artdecolover71
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    by artdecolover71 » May 30, 2014
    To me, the bn one stands out more (and I like the stone shape better) but cushion halos are very in style and sooo many love! Either way, congrats! I am currently awaiting my 20 year re-engagement ring myself :) so I totally get it!
     
  9. pregcurious
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    by pregcurious » May 30, 2014
    Hmm. Pick the one you will wear more. I personally like the RN style better. I also like stones that sit lower so that they aren't as easily damaged. A halo also helps protect the center stone.
     
  10. fiona00004
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    by fiona00004 » May 30, 2014
    Ritani! The stone looks nicer from the pics and would be a bit easier matching a band with this style than the weaved one
     
    


    


  11. NOYFB
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    by NOYFB » May 30, 2014
    Another vote for the Ritani!
     
  12. heididdl
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    by heididdl » May 30, 2014
    Ritani don't care for the BN at all
     
  13. move1986
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    by move1986 » May 30, 2014
    ritani for sure
     
  14. arkieb1
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    by arkieb1 » May 30, 2014
    Another vote for the Ritani, better overall finger coverage and better resale should you ever wish to resell it.
     
  15. pregcurious
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    by pregcurious » May 30, 2014
    Very good point about resale.
     
    


    


  16. junebug17
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    by junebug17 » May 31, 2014
    Ritani, hands down! Great finger coverage and very blingy!
     
  17. Mikla
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    by Mikla » May 31, 2014
    I vote for the Ritani. The details on it are more pleasing to my eye and it looks a lot nicer on your hand than the other. Plus I love a double-shank!
     
  18. lknvrb4
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    by lknvrb4 » May 31, 2014
    I like the Ritani as well!
     
  19. Maisie
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    by Maisie » May 31, 2014
    I really like the Ritani!
     
  20. AprilBaby
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  21. JillyBB
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    by JillyBB » May 31, 2014
    Thanks so much for your posts! I really appreciated all of your knowledgeable and helpful comments! I am a poor decision maker in general, but this one seems so hard for m. I gave myself until 6/14, so I don't feel so much pressure. I think I am leaning toward the Ritani (today) :) Thanks again!
     
  22. me&myboys
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    by me&myboys » May 31, 2014
    Blue Nile for sure :appl: It looks much more delicate and more pleasing to the eye on your finger, IMO :wavey:

    All the best with deciding :twirl:
     
  23. gregchang35
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    by gregchang35 » May 31, 2014
    I like the look of the BN. However on your finger- the Ritani looks 'right'.

    It is based on what feels right for YOU, as others have posted. If that is still confusing to you and you love them both,try this:

    1) Put both ring boxes into a shopping bag.
    2) get hubby to reach into the bag and pull one box out.
    3) what ever is left in the shopping bag is what you keep.

    Have fun!!!!
     
  24. Jimmianne
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    by Jimmianne » Jun 1, 2014
    The BN band is more flattering on your hand.
     
  25. JillyBB
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    by JillyBB » Jun 13, 2014
    Hi helpful people!

    Well, I just couldn't decide so I sent them both back and got a combo of the things I liked. Radiant stone, but with a halo, in Ritani, and it sits up a little bit. This one was only a few hundred more, but I knew right away when I tried it on (I previewed it at a jewelry store near my house - online Ritani is really the way to go!) that I loved it and this was the one. Good thing I didn't have this much trouble picking the guy (actually I really did have trouble with that too :) Again, thanks for your help! I hope you like the new one.

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  26. orangesocks
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    by orangesocks » Jun 13, 2014
    I was just about to vote for the Ritani when I saw this. Fantastic! Congrats! :D
     
  27. junebug17
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    by junebug17 » Jun 13, 2014
    The best of both worlds! It's a great choice and looks lovely on you - Glad you found something you love, enjoy your beautiful new ring!
     
  28. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Jun 13, 2014
    Excellent choice!!! You have a stunning ring. Indeed, best of both worlds.
    Please post more pics of your new ring :wavey:
     
  29. me&myboys
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    by me&myboys » Jun 14, 2014
    Oh it's perfect!!!!! :appl: :appl:
     
  30. CRYSTAL24K
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    by CRYSTAL24K » Jun 14, 2014
    I love the ring you selected! Beautiful!
     

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