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NEED HELP PICKING RINGS

matthayes

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Hi,

I'm new to this forum and a friend of mine recommended me to go here for help. I'm planning to propose on Christmas Eve and I got 2 rings to choose from. I bought 2 so I can choose since the online jeweler I got it from has a 30 day return policy which another friend says they do swear by.

Anyways, I need help choosing from these 2 rings:
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Another view:
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Also, where can I get like a good ring box from?

Thanks!
 
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Queenie60

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Depends on her style. Personally I like the split shank better. For ring box you can go to Mrs. Box or etsy and buy one from Julia B. Good luck - hope you chose the right ring for her taste and style.
 

telephone89

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You might want to move this over to Rocky Talky for more replies! (Click report concern on the top corner of your post, and request it to be moved)
 

matthayes

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Thank you for the suggestions on the box. I will request to have this moved. I really need more opinions.

Thanks again!
 

tyty333

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I also prefer the split shank. Both rings look to have a nice yellow
Color. Which one do you think sparkles more?
 

missy

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Hi and welcome to PS! It is so hard to choose which ring because it really comes down to personal taste. I would go for the ring that has the stone with the best cut/sparkle and presence. Good luck! Please come back with photos of the ring on your FI's hand. :appl:
 

Niel

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Can you propose with both and let her choose.

Oh I'd die lol

You could get a box that fits both rings, pop them both in and propose. Then the box could later hold her wedodng band

https://www.etsy.com/listing/248416065/holiday-sale-julias-wedding-ring-box


Otherwise sense I don't k ow her style I wouldn't choose the spit shank. The plain halo seems more all inclusive in people's style.
 

lovedogs

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I like the idea of proposing with both--that would be a dream for most women :)

My personal preference would be for the plain halo, but both are beautiful and it depends on her personal style/preference. I definitely agree that if one of the yellows is more vivid/sparkly then go with that, but if they are equally good then you can't go wrong :appl:

Please keep us posted with pics once you propose!
 

VRBeauty

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Based just on the photos, my personal preference is for the split-shank ring. I like the color of the center stone more - from here, it looks like a clearer yellow (less brown or gray). The split shank is more unique, And, since it has a single row of pave on the shank rather than three rows, it will be more trouble-free and likely more durable overall. But Niel is right, in that the other ring is a more traditional design and would be a safer choice if you knew nothing about the recipient's preferences...

but since you're about to ask her to marry you, I trust you do have an inkling as to which she might prefer from a style perspective. ;))
 

ac117

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I also prefer the ring with the split shank - the yellow is very bright and vivid. So pretty! However, I would also advise to consider her ring size. The chunkier halo might overpower her finger if they're small and to me the split shank looks a bit daintier. But then again, some women prefer this and you know her best!

Another suggestion - is it possible to ask her mom, sister or best friend?
 

solgen

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I'd like to see a video to better assess each ring. The split shank might look nicer in the photo but have a crushed ice effect. The black areas in the other ring might be obstruction from the camera or your head but in a video might offer better scintillation/contrast patterns.

I wouldn't propose with two rings as that's a difficult choice for her to make. But that's just me.
 

Sphene

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The split shank looks cloudy the one on the right seems to have a much cleaner or clearer diamond - I would go for that one - and loving the idea of giving her both so she can choose.
 
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