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Groom To Be

Welch, WV

#1 Nov 3, 2013
I'm planning to ask my girlfriend to marry me during the holidays and I was wanting some opinions of the ladies on Topix. I've decided on 14 carat white gold with a 1.0 to 1.5 carat total diamond weight with the center diamond in a Princess cut. But I want to ask the ladies opinions here on Topix on what I should buy. I appreciate any constructive help in advance. Thanks.
Groom To Be

Welch, WV

#2 Nov 3, 2013
Links to photos of rings you like will be greatly helpful too.
Good Luck

Clifton Forge, VA

#3 Nov 4, 2013
Cannot go wrong with a soliatare.
Groom To Be

Welch, WV

#4 Nov 4, 2013
Good Luck wrote:
Cannot go wrong with a soliatare.
True, but what would your "ideal" engagement ring look like?
Good Luck

Greenville, VA

#5 Nov 5, 2013
Groom To Be wrote:
<quoted text>True, but what would your "ideal" engagement ring look like?
A princess is to "commercial" or ordinary for my taste. It is a very common cut. Depends on your ladies style. How does she dress? What is her career? These are also things to take into consideration when selecting a style.example: If she is a nurse, you would not want to get something sharp or high set. This would make it difficult with wearing gloves. Does she know your interested in proposing? You could always pick up a catalog and set it around and watch to see what she looks at.
Groom To Be

Welch, WV

#6 Nov 5, 2013
She's a teacher. Sort of conservative but nice dress at work. At home she's laid back, very casual, at least when around me. Yes, we've talk about this and she's anticipating a proposal at some point in the future, but we BOTH want to wait until it feels right. A marquise cut is a definate "NO GO".
Groom To Be

Welch, WV

#7 Nov 5, 2013
Round or teardrop?
Good Luck

Greenville, VA

#8 Nov 5, 2013
Groom To Be wrote:
Round or teardrop?
Laid back and casual screams solitare. You also leave yourself open for gift options in the future by being able to buy a wrap that will give the ring some extra jazz if she wanted to spice it up a little. Good luck.
Groom To Be

Welch, WV

#9 Nov 5, 2013
Ok, solitare,... but which cut would you prefer?
Groom To Be

Welch, WV

#10 Nov 5, 2013
Low or high setting?
ringlover

Charleston, WV

#11 Nov 5, 2013
Groom To Be wrote:
A marquise cut is a definate "NO GO".
What's wrong with a marquise cut? A trillion cut is very low profile, as well as a bezel set solitaire. Halo cuts are very popular right now. I personally like non-traditional engagement rings the best.
Groom To Be

Bluefield, WV

#12 Nov 5, 2013
Well, a marquise is a "NO GO" because she's expressed to me that that cut is not for her.
Good Luck

Greenville, VA

#13 Nov 5, 2013
Groom To Be wrote:
Well, a marquise is a "NO GO" because she's expressed to me that that cut is not for her.
If she doesn't prefer marquee then x the pear. A lot of ladies that do not like the marquee is because of the sharp points. Pear has the sharp point and they can be a little dangerous. What about a radiant cut. Check those out. They are becoming more popular and are similar to the princess only more rectangular. It's also more feminine in the sense that it is not so boxy.

Since: Nov 10

Powellton WV

#14 Nov 5, 2013
Groom To Be wrote:
Well, a marquise is a "NO GO" because she's expressed to me that that cut is not for her.
A wider, intricately designed band w/a tear drop diamond?

I like vintage styles. Quite beautiful.
Groom To Be

Bluefield, WV

#15 Nov 5, 2013
can you send me a link to a pic of what you have in mind arctic?
OG TRIPLE OG

Charleston, WV

#16 Nov 5, 2013
Solitaire for sure. The higher the mount the better the shine but also higher chance of it hitting things (possibly coming loose or lost) or getting snagged on clothing, etc.

Definitely 4 prong setting.
Groom To Be

Bluefield, WV

#17 Nov 5, 2013
But what type of cut, OG TRIPLE OG?
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Good Luck

Greenville, VA

#19 Nov 5, 2013
Groom To Be wrote:
Links to photos of rings you like will be greatly helpful too.
http://womenengagementrings.com/engagement-ri...
Opinion

Charleston, WV

#20 Nov 5, 2013
You're best bet would to be let her have some input on the ring. Go ring shopping and see what catches her eye. Doesn't mean you don't have the final say, but nothing worse than a bride unhappy with her ring. Princess cut is beautiful. But you get what you pay for. Clarity of the ring is a huge factor more so than shape. Pay that extra money for a better diamond in the long run you will be glad you did. As long as it comes from the heart you can't go wrong.
Groom To Be

Bluefield, WV

#21 Nov 6, 2013
Thanks "Opinion". This is one of the hardest things I've ever had to deside on. I want to get her a ring that she'll love, but at the same time I want it to be a total suprise. Having her imput would be great, but it will diminish that.

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