Ring a Ring a Rose Gold (and diamonds!)

15 May 2012


Here it is, my beautiful engagement ring! It's rose gold, diamond paved with a round brilliant cut centre diamond. I'm in love, I can't stop staring at it!

My fiancé proposed in December but wisely used a stand in ring, still beautiful just not a diamond (they're the real deal sealers!). We'd actually had the odd hypothetical, very roundabout conversation, about rings and getting engaged. In amongst those he'd asked something along the lines of 'if you were ever one day maybe going to get married what kind of ring would you sort of want?' 

To say I was undecided is an understatement! I'm the girl who has trouble picking what I'm going to eat in a restaurant and tells the waiter 'two more minutes' three times!! So, you can imagine the difficulty I have selecting the most meaningful thing I'll ever wear. Given how many times I've changed my mind since we got engaged it's a good job he let me choose!

At first I couldn't even settle on a shape let alone the 'four Cs' (cut, colour, clarity, carat). A family friend is a jeweller and told me round brilliants reflect the highest percentage of light back and thus sparkle more.

Now...if there's one thing I did know, it was that I wanted my ring to sparkle!

Since sparkle was highest on my priorities I opted for the best cut, colour and clarity possible rather than a very large size (carats) diamond. After selecting the diamond, we then ordered a platinum setting but I realised I hardly ever wear silver and I wasn't really sure why I was getting a silver toned ring...?! I think I'd chosen platinum because that's the 'in' colour these days.

I finally decided I wanted a slightly more individual style ring so we had the halo setting custom made in rose gold. I love the softer more neutral tone of it as opposed to yellow gold of silver/platinum. As you've probably noticed, my taste is quite feminine, so this delicate style is perfect for me. The band is paved with diamonds and the centre stone is circled with them too so whilst it isn't chunky it's still very eye-catching. 

As soon as the diamond was set this weekend, I fell in love, I can't explain how pure and white the centre diamonds look! I wish I could do my ring justice through photos but no matter how hard I try I can't capture just how sparkly it is.

My rose gold diamond engagement ring - New best friend, there's truth in the saying!


I tried to get a few shots of the ring on my hand today but in the end the photos I took using my iPhone on Saturday, right after I got it are much better. You'd be surprised how hard diamonds are to photograph! You'll be seeing it plenty of times in outfit posts from now on though!

Choosing my ring was definitely one of my most difficult decisions to date. Every detail comes down to personal preference and although it would have been a darn sight easier if my fiancé had chosen one for me, now that I have my ring I'm so glad he didn't!


So, what do you think, would you ever choose rose gold? Would you like to pick your own ring or do you prefer the idea that your husband to be selects it?


xxx

49 comments:

  1. that ring is BEAUTIFUL! what a lucky girl you are. Congratulations!
    Lydia x

    www.treasuredress.blogspot.com

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  2. It is stunning!!! I've never seen a rose gold engagement ring but I LOVE it and it's kind of a neutral between yellow and white gold. It is so delicate and feminine and it certainly sparkles!

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  3. Your ring is so pretty! I love that you went with rose gold - makes it so unique. I already know what ring I want so my future hubby should have no problems :)

    xo, alison*elle

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  4. STUNNING RING!!!!
    Congratulations on finally choosing it ha, I'm exactly the same as you and wouldn't have a clue what to choose, it's gorgeous :)

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  5. It's really gorgeous... and YES... they are difficult to photograph as I've found with my own. Congrats on finding the perfect ring for you!

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  6. Ohh congrats, ur ring is very beautifull.
    xx

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  7. Gorgeous! And the rose gold makes it so unique :) I also picked out my own ring ;)

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  8. Congratulations and what a beautiful ring! It's the perfect balance of diamonds and size, what a gorgeous ring to have on your hand! I can't imagine anyone wanting to marry me let alone what kind of an engagement ring I'd want so I'll just let that happen as it comes. Congratulations again!
    xxx

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  9. Stunning! Rose gold is a great choice, unique and beautiful!

    XO,
    Erin
    http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com

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  10. Wow. Absolutely stunning ring. Congratulations on your engagement xxx

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  11. What a gorgeous ring! Congratulations :)

    I'm your newest follower!
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  12. it's so beautiful!
    I would like to choose I think, I have the perfect one in my mind so when I choose, I won't be disappointed ;)

    xx claude

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  13. I'm new here so I think a Congratulations to you is in order! Thanks for stopping by! It's a beautiful ring!
    x.o.x.o

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  14. Congratulations! WOW its gorgeous x

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  15. The ring is absolutely gorgeous!! Congrats<3

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  16. This ring is beautiful, congratulations :) I bet you can't stop looking down at your finger now hehe xx

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  17. Your ring is gorgeous!!

    xoxo
    Stacey

    http://fiveminutestyle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. You chose a gorgeous ring!!! It's very unique but classic - I think it's great you chose your own ring - I did the same - and I still love it everytime I look down at my hand (10 years later!) It's a pink diamond ring surrounded by two white diamonds on a platinum band - but the pink diamond is set in rose gold - it's SO me :-)

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  19. Oh wow, your ring is beautiful! I bet you're constantly staring at it. :) x

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  20. So beautiful, and it looks very unique too! x

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  21. that ring is stunning!!! so unique!!

    my fiancé picked out my ring but i love it :) he always picks out things that i like...he even buys me my clothes sometimes lol

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  22. ! your ring is beautiful! I love how you've photographed it with all the sweets :)

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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  23. Your ring is beautiful, and I love how you've photographed it against the soft colours of the sweets too. Rose gold is so pretty.

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  24. Beautiful ring! I prefer gold/rose gold over silver/platinum anyday, to be honest. :) I'm glad my hubby picked out mine, as well. (Though I bombed him with many images over the years for him to choose from.)

    Rose Eva
    Silhouetted

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  25. oh my goodness, it's SO beautiful! congratulations :)
    my own boyfriend keeps talking about proposing, and his mom keeps telling me about her beautiful heirloom ring. i feel like i may be getting an engagement ring of my own soon!

    -alexandra
    http://alexisinodak.blogspot.com/

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  26. wow... congrats! i would love the IDEA of the guy picking the ring but the reality is i'm so pedantic i would never be able to put him through the trauma! if i don't kno what i want... how would he? i'm thinking i'd need a wardrobe of rings because since i was v young i've loved rose gold but i also seem to home in on platinum emerald cut too! ahhh decisions eh?!

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  27. Oh it's beautiful! I love that it has Rose Gold too, makes it more unique! Congratulations too :) xx

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  28. Congratulations!! Absolutely gorgeous!! I would love a rose gold Ring too.. :)

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  29. Congratulations! Love your blog, you have me as a new follower!

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  30. I know I've said congratulations before but feel like its got to be said again after reading this post, congratulations!!
    Your ring is so beautiful. Absolutely stunning. I love all the thought and passion you put in to choosing the design, it paid off. Just know your choice of wedding dress will be exquisite, can't wait to see it :)
    Hope you're having a good week x

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  31. Wow, beautiful ring! Lucky you, it's simply divine!

    Love your blog~

    Danielle xo

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  32. Lucky girl! The ring is gorgeous :* Don't forget that I am going to publish your wedding in my magazine ;)

    kisses

    VIEW FROM HEELS

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  33. Congratulations, this is absolutely gorgeous! I'd quite like the element of surprise but I think I'd definitely want to choose it myself. xx

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  34. This is such a beautiful ring and one that will be perfect over time. I have never though about rose gold, I am more of a white gold but love the look of this.

    Lou
    www.thekeypieces.co.uk

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  35. Beautiful! Congratulations!

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  36. that is SO unique!!! beautiful!!!

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  37. your ring is SO beautiful!
    Rose gold is such a lovely choice! I also like this as a metal because its not so harsh a tone as either gold or silver, which I think adds to the beauty, and makes it look more delicate and beautiful!
    CONGRATULATIONS! firstly for your engagement, but second for managing to create your perfect ring!!
    xx
    rivasoave.blogspot.co.uk

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  38. Wow,your engagement ring simply stunning! You made an excellent choice, my dear!

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  39. Thank you to everyone who has left such lovely comments! I'm so happy with it and the fact you like it too makes me even happier :) It's nice when people agree with you isn't it! Hehe.

    x

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  40. Absolutely beautiful choice in rings. Congratulations:)
    xo
    www.abitofsass.blogspot.com

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  41. Ooh wow its extremely pretty! I'm quite the fusspot and as you said its something that you will have for a very long time so it has to be just right! I shall definitely be picking out my own, well I say that but lets say picking it out together type thing! This is gorgeous though and really making me think of the rose gold option which I would have never considered, due to not even thinking of it!

    joanne from jimmilou.com

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  42. My husband chose mine as that is tradition my ring isn't even diamond. I feel that ring is a statement of some declaring their love and commitment. Not really a fashion accessory

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  43. aww... it's a stunning ring. And it looks really unique. Beautiful and congrats :)

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  44. That ring is stunning! Congratulations!

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    x

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  45. Hi! I just stumbled upon your blog. I LOVE your ring! I am the same way, completely indecisive about what kind of ring I want. Thankfully my boyfriend is very patient with me and helped me figure out the style and cut I like best... He is actually going to pick it out himself based off what I have told him I like and don't like. (I can't wait!)
    Yours is gorgeous! Congratulations!

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