My engagement ring!

11 July 2011

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?

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July 11, 2011 3:48 pm

It is gorgeous and so you! John has always had great taste :)

July 11, 2011 4:26 pm

beautiful!!!! i'll let you know what my engagement rings looks like when i get one;) so excited for you and john!!!!!

Corrie Anne
July 11, 2011 9:18 pm

I always kinda pined for that "loved" ring. I ended up with a ruby – which was totally unique and chosen by my LOVE so I totally adore it. But now I only wear my wedding band which is a thin yellow gold band. It doesn't match my engagement ring at all. :)

July 12, 2011 1:41 am


Meredith Perdue
July 13, 2011 1:48 pm

It's absolutely perfect for you, Emily!

July 15, 2011 6:24 am

very good designs of diamond engagement rings are given.i will let u know what my engagement ring looks like when i get one.nice post.

July 16, 2011 8:39 pm

Your ring is gorgeous! Congratulations and happy planning! :)

September 2, 2011 11:43 pm

Do you know who makes the third ring (down from the top)?


-Caitlin Ryan

September 5, 2011 10:51 pm

Hi Caitlin! That ring is by Martin Katz ( It's beautiful!