You have no idea how much time I spent debating about an engagement ring. (on this website as well as in the jewelry store) I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted but this ring, above all others, really spoke to me in terms of uniqueness and beauty. It just looked like a ring that I would love. But there was only 1 review and I just wasn't sure. I've never bought jewelry from O before and this is a ring I'm going to wear and look at for a very long time. I kept going back and forth trying to make a decision and my Man said, just get what you want whether it is a diamond from the jewelry store or this ring. What I really wanted was a ring that looked like me, looked real, was different from other people's and showcased a good size center stone. (not huge but not small either) This is where you need to look at the specs of a ring, not just the photo. This ring is 6.5 mm x 6.5 mm which is over 1 carat. That is what I wanted. But would the ring feel comfortable, would it look real, would I love it since I couldn't try it on before purchasing? I read the 1 review over and over. She basically said I wouldn't be disappointed and her and her husband were initially skeptical too. So I decided to order it and I could not be happier! First of all, it came in a black velvet box which just added to the suspense of opening it. At first glance I thought OH! It is so elegant! Then I tried it on and it is so comfortable! It is very light feeling. I like this because I have some rings that I love but I can't wait to take off when I get home from work. Now on to the specifics of how the ring looks on my hand... I have never worn a princess cut ring but I've always loved the look because it is unique. Most people go for the round solitaire and I am just more of a marquis or princess cut girl. So right away I liked the princess cut. The size of the center stone is very nice. Very believable and very pretty. I wouldn't mind if it were a touch bigger but then again I tend to like the "rock" look. This is no rock, lol, but it is a very nice size and I think if it were too much bigger it would overpower the beauty of the twisting sparkling setting design. Now I know what the above reviewer meant when she talked about loving the setting the most. It really is a beautiful and elegant setting and because of the 50+ small round cz's the ring really sparkles. Not only are the stones set on the left and right of the princess cut stone, but they are set into the mounting on the top and bottom which is really eye catching. I also like that the setting elevates the center stone a little but not too much. I think because the photos are enlarged it looks like the ring sits really high on your hand but it does not. The setting is actually just perfect in terms of height, uniqueness and sparkle. Finally, my last requirement was that the ring look real. Well, it absolutely does. Whether it is nestled in the black velvet box or on my hand it looks expensive! I hope this review will help others make a choice. Remember, if you are considering other engagement rings on this site, you want to go with a ring that is GOLD. Don't go for gold plated or sterling silver, go for gold. Even if you don't pick this ring, narrow down your search to only the white or yellow gold. That way your ring is quality and you can enjoy it for many years. I simply can't wait to start receiving congrat's and compliments on our engagement and this ring. If I could only pick two word to describe it - it would be Simply Elegant.
My husband and I purchased this ring to replace my original engagement ring. We were a little nervous ordering this sight unseen. I wasn't sure how this would lay with my wedding band. Originally, I ordered an 8.5 but it was just a little too small. I was able to exchange for a 9 and its a little looser than I normally like, but its still secure. I absolutely love this ring and get a lot of complements on it-especially how the band twists (my favorite part!) The band fits well with my wedding band; there isn't much space where the twists go inward. The ring does have the 14k stamp inside. The cz. are so sensitive to light, very real/expensive looking!! I love the little ones on the sides, front and back. If you're on the fence, get it! You won't be disappointed.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? its more beautiful in person
- How accurate was the sizing? slightly off, i had to go up half a size
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. its great!
I love the ring, have had it for almost a month and have had soo many compliments. My only issue is that mine doesn't say 14k anywhere on the ring, not sure if that is due to them hahing to stretch it into a size 8. Aside from that small detail I'm very satisfied with the ring.