Sunday, January 30, 2011


I've started hinting to Jake that I want another ring for our 5th wedding anniversary.  I know what some of you are thinking: Didn't you just have your 4th anniversary?  Yes.  But there's nothing wrong with thinking ahead.  As I'm sure you can tell from any of my "modeling" pictures here, I have skinny wrists and fingers.  My wedding ring is a custom size so this ring will be, too, if I want to wear it on one of my ring fingers.  I have this wedding ring (which has gone up a scary amount of money since Jake bought it a little over five years ago).

I want something else that is yellow gold, but with at least one stone (I'm thinking aquamarine or diamond but I'm not set on that) that has some height, and that is cheaper than this one that I've had my eye on for quite a while.  I also want a somewhat substantial band so it doesn't wear down too easily.  But I don't want anything too bulky.  Jake doesn't want to spend that much money and is interested in something lab created and/or custom made, which is okay.  Easier said than done, though.  We love Stauer...but they don't offer custom sized rings.  I've searched up and down for lab created items elsewhere that can be made in custom sizes without much luck. 

So I've started looking on Etsy.  And this is what I've come up with so far.
Of course the ring pictured is white gold, but she offers this same ring setting with yellow gold like you can find here.  This setting is awesome.  So unique.  I love how it's substantial without being overwhelming.

This ring isn't a lot cheaper than the one I've had my eye on from Kay, but it's so amazing.  Yellow gold, diamonds, and aquamarine...what else would I want, right?  The setting isn't as unique as the last one but it's a very classic look.

I wouldn't want this stone, but I love everything else about this ring.  It's rose gold, which I think looks fine with yellow gold.  Otherwise I could ask about customization.  They offer stone choices/customization on other rings like this one, so even if it didn't have a diamond or aquamarine, I think we would find something that I would like.  This is another amazing setting.  So unique.  I love how it looks like a little crown.  The detail on the sides of the stone is great, too.

I'm not going to start contacting sellers for at least another five months, but it's fun to start looking.  I'll be keeping my eyes open and may share more ideas if I come up with anything else.


  1. Have you looked into either finding a wholesaler to purchase from or finding the gemstone you want and then having it set? I have done the later which saved 3/4 of the money I would have spent. Cheryl

  2. I will look into both of those options. Thanks!

  3. don't forget to stop in the museum store of you're out and about. It might be hard to find the correct size, but if you found something you like, you can always have it resized.

  4. That's a great thought, Deb. I will keep that in mind. Thanks!

  5. I like those style of rings, especially the last one, the crown-shaped one. Very classy!


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