My engagement ring was a family heirloom, a replica of my great-grandmother’s ring from the 1930s. My great-grandmother picked it out from the Montgomery Ward catalog and had it delivered the day of her wedding! How’s that for a ring shopping experience? I’m sure many of your grandparents and relatives have similar stories. Today, people shop for engagement rings in so many different ways: blogs, your favorite retailer online, in person, or even social media (we all have that secret Pinterest board!).
Since my ring was gifted to me, I never had that true “ring shopping” experience. That is, until I explored the Simon G Jewelry line at Padis Jewelry store in San Francisco. I had way too much fun trying all the rings on, even if it was just for fun. The unexpected favorite? That fashion ring you see in the upper left! I’m telling you, it looked so good on my finger. And I loved how it felt vintage and modern all at the same time. One day, one day… (*Ahem, anniversary gift*)
This vintage-inspired ring stars .27 ctw sparkling round cut white diamonds. Can we talk about the intricate filigree detail of the setting? Timeless elegance at its best!
Truth be told, looking at rings online can be pretty overwhelming. Rings are such a matter of personal preference, and there’s no telling if what looks good in photos will look good on your hand. All of the options for customization can be daunting, too—there’s cut, carats, finish…and don’t forget about the setting! When the time comes to start looking for rings, my friends all tell me just knowing where to start is the hardest part. Speaking from experience, I’ll say you can never go wrong starting with Simon G. And if you’re like me and want to browse online but still try on in person, you can find your local Simon G retailer right here!
The fashion ring on the left is the one that I really fell in love with. I thought it would be way too glamorous for me—but that’s why being able to try it on in-store was so great! It was just perfect in person.
Simon G offers more than an incredible number of beautiful engagement rings—they have wedding bands for men and women, necklaces, earrings and other fine jewelry that would be gorgeous for your big day. From timeless elegance to fashion-forward, Simon G has so many ring options you won’t want to miss. Plus, a little browsing never hurt!
Floral-inspired details are another one of our favorite engagement ring trends. This dainty number is sweet and modern, thanks to the offset geometric petals around the center stone. You don’t see a twisted band often, so we especially love this unique take on a traditional band.
So, what kind of ring gal are you? Will you drop hints to your beau or compare cuts with your best friends? Or, will you leave it all up to chance? Even though I always knew I would wear my great-grandmother’s ring, I think I know which kind of ring buyer I would be. I mean, I’m actually bookmarking that fashion ring as a little hint to my hubby now!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Simon G. While I was compensated to write a post about Simon G, all opinions are my own.