So while bf and I are technically not engaged yet, we have already had to start planning the wedding because of the timing of it - so we're doing this a little backwards.
I wanted to post this here instead of in 'not engaged yet' anyway because I figured you guys would have more experience to be able to weigh in on this question.
We are now at the point of choosing an engagement ring, and we had basically settled on a very simple, 1-carat bezel set ring from Joseph Schubach. I'm not a big fan of the traditional prong setting, and I like the look of stacking bezel set rings (with a wedding, anniversary band).
We had decided to take the night to sleep on the decision, when I suddenly came across this other ring from the same site:
I THOUGHT I HAD BEEN THOROUGH. AND NOW I HAVE A DILEMMA.
Before I found the simple bezel setting, I always loved the swirly, bypass look. All the e-rings I'd saved before were this swooping, wave like design - I grew up near the ocean, we are getting married on the Pacific, and the ocean is a big part of both our lives, so it's significant to me. I also like how it's a little different from usual solitaires. My main concern with it is having a wedding band that suits it - they sell a matching wedding band, but I'm not a big fan of matching sets.
Basically, does anyone have an opinion on one ring vs. another? Do you think it would look odd to wear a straight wedding band below that bypass setting? I wish I could go try them on, but that is the frustrating aspect of ordering online...