I'm in an interesting situation. I'm divorced, but he and I are still best friends. We just realized we were a terrible romantic couple. So I kept the ring, and actually still wear it on my right hand to remind me that making hard decisions to grow and move forward is better than staying miserable. I designed the ring. I love the ring. It's staying on my right hand. It's a really ornate hexagonal halo around a bezel set diamond. Lots of pave. Lots of millgraining and engraving. Very antique, very me.
Many years later, future Mr. and I are talking about getting married and choosing our rings. I get to design, we'll get it made, then he'll create the surprise proposal. Yay! So I want to stay with my personal style of super antique, but not go for the halo thing. Ex Mr. made a lot more money so we'll be spending less on this ring. I also want to go for color so I'm looking to a ruby or sapphire center. I have other practical considerations like low profile (I wear gloves for work a lot and am pretty active).
So, do you have some NON-halo antique style you've seen or you have that is awesome and I should know about?