Mine was stolen twelve years ago. I worked in catering at the time and because it was fairly loose I had to take it off for work. One day I went to put it back on and it was gone. I never found out who nicked it. I never bothered to replace it because I didn’t want to wear another “girly” ring, and men’s rings don’t fit me.
Like @YARNLADY, I got an old set from my hubs family, but it was already welded together, so no seperate engagement ring.
I actually don’t like the solitaire part sticking up either, I’ve scratched my face, pulled my hair, etc…too dangerous for clutsy me.
@Katniss – Thanks! It’s exactly what I wanted, without me knowing what I wanted… I just knew I wanted a low-profile cut (which I’ve since learned is called the Old European Cut), and that I wanted some kind of unique design around it. People often comment on it, and we were in a jewelry store looking at watches for him, and the clerk observed that it looks like an Elven design – like from Lord of the Rings. We could never have afforded something like this from a store.
One central brilliant cut diamond with a prominent flaw plus about twenty tiny ones set in a double-layered oval around it, on a super thin platinum band. It was my great-grandmother’s ring, and looks like the antique it is. I love it. If you saw it you’d guess it was a pinkie ring, my hands are so small. I had to have it sized down to a 3.something.