Allow custom wedding/e-ring photos to be published?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 1993
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 1993
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 1993
Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 1993

I wouldn’t have a problem with publishing pictures of the ring or people suddenly getting that style.  If your ring is published, everyone will know they saw it there first.  Who knows, your ring could be a trendsetter! 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Personally, I wouldn’t let the pic be published. I’d prefer to know my ring is truly one of a kind. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

This is how I see it…..if you truly want your ring to be one of a kind…no spinoffs of it etc…then don’t publish the pics. Let’s be real, if you did decide to show it you know SOMEWHERE someone will have a ring like it made…maybe not exactly like it, but close. If that doesn’t bother you, then go for it.

Congrats…your ring sounds wonderful….can we see a pic of it?? LOL just kidding Tongue Out

 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

It’s unlikely that a photo of your ring would trigger a massive number of copies.  Since it sounds like this artist is quite old, it would be generous of you to allow the ring to be photographed as it’s likely one of the last pieces they will create.  And if it does trigger some sort of craze, you have the original and will know in your heart all others are mere imitations.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Your ring is art and nobody will ever be able to exactly replicate it. Plus, I would assume if any molds were used they were broken or the ring was sculpted so far past the mold, that the mold alone couldn’t replicate it. I say go for it.

Post # 13
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Busy bee

I’m kinda rethinking who cares, cuz you have the original and you know it!

 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

Hmm, I think that’s a very personal decision, OP.

I admit that while the main reason I don’t post my ring photos online is for anonymity, a smaller part of it is also that I like the idea that it’s a one-off (no famous designer came up with it, but my FI did), and I don’t really want someone copying it. Not that anyone necessarily ever would, but, that’s still a little bit in the back of my mind.

However, if it were to be featured in an national jewelry magazine? Yeah, I think I would go for it! Obviously I’d be proud to show off FI’s ability, but even if it was a scenario more like yours (a recognized artist came up with it), I’d still be so flattered that I’d want to share. Plus, if I were the artist, I’d really want to show the work I was so proud of… and knowing the artist feels that way would also motivate me as the owner strongly.

So that’s me, I’d do it. But you might have different feelings about it. I’d sit and have a good think about it, and do what your heart is really telling you that you want to do.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 1993

@MirnaMinkoff:  I understand.  I had to think about it before I posted my answer.  To be honest, my first reaction was “heck no”.   Laughing

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