Are these similar to you?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Are these rings similar to you?
    Yes : (111 votes)
    66 %
    No : (50 votes)
    30 %
    Other (I'll explain below) : (8 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    460 posts
    Helper bee

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery … But for them both to do it, yea thats a little overboard. Instead of being pissed off, just cast pity on their lack of individual creativity in finding something unique on their own. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    155 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Wow I would be pissed too! I feel sorry for them that they don’t realize how embarassing it is to have copied you so closely as to shop the same collection. It actually grosses me out to think of people in my family doing that. I would call them both out on it and just let them know how much you resent them for staring at your ring, copying it, and then making you doubt keeping your origanl e-ring. I am sorry you are going through this. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    382 posts
    Helper bee

    @HeartsandSparkles:  I know that often people vent just to clear their heads and have a chance to let off steam and that is fine. I can also relate to being annoyed when people copy because I spend time finding clothes, accessories etc that are “me”.

     In this case though, I want to assure you that you’re thinking WAY too deeply into this. Are the rings similar? Yes. Are they the same? NO. They’re similar in that they’re all solitaires with elegant detailing and they are all Verragio. They are not similar like- “hey we’re Destiny’s Child with different versions of the same outfit.” You’re all good here.  No one in your town will think you guys have the same ring… because they are legitimately not the same ring. They may think you all have very lovely rings and that’s okay. Their lovely rings don’t make yours any less lovely. There is room for everyone to have a great ring. If you want something that no one else has you’re going to have to go custom.

     

    Post # 7
    Member
    1108 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    If you wanted a ring that was special only to you, why did you choose a name brand ring that jewelry stores carry and anyone can get? 

    Post # 8
    Member
    6504 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Yes, from the side they look similar. However, most people aren’t going to see the side profile of your ring. From the top I think they all look fairly different and that is what people will see.

    I still get why you’re annoyed but as a PP pointed out, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I would probably feel more pity than frustration.

    Post # 9
    Member
    493 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @HeartsandSparkles:  You gotta let it go. You’re a trendsetter in your family- enjoy that they like your taste so much they’re influenced by it. Virtually no one else is going to notice, let alone care, except the three of you. 

    Hundreds, probably thousands of women have the EXACT same ring that you do, and that was true before your aunt and cousin got ones from the same line. That’s what buying a brand name item means. That said, nobody else has YOUR ring- the one your fiance gave you. That’s what makes it special- that he gave it to you as a symbol of your commitment to each other.

    If it makes you crazy to know other people have the same things as you, you have to commission custom items from makers who agree not to repeat designs for other clients. But a much easier route is to realize it doesn’t matter, that their rings (or whatever) don’t take away from yours, and just enjoy the beautiful gift your fiance gave you and that is exactly what you wanted.

    Post # 11
    Member
    1108 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Well, then you have no reason to complain that other people have your ring.  That is the price you pay when you purchase a mass market item over a custom design.  Especially since you could’ve chosen to not divulge where you bought the ring or the brand name of the ring to your relatives. 

    Odd that Verragio can manage to make a band that meets your specifics and nobody else could.  I find that difficult to believe since, obviously, it can be done. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    1029 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    @HeartsandSparkles:  They don’t look identical, but there are similarities.  For what it’s worth,  you know what they say, “Imitation is the best form of flattery. “

    Post # 14
    Member
    4494 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I really don’t see the big deal.  So what, they bought similar rings.  It’s just a ring – outside of your family, no one will notice or care.  I find it a little weird that they’d buy rings from the exact same collection, but I don’t think it’s worth popping an artery over.  The individual rings have many of the features that are pretty popular on the market right now, so it’s not super shocking that these similar rings would appeal to all of you.

    Post # 15
    Member
    1029 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    @dulcevida:  + 100% I’m not ashamed to say this, when I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that I had to go custom if I wanted my wedding band to perfectly fit my ering…I started trolling the bee like a dog in heat ’cause I’m not a ring designer;  therefore,  I needed to look at other bees and jeweler stores wedding bands as in inspiration for ideas. I’m telling you guys right now, don’t trip if my band looks similar to yours are some other bee on  this site.

    Post # 16
    Member
    724 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @HeartsandSparkles:  I see some people dont get it, But I do. I have never seen this collection by them and while they are all TECHNICALLY different, they are a collection and MENT to look similar. The fact that your aunt is known to be competitive and asked point blank who made it makes this all a little odd that she went out to buy it. And like you say your cusin may have had no say in her ring (thought your aunt may have told the SO to get that ring or pointed to it, but its not the cusins fult)

    But truly dont let it ruin your ring, its the one you two picked because it was everything you wanted (even having things changed to make it this way). Just vent to us and your SO and love your ring as the trend setter it is! 

    *hugs*

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