Choosing ring styles

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: How do you shop for rings?
    I like to follow the current styles and get what's popular. There's a reason everyone else likes it. : (5 votes)
    10 %
    I've seen the same style by several different retailers? Out of the question! : (44 votes)
    90 %
  • Post # 3
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    901 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    When I was shopping, it didn’t really matter what was popular. It mattered if I liked it or not. My ring, with a twisted shank, feels like it is everywhere right now but I don’t care because it is mine and I love it. It is what I wanted. My ring is also rose gold which everyone is saying is just a ‘trend’ but I have always loved rose gold and knew I wanted it in an e-ring so I got it. 🙂

    Post # 4
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    1400 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I wouldn’t say I purposely sought out something non-trendy, but the settings I was drawn to were all fairly unique, and I haven’t seen anything like my e-ring that I absolutely love. 🙂 The wedding band I want is a small eternity band, so that’s a pretty popular thing, but I just love the continuous design and the dainty sparkle.

    Post # 5
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    3673 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I couldn’t care less about what’s popular and designer this or that, but I also don’t go out of my way to be different just for the sake of bucking the trend. If I like it, I like it, no matter if it’s something everyone else likes or no one’s ever seen. My ring has a pretty unique stone and setting, but my dress is your typical regular ol’ white wedding dress, and I love them both!

    Post # 6
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    7265 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I just went for what I loved and what I felt looked best on my hand. I didn’t care at all about popularity or trying to be unique just for the sake of being unique.

    Post # 7
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    6510 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    When we looked at rings I had no idea what was popular. If I did, I wouldn’t care- I would have picked out a ring I loved as opposed to basing it on trends/designers/uniqueness.

    Post # 8
    Member
    28 posts
    Newbee

    @Aquaria: I fell for a more “unique” ring. But it also looks a lot like a standard 4 prong solitaire from the top. So it looks pretty standard but I love the tension settings. The physics delights me. After I found it online I literally had to drive 3 hours to find a jeweler that actually carried the designer and I had to call 2 weeks in advance to make sure I’d be able to see the one I was interested in. I can’t wait to actually get it.

     

    Post # 10
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    1233 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I chose my ring by the designer. My ring is a custom piece from a jeweler in my hometown. My mother owns a few of his pieces and I can remember drooling over his work since I’ve been about five. I’ve grown up watching his styles change and when it came time for me to FINALLY pick out a ring I was speechless when I discovered he had made a modified version of the ring I had always loved! I like what I see elsewhere but I’ve loved his pieces so much it’ll be hard for me to stray from him.

    I’m thinking for our five year I’m going to have him design me a ring with a 1.5-2c pear. I currently have an obsession for pears.

    Post # 11
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    2355 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @Aquaria:  I found that rings I liked before actually going ring shopping no longer appealed to me because they were trendy. I don’t mean in the sense that everyone has one, but in the sense that they are the current modern e-ring style. Solitaires are everywhere, but they are classic to me. That’s what SO and I chose. Now I’m just waiting for him to give it to me! : )

    Post # 12
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    115 posts
    Blushing bee

    Id never get anything just cause it was popular, whether it be clothes, a hairstyle or a ring. I like things that are a little different but also classic. I love the look of a timeless solitaire, but am getting a pear diamond as the stone. I’ve always loved it and think its very “me”. Not everyone’s cup of tea, but that’s ok.

    Post # 13
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    1207 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    @Aquaria:  I ended up picking out something that no one else has. I don’t really know why though. I did know that I didn’t want princess or round (they don’t do anything to make my hand look nice). In the mall jewelry stores, I tried on a cushion Neil Lane that I liked in pictures but it also didn’t do anything for my hand.  I saw Blake Lively’s oval and fell in LOVE. Of course, no stores had oval diamoonds in stock, so I tried some oval gemstone rings and it clicked. I wanted an oval. I have never seen an E-ring with an oval in real life, so I think it will be a subtle departure from all of the other lovely rings out there. I also really wanted a halo, but when I tried them, it didn’t really do anything for me, even though I am 1000% in love with them. So, I kinda tried to go mainstream, but it didn’t work out for me.

    Post # 14
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    917 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I wanted a solitaire, regardless of if it’s currently trending or not. Granted, solitaires (i.e. one diamond on a metal band, no pavé) don’t really ever go OUT of style, but they’re not exactly trendy either. I wanted that setting because I felt like it reflects my personal style and it’s what I imagine wearing 50+ years in the future, as well as right now. 

    Post # 15
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    4543 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    I wanted a solitaire because it is what I liked 16 years ago but I love Art Deco settings so I am trying to find one now. Back then we were limited on what we could find because stores here didnt sell them. When we purchased the upgrade we bought the ring for the diamond not the setting.The internet has opened up the possibilities for me. I cant wait to get my dream setting!

    Post # 16
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    7997 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I wanted something a bit different… so I got a yellow diamond. Colored diamonds are getting a bit more popular these days, and halos seem to be in fashion, so I guess it is in style or whatever. Unless you get a solitaire then I think that your ring will look dated at some point… and that’s fine. If I am still married 20, 30, 40 years from now, that’s a thing to be proud of.

    I didn’t purposely seek out a halo because it was trendy or whatever (and they were popular back in the 20s or 30s too I believe), I got it because I LOVE sparkle and because the contrast of the white diamond halo makes my yellow diamond pop.

    I like solitaires.. on other people. I tried some on and didn’t feel like they were “me”.

    ETA: It’s funny – I see halos all over the Bee and Pinterest, but in real life I have yet to see a ring even remotely close to mine.

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