Do you think there are ring styles that "cheat"

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: I think you are cheating if you have a ...
    Cluster : (53 votes)
    20 %
    Halo : (31 votes)
    12 %
    Illusion setting : (40 votes)
    15 %
    Simulant : (49 votes)
    18 %
    Gemstone : (11 votes)
    4 %
    Rings can't cheat : (83 votes)
    31 %
  • Post # 4
    670 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    oh boy . . . this thread will get interesting. 🙂

    Post # 5
    2353 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Oh ya. Can’t wait.

    Post # 6
    816 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I never thought of it really as a “game” but I think it constitutes “cheating” if you are trying to pass off a CZ as a diamond or something and blatantly and intentionally lying about it.

    Halos (I believe… don’t hate me) were traditionally a way to get more finger coverage/ a bolder ring without needing a larger diamond. However, they are a really common style now on their own, so I don’t think that this factor of halos is even a “thing” anymore.

    Post # 7
    2202 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @MissSangria:  +1 yup. Seems like the same threads always get brought up. Halo, diamond vs. moissanite.


    I say enjoy what you love and if others dont? Let it roll off your back like water on a duck. You’re never going to please everyone and why would you want to?


    Post # 8
    2091 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I think everyone just have different preferences when it comes to ring styles. I don’t think anyone intends to ‘cheat’ someone into think their ring is something it is not. 

    ETA. I just saw you put illusion settings on your poll. In my opinion they are one of the most beautiful settings for a ring. I like how vintage they look, their details and the fact that my mum has one. I love them for what they are, not because they make a diamond look bigger. My diamond is 1/3 carat so I don’t pick one style over another because of how big a stone looks. I love settings 🙂 

    Post # 9
    2529 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I’m a cheater, and I don’t care. If I hadn’t picked moissanite, I would have picked a quad. OH, MY GOODNESS! QUICK, TELL THE WORLD I AM POOR. Please, someone tattoo a disclaimer on my forehead. No one can be allowed to believe that I am getting away with a fake look-a-like. Because you certainly couldn’t tell I’m not rich by the car I drive or anything like that. Wink


    No, rings cannot cheat. They are inanimate objects, and no one gets a prize or a grade.

    Post # 10
    481 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I don’t think there’s any “cheating” since engagement isn’t a competition. Different people want different things. 

    Post # 12
    1786 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Yes. Caught one copying off my math test once. Bastard.

    Post # 14
    2181 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @mariebuttons:  The concept of rings cheating is flawed, but tons of bees are allllllllllll over it as you have observed.

    Post # 15
    6018 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I have that gemstone one from my parents as RHR for getting into college.  I don’t think it’s cheating if you try to make your stone bigger or and more bling to it.  Who cares as long as you like it? 

    Post # 16
    1725 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

    @Jabberwocky:  LMAO!

    In your sense of cheating, yes I think illusions might have intially been created for that, hence the name, however it also seems to have been a very common style back in the day as my mom, aunts, etc all have one as their original ring.


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