Help me pick between engagement rings?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which ring do you like better?
    The first one : (83 votes)
    68 %
    The second one : (22 votes)
    18 %
    Eww yellow gold, looks weird with diamonds : (17 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I am not a huge fan of rings but society dictates I wear one to show my married status.

    You could just wear a wedding band when you are married; there’s no obligation to buy /wear an engagement ring!
    I think yellow gold will look wonderful on your skintone. I think it’s quite flattering on most people, to be honest!

    I voted for the first one as I prefer a thinner band.

    Post # 4
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    139 posts
    Blushing bee

    I love the first ring! I’m not a fan of the second ring. I think it looks a little dated. I normally don’t like yellow gold unless it is really detailed (ie Miley Cyrus’s ring), but he first ring falls under that category! It’s beautiful! And it would look absolutely gorgeous on an Indian girl! I think rose gold would, too! Have you checked that out? 

    Post # 5
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    267 posts
    Helper bee

    I love ring #1! It has a vintage look to it, and I love the milgrain. A lot of rings are shown in white gold, but most are available in yellow too. If buying online, there is usually a drop down for the type of gold you would like to order. I’m not sure in B&M places, but I would assume that they can order a ring you like in yellow gold. 

    Post # 6
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I voted the first one, but you definitely don’t need another e-ring if you don’t want one!

    Wear his Grandmother’s ring to family events, and just wear a plain gold (or an infinity diamond) band!

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1997

    @CrazyCatLady13:  I didn’t vote as both settings are gorgeous, can’t go wrong with either. Yellow gold looks striking!

    ps. who cares what “society dictates”?! Wear what you want.

    Post # 8
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    293 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I love the first one. I think its details wouldn’t be as visible in white gold (even though I love white gold) and I think it will look lovely on you. But, as PPs have said, there’s no reason you need to wear an engagement ring or even a wedding ring. You could find something else you prefer that has meaning to you – one Bee exchanged watches, and I have two friends who exchanged necklaces.

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

    I voted the second one because I feel like the first one is a setting we are seeing more and more of. I really like the second because its not something I’m seeing everywhere right now. I also dont care for the milgrain down the side of the first its a little too much going on for me it isnt cohesive. I feel like the flourishes of the second flow better and it doesnt make my eyes go 6 directions with too many things to look at.

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I know plenty of people who have wedding rings but never or rarely wear them. I say screw society, do what you want lol. But if you do want to get another engagement ring, I voted for the first one, I think it’s beautiful.  🙂 Also, if you haven’t,  you might as well go to a jewelry store to see what you like the look of on your hand- as far as I’m concerned, Indian women are a wide range of skin tones! They might not have as much yellow gold in the store, but they’ll have some, and rings that have yellow and white together, and rose gold. Additionally, if you plan on getting henna for your wedding, I think that first ring or something like it in yellow or rose gold would look amazing with it. 🙂

    PS Hi date twin! Just 5 days to the year mark! 

     

    Post # 11
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    Worker bee

    Yellow gold is a nice look.Does your grandmothers ring have diamonds on it? Can you reset her diamonds into a setting you like? I think the first ring is georgeous. You are wearing it, so you have to love it.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’m curious to see the ring he proposed to you with! 

    I really prefer the first ring. So cool you’re going with moissanite! A ring might grow on you…especially if you like jewelery. I didn’t care for rings before getting engaged. Now I just adore wearing it, and love admiring it on the subway, etc. hehe. When I feel like a more comfortable wear, I stack two rose gold bands. My set is in platinum, so this allows me to have fun with a white metal and a richer one. 

    I find yellow gold amazing in a modern setting, like the options you posted. It’s a bit of a fashion-forward look to me, unique right now, with the white metal-dominated market. Go for yellow gold!

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Most rings you see in a jewelry store can be ordered in yellow gold via special order – so don’t feel limited by what you see in cases

    Post # 15
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    To @CrazyCatLady13:  Truly, BOTH these rings are lovely (so I am another one who didn’t vote).

    I am one who loves many different types of Jewellery, so I say YES go ahead and get WHATEVER it is that you like, and don’t worry about what other people think in regards to the style or colour… Yellow Gold IMO ALWAYS look great on people of Indian heritage.

    Which is also WHY I am a gal who would be cool rockin’ Gramma’s ring as well… Heritage jewellery is cool IMO, BECAUSE of the story that it comes with.

    What I would suggest tho is you plan to buy a ring… that you make sure and try rings on… cause a photo and what it looks like on your hand can be vastly different.  I’d never buy a ring based on a photo alone.

    As someone else said, wearing an ERing 24/7 isn’t a requirement of being Engaged.  So you could certainly stick with the Heirloom Ring from Gramma, and then add a plain WBand when you marry.

    Hope this helps,

     

    Post # 16
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I just got engaged this weekend. I have not even made it home to post yet, but I saw this on my phone and I am going to try to up load photos for you. 

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