Post # 1
I was chatting with a girlfriend the other day who’s newly engaged, we were discussing engagement rings, and rings in general that we were lusting over. She is the new owner of a very pretty 1ct solitaire that she absolutely adores.
When I first joined the bee, I thought I’d like something simple like hers but since seeing all of your lovely rings, it’s made me realise how much possibility of custom made and unique gem stones, ornate settings, stones i never knew existed!
So I ask you ladies, what did you originally have your heart set on as your ‘dream ring’? And how has that changed?
I feel the bee has introduced me to so many things, and after drooling over so many different types of rings I have felt my taste in jewellery has definitely changed! Has yours?
Post # 2
For me, my taste has not specifically changed but I did not know about diamond alternatives such as Amora Gem and Moissy!!
Post # 3
Not much!! I learned more about stone hardness and such though. I never ever wanted a diamond, even as a little girl.
Post # 4
When I first joined the bee, I thought mismatched sets were super strange. I had only really seen matching sets, especailly the ones of my aunts and parents friends which for the most part were late 80’s designs that had two matching bands on either side of the ring in yellow gold.
I have come to love and appreciate mismatched sets and mixing metals, and am doin a mismatched set myself! I also used to loathe halos (though I still dislike a huge majority of them) and found myself liking unique or interesting halos which I ended up with as well.
And diamond shapes…. before coming to the bee, I knew about round, princess, and emerald. Thanks to pinterest I learned about cushion cuts, but on the bee searching for something different I found pictures of radiants and fell head over heels. (finding them in person locally was a nightmare, however)
So, I guess a lot has changed haha!
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!
Glad I knew about the bee before getting engaged! This site and a few others really helped me figure out what I liked!! If I hadn’t found out about this site, I probably would have opted for a 1 ct diamond Princess cut solitaire. I ended up getting so the opposite!
Post # 6
My taste hasn’t changed too much but without the Bee I probably wouldn’t have heard of Verragio (and now my ring is from them!), rose gold, or moissanite.
I think initially I preferred white gold, then after seeing rings on here loved rose gold, and now I’m back to good old yellow gold 🙂
Post # 7
I definitely became more aware of different stones and types of settings. I still have the same taste in rings though. I think seeing so many other options strengthened my preferences even more 🙂
Post # 8
Omg yes! I always wanted RB w/ halo in white gold, which is what I got, but now I love solitaires in yellow gold. If I ever upgrade I will be doing a RB solitaire.
Post # 9
I was engaged before I joined the bee, but my taste in rings has not changed. I guess if anything, I used to hate oval stones, but now I actually really like them.
Post # 10
I was a pricescope member before the Bee so I didn’t learn much here except that a lot of people buy moissanite.
Post # 11
My tastes have definitely gotten a lot more elaborate. I knew almost nothing about diamonds to begin with (the 4 C’s, being certified, etc.). I thought I wanted something simple but then after seeing all the possibilities for rings on the Bee, I started to second guess what I thought I wanted!
However I definitely still prefer yellow gold for myself and it seems like white gold is the most common by far on the Bee.
Post # 12
I don’t think my taste has changed because a lot of the rings I see here aren’t my taste. I did learn about moissanite here. I had also never seen a rose gold E ring and really like them even though I don’t think I’d wear one myself because I don’t think it compliments my skin tone.
Post # 13
I came across WB when I was searching for a gemstone wedding band. WB did not change my mind in what I wanted but I don’t dislike halos and marquise cuts as much as I used to.
Post # 14
My taste hasn’t changed (I love yellow gold and I still don’t like halos) but I learned about Moissanites (had no idea they even existed until this site).
Post # 15
Since joining the Bee, my tastes in jewelry has stayed similar. I still like color, and I prefer any color of gold to platinum. However, it seems like my tastes in engagement rings has become a bit more conservative. Around the time I joined, I thought I’d end up with a large, colored gemstone in an elaborate setting when I get engaged. Now, colorless stones have grown on me, and since I learned I like thicker wedding bands (think a somewhat thinner version of those Victorian cigar bands), I am fairly sure that I’ll opt for a simpler setting when the time comes.