Post # 1
I’m not engaged yet, but I’m on the hunt for the perfect wedding ring. At first I was all about diamonds I wanted the biggest and best diamond my sweetiepie could afford, but recently I’ve been thinking that I want a pearl ring now and later on I will upgrade to a diamond.
Does anyone have a pearl engagement ring?! If so post pictures please!!
Post # 3
Pearls are beautiful! I got my bridesmaids pearl jewelry sets, and I am still looking for the perfect necklace for myself. But they’re kind of delicate. I have heard they are not a good option for engagement rings because they are prone to damage/shatter, especially since we are so rough on our hands/more likely to bang it off something. Hopefully if anyone has one, she can share personal experience as to whether this is an issue or not. And I know you weren’t asking for opinions, but it is just something you might want to consider in case you didn’t know already. 🙂
Post # 4
Pearls are SUPER soft. I have a ring with opal inlay, so the opal is flush with the metal. Opal is considered a soft “stone”, but not softer than pearl. I already somehow shaved a chunk out of it. If you hold it at the right angle, you can see a big ‘ol fracture. Unfortunately, the pearl has no such masking capabilities and any flaw sustained to the surface of the pearl will be clearly visible and probably not very reparable.
I would personally beware, daily wear will show up in the form of divits and dents on a pearl ring. You’d be surprised how many times a day you whack your hands on random things. Having a pearl standing off your hand probably won’t help your chances of hitting things either. 🙁
*Had to edit for major spelling and grammar errors. 😛 *
Post # 5
I agree that pearls are beautiful but I have heard they are too soft for everyday wear on your hands. Maybe you could get a pearl necklace or earrings for your wedding, or a pearl ring for an anniversary that you could wear on special occasions?
Post # 6
I love the look of them but I think you girls are right. I am going to school to be a nurse and a pearl would be horribly abused so a diamond it is!
Post # 7
I agree with PP. I LOVE pearls, and I briefly considered them for my engagement ring. I ultimately decided, though, that pearls are just too soft.
…That being said, I’m going all pearl for my wedding jewelry.
Post # 8
I love pearls, but they are fragile. If you do get a pearl engagement ring, you might only wear it every day until you get a wedding ring.
I have a pearl ring that I LOVE, but I can’t wear it as often as I’d like.
Post # 9
I had always dreamed of having a beautiful pearl ring for my engagement ring. When we first started looking all of the stores told us they would not offer a warrenty on the pearl because of how soft it is.
We ended up going with a diamond instead. Good luck in your search. I am hoping he gets me a nice pearl ring for something else.
Post # 10
I actually have a pearl engagement ring. It is vintage, gorgeous and perfect! I’ve been wearing it since September and have been a bit nervous about it. As someone suggested earlier, I may not wear it every day once we get married.
Another weird thing – I get a lot of strange reactions to my wedding ring. Most of my family is pretty traditional and hardly any of my friends are engaged or married. I get a lot of, “Oh! A pearl! How different.” Uh, thanks?
Regardless, if it is what you have your heart set on, go for it!
Post # 11
Yeah I agree with all the other posters about pearls. Gorgeous, but not for everyday wear. Are there any other stones that you like other than diamonds?
Post # 12
Go with pearls for the wedding jewelry! That way they will always be a special part of your marriage 🙂
Post # 13
I have a pearl engagment ring, and I have been wearing it daily for almost a year now with no issues. It is still quite a lot of luster. I am obessed with pearl jewlery and I think your ring should be a reflection of your tastes, not traditionalism.
I agree that I think my wedding band will have some slight embellishment to it so the pearl can be saved for posterity one day.
I’ll admitt I’m careful to not get any chemicals, lotions, dirt in it, but these are the same precautions you would take with any other piece of special jewlery 😀
Here’s the stock photo from Kay Jewlers. It’s a smaller one, but it suits my tastes. Even larger and finer pearls are still a way to save pennies if you need to.
Post # 14
I don’t have a pearl ering, but I’m wearing pearl & diamond jewelry for my wedding day. I found this gorgeous ring recently & it reminded me of this post. I’ve been drooling for 2 days straight..
Post # 15
@CaptainSpaulding: Wow, that ring is amazing! Where did you find it??
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