Post # 1
My good friend just got engaged and her ring is nearly identical to mine (round center with cushion halo and pave band in white gold) and I’m debating changing out my setting to the same exact style but in rose gold… I picked out the ring so my guy wouldn’t mind at all, and I like the idea of not needing to get my ring redipped ever, but it will probably cost around $1500… He hasn’t officially given it to me, so it doesn’t have any real significance yet, but I think it’s coming soon, so if I want to make a change I think I have to act fairly quickly… Any thoughts?
Post # 3
If you really don’t like the way your ring is now, go for it. But honestly, that’s a good chunk of money, and I wouldn’t spend that much just so it doesn’t look like someone else’s. Just means you and your friend have similar tastes!
Post # 4
That is a fairly common setting these days, it’s bound to happen that someone has a ring similar to yours. I would not spend $1500 to change the setting unless you are thinking of going the completely custom route so that you will have a one of a kind ring and can use the existing setting as a trade in or something.
Post # 5
Not worth it. If you genuinely didn’t care for white gold but you guys had bought the ring anyways and you wanted to get it redipped that would be a whole other story. But spending that kind of cash just so you don’t have a ring that looks like one of thousands of identical rings just because the person has a personal relationship with you? Maybe not worth it. I’d leave it.
Post # 6
No, even though designs are similar…. each ring is unique. Just like people. Your ring means something specific to you. So I wouldn’t really spend money on changing something just because someone else you know (even a good friend) has something similar. It is obvious that both of you (and your FI’s) have excellent taste.
Post # 7
I don’t think it’s worth it. So many women have similar styles of rings and I (personally) don’t see why it’s an issue. Imagine if every woman with a solitaire felt this way, people would constantly be changing their settings.
Post # 8
I can see why you’d be thinking about changing it…you picked something you love and thought was unique then one of your friends kind of steals the thunder. I promise though that once you see it on your ring finger, you won’t care who else has a similar ring! Think of all the ladies that have solitaires…there’s a reason why many people have them, because they’re beautiful! Also, rose gold is pretty trendy right now, so you might get sick of it over time.
Another thing to consider is that you only wear your engagement ring alone for a short amount of time before adding a wedding band, and a band can really change the look of a set, so if you’re still concerned about it, maybe try to get a different style of band so your sets look different. There’s so much emphasis on the e-ring that I feel like a lot of girls forget that they have to consider how it will look with a band.
Use the extra $1500 that you would have used to buy a new setting and get a rocking rose gold right hand ring! Then you will have 2 rings that you love! 😉
Post # 9
I think it’s silly to change it if you already have the ring. Plus it’s a pretty common style.
Post # 10
Honestly, I think thats a silly reason to change your ring.
Post # 11
I would not change my setting. There are so many women with identical rings, you couldn’t possibly monitor everyone to make sure that yours is different. You could you add a personal touch like hidden birth stones or scroll hearts in different colour gold under the gallery or something small but personal 🙂
Post # 12
@doglover123: I wouldn’t change it just because it’s the same as your friend’s ring. That’s a bit silly IMO. I assume your friend is already wearing hers and you don’t want to seem like you’re copying her?
If there’s any issue, then just tell her he picked it out. Realistically imitation is the greatest form of flattery anyway 🙂
Unless you go for something completely unique, you’ll always have someone w. the same ring.
If you truly want rose gold then go for it.. but I wouldn’t do it just because your friend has the same thing. You can be ring twins!
Post # 13
I think u should only change the look if that is what u want not because ur friend got the same one:(
Post # 15
Yeah I guess the other thing I should’ve mentioned is that I am also kind of worried about redipping my white gold because we got it from a small jewelry store so if we move I’ll be stuck paying to redip it, and I’d like something that’s lower maintenance… Am I right that rose gold doesn’t need any kind of dipping?
Post # 16
I am under the impression rose gold DOES need redipping… but I may be wrong there.
Anyway I think you should keep it the way it is, and maybe add a rose gold wedding band later so that it is “different”
Pretty much go for whichever metal you like most. Personally I love rose gold better than white, but what do YOU like?