Post # 1
I know diamonds are the traditional stone for engagement rings but if you broke out of tradition and had a totally out there ring whether it be colored, weird shaped, etc… what would you have?
I have alot of friends who have told me about rings they love but didn’t have the guts and went with something else to stick to tradition so I know some other brides might feel the same. I also love seeing different rings 🙂
Post # 3
@MsMadHatter: I’d totally get something like this and I’d stack a bunch of thin rose gold and pave ruby bands on both sides!
Post # 4
I have a blue sapphire. My alter ego rings would be:
A .75 carat moissanite rose gold solitare
I can’t remember the name of the bee, but she has a padparadscha sapphire that I just die over. Oh or a garnet.
Post # 5
I love those both! I’m not sure what I’d want. I’m getting my black and white diamond ring soon so mine is a little out there and I’m already not a traditional girl
Post # 6
I’ve seen a lot of unusual rings in my recent search for THE ONE.
There is some really really modern hightech looking stuff out there is money isn’t an object (SO has been laughing how I can instinctly find the ring in the room that costs $ 10 K or more… I had a ring that cost $ 26 K on my finger the other day “by accident” in a Jewellery Store that specializes in Vintage / Estate pieces)
I also, saw a Triangular Cut Diamond the other day in a Solitaire setting … first time I’d ever seen that shape. It was pretty cool.
I like unique things. But I thought I might tire of such a ring … so the hunt continues.
Post # 7
@This Time Round: I’m the same way. I love colored gemstone or colored diamond rings but I worry that I might eventually want something else. I know I could always upgrade but I don’t want to. I like the sentimental value of keeping the same rings you got married with. That’s why I decided to go with white diamonds with 2 black diamond accents. It’s different and so me but not too untraditional.
Although I think my alter ego would pick a ring like this. I have been IN LOVE with this morganite ring since I saw another bee post it.
Post # 8
I got the unusual and untraditional rings I wanted…after having something still not “traditional” (but coloured stones were tradition before diamonds ever were!)
My original wedding ring in lower right corner – replaced due to allergies and discomfort. I did not have an ering before we married:
Old rings, also replaced due to allergies and not being my style reasons (my husband never liked them either!):
My forever rings! Totally “me”, we both love them, and no alter ego required as I honestly do not even think of wanting anything else now…these are sooo perfect for me:
Post # 9
My brand-spanking new engagement ring (SQUEEEEE!) is unique compared to the norm. It’s a sapphire with a halo in white gold.
But of course, I also have an alter ego ring…
I absolutely LOVE morganite with rose gold, but a wedding band just seemed quite difficult with this ring. Aaaand I have this obsession with sapphires dating back to my days as an embryo… 😉
Post # 10
@MsMadHatter: Lol, I hear ya. I have quite a collection of semi-precious and precious stone jewellery, including rings (SO treats me like a Princess… he is so thoughtful with his presents)… the nice thing about these types of gems are there ARE SO MANY to choose from !!
Truthfully, since joining WBee, I’ve discovered a whole lot of gems I hadn’t even heard of, and I am a Jewellery Lover !!
Like yourself, it is very important to me that I get my ring choice right… as I connect a lot of sentimental value to the ring(s) that I wear that represent my marriage. First time round, I wore my original rings for 20+ Years, never was interested in upgrading… because they well… WERE US. They represented all of us… our youthful love, our hopes, our dreams, our modest beginnings, and our journey together thru the years. I rarely ever took them off… they were hard wearing (solid gold, couldn’t afford much in the way of diamonds back then)… It was a very very difficult decision for me to take off those rings and call it quits on my marriage (lots of water under the bridge since then, but it still brings a lump to my throat)
I haven’t sold them… plan to keep them for my Daughter to give to her on her Wedding Day now that her Dad has passed on (with this note… Something OLD, Something TRUE, Something from your Mom & Dad… on this Special Day for YOU). I figure they represent our union (what is left of it) and a way that she can have some way to connect with her Dad on her Wedding Day… he gave me those rings… now, in a way he is giving them to her.
Ya, I am a sentimental mush !!
Post # 11
My engagement ring is a violet sapphire solitaire set in a channel-set graduated diamond cathedral setting with a trellis. I love it! And I got exactly what I wanted, a little non traditional but still traditional. But my alter ego would totally want something with a vintage style! Maybe a cluster ring with violet sapphires… Something like this:
or like this but with violet sapphires:
Post # 12
I love these morganites! My alter ego would choose a gorgeous radiant aquamarine set in a vintage halo I saw at an estate jewelry store. I’ll post a picture of something similar if I can find it, but I doubt I’ll be able too. It was the only one I’ve ever seen like it.
Post # 13
@RayKay: Gorgeous! I know diamonds were the original “traditional” stone but it seems to be these days. When I considered getting a gemstone ring, some people made comments about how it was cheap and so on and so forth. It’s ridiculous. Your rings are all very pretty!
@Saria213: Beautiful. I love morganite and they do look good with rose gold.
@This Time Round: Aw that is so sweet! I’m sure your daughter will be beyond happy and touched.
@mylittleviolett: Oh I love that second one sooo much! Where did you find it?
@MsPoodles: Thanks 🙂 I also love aquamarines and considered picking one
Post # 14
I love how it’s nature inspired and wearable.
Post # 15
@MsMadHatter: I found it on OnceWed on a featured wedding page. I never saw anything like that ring before; didn’t even know rings like that existed. If I had known, I would have looked at rings like that with my Fiance. But I had no idea!
Post # 16
@abirdword: I love that ring! I considered something similar for my band.
@mylittleviolett: It’s so beautiful! I love vintage rings. Mine isn’t vintage but vintage inspired.