Post # 1
Hey, ladies. So, I’m not engaged yet, but the Boyfriend or Best Friend and I have been talking seriously about it, and I’ve been looking at rings. While there are loads of gorgeous rings out there, they don’t all seem that practical for everyday wear. I love the look of large stones, pave, etc., but I personally don’t think I could wear them every day. To those who have that sort of ring, I mean no offense, think they’re gorgeous, but not “me”. Currently, these are my 2 favorites of rings I’ve found. While I love the look of them, I’ve intentionally chosen rings I think would be low-maintenance. I hope he picks one of them! They’re palladium (durable, no need to re-dip and hypoallergenic), moissanite (sparkly and affordable), and no prongs (no snagging).
So, I would love to see rings you got with practicality in mind! What appealed to you about these rings?
Post # 4
There was just a post about bezel-set solitaires, which IMO are the most practical e-rings.
Post # 5
@abirdword: Ok I’ll bite 🙂
I’m a neuroscience grad student so I live in nitrile gloves and needed something that was low profile and didn’t have any prongs to snag (plus I’m a HUGE klutz so a higher setting would be disastrous for me and my poor diamond!). We found my setting at a local jeweler and I knew it’d be perfect!
Post # 6
My Fiance, also a teacher, understood that a huge ring would not work for me to wear everyday. I am a preschool teacher and in grad school and regardless of what grade I teach (prek-3) a large ring would be a mess, especially since playdoh and paint seem to be a favorite among my students.
He went with a trellis setting because a prong setting made me nervous because of it being so high up, I’d bump it on everything and I get constant goo all over my hands and it guards my diamond better.
My ring is also 1/2 carat. I think it is the perfect size, not too big and not too small. Just right for my hand and my job! He did awesome while picking my ring out…Ihad no say what-so-ever so he really thought of everything!
Post # 7
I LOVE the look of a bezel set diamond- so clean and really makes the centre stone the emphasis- I haven’t gotten my ring yet, but I work in the child care industry, and all of my engaged co-workers complain about their ring snagging things because they are set so high
Post # 8
Those are beautiful rings! My engagement ring is .20-.22 carat & my wedding band is .25 carat. Also my e-ring sits kind of low. I love them for the very reason that I can wear them daily, everyday & they do not get in the way!
In this first picture you can see how low my e-ring sits:
Post # 9
Mine look elaborate, but they’re surprisingly practical. They’re sturdy, have a low profile, and don’t have any small fiddly stones that are in danger of falling out at the slightest knock.
Post # 10
Love the bezel setting :-).
My now Darling Husband got me a low-setting ring which is perfect for me. I can’t imagine the damage I would do if it sat up higher1
Post # 11
These are beautiful rings, ladies!
Post # 12
My ring is a bit big but it’s a bezel–no prongs to snag my wasit length curly hair or the pretty crocheted thing I wore today. I wear latex gloves over it with no trouble. If it were prong set, I’d say it’s a high setting but since it doesn’t catch in anything, it doesn’t matter to me. 😀
ETA–mine is set in palladium for the same reasons you want it–durable and no need to redip for a little less than the cost of gold.
Post # 13
Mine’s bezel-set, and except for being a tiny bit high, it’s about as practical as you can get with the standard engagement ring kind of “look”. You can see better pictures of mine than I have at the seller’s page: http://www.etsy.com/listing/61914800/classic-moissanite-solitaire-ring-with
Post # 14
Mine is low-set, as I also live in nitrile gloves.
There’s sparkle, and yet I don’t have to rip all of my gloves/take off my ring at work.
Post # 15
Mine is a bezel (Luna from Brilliant Earth) that allows for me to have a band without a gap, but isn’t set too high. You can see the profile pic there.
Post # 16
My diamond engagement and wedding rings were purchased before I decided I wanted to work in the veterinary field. FI bought me a plain gold band to wear instead on the days when I’m working.