Sparkle vs. Shine

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Is there a difference in Sparkle and Shine?
    Yes. There is a difference. : (32 votes)
    40 %
    No. I consider them the same thing. : (5 votes)
    6 %
    I like sparkle/glitter of the stones better. : (18 votes)
    23 %
    I like the shiny look of the actual gold to show. : (10 votes)
    13 %
    I LIKE IT ALLLLLL!!! : (15 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
    3731 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I have a black diamond center stone with a white diamond halo. The halo sparkles, the center stone shines. FH’s wedding band is tungsten carbide and is almost mirror-like. I call that shiny. Hope these pics help!


    In this picture, one of the stones in my halo (white diamond) caught the sunlight and is sparkly.



    This is FH’s wedding band. It’s shiny, almost like a mirror.


    Post # 4
    3112 posts
    Sugar bee

    @MrsMc77:  It sounds like two different things because when you say sparkle, you’re talking about the stone, and when you say shine, you’re talking about the metal.

    Post # 5
    8658 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I understand the diamonds getting lost in the sparkle. Maybe get something channel set? so there is a divider?

    Post # 6
    6407 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I know what you mean… I’m not really into the little glitters of lots of melee either… I tend to describe it as “I like clean lines, well-defined boundaries and big chunks of light at a time.”

    Maybe the word “glitter” would help him?

    And “sheen” for the metal?


    Post # 8
    265 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    There’s definitely a difference, and I love channel-set bands because there’s a little of both in a really balanced way. One of my best friends has a set that’s all glitter (pavé e-ring with pavé wrap), which is absolutely stunning on her, but would be too much bling on me.

    Post # 9
    752 posts
    Busy bee

    Another vote for channel setting!

    Post # 10
    258 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Do you mean something like this?

    Post # 11
    258 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Oops, I see now that you’re not talking about the setting.  Sorry!

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