(Closed) Thoughts on unconventional wedding rings?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

To be honest I do not like the ring shown above at all. I’m not against unconventional wedding rings but, I also like the idea of keeping something on my finger that’s not just a trend but, classic and timeless. Sometimes these styles are nice to start but they loose their glam and look outdated when they get to carried away with uniqueness. Hope I’m not being harsh I just wanted to be honest in my opinion.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I honestly like this style of ring- to me it looks like it’s handmade and something that could have a story behind it (like it belonged to an ancient greek woman.) It’s also something you wouldn’t see many other people wearing.  For some people that’s really important.   I recently realized a lot of people dislike our wedding bands.  They are plain white gold with a brushed finish (basically they aren’t polished and VERY simple.)

  EVERYONE has different taste- I think this is a great idea and a lot of people would appreciate it. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

You may want to try posting this on offbeatbrides.com –  a lot of the brides there choose things based on their uniqueness, and have some of the most amazing weddings.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think a lot of people like traditional because they saw those rings on the fingers of their parents and grandparents, and connect that simple representation with generations of marriage in their family. The one above is very pretty, but to me (since you asked), it looks more like an engagement ring; I want people to look at my band and say, "Oh yes, she’s married." That won’t matter to everybody, but that’s the only reason I want a wedding band. 

That being said, I think the idea of a wedding ring collection with a lot of variety is fantastic. I’m sure plenty of couples would get something different if they had more options, especially options that involve something other than additional gemstones.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

McFarlandDesigns on Etsy has rings JUST like that, and I was totally tempted to get one. I think it is gorgeous (though I also go to offbeatbride,com, lol).

 I have a totally traditional e-ring, round cut solitaire prong setting, which I love to death, but I’m doing an black opal wedding band, just as soemthing different.  Not as a trend or anything but as my style.

 I love the idea of unique rings, but I also the the idea of taking ‘traditional’ and putting my spin on it.

Bottom line, do what makes you happy!!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

I think that’s a beautiful ring. I, too, saw something very similar on Etsy and considered it. I have selected not to have an engagement ring at all (because I don’t like diamonds and because my mom and grandmother didn’t have them). And my wedding ring will be artist-made and very non-traditional as well. I go on offbeatbride all the time, as well as indiebride (when it isn’t broken).

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have a gorgeous right hand ring (aquamarine wldiamonds around it on shank too and it’s plat).  I bought it myself for me, but although it’s on my rt hand, people thought and asked if it was an E ring..No I would reply.

These days colored stones are popular also.  I like them too.  But if you want to absolutely know a woman is married, the traditional type wedding ring screams that.  Everybody is different, and there is no right or wrong, but I prefer traditional.  I want there to be NONE of the asking "Is that an engagement ring?" stuff anymore.  They will just know.  🙂   

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

My personal opinion is that an engagement rinng and wedding band should suit the wearer.  If the bride-to-be isn’t a diamond girl, or absolutely loves a different stone, or maybe no stone at all, more power to her.  Im a tradition ring lover myself for the same reason that amysue states–no one mistakes my ring for anything other than an e-ring.  But then, no one mistakes my BFF’s amythest ring for anything other than an e-ring, either, and the shiny purple stone fits her personality.  Why spend a bunch of money on a traditional ring if the wearer isn’t a traditional-ring kind of girl?  She’s the one wearing it for the rest of her life.

 Second–yay for other Offbeat Bride Tribe readers.  Some of it’s way too out there for me, but there are a lot of really great ideas for the not-so-conventional bride, and even some for the ultra-traditional bride who wants just a splash of something different.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

One of the guys i went to college with and a very cool wedding band. Both him and his bride had four measures of "their song" as a ring. I like the ring. I think it’s just important that the person who wears the ring likes it. Mines slightly off the norm too , green sapphire .

Post # 16
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Wannabee

I love that ring! It’s a lot like the Tiffany’s bezel setting.

 

I’ve also attached another unconventional ring you might like 🙂

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