Alternative Engagement Rings!

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

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sarizona : yay! Yes the second one is diamonds, it was a Christmas present last year from my husband. Centre stone is only 0.5 carats (F, VVS2) but it’s oh so pretty! It isn’t actually authentic Art Deco it’s newly made, but for me that’s a good thing because i’m very clumsy and probably shouldn’t be trusted with antiques! Xx 

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

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sarizona :  Thank you so much! I love how’s special and unique your rings are! X 

Post # 34
Hostess
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Bee Keeper

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sarizona :  Oh, yes!! Oversharing definitely  means “ring happiness”!! And in the interest of “oversharing” (ha, ha!), here are some pics of some of my other unique or unusual settings. 

I switch my rings out fairly frequently. I love jewelry, and rings are my favorites. So I have more rings than anything else.

“Left Hand” rings … which I wear for alternative wedding jewelry.

London Blue Topaz set in 14K rose gold. 

I also have a yellow sapphire solitaire that has a setting inspired by an art deco sun burst image. It’s just on the basket / profile. Setting is 14K antique gold.

Right Hand  Rings:

This one was my second custom adventure and my first dragon ring. It has a lot of detail to it, but I have had difficulty getting photos of it. It’s an elusive little minx — ha, ha! It is a blue zircon set in mostly white gold with the phoenix in rose gold.

And my most recent right hand ring, which is a ravens and roses design. It has a garnet set in rose gold.

Post # 36
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

They’re are all beautiful! I didn’t realise that would count as a claddagh ring but it’s very interesting and intricate which I love.

Here’s mine and my husband’s wedding sets. My engagement ring is the platinum diamond and his is the band. My wedding ring is the oval sapphire in pave and his is the other diamond and sapphire one. They are unique in their own way as they’re all antiques!

Post # 38
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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sarizona :  Thank you, we adore them! There are some beautiful rings here. I have more antiques but I won’t spam you – but I thoroughly recommend keeping an eye out down the line! 

Post # 39
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Bee Keeper

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sarizona :  Oh my goodness!! I love, love, LOVE your other rings, too. Your mermaid band is stunning. So graceful and pretty. It inspired me to go on a search through the interwebs, and I think I might have found your designer. Amazing work!!

Thanks so much for your kind words on my dragon and phoenix ring. It isn’t a style that appeals to everyone. (I’ve been told it’s ugly — LOL) But it has a lot of meaning to me. We had a few different dragon motifs at our wedding, and the bridesmaid dresses were made from gold silk embroidered with brown dragons and phoenixes. But I also had the ring made at a difficult time in my life. I struggle with depression and anxiety, so the dragon is a reminder to me that I can stay strong and have courage. And the phoenix reminds me that I can always start again, no matter how bad things may seem.

I love a good dragon ring, for sure! I love the way you incorporated that detail into your husband’s band. If he ever wants a second band or an alternate, maybe try for a phoenix element in there, too. It would be so neat to have a mix of the dragons he loves and his special nickname for you. (PS, I love that, too! How sweet!!)

Post # 40
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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longtimemrs :  I love your zircon! I recently got one for an anniversary and they are such beautiful stones. I love the meaning behind the dragon and phoenix – I struggle too so I can sympathise.

Post # 41
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howdoyoudo :  Thanks so much for your lovely and kind words. Although I’m sorry to hear you struggle too, thank you for sharing that with me. I think it is so important that we remind ourselves we are not alone, as well as reaching out to others. *cyberhugs*

It took me a while to grab up a blue zircon. The one in my dragon ring isn’t the best cut, but I love the color of it. It is always a bright shade of blue, which I like. After seeing it in person, I realized how much I love zircon as a gemstone. I have a soft spot for the blues because blue is my favorite color. I was on the hunt for a larger stone with a nicer cut for a little while, and I found one a few months ago. I hope to have a snowflake themed setting made for it next Fall or Winter. 

Post # 42
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

@longtimemrs Thank you, lovely. Big cyberhugs right back to you! Sadly we are in no way alone. I meet so many people who suffer or who simply have a hard life or something missing from their lives and so they seem somewhat lost. My husband is a psychologist though so at least I know he’s out there doing his bit for others on the daily.

Your plan for your stone is brilliant! I can absolutely see that working wonders for you! I can rely on you to share next year, right?! Mine feels frosty too, but I call it my ‘peacock’ ring because of its accents of rubies and that peacocks were a minor theme for our wedding and this is for our fifth anniversary next year. I’ll share it with you but I only took one crappy photo so far – I really need to put it on a longtimemrs photo shoot – feel free to pop over! It’s on my middle right finger so harder for me to hold the camera here.

Post # 43
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My original wedding set was mangled by a jeweler when I took it in to have the prongs repaired. So I had a custom ring made by another local jeweler using my original pink diamonds. 

Post # 45
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2019

All of these rings are so absolutely unique and gorgeous!! This is my Swiss Blue Topaz, photographed in our Sola wood wedding flowers.

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