(Closed) Crystal Ring?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

You can have whatever kind of ring you want….and the ring looks lovely. I don’t know about staying power, that would be something to research or ask a jewelry person about. I’ve seen wooden rings, tatoos, copper rings, no rings etc. You really have a world of possibility.

You don’t sound very certain though. Have you considered talking to someone who does custom work to see if you can get something you like? It sounds expensive, but it just depends on what you want to get.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

i agree wit hAngel…custom owrk may be the best for you.

 i’m all for getting what you love whatever its made of, but i dont know about the durability of the Austrian crystal. i’d look into that if you are trying to make this your forever ring.

 other than that, get whatever you love.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2001

From the looks of the ring you posted, you might like the style of a right hand ring for a wedding band. Just do a search for right hand ring on google and you’ll get a lot of pretty options!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I found a website on care of Swarovski crystals – it says the following:  Under no circumstances shoudl any abrasive or corrosive detergents be used; glass or window-cleaning fluids should also be avoided as they often cause streaking.  Reserve your jewelry as a finishing touch to your outfit; avoid exposing to perfume or hairspray.  Avoid exposure to hot tubs or swimming pools.

Soooo, I would say they are not that durable.  A diamond is actually really practical, because it is pretty impervious to most things.  My jeweler told me that sapphires are also a good choice, as they are almost as hard as diamond, but that most of the other colored stones are not a suited to wearing all the time as they will eventually show the wear.

As for shine, while crystal is really pretty, there is nothing that sparkles like a diamond.  Even another clear stone, like a white sapphire, doesn’t have the color refraction (is that the right word?) of a diamond.  Go to a nice all around jewelry store and have them put out a good sized diamond, a CZ, and a white sapphire for you… it is pretty easy to tell the difference.  It may make less difference with pave – I’m not sure, as I’m not a big pave girl anyway.

Post # 7
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Wannabee

I love the style you picked! Depending on how much you want to spend, there are a lot of options out there that are similar to this style with diamonds – and would probably wear better over time. One of my favorite sites for alternative wedding jewelry is The Clay Pot http://www.clay-pot.com. Check out the designs on their site made by Jolie Designs. They are really close to what you were looking at in Nordstrom!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

That said, I also agree with Angel – whatever you want is the best thing for you.  If you really want crystal, or even a porous stone like opal, that’s what you should have – but it is good to know how to take care of it so that you are not disappointed at the way it looks in a few years.  My sister had a gorgeous opal ring that my grandmother gave her, and ruined it with hairspray and cleaning products.  She was heartbroken.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I say if you like the ring then go for it. It’s not about the price of the ring, it’s about the commitment that you 2 have made to each other, the life & memories that you’ll be making together. In the end the price or what it’s made of won’t make a diff. 20 twenty years from now!

Post # 11
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Newbee

I have that same ring — I bought it as a fun right hand cocktail ring and love to wear it. that being said, it really isn’t something that I would use as a wedding ring. It’s very light, obviously not very well made (edges aren’t fine), and generally duller than my wedding band.  also, as suzanno pointed out, I don’t know how well the ring would clean (although I haven’t gotten to that yet).  I’d check out some right hand rings and also some tobie bloom designs that one of the bees blogged about earlier. I purchased a tobie bloom ring and love it so much, it now lives sandwiched between my wedding band and e-ring!

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

If you have any kind of base metal allergies I wouldn’t suggest it, but I always look at the metal of the ring first since I am allergic to base metals.

 I’d say to think of it as a trial sort of ring. I know that until I started wearing my engagement ring every day I didn’t know how much I could tolerate being on my finger for extended periods of time. If you enjoy wearing that ring after a month or so constantly, you can always look into purchasing something more resilient later on. 

Post # 14
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Wannabee

I have a Tobie Bloom ring too!!!  I ended up calling her after I read Mrs. Lily’s post and she was awesome, awesome… she is based in L.A. but we worked everything out over the phone.  Luvs my ring!  So sparkly and gorgeous! Maybe try her???

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