Post # 1
I’ve never hear of rings “cheating” before weddingbee. I have seen it brought up on a few threads so I’m curious, how many of you think that there are styles that are “cheating”?
In case some of you aren’t familiar, here are some examples of the various settings in the poll.
Simulant (this one is a CZ)
Edited to add that I personally do not feel that rings can cheat, I am just curious about how many others may think that way. I do feel like the bee is probably “harsher” when it comes to judging rings than real life, but I am still curious.
Post # 3
@mariebuttons: What do you mean by cheating?
Post # 4
oh boy . . . this thread will get interesting. 🙂
Post # 6
I never thought of it really as a “game” but I think it constitutes “cheating” if you are trying to pass off a CZ as a diamond or something and blatantly and intentionally lying about it.
Halos (I believe… don’t hate me) were traditionally a way to get more finger coverage/ a bolder ring without needing a larger diamond. However, they are a really common style now on their own, so I don’t think that this factor of halos is even a “thing” anymore.
Post # 7
@MissSangria: +1 yup. Seems like the same threads always get brought up. Halo, diamond vs. moissanite.
I say enjoy what you love and if others dont? Let it roll off your back like water on a duck. You’re never going to please everyone and why would you want to?
Post # 8
I think everyone just have different preferences when it comes to ring styles. I don’t think anyone intends to ‘cheat’ someone into think their ring is something it is not.
ETA. I just saw you put illusion settings on your poll. In my opinion they are one of the most beautiful settings for a ring. I like how vintage they look, their details and the fact that my mum has one. I love them for what they are, not because they make a diamond look bigger. My diamond is 1/3 carat so I don’t pick one style over another because of how big a stone looks. I love settings 🙂
Post # 9
I’m a cheater, and I don’t care. If I hadn’t picked moissanite, I would have picked a quad. OH, MY GOODNESS! QUICK, TELL THE WORLD I AM POOR. Please, someone tattoo a disclaimer on my forehead. No one can be allowed to believe that I am getting away with a fake look-a-like. Because you certainly couldn’t tell I’m not rich by the car I drive or anything like that.
No, rings cannot cheat. They are inanimate objects, and no one gets a prize or a grade.
Post # 10
I don’t think there’s any “cheating” since engagement isn’t a competition. Different people want different things.
Post # 11
@danibelle: +1, this exactly
Post # 12
Yes. Caught one copying off my math test once. Bastard.
Post # 13
@DuckyPDuckerson: It’s been implied or expressly stated in previous threads that wearing a halo/cluster/sim is deceptive. These settings add to the overall presence of the ring, some feel that is “dishonest”.
Post # 14
@mariebuttons: The concept of rings cheating is flawed, but tons of bees are allllllllllll over it as you have observed.
Post # 15
I have that gemstone one from my parents as RHR for getting into college. I don’t think it’s cheating if you try to make your stone bigger or and more bling to it. Who cares as long as you like it?
Post # 16
- Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN
In your sense of cheating, yes I think illusions might have intially been created for that, hence the name, however it also seems to have been a very common style back in the day as my mom, aunts, etc all have one as their original ring.