Post # 1
First off let me start by saying that I really really love my ring. My Fiance had it designed and made for me and it was a surprise. I love that it showed how well he knew me and that he took the effort to design it. I often catch myself just staring at it especially when the sapphire changes colour in different lights. However it’s begun to dawn on me that it doesn’t look anything like a regular recognisable engagement ring. I’ve had people not even realise I was engaged, despite it being on my left ring finger and when I say I’m engaged I’ve had people go “Oh, is that an engagement ring??” Maybe it’s because mine has no diamonds, or is an unusual shape? I don’t know why, but this does bother me slightly. I guess it’s because I want the world to know that I am engaged to the man of my dreams, and not to think that I’m just wearing a ring as a fashion statement (I have noticed more and more people wearing fashion rings on their e-ring finger just because that’s the one it fits onto, so maybe that’s why now people don’t just automatically know it’s an e-ring just because it’s on that finger).
Anyway most of the rings I see on the Bee do look immediately recognisable as “engagement”, even though of course they are all lovely and unique and beautiful!
I guess I was just wondering if there is anyone else out there like me who has a ring that people question about being an actual e-ring and if you would be so kind as to post pictures?
Here’s mine. It’s made of platinum and sapphire
Post # 2
I have got the exact same comments as you with my sapphire e-ring: “Oh.. is that your engagement ring?” It doesn’t bother me at all though, I absolutely love my ring more than anything. Also I think when you add a wedding band (if you plan to) it will make it much more obvious that it is your engagement ring.
Here is mine 🙂
Post # 3
wow, your ring is beautiful and looking at it on your hand…..I would undoubtedly assume you are engaged with that beauty. Sorry to hear you feel that way, as pp said, if you are planning on pairing it with a wedding band that may assist those that are clueless 🙂
PP love yours too
Post # 4
Your ring is beautiful!! It has a lovely vintage feel which I love 🙂
Thank you so much! I am planning on pairing it with a band, the band is going to be twisted with small diamonds so I think that should help the set look more marital 🙂
Post # 5
I really like your pretty ring and if I saw it I would assume it’s your e-ring b/c it’s on your left hand, however, some ppl are VERY narrow minded. If I had known sapphires we’re historically the original e-ring stone I may have considered going in that direction.
Pretty! It looks so elegant and feminine
Post # 6
I love your ring!! I think once you have a wedding band, it will be really obvious that it’s marital bling. Until then, just try to not let any comments bother you- it’s a beautiful ring.
Post # 7
Your ring is absolutely beautiful!! How sweet and thoughtful of your Fiance to design something so unique just for you! You should be very proud of your engagement and that stunning ring to symbolize it! 🙂
My ring does not look like a traditional engagement ring at all, and since the design is very subtle and small it doesn’t get noticed a lot, but that does not bother me at all. My Fiance and I designed it together and I love it so much, so the fact that it doesn’t scream “ENGAGED” to strangers is not a problem – the people that are close to us and important in our lives know that we are in a happy committed relationship, and that is what matters 🙂
But you are definately not alone, I understand exactly what you mean! 🙂
Post # 8
i have a diamond solitaire so I can’t really contribute to this thread but I just wanted to say your ring is gorgeous! I love the setting and the stone is a beautiful color blue.
Post # 9
- Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club
Your ring is beautiufl!! Way to go FI!
My Fiance also designed mine and the center stone is sapphire. I’ve had people question mine too because it’s sapphire and even ask if it’s a place holder ring. Nope! It’s my engagement ring and my forever ring! I really don’t care about these comments though because any ring can be an engagement ring if it is used in a proposal for marriage. I love my ring and wouldn’t trade it for the world. I don’t want a typical e-ring. I love that it ISNT a diamond and it isn’t as common. I’ve never been much of a diamond girl and Fiance knows I love blue and I love sapphires! Here’s my blue beauty:
Post # 10
Many people don’t wear an engagement ring at all – just s plain wedding band. I’m sure once a band is added it will be obvious you’re married.
The rings are all gorgeous! I think it’s wonderful you all have something unique
Post # 11
That’s a really pretty ring, OP. Love the bezel! I wouldn’t worry about whether people can tell you are engaged, but that’s just me. The left finger isn’t just for engaged women. It’s just a ring finger, and where rings look best to many women, engaged or not. There’s no rule that you have to only wear rings on your right hand if you aren’t engaged.
If I wasn’t engaged I would still wear my rings there. I always wore a ring there before getting an ering, simply because I love jewelry.
Post # 12
Omg I LOVE your ring, the design of the metal is gorgous, and the low setting is fantastic because it will never get caught on anything. My e-ring, though diamond, is also unique and super low set and I absolutely love it 😍. Here’s mine.
Post # 13
gorgeous! If I saw that on your left hand I would definitely assume engagement ring! the sapphire is so eye cathching in a wonderful way!
I have a ruby solitaire and not one person that I havn’t already told has noticed or asked if I’m engaged! I feel like the attention might be embarrassing though so it’s ok. It’s great to have something that goes against the norm =) Like others have said, you can make definitely seem more obvious engagement/wedding-y once you pair it with a band (if you plan to)
Post # 14
DH purchased me an OEC art deco sapphire ring as an upgrade/when the mood strikes wedding ring. I’m not sure if people look at it and think wedding ring but I really don’t care.
Post # 15
the color of your stone is mesmerizing!!😍😍😍 Love your nails too btw!!