Post # 1
So I just got engaged on Dec 26th (well actually we proposed to each other – hence the pic of 2 rings!) however, when I got back to work and showed off my new ring (which is a 3ct Emerald and 2 pink sapphires – which was custom made) the reaction from a couple of people was a little hurtful… one even asked me if it was a ‘cocktail’ ring I was using until the ‘real’ one arrived!!!!!! I joke not .
I’m originally from the UK and my roots are Celtic, which is why we chose the Emerald as it had much more meaning and colored gemstones are common for Engagement rings there. and truth be told it cost way more than most Diamond rings because of the size/quality and cut of the Emerald, but will others really just think this is a ‘Cocktail’ ring??
Post # 3
People can be idiots. Just ignore their closed-minded ignorance. You rings are gorgeous and it sounds like they have a very special meaning! They make perfect engagement rings. 🙂
Post # 4
i think its beautiful! and if you love it who cares what they think? there are soooo many styles out there. its great you custom made them together… that much more personal and special 🙂
Post # 5
It’s completely gorgeous! You’re wearing it on your left hand so to me that’s an engagement ring.
Post # 6
Who cares what other people say or think. Do they have to wear the ring on their finger? No. If you like it and are happy with it THAT IS ALL THAT MATTERS!
P.S. I think it’s a beautiful ring!
Post # 7
I am so sorry you are going through this. I think this day in age most people think only a solitaire DIAMOND can be an engagement ring! Which is NOT true at all! Many ladies on here have gemstone rings (myself included) & though I did have a diamond solitaire & wedding band (lost them sadly) I do look to see people give my new ring funny looks. But I don’t mind! My husband bought it for me to replace my old one & I picked it out myself! We could have gotten a diamond or other clear stone (asha moissy, ect) but I really wanted a gemstone ring! So oh well.
& To answer your question it looks like an engagement ring to me, you are wearing it on your ring finger, your fiance gave it to you, so not only does it LOOK like one it IS an engagement ring & a lovely one at that!
Post # 8
Well, honestly, no, it does not look like the typical engagement ring that most people picture when you say “e-ring”. But who cares what other people think.
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
How gorgeous!! I wouldn’t say it’s a “common looking” engagement ring, but that is a great thing. It has meaning to you and it is beautiful!!
Post # 10
Congratulations on your engagement!!!
I wouldn’t necessarily think it was an engagement ring (if I just saw it sitting out) – but the fact that it’s on your ring finger would make me think it was!
Because it’s untraditional, you WILL likely need to explain it to more people than if it were a diamond ring – but that doesn’t make it any less special or any less an engagement ring!!!!
Post # 10
Here is a lovely thread with lots of different styled e-rings with lots of different gems:
Post # 10
That’s a gorgeous emerald; I love that you both have erings! People are idiots – I think giving them the explanation about being Celtic and colored gemstones being more common in the UK would be a nice way of gently educating them. Hopefully they’ll have sense enough to be embarrassed for their rudeness and ignorance.
Post # 11
Very Pretty! Just brush it off, more people need to have better sensors!
Post # 12
@oracle: Yea I 100% agree with this!
Post # 13
I think it’s gorgeous. IMO if I see a ring on someone’s ring finger, I assume it’s an engagement/wedding ring unless told otherwise. Everyone has different taste, and you’re the one who’s going to be wearing the ring day in, day out, so why is it any of their concern?
I think we should put out a Public Service Announcement saying If someone shows you their engagement ring, the correct response is “Ooh”, “Ahh”, or “How pretty!” Responses that will get you smacked include “Is that really it?”, “But it’s not a diamond!” and “How cute!”
By The Way, I love yours extra hard because it reminds me of mine 😉
Post # 14
Congratulations. It’s lovely. Gemstones are very common in the UK. Diamonds only became the stone of choice for erings in north america over the past century. It was all the marketing.
Disregard any negative comments. Makes me wonder why some people even open their mouths.
I had a marquise shaped ruby for my first marriage. I liked that it was not a diamond.