(Closed) Does my engagement ring look like a cocktail ring?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Does my ring look too much like a cocktail ring?
    Yes : (487 votes)
    85 %
    No : (84 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
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    243 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Mine is pink and around 2 carots, and that was my big concern! Like i hope people realize we paid 4k not $20 at macy’s! But I think when you look at that gorgeous ring and see all the detail and craftmanship you should be fine! If you love it, and it’s on “that” finger people will see a blushing bride with an enagament ring, not a cocktail ring!

    Post # 4
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    9556 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I love it! It’s big, that’s for sure, but I like it. And I like that it’s a relatively flat stone so it doesn’t stick up too high.

    Post # 5
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    1403 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    It is really big, but if you love it who cares what other people think?  If you wear it on *that* finger everyone will know it’s an engagement ring.  What kind of wedding band are you planning to pair with it?

    Post # 6
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    5012 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    As long as you love it, that’s all that really matters… But to me the combination of the large stone and blingy setting does look more like a dress ring than an engagement ring.

    Post # 7
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    1659 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    That morganite stone is gorgeous! The ring does look more cocktail than something I’d expect to see as an engagement ring (unless we were friends I’d have no idea) so I voted yes but honestly, if that’s what you want then go for it! 

    Post # 8
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    1314 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I love it and am drooling so hard right now! If I hadn’t gone the moissanite route, I would so be all over a morganite e-ring. I think if you wear it on your ring finger, you’ll be all set. The people in your life will know it an engagement ring anyway when you announce it. Rock that beauty!

    Post # 9
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    615 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Yes, it looks more like a [gorgeous!] cocktail ring than an engagement ring, BUT if it’s something you’ll love wearing for the rest of your life and it’s what you want, then go with it. 

    If you’re worried about the size making it look too much like costume jewelry, can’t you opt for a smaller morganite center stone?

    Post # 10
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    2032 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I voted no, because it isn’t ‘too much’ like a cocktail ring. I mean, it could easily be a cocktail ring, but it sounds perfect for you and it’s beautiful! When you show it off, people will be ao blinded by bling they probably won’t even think about it LOL. I think that the precedent these days is that an engagement ring should be a diamond, despite the popularity of gemstones (which are an older tradition) because diamonds are so popular. Those people won’t understand, but oh well. You get a beautiful ring and that’s all that matters 🙂

    Post # 11
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    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I love that ring! I actually want one very similar, but to be worn as a RHR (which means cocktail ring too?). I never think cocktail ring = $20 from macy’s though. But, if someone were to wear it on THE finger it would obviously be their engagement ring and I wouldn’t think anything of it beyond OMG THAT IS GORGEOUS.

    Like the other girls said, all that matters is that you and your soon to be FI love it.

    Post # 12
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    8044 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Honestly it does look a bit like a cocktail ring to me, because of the size and the type of stone. But like others have pointed out here, if you love it then who cares what other people think? As someone else suggested, when people see the craftsmanship, they will know it isn’t a cheapie ring. I don’t automatically assume cocktail rings are cheap, though. I know Blue Nile has some gorgeous ones for several grand.

    Post # 13
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    6512 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Honestly, it does look like a cocktail ring to me.  Sorry hun 🙁

    Post # 14
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    4714 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    IMHO I think it is too big, If it was a smaller centre stone 2ct or a smaller setting it might not look cocktailish. Dont get me wrong it is a pretty ring but if I saw that on your hand I wouldnt think it was an e-ring…dont hate me anyone giving my HO here….

    Post # 15
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    1460 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I think it looks very large and if I were to see one on someone I wouldn’t think it was an engagement ring, even if it was on the left ring finger.

    Edit: Also, morganite is a soft stone, so one that big would be VERY easy to chip and damage. Morganite also can fade to a very light pink (the peach color is from a treatent, and fades in bright light) so maybe a pink sapphire would be better.

    Post # 16
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    1830 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I’m afraid it does look like a cocktail ring to me, too. I really love the setting, but because of the pink (which does look very nice with your skin tone, btw) and the size, it’s just very overwhelming.

    However, if it’s on THAT finger, I think most people will assume it’s an e-ring. As long as you don’t mind a few people not realizing or asking if it’s an e-ring (I know some ladies with non-traditional e-rings get very upset if asked this question, which seems silly to me), I think you should go with what you and your FI love!

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