Post # 1
Hi Bees! This is my very first post and I would love to get some input from all of you! Boyfriend or Best Friend and I started looking at rings a while ago and we found one that I absolutely adore, but for some reason I’m a little hesitant about it. I know that ultimately it is up to Boyfriend or Best Friend to decide (which I’m totally okay with because I will love it no matter what) but I would love to get some honest opinions from you ladies.
(sorry if the picture is huge… like I said, first post!)
Here it is! and here are my concerns: I love its swirly design now, but somewhere down the line am I going to think that it is outdated? and if we decide to go with it, what do I do about a wedding band? Any input would be great!
Post # 3
I would actually use this ring as a wedding band.
Post # 4
Personally I love it, but I would be worried about finding a wedding band that didn’t make it too wide.
Post # 5
I like it! If I were you, I would either end up wearing it on my right hand and the wedding band on the left, or not wearing a wedding band at all.
Post # 6
My eyes just lit up REALLY wide. Oh my gosh I love it! I am a huge sucker for swirly engagement rings. (here’s mine, basically the same without the extra swirl, and with a regular band underneath). I agree that you probably don’t want a band with this!
ETA: I was slightly worried about mine as well since it is so different. Sometimes I feel like people don’t like it. When I first got engaged and would show people my ring, sometimes they would look at it and not really know what to say (or at least it seemed that way to me). But I’ve learned that I honestly don’t care because I’m still absolutely obsessed with my ring and I stare at it all the time! I can’t really image ever getting sick of it since it has meaning to me. All of our rings are going to get outdated, but that’s okay!
Post # 7
@lovelorlo: I love it!
am I going to think that it is outdated? Maybe. I think lots of us will, at some point, think our rings are a bit outdated if they have even the least bit of “trendy-ness” in their design. Example: Yellow gold used to be super popular, now it’s not. Maybe in the next generation Rose Gold becomes super popular and bees with White Gold will feel slightly outdated? Short answer – who cares! If you love it now, you’ll love it even more when you’ve been married forever.
what do I do about a wedding band? Well you can rock the gap and get a straight one or you can have one custom made to match your swirls. 🙂 Mine has a gap and I love it, though I have seen some amazing custom made matching ones with similar rings. 🙂 OR no band at all with it.
Oh, and welcome!
Post # 8
love it! you can always get a thin band that fits snug under neath- i dont think a beaut like that would ever get outdated!
Post # 9
I think it’s nice, but I’m a simple gal and this is a little bit much for me. Still beautiful though and that’s just my opinion.
Post # 10
I really love it! Although I am a bit bias since the ring we are getting is a twisty twirly one…
kind of. so I say go for it! I think it is really gorgeous
Post # 11
It’s really beautiful. And honestly, the design doesn’t really seem ‘of the now’ to me, like, I don’t think it’s really a current trend, just unique, so I don’t know if it will ever really look outdated. I think it’s great and I’ve seen some pretty thin bands before that could fit the nooks on the side – might be able to find that somewhere…
Post # 12
objectively i think it’s lovely. (it’s not really my style, hence “objectively”, lol.) i could see it paired with a thin, straight band of some kind.
Post # 13
Well I love it! I am having my diamond reset and narrowed it down to two settings – one that looked very close to the one you are wearing, and the other one practically identical to kerri13’s. I ultimately went with the one that looks like kerri13’s because I was able to get a better deal on price.
I would not wear a wedding band with it, or if you want a wedding band I would wear it on your other hand.
I don’t think it’s too trendy. Everything will date itself someday, however I don’t think someone would look at this ring and say “oh that’s so 2012”. If it was channel set instead of pave or prong set, then I would say it would be a little passe’.
Post # 14
I think it’s beautiful! Maybe it’ll look dated, but many things can look dated but still be beautiful (ex: 50s fashion). My concerns about a ring like that aren’t trendiness, but whether that much pave on the band would be practical for everyday wear. What you’ve chosen is a really unique ring that’s lovely.
Post # 15
Thank you all for the input and pictures! I love seeing other swirly rings 🙂
@abirdword: That was one of my main concerns when I first looked at it I actually didn’t really consider a ring like this until.. well I saw this one haha, but if you look really close, each of the little diamonds has four prongs on it (not shared), so my hope is that it will stay more secure. But I guess that is something I can talk to the jewler about as well, thanks for bringing it up!
Post # 16
I feel like it is a great, stand alone ring. No wedding band needed. In fact the only wedding band that could work with this IMO is a custom, plain metal band, to stand out but still work.