(Closed) Everyone's styles and opinions. & Bees that designed their own ring!

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 47
342 posts
Helper bee

Thank goodness I am not the only one that is obssessed with rings even after I am done with buying and wearing my forever ring!

I also thought I was the only one who (somewhat creepily) saved pictures of my fave Bee’s rings, they are like my dream wishlist that will never happen? So I dont know why I still do it, they are inspirational, dreamy, wonderful pieces of jewelry and I sometimes wish I could wear/try them all out!!

CanNOT understand this obssession with the rings, but I do indulge and enjoy it as a harmless hobby.


I am SO glad I waited months before upgrading because I vaccillated so many times and was dead sure I was set on a RB solitaire but just happened to see a princess cut and was hooked. Then I WAITED a month or so, and when I didnt change my mind I felt confident in going ahead to place an order.


Now though… I always knew about Asschers but for some reason they are becoming all the more appealing every time I see one on these boards….. OH NO!! I think I need help and some kind of de-gemstoning program with like, the Four Cs,

Coping with what you Have

Comparison is the Thief of Joy

Counting the Sparkles on my Ring to remind myself how lucky I am to have my princess, and

Confessing if I have been secretly visiting Boards/Forums/Stores and finding myself tempted to upgrade again!!!

Post # 48
574 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2000

We started designing a ring last October.  The ring is still in the CAD phase because I’m not 100% sure that it’s ready to go to production.  What I’ve done is meet with the designer.  Work on it for an hour, and then let it swirl around in my head for a month or two.  we’re getting the ring for our 15th anniversary, so there’s no rush right now.  I want to make sure that the ring isn’t too busy, too simple, or too gaudy.  I want to love it forever, and time will help me sort it out.

Post # 49
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

@Clairetoris:  I must say that I was pretty much set on a cushion or radiant cut and wasn’t a fan of fancy cuts like marquis, pear or heart shaped. But after looking around I fell head over heels for the pear that I have now and I couldn’t imagine even having a cushion or radiant! Sometimes you’d be surprised at what you end up liking…this is my baby…

sorry for the pic size!

Post # 50
1883 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK

@Clairetoris:  you’re not alone! We’ve been looking since May last year and I still haven’t picked anything. I’ve sent three rings back, been to Londons jewellery quarter twice and the lanes in brighton (both areas are crammed with jewellery stores), and spent hours online searching. It’s actually caused an argument at one point because he said all I do now is look at jewellery! (It’s probably true) 

you think you’ve found “the one”, then suddenly you spot something you don’t like about it and then you don’t like it so much.

the only good thing to come out of such a lengthy process is you do slowly figure out what you really like and all the things you like but actually couldn’t live with.

Post # 51
750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think it’s a good thing you’re thinking so hard about what you want! My only requirements were ’round diamond and no yellow gold’ but he did pick the perfect ring which I would have chosen had I bothered to research a bit more…

Post # 52
10 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

My husband and I co-designed our rings! I knew that I didn’t want a diamond center stone for a long time, because I personally feel that diamonds look best as sparkly, firey accents to colored stones, and I wanted an amethyst center stone because both of our favorite colors are purple and it is his birthstone. So I spent over a year looking at so many pictures of rings, thinking and designing, considering all stone and metal shapes and different metals until I found what my most prominent self loved. I strongly considered an emerald cut and and oval cut for a while, but my favorite was the kite set princess cut. During the process I also learned that I really loved the combination of points and curves, and I wanted an open twist band, and for some reason the wedding band itself HAD to have those three curves. I have a 1.5 carat AAA quality dark purple amethyst in palladium, and the wedding band has little diamonds around the center curve. The wedding band is very thin so I dont feel like my whole finger is covered, which was a concern of mine. I am absolutely in love with my wedding set and couldn’t be happier. It combined points and curves, is strong yet delicate in appearance, and is all responsibly mined/recycled. The pictures are of our jeweler modeling the rings before she sent them. Also, I have been wearing my rings since our wedding and have no damage to my amethyst, but I am pretty careful.

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