(Closed) FI buying me a ring: honest opinions on it?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 47
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@pixiecat:  I doubt it was worn every day during those 170 years.  I don’t think concerns about durability for a pearl antique ring are “silly”, as you put it.  

Post # 48
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

IT’S GORGEOUS!!! It is like a Renaissance or Medieval princess. The history!! Who’s worn it, where has it been and if it could only talk!! Do you happen to know the country of origin by any chance? I’m just curious. It’s beautiful, unique and stunning…in a good way. I am a diamond girl myself and it is about as far away as you can get in style from my own ring but your ring is fantastic! I think it is extra special ♥♥♥ Congratulations!!

Post # 49
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Since you want “honest opinion”, well, it doesn’t scream e-ring to me. It looks more like a RHR. And I think pearls only last 200 years before they lose their luster, so becareful about that. Also, 500 isn’t too much at all. Many people spend 10X that much. 

Post # 51
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Normally I’d just say nothing or say it gorgeous, but you specifically asked for honest opinions.

I would not think a woman was engaged if I saw her wearing that ring. I would think she was wearing a cheap, gold plated ring. I don’t like it at all.

I don’t think women need to wear diamond rings, or what women recognize as engagement rings; women should wear what they want, or nothing at all. Just giving my opinion on the ring since you asked.

Post # 52
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MadsTheGallifreyan:  Honest question: how are you a 16 year old historian? I’m fascinated- do you have a PhD in history?? If so, congrats, girlfriend! How’d you do it?? #amazeballs.

Post # 53
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@MadsTheGallifreyan:  Personally, I don’t like it.  It reminds me of spider eyes.  :  Just giving my honest opinion.  However, if you love it and your Fiance is happy to get it for you, go for it! 

Post # 54
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@MadsTheGallifreyan:  I think it’s SO COOL! It sounds like you are already aware that it will be delicate with the pearls and all, so go ahead and get it! 🙂 It sounds like a piece of jewellery that you will really enjoy owning.

Post # 55
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Blushing bee

Oh, I say good for you!  Absolutely!  It’s different, it’s gutsy but with a feminine flair.  And it screams tradition and vintage, but as an e-ring, it says it was a very personal choice.  Brava 5 x over!

I would love to see how you eventually pair it with a wedding band.

Post # 56
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Might be too late, but I would check with the jeweler you are buying from. If it’s genuine Georgian (1840s) the gemstones may be foil backed, in which case you will not want to get it wet/submerged in water. 

Post # 57
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think its gorgeous! I think what matters is that you love it. I love that it’s so unique!

Post # 58
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

It’s gorgeous!!! Jaw droppingly gorgeous! 

There are no more rules for engagement rings, rather what you want and what you will be comfortable with. If this is the ring for you, rock it sista! 🙂

Post # 59
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Buzzing bee

its beautiful! My most recent ring is a garnet too and I think this ring is lovely! 

Warning, you will get plenty of “is that an e ring? what is that” comments becuase it isn’t the traditional clear stone, but I think if you love it then rock it and no one can say anything otherwise. 

Post # 61
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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@MadsTheGallifreyan:

I’d say ask your curator/conservator at your local museum which you volunteer with her opinion on the ring and how well it will stand up. It will most likely be more delicate than you think.

 

Perhaps it would be nice for your fiancé to find you a traditional ring in Brazil? Why don’t you let him take the lead on this?

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