(Closed) Final decision on engagement ring – your opinions

posted 4 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which one would you pick as an engagement ring?
    Self-designed floral ring with blossom around centre stone : (31 votes)
    16 %
    elegant ring in kite-shape : (163 votes)
    84 %
  • Post # 3
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    632 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I picked the bottom option, I keep thinking about how those petals on the flower ring would snag on everything!

    Post # 4
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @IowaDDS13:  +1, my frist thought also.  It looks a bit cumbersome.

    I prefer the classic simplicity of the second.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee

    @IowaDDS13:  I second this. I have a 4 prong solitaire, and the prongs still will catch things like my hair or fine sweaters. 

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think the flower ring is so gorgeous, but I would also worry about it snagging on stuff.  the kite set halo is beautiful too though!

    Post # 7
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @Sunstar1987:  This is funny for me because the kite-oriented ring is similar to a ring that was one of my favorite choices before I got engaged and the floral one is sort of similar to the one FI picked for me!

    I think it comes down to your lifestyle. My ring has petals that are more rounded than that and still get caught on things a LOT. I can’t wear a sweater without worrying about snagging it or just getting my finger stuck. If I was someone who did a lot of sports or was just more active, I think I would constantly be worried about bending a petal. Since I do more office-job type stuff I don’t have to worry about that so much. I’m glad he picked the more unique ring but I would have also been very happy with the kite-set. 

    Post # 8
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    8701 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I dont like everything that is going on with the first ring. I love the second ring. It’s doing just enough but it’s still gorgeous.

    Post # 9
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    492 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    1st would prob snag on a lot of stuff… but definitely unique!

    I voted for the second bc it’s more functional (i guess in the sense that it looks like an engagement ring and also won’t snag on stuff lol)

    Post # 10
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    5137 posts
    Bee Keeper

    2nd for me too. My first thought was snagging too!

    Post # 11
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    123 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    The floral is so cute and awesome, but it’s not practical.  It will snag on everything and you may not like 10 years down the line.  I suggest the second one and if you really had you heart set on the first one maybe get a CZ so it won’t cost a ton and you can still rock it. 

    Post # 13
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    681 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I think about all the gunk that would get caught in the first one.  It’s also very trendy and I could see myself getting tired of a design like that.  I like the second one better.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I like the 2nd one a lot.  It’s very elegant.

    Post # 15
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    14065 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @Sunstar1987:  Not just in a work environment, but everythign from tucking in your shirt to getting stuff out of your pockets or pants, it just seems like it would get in the way.  And structurally, I’d be afraid of the petals being bent.  I work in an office too, but there and in everyday life, it’s inevitible that you’ll knock your hand on something.  I love the design, but think it would be more suited for something for special occasion and not daily wear.

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1997

    @Sunstar1987:   I likke the first as it’s different, although think the petals could be a nightmare catching on things as pp siad.. You said it was a 6mm/1ct.. is that the true weight of the moissanite itself ? I know 1 carat diamonds are typically 6.5mm.

    If you go with the halo–a more classic look, I wouild get a larger size simulant. It wouldn’t be cost prohibitive like a diamond and think a little larger moissanite would look more proportionate. Just my 2c though. 

    Both choices are quite pretty!

     

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