(Closed) Getting similar ring as a friend?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Should I be comfortable designing a ring that was inspired by the halo a friend has?

    Yes, go for it!

    Nope, you just don't go there.

    Other, explanation below

  • Post # 3
    6580 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I think you should get whatever ring you LOVE. It’s your ring, you need one that you’ll be happy with forever.

    Post # 4
    4831 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @Heartly:  I think it’s fine. Is the center stone a really unique cut? Or a cut not usually seen in a halo?

    As long as you don’t copy her ring exactly/take a photo of her ring to a jeweler to get a copy made, I think you are fine. 

    Like you said, halos are fairly popular right now so she can’t really expect to be the only one to have a halo.

    Post # 6
    2515 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I agree with KatNYC2011 if it’s a standard round cut diamond in a halo it’s pretty common and nothing to worry about, but if it’s something unique like Nicole Richie’s octogan shaped cut with halo?? Then she may be upset. Either way, you should ask if she would mind that you got a ring inspired by her’s. Since she designed it herself completely she should be totally flattered, I know I would!

    Post # 7
    2292 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Halo rings are one of the most common rings right now. They are in fashion so lots of people have them. So long as it’s not an exact replica and YOU love it then I say go for it!

    Post # 8
    1250 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I wanted a cushion cut diamond in a halo too- I would definitely not think you are copying her at all!!!! Dont even second guess it!

    Post # 10
    2865 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I would say go for it and use this as a way to make sure there is no jealousy. My wedding set is similar to the one my best friend got for his wife. I emailed her and said that we were ring shopping, that I loved her ring, and really hoped she wouldn’t mind answering a few questions (spinning, ring width, any regrets). She was so flattered and I really loved her insight!

    Post # 12
    856 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I agree with PP that its totally fine as long as it isn’t an exact replica. Halos have become pretty popular. In fact, of the 4 ladies I know who have gotten engaged this past year, 3 of them have halos.

    Post # 13
    175 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I work in jewlery and I dont mind if someone buys my ring but wehen a girl I went to high school with( who I see ferquently) came in looking at a ring like mine I was furious!!! I made sure she picked a ring she loved but that it wasnt anything like my ring had she have bought my ring I probably wouldnt be speaking to her anymore. An my ring is not anything WAY diffrent or something I desgined.

    Post # 14
    7528 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Go for it!  Get the ring you love the most, that makes your heart beat faster.  In fact, if I were her I would be flattered that you were inspired by my ring.  It’s really a compliment to her good taste.

    Post # 15
    3683 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Cushion halos are quite popular right now, so I wouldn’t worry about it.  She custom designed hers, so I imagine whatever you get would have details that are different.  If she gets upset over it, she’s just being petty.  Hopefully she’ll understand that just as a cushion halo appealed to her, it could appeal to you.  

    Post # 16
    1298 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Our best man went ring shopping and bought a ring for his fiance after my Fiance had bought my ring…without knowing it they bought very SIMILAR rings though they differ in some details. When “K” (our best man’s fiance) and I compared rings we laughed so hard. Its a good thing we get along and that all four of us are close. Point of this story? I don’t think its a big deal if you get a similar ring.

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