HELP- Engagment Ring Poll

posted 1 week ago in Engagement
  • poll: Help me choose the perfect engagment ring?
    Option 1: : (16 votes)
    21 %
    Option 2: : (60 votes)
    79 %
  • Post # 2
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    Helper bee

    Not sure if it’s just me but I can’t see the pictures!

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    It’s interesting to have two different stone shapes. OP if this is for your future fiancé maybe ask her which stone shape she prefers before choosing a setting?

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    Are you picking this for yourself or for someone else? 

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2019

    I went with option 1 for finger coverage reasons and also because I’m not personally a fan of tension settings.  But it depends entirely on what you like.  I think the other one is lovely.

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    I’m really opposed to the setting on ring 2. I feel like it is dated or it reminds me of a promise ring. I concur with the above questions on whether this is for the OP or is it for someone the OP is proposing to because if it is the latter I have a lot more questions to determin the type of style to go with

    Post # 10
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    Bee Keeper

    deosion :  if she likes delicate jewelry definitely go for ring 2. It’s very pretty and dainty. Ring 1 looks cheap to me…

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee

    Yes #2  is subtle and easier to wear than 1,  classier 

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee

    To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of either.  Tension settings (#2) can be cool but are problematic if you ever need to resize the ring. It’s also a pretty specific look and people either tend to love them or hate them.  Some people think they’re dated.

    Quad rings (option #1) are also something people tend to have very strong feelings about… love or hate, again.

    Between the 2 you’ve showed us, i prefer #2, though.  

    Does she want it to be a total surprise, or is this something you’ve decided upon?

    Would you consider proposing without a ring or with a placeholder ring and then picking out the real ring together?

    Even women who aren’t hugely into jewelry and who generally wear delicate jewelry sometimes want more of a statement piece for their engagement ring. (I can’t remember her name but there’s a bee on here whose fiance picked an incredibly delicate ring for her, (very small diamond in a very plain setting) thinking that’s wht she wanted, but she had always wanted something more unusual for her e-ring… Her dream ring was some sort of colored stone, pear cut, in a more unusual setting.  The mismatch of their expectations didn’t go well, although it did work out in the end if I recall, after some fights.) 

    Post # 13
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    Worker bee

    I’m sorry but both of them look cheap to me, if she isn’t a jewelry person and you insist on making it a surprise I would just go with a solitaire. 

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    If it is for your gf then I would recommend a simple solitaire. Since you have never discussed engagement then you have no idea if either of those options are her preference and they are two pretty polarising styles, a solitaire would be a safer bet.

    Post # 15
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    Newbee

    Does she have a pinterest board or a friend you could get ideas from about her engagement ring preferences? These are vastly different styles and were more poular in past eras. Neither of them are particularly dainty in my opinion, either. What are the must haves for an engagement ring for the two of you? Maybe we can help you find other options?

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