(Closed) Help me figure out what I like?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Green? Allergy? That sounds like a normal reaction to copper which is a common filler. Youll be guaranteed no arthritis in the finger wearing that!! i personally couldn’t bring myself to alter anything sentimental but if you can, maybe just a simple bezel set will suit your needs 🙂

Post # 5
5405 posts
Bee Keeper

Since you have trouble with most jewelry, have you considered platinum? It’s hypoallergenic. If you have trouble with gold it’s probably still going to pose a problem even at a higher gold content, maybe just not as fast. I would go with platinum. What is your budget? Do you want diamond or something else? Do you have any pictures of what you like? I was also going to suggest a bezel based on your description of what you might like. 

Post # 6
3241 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

If you are not sure what you are looking for (I wasn’t either) you should wait until you are shopping together and try on as many different styles as possible.  This way you can discover what you like don’t like.  

Post # 7
4478 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

If you’re that sensitive, there’s a good chance you’ll get reactions from 14k and 18k gold.  Platinum and palladium are less risky choices.  As for ideas, just look at different ring designers, including Etsy, just to see what sort of designs are out there.  You can always get something custom-made that’s low and comfortable that also has extra details you like.

Post # 8
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I would recommend trying things on and finding a ring that fits with your lifestyle and personality without worrying about what other people will think of it. 


I’m pretty simple, don’t usually wear jewelry, and I work in a lab so I am putting on and taking off gloves all day. I knew I wanted a ring I could wear every day that wouldn’t get in my way. When Fiance and I went ring shopping, I thought I wanted a low profile bezel set solitaire, but when I tried on solitaire style rings, they all felt too flashy for me (even at 0.25 carats- I know, I’m weird). After looking around online for a while, I realized what I really wanted was to have one ring that would be my engagement ring and wedding ring. I ended up getting a custom made platinum band with a small diamond set into it, and I absolutely love it. It fits into my life seemlessly, and it is very “me.”


Good luck with the search! I’m sure you’ll find something you love!




Post # 9
3101 posts
Sugar bee

@lalalyanne:  I suggest palladium.  I got it because of my nickel allergy.  To figure out your style, I would start looking at a lot of ring porn to get a general idea of what you want (type of center stone and stone cut, shank style, prongs, side stones, etc). Then try on a bunch of rings.  Repeat this process until you have found the one!  Worked for me.

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