(Closed) How has the Wedding Bee influenced what you want in a ring?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: The Wedding Bee posts have made me...(check all that apply)
    Change my mind on a band style/width. : (44 votes)
    13 %
    Prefer a different basket/prong style. : (27 votes)
    8 %
    Change my mind about getting a diamond(s). : (75 votes)
    22 %
    Change my mind about getting moissanite. : (46 votes)
    13 %
    Change my mind about getting a gemstone. : (20 votes)
    6 %
    Prefer a different color gold. : (31 votes)
    9 %
    Prefer a different style wedding band. : (27 votes)
    8 %
    Think about getting a custom ring. : (34 votes)
    10 %
    Want to spend more on a ring/set. : (41 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    2868 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Interesting thread! I actually joined Weddingbee about a week after I got my ring, so it didn’t change the ring I chose, but in terms of changing my taste in rings?  No, I still love the style of mine more than any other but some of the huge rocks on here have made me with I had a larger (still diamond) center stone!

    Post # 4
    7430 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I had my ring before I joined WB, but I wouldn’t change a thing about it. I would say that WB has made me more tolerant of other styles than I was before.

    Post # 5
    4495 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I joined after getting engaged so it didn’t influence my ering at all. I have seen a lot of absolutely gorgeous rings on here though! WB didn’t change my personal taste in terms of erings (I still love mine!), but it has helped to influence my choice of wedding bands. I was in love with the idea of a rose gold band, but neither my Fiance nor any of my friends had ever seen someone mix metals with their wedding set. I had seen them here and there, but it wasn’t until WB that I started to realize a lot of people mix rose and white gold. Looking through pics of mixed metal wedding sets solidified my choice.

    Post # 6
    1193 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @bunnyharriet:  I joined weddingbee after searching for information about moissanite. I didn’t vote because my option wasn’t there. The bees here confirmed my decision that I wanted a moissy from moissaniteco. I was already 90 percent sure thats what I wanted and the bee bumped me up to 98%. When my Fiance proposed with my beauty I was 110%.

    Post # 8
    1768 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1997

    I already have my ring. I voted that the Bee hasn’t influenced what I like in a ring as it hasn’t.

    What I did find surprising when I started hanging out at the Bee is how popular man made diamond simulant engagement rings seem to be.


    Post # 9
    1849 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Cory_loves_this_girl:  +1

    I got my ring after joining, but it was exactly what I had wanted before, and my tastes haven’t changed since then either. I would still choose my ring over and over again. But as far as jewelry besides my engagement ring, I’m way more obsessed with moissanite now than I was before, and even less interested in owning diamonds. 

    Post # 10
    2091 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    It made me realise how much I love pear shaped side stones 🙂

    Post # 11
    12245 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    WB has done TERRIBLE things to my brain!

    I keep being like “Man, I wish I had one of those 2-3carat stones…”

    But my stone is 1carat and FLAWLESS! And I have tiny fingers. So if it were bigger, it would look OBSCENE!

    But I still see the supersize rings and go “Mmmmm yes…” Even though I NEVER want to upgrade my ring!

    Maybe Fiance will make it big and I can get an absolutely obscene RHR… (Not really)

    (Okay maybe)

    Post # 12
    6354 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I came to weddingbee after my Fiance had the ring… I knew he was going to propose soon so I figured it was time to learn what this whole wedding thing was supposed to be about since I’ll be throwing one in the near future (And it has been very enlightening!)

    For me, that worked out really well, because I wanted us to be as little influenced by external tastes/trends as possible for the ring, so that we would choose something we would always enjoy (that was hard enough already considering that the selection in the stores is already heavily influenced by the tastes and trends of the moment…for example the stock is often 99% white metal, especially in the mall type stores).

    The bee has kind of solidified my perspective on some things because a lot of people here have very different perspectives, so I had to sort of argue my case, and really think more about why I felt that way and didn’t feel a different way, so it made thoughts that were more subconscious or non-verbalized more conscious and clear to me.

    I’ve also seen soooo many beautiful ring designs on the bee… it’s really inspiring, and makes me want to design colored gemstone rings in those kinds of settings to wear on my other fingers eventually…just to enjoy. So far I haven’t yet… still working on my FI’s man-gagement ring, and I’m not in a hurry for the next project… I want to take it slow, muse over it, and savor the process… but it’s given me lots of ideas! Plus, it’s like candy for my eyes! Jewelry can definitely be an art form, like anything else carefully crafted 🙂

    Post # 13
    6354 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @gemgirl6:  I was honestly under the belief for a while that weddingbee was owned by people who sold moissanite. (I know now that it’s not, though!)

    Post # 14
    4753 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    it hasn’t changed what I wanted (classic solitaire) but it has reinforced the fact I very much dislike halos.

    Post # 15
    1459 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2017 - Bristol zoo

    I didn’t realise there were so many ways to have a ring (split shank, halo, cuts etc.) but while I always think other ladies have gorgeous bling it hasn’t changed what I’d personally want 🙂

    Post # 16
    1511 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I like the idea behind this thread.

    Honestly, I found WeddingBee randomly (I can’t even remember what I Googled now) and looked through the site for about a week or so before my fiance proposed.  (I knew it was coming, I just wasn’t sure when.)  I created an account the day after he proposed.

    Since I’d already shopped with him for the ring and had it on my finger when I joined, this site didn’t influence my decision at all.  I knew what I wanted, and although I’ve seen some really gorgeous rings on this site, I’m 100% sure I made the right choice when I picked out my ring.  I’ve never once had the “ring envy” feeling, so I think that’s a really good sign.

    Before joining WeddingBee, though, I:

    – wasn’t aware of the popularity of choosing a gemstone engagement ring.  I’ve actually never seen one in real life.

    – had never heard of moissanite.  I’ve never seen one of these in real life either.

    – didn’t realize so many people are opting for rose gold these days.

    – didn’t know a lot of women get two wedding bands.

    I’m sure there are other things, but that’s what immediately came to mind.  I always enjoy looking at rings on the Bee, though (and sharing pictures of mine).

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