(Closed) How has your taste in RINGS changed since joining the bee?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
174 posts
Blushing bee

For me, my taste has not specifically changed but I did not know about diamond alternatives such as Amora Gem and Moissy!!

Post # 3
1774 posts
Buzzing bee

Not much!! I learned more about stone hardness and such though. I never ever wanted a diamond, even as a little girl.

Post # 4
1508 posts
Bumble bee

When I first joined the bee, I thought mismatched sets were super strange. I had only really seen matching sets, especailly the ones of my aunts and parents friends which for the most part were late 80’s designs that had two matching bands on either side of the ring in yellow gold.

I have come to love and appreciate mismatched sets and mixing metals, and am doin a mismatched set myself! I also used to loathe halos (though I still dislike a huge majority of them) and found myself liking unique or interesting halos which I ended up with as well.

And diamond shapes…. before coming to the bee, I knew about round, princess, and emerald. Thanks to pinterest I learned about cushion cuts, but on the bee searching for something different I found pictures of radiants and fell head over heels. (finding them in person locally was a nightmare, however)

So, I guess a lot has changed haha!

Post # 5
8420 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle

Glad I knew about the bee before getting engaged! This site and a few others really helped me figure out what I liked!! If I hadn’t found out about this site, I probably would have opted for a 1 ct diamond Princess cut solitaire. I ended up getting so the opposite!

Post # 6
1655 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

My taste hasn’t changed too much but without the Bee I probably wouldn’t have heard of Verragio (and now my ring is from them!), rose gold, or moissanite.

I think initially I preferred white gold, then after seeing rings on here loved rose gold, and now I’m back to good old yellow gold 🙂

Post # 7
1732 posts
Bumble bee

I definitely became more aware of different stones and types of settings. I still have the same taste in rings though. I think seeing so many other options strengthened my preferences even more 🙂

Post # 8
130 posts
Blushing bee

Omg yes! I always wanted Ring Bearer w/ halo in white gold, which is what I got, but now I love solitaires in yellow gold. If I ever upgrade I will be doing a Ring Bearer solitaire.

Post # 9
7437 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I was engaged before I joined the bee, but my taste in rings has not changed. I guess if anything, I used to hate oval stones, but now I actually really like them.

Post # 10
1262 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I was a pricescope member before the Bee so I didn’t learn much here except that a lot of people buy moissanite.

Post # 11
2397 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

My tastes have definitely gotten a lot more elaborate. I knew almost nothing about diamonds to begin with (the 4 C’s, being certified, etc.). I thought I wanted something simple but then after seeing all the possibilities for rings on the Bee, I started to second guess what I thought I wanted! 

However I definitely still prefer yellow gold for myself and it seems like white gold is the most common by far on the Bee.

Post # 12
1207 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I don’t think my taste has changed because a lot of the rings I see here aren’t my taste. I did learn about moissanite here. I had also never seen a rose gold E ring and really like them even though I don’t think I’d wear one myself because I don’t think it compliments my skin tone. 

Post # 13
2903 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I came across WB when I was searching for a gemstone wedding band. WB did not change my mind in what I wanted but I don’t dislike halos and marquise cuts as much as I used to. 

Post # 14
1117 posts
Bumble bee

My taste hasn’t changed (I love yellow gold and I still don’t like halos) but I learned about Moissanites (had no idea they even existed until this site). 


Post # 15
1019 posts
Bumble bee

Since joining the Bee, my tastes in jewelry has stayed similar. I still like color, and I prefer any color of gold to platinum. However, it seems like my tastes in engagement rings has become a bit more conservative. Around the time I joined, I thought I’d end up with a large, colored gemstone in an elaborate setting when I get engaged. Now, colorless stones have grown on me, and since I learned I like thicker wedding bands (think a somewhat thinner version of those Victorian cigar bands), I am fairly sure that I’ll opt for a simpler setting when the time comes.

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