(Closed) How Helpful Are Ring Selfies?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Were ring selfies useful for finding a ring?

    YES

    NO

  • Post # 16
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    3855 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    Right now they help tide me over till it’s my turn to post a bazillion ring pics for the next generation of junkies. 

    Post # 17
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    513 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    They were useful for me. At first I looked to identify generally what I thought I liked. Then I went to stores and tried one, and then I searched for posts with settings similar to the ones I saw in person to see more pics. 

    I found them helpful because CADs and other vendor pics of rings are so unhelpful and look so different than a hand pic.

    Post # 18
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    3258 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    Very helpful for me, because this is pretty much the only place to find photo after photo of non diamond e-rings!  I probably wouldn’t have gone through with it had it not been for this forum.

    Post # 19
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    1559 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2016 - Garden

    I didn’t know what ring I wanted when I was searching for my ring. I couldnt figure out whether i wanted a solitaire or halos, roubd or princess cut. When I saw halos on this site I immediately fell in love. I honestly didn’t know any terms of rings before becoming a bee. I didn’t know the 4 C’s and how important they were in finding a good diamond ring. I didn’t know the settings: cathedral, channel….or types of halos, paved, mirco-paved, or bezel. I learned a lot about these terms by other bees showing pics of their rings. Thanks bees!! 

    Post # 20
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    45 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: January 2017 - Old Courthouse - NOTL

    I found them really helpful. I ordered my ring online and I was awesome being able to google the style I was looking for and my ring size and to see what came up. 

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 9 months ago by petitenoonie.
    Post # 21
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    1201 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Not for me, but I can see how they could be.

    For my engagement ring I was more concerned with a particular setting I saw a picture of and loved than the finger coverage, and there weren’t any pictures of my setting on someone’s hand that I could find. Even now if I google it the only ones that come up are my hand.

    For my wedding band I just wanted an 18k yellow gold eternity band and ended up choosing the cheapest one the jeweler had. Pictures of other people’s didn’t really make a difference.

    But today I noticed a woman I work with wearing a style of band that I love in theory, and I want it even more now! But that will probably have to wait until I finish grad school, sigh.

    Post # 22
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    3170 posts
    Sugar bee

    I didn’t find ring selfies that helpful, although it was nice to get a rough idea of what a similarly sized ring would look like on my hand. Pricescope was definitely the resource we used most — not the pics but the info and discussions.

    Post # 23
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    6331 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I didn’t know about the ring forums until after we were engaged. I’m glad a lot of people find the selfies useful, but I think seeing too many options would make it more difficult for me to come to a decision. Plus, rings look different on different sized fingers, so you can’t really make a really good conclusion on how it’d look on your own finger. I did look at rings online but not here. 

    Post # 25
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    168 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    I like seeing how rings look in real life. Jewelry store lighting is not true to life, and I can’t really ask random people to see their rings irl (well I could but I would feel kooky). It’s nice to see what I can realistically expect

    Post # 26
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    176 posts
    Blushing bee

    As nice as it would have been to try my ring on, there was nothing even close to it in the store, so I ordered it blind and seeing a similiar ring on here helped solidify the decision.

    Post # 28
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    4066 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    absolutely they were!  Seeing real life pics and perspective shots really helped me decided on what I wanted and what size I wanted.

    Post # 29
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    1629 posts
    Bumble bee

    Yes, super helpful. That is how I first found this site — looking for pictures of diamond rings. I wasn’t sure how big 1 carat, 1.5 carat, and 2 carat pear diamonds would look on the finger. I found it extremely helpful to be able to look at pictures and compare. 

    Post # 30
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    202 posts
    Helper bee

    I enjoy looking at everyone’s rings but it was not very helpful for me. I had an idea of what I wanted but the longer I look at other settings and shapes, they grew on me and I ended up being indecisive.

    What was helpful for me was going to a store and with a jeweller, trying on different shape and sized stones then test it in different lighting (even outside). We did an exercise where I had to tell him yes or no within 3 secs of reveal if I like it or not.

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