(Closed) I keep getting the "oh that's pretty"

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

definitely better than the dreaded “oh that is very different”  -all your perspective I guess

Post # 33
2585 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@SweetieP:  atta girl! 🙂

Post # 34
422 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@RenoSweeney24:  I do have a heart ring…………..


JUST KIDDING!!!!!!!!  

Post # 35
5317 posts
Bee Keeper

I love solitares!

I don’t have one, I have a design that my Fiance designed for me instead…and I love it!

But before we decided to go that route, we were strongly thinking solitare!

It’s elegant, timeless, and just beautiful. There’s a reason this ring style never goes out of style!

“Blingy” and “haloed” are not adjectives I like, no matter how popular they are at the moment. I don’t “bore” easily with classic, clean beauty, but I get “queasy” quickly with busyness, blurry and/or ill-defined borders, and too much going on.

Are you like me like that, or do you “bore” easily with simple but elegant designs, and tend to think there’s no such thing as too much glitter?

I have a hunch that you are the former…and that’s why you chose a solitare! So, please, enjoy it.

Trends come and go… This one is about maximum glitter, melee diamonds everywhere…and is already starting to end, it’s been going since at least 2005, and is finishing its course. The next trend seems to be more about unusual colors (of metals and stones). Now, that trend, I’m actually looking forward to! I love seeing the panoply of beautiful colors! But will seeing all those colors make you not enjoy your white diamond? I hope not… it certainly won’t make me feel that way about mine!

Enjoy your classic. You chose it for a reason. And I can’t speak for someone else, but when I say something is “pretty,” that’s a straight-up compliment. There’s no backhanded aspect to that word at all, from my perspective. Pretty is a good thing for a ring to be called.

Post # 36
185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2003

@SweetieP:  All I can say is that I had my beautiful diamond in a solitaire for ten years but I got a little bored with it so I had a halo put around it for our ten year anniversary and now people react with “ohhs and ahhs” all the time.  But I would’nt change it if it wasn’t something you really wanted to do for yourself not for others.  I love halos but solitaires are beautiful too.  I just feel that my ring gets more attention now that its in a halo.  I guess cause all the bling around it makes it sparkle like mad.  🙂


Post # 38
1455 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I understand how you must feel – one “WOW” would likely put the rest of the “how pretty” comments into perspective. A best friend, sister or mom would be great for supplying that kind of a reaction. I just know you will get it here, once there is a pic!

When people react to a ring with little more than a half-interested-have-a-nice-day comment, it feels insincere. It’s not.

People have so much going on in their own lives – they just don’t think. I am certain you have a beautiful ring – solitaires are decadent!

I can’t wait to see it. Smile

Post # 40
508 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@SweetieP:  Hmm… I think maybe people just don’t know what to say. I have a halo ring, and that is pretty much what I get from others, “Oh, it’s so pretty.” So I don’t think it matters that it is a solitaire. Only my close friends have seen it and made more of a remark than that, “Oh, it suits you soo well..” etc.

I think you got exactly what you wanted, and it seems you thought it out quite a bit. I’d be very happy about it! One of the most on trend people that I know exchanged a pave/halo ring for a cushion cut solitaire recently, so I wouldn’t think of it is something someone has seen a thousand times, I’d think of it as classic.

Plus if you want more bling (which it doesn’t sound like you do), you have SO many options for the wedding band.

Post # 41
1015 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think it’s a very positive reaction as well.  I frequently get compliments on my ring, and it always throws me off.

I guess in my head the ring symbolizes the relationship and commitment Fiance and I have for one another, and I don’t see it as a status symbol or something that people should notice.  So when they notice it I feel a little uncomfortable.

Post # 42
2478 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Manhattan Church Rec Center

get over it. Solitairs are classic. 

Post # 43
67 posts
Worker bee

@mamadingdong:  I agree. I want everyone to fall over themselves rushing to see my ring, but that’s not realistic (lol). That’s a good response. I have a lot of friends that have never received any comments or compliments on their rings. 

Post # 44
76 posts
Worker bee

@SweetieP:  I have personally always been a fan of a solitare on an eternity band, though the halo thing has grown on me more recently.

Thing about it is is that if the relationship isn’t what it should be theres no carat, no cut, no color, no setting that is going to make a ring WOW worthy. My mothers 1/4 carat colorless pawn-shop ring (before she got her ‘upgrade’ at 20 years) sparkles more than most of the large, ‘trendy’ looks these days (her upgrade is just a sparkly though.) =] So, what I’m saying is this: if you showed me your ring, and the relationship you are in is what it should be, I would drool and fawn because it would be a sparkly diamond and you would be happy and I would be happy for you! Plus a carat is huge. lol.

Post # 45
7813 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@SweetieP:  I don’t like halos. I think they are really trendy and will date a ring. I think solitaries are classic and beautiful. Perhaps I am biased since that’s what I have, lol. However, I think my general response would be “that’s pretty!” when I saw someone’s ring (no matter what it looks like – I’m not about to insult someone). I don’t think it’s rude or I should say anything else…is “that’s pretty!” offensive? :-

Post # 46
2766 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@SweetieP:  other posters have already given you rational responses, but girl, I GET HOW YOU FEEL! I have a solitare that we probably (correction:definitely) overpaid for because it’s a Tacori. It looks simply plain from on top, but has a surprise on the basket that no one really sees 🙁 I haven’t officially gotten engaged yet, but we have the ring and everyone that has seen it has said “it’s nice” or “it’s pretty”. 

My own mother, when I took her to see it before we bought it, made me try on all the super intricate Tacoris with halos. I had to explain that I want a stack of 3 wedding bands that will be blingy, and that’s why my e-ring is a solitaire. I had to do some serious convincing. 

Everyone I know with a halo or pave encrusted ring gets oooohs and aaaahhs like their ring is out of this world, but mine just gets the “it’s pretty.” I know that it’s a good response, but even though I don’t even wear my ring yet, I have a bit of ring regret. For a couple hundred bucks more, we could have gotten the Tacori 2620 that everyone raves about on the bee and elsewhere, but I made a practical stylistic choice to get a “classic” e-ring instead. I’m hoping the responses warm up once we’re officially engaged, but I’m ready to accept that my ring style will only be special to me, and no one is going to stop me on the street to compliment it.

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