Post # 1
My Boyfriend or Best Friend and I have begun the ring shopping process – yay! I’m so excited. We still have some looking to do, but so far, my favorite setting is pretty similar to the e-ring of a good friend of mine, and we would both have the same stone shape (cushion). I may add a halo, which would be different than hers, but either way, it will be a cushion cut stone on a pave band. I mean, it’s not terribly unique, but I think it’s SO pretty.
After thinking more about it, I’m worried that she’ll think that I copied her in some way, when really, this is just the ring I like! Any similarities are totally unintentional.
Has anyone been in this situation before? Am I being too sensitive? Would you be upset if a good friend got a ring that looked like yours?
Post # 3
@Cinderella7: I think what you are describing is pretty popular right now, so no, if I were her, I wouldn’t be offended that a friend got a similar looking ring. if you got the same EXACT setting I would think it might be a bit weird, but still wouldn’t be upset.
Post # 4
@Cinderella7: uh oh, be careful, especially if you’re considering getting a bigger/better version…
Post # 5
@Cinderella7: No, I wouldn’t be upset even if my BFF got a nearly identical ring. I don’t have claim to all the cushion cuts on pave bands out there. (Which incidentally is what I have, too.)
Post # 6
Oh gosh. If she is that kind of friend, you would know. If she’s not, then she won’t think you’re copying her. I have had that friend that thinks everyone around her is copying her. For example, if she gets her nose pierced, anyone that gets their nose pierced after her that she’s close with is copying her. Even though millions of people before her have had their nose pierced. Seriously if you truly love the ring you have in mind, no other ring is going to make you happy. Your ring is something that you should not hold back on because you have to wear it forever and it would be silly of you not to get the one you love just because you’re worried you might cheese someone off a little. Like an above poster said, what you two are both interested in is a fairly common setting. It would be silly for her to get upset with just you when thousands of people have a ring that look just like hers.
The point: If you love it, get it. You’re wearing it forever, she’s not the one looking at it for the rest of her life.
Post # 7
I work part time at a preschool with about 20 other women. A girl there I am close with has a very similar ring I will be receiving in a few weeks. I’ve complimented her ring many times, so I’m afraid she will think I’ve copied her. I feel like the style is so in right now though. A thin diamond band with a solitaire diamond. Mine will be gold though, and hers is silver.
Here is the setting on my hand, but the center stone isn’t mine. Mine is 1.51, hers is 1.35.. So maybe it won’t look TOO close 🙁