Megan Markle redesigned ring. Which do you prefer?

posted 3 months ago in Rings
  • poll: Which do you like?
    Old : (80 votes)
    47 %
    New : (39 votes)
    23 %
    Hate them both : (16 votes)
    9 %
    Love them both : (34 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 16
    Member
    97 posts
    Worker bee

    I definitely prefer the original setting. The classic gold really complimented the three-stone setting. The thin, pave band of her new ring looks a little too thin for me. But then again, I’m not a fan of super thin bands with larger stones. 

    Post # 17
    Member
    9175 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    The OG for sure! Plus if Harry actually did design it, that’d make it extra special to me.

    Post # 18
    Member
    658 posts
    Busy bee

    yeah. the original – though I’m not a huge fan of either – 
    really not sure why they’d redesign something he put so much care into. Oh well, not my circus…not my monkeys. 

    Post # 19
    Member
    5345 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: July 2018

    I prefer the new one, I don’t get the big deal in her changing it just because he designed. She is the one who has to wear it and it wasn’t even a complete redesign, just subtle changes.  

    I’ve never seen as many bees take the line that a girl should shut up and be happy with the ring design as on this post. 

    Post # 20
    Member
    105 posts
    Blushing bee

    Is the center a cushion cut? I prefer the original plain band!

    Post # 21
    Member
    6435 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I like the old one better, the pave she has on this new one looks way too thin.  

    Post # 22
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    23 posts
    Newbee

    The old one is classy and chic, the perfect ring for a princess designed by a prince. The new version is not ugly, but it’s a fad. 

    Post # 23
    Member
    1006 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2019

    I’m shitty that she had it redone at all. I mean, it’s her ring and she’s at liberty to do so. But jewellery in the royal family is almost as sacred as the titles they each are given. It’s handed down from generation to generation, gathering new meaning as it does so. All of a sudden it’s gone from a ring designed by Harry, to a run of the mill pave ring designed by her. All it does is add fuel to the fire that she’s a pain in the ass, high maintenance outsider. 

    Sorry. This is a derailing post. I liked the old style because it’s timeless. 

    Post # 24
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    8812 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    forkintheroad :  The pics aren’t labelled and I assumed they went from old to new (left to right), so I picked New in the poll. But now, reading the comments, it sounds like the one on the left is new and the one on the right is old. If this is correct, my poll answer is the opposite of what I intended. I like the one on the right.

    Post # 25
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    55 posts
    Worker bee

    I’m curious why everyone assumes Harry had no hand in designing the new setting?  Why assume SHE changed it?  He designed the original but it’s very likely he had input or redesigned it himself.  

    Regardless, I like both equally and her new eternity band is beautiful as well.  

    Post # 26
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    121 posts
    Blushing bee

    I like the old, original ring on the right the best. 

    Those a big stones. It looks like the stones are going to fall right off at the slightest bump of the hand! I also don’t like that many rings on one finger, it looks very cluttered. It doesn’t go with her style that she’s been curating since she got married either. 

    Post # 27
    Member
    768 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2019 - Turkey

    The old one for sure  I remember reading somewhere Harry designed it with yellow gold because it’s her favourite. I’m not a fan of thin pave. 

    Post # 28
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    1303 posts
    Bumble bee

    sbl99 :  It’s certainly not going to do much to help the rumours and suspicions in the UK about her personality and motives that’s for sure. 

    I preferred the old and for such a minor difference I really don’t see the point in changing a ring that your husband apparently put so much thought and effort into designing for you. 

    It’s her ring so her choice, but seems a tad insensitive and high maintenance to make small changes so soon to something your partner has supposedly spent a long time choosing and perfecting for you. Even if it wasn’t 100% what you would have chosen can you really not love it just because the band isn’t covered in tiny diamonds?

    Who knows though maybe she can’t wear yellow/rose gold, maybe there was an issue with the ring and he suggested it, maybe he didn’t actually spend that much time designing it as was reported etc. 

    Post # 29
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    94 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Although I voted old, I do think the updated version is very lovely. Meghan’s set for life as far as jewelry maintenance, but my first worry with ultra thin bands is that gold will naturally thin out with wear and tear and age. My sweet 92 year old mother’s wedding rings, which have been on her fingers for 75 years, are very thin now. The engagement ring especially. Her wedding band looks like at some point it must have been a 2.5 or 3 mm originally, so it isn’t as worn down as her diamond ring. Of course Meghan will probably be redesigning her rings as often as she pleases. 

     

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