(Closed) More on rings…Unconventional ones…

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

i think some people are going to judge you no matter what. i don’t know if it’s jealousy or what, but no matter what your ring looks like or is made of, there will always be someone who tries to knock you down a few pegs by questioning your ring. whether it’s “your stone is what???” or “that diamond is pretty small” all the way to “wow, you could have put a down payment on a house with that money!” or “don’t you think that’s a little flashy?” (i got asked that once – and no, it’s not). really the only important thing though is how you feel about your ring. i know sometimes it’s hard to remember that when other people are openly rude to you, but in the end you are the one with the pretty ring on your finger and the awesome fiance/husband that loves you, and they are the person with nothing better to do than to criticize other people.

Post # 33
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We decided to combine our brithstones. We did a

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Post # 35
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Soorry I hate my computer…We did a mix of our birthstones but chose a natural blue topaz. At a freiends house, one of the girls (also engaged) asked to see my ring and then said “Is it real?” To which Fiance replied,” No, actually I saved up my cereal boxes bar codes and they sent me this…SCORE! Lol, I love that man.

Post # 37
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@JennyW1: Lol! I wish I had used that…oh well, next time! Ha ha!

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My two-sense on DNL:

I was going to buy a DNL diamond because I appreciated the thought that it wouldn’t be mined in Africa (I’ve seen the treatment of those mining camps) however, my fiance did some research and found that they were being suied and that they were in fact made of the same chemical compound as a cz.  http://betterthandiamond.com/discussion/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=533832

I was heartbroken. 🙁

But then I found that you could get a diamond mined in canada, though more expensive, the treatment and execution of the miners was ethical. I’m SO happy with my diamond now and am glad i didn’t go with a dishonest company.

 

Hine sight, i probably would have still bought jewelry from DNL is they had been more honest with their products. Just never a “diamond”.

Post # 39
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t want a diamond either, and if I did, I would want it to be lab grown. I personally love sapphires, and would prefer a sapphire engagment ring. FH and I are going to pick mine out sometime soon, so I am glad to have some say in it…

I like non traditional rings, but I’m a nontraditional person.

Post # 40
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I love these threads – I have a regular old diamond e-ring, but it’s always so fun when people share pictures of their awesome, unique rings.

Post # 41
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2007

I totally know what you mean! When people see my ring I usually get “that’s cute” or “is that your engagement ring?” Because I don’t even have a diamond, I have a band with small diamonds in it.  But I also get a lot of compliments on it too! So I take the good with the bad, I guess.  I wanted something unique and different and totally me! I adore vintage things and people ask me all the time if my ring is vintage, which I love because it isn’t! I also wanted something that would draw attention to my hands without having a big rock because honestly, I like my hands.  And huge diamonds just don’t sing to me, the way my ring does.  I’ll post a couple pics, just to show you what I mean…

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Post # 42
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@MAlove: I love the idea of combining birthstones! I guess it wouldn’t have worked for us since we have the same birthstone haha.

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