(Closed) Non traditional engagement rings

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

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fatima.o.snaap:  it’s very pretty! an engagement ring can be anything you want So don’t listen to those silly people! 

Here is my morganite!!

Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: A very pretty church.

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tolkenbee: I think that it’s fine that they aren’t popular. Popularity really does come and go, but those who think flower clusters aren’t traditional/classic clearly don’t know much about jewellery. It’s like the people who think diamonds are the only ‘classic’ choice and that sapphires or rubies are ‘trendy’…just shows what they know 😉

Post # 18
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Worker bee

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SithLady:  That claddagh ring is so beautiful and unique! Also very meaningful. What a lovely choice.

Post # 19
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Bumble bee

This isn’t my official ering. That will be more traditional…oval halo is my dream with a montana sapphire (so slightly less traditional).

My ring has a rosecut garnet with a small diamond on the side.

 

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Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

People who say that “non-traditional” engagement rings are not “real” engagement rings are idiots.

What are they basing their concept of tradition on? Because frankly the “tradition” of the classics diamond solitaire – derived from the 20th century DeBeers marketing campaign is relatively recent compared to the tradition of wearing a simple gold band as an engagement ring dating back to at least 2nd century BC in Rome.

And what is a “real” engagement ring anyway? As long as it isn’t imaginary, and it symbolizes and commemorates one’s engagement, then a ring is in fact a real engagement ring.

Post # 22
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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fatima.o.snaap:  Your ring is gorgeous and I agree with everyone else, your engagement ring is whatever you want it to be, its the commitment that matters!!

This is mine, not super different but not super traditional either 🙂

 

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

I needed something channel set (or similarly low set) as I have a job which involves a lot of work with delicate yet heavy and awkward musical instruments and I knew with a higher set stone I would either knock it out of the setting or scratch things with it.  So I’m pretty sure my engagement ring is technically a wedding band but I don’t care – it suits me perfectly and I’m not continually terrified of damaging it or damaging something with it.  No idea what the diamonds total to (or the rubies) but that doesn’t bother me.

Post # 24
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

This is my sapphire and diamond engagement ring, with a semi-flowery shape.  It was very important to Fiance to incorporate the sapphire into my ring, which wouldn’t have been my first choice but as it turns out I am in LOVE with the ring.

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2000

 

An engagement ring is simply a symbol of a promise to marry.  There’s no requirement for a specific stone, style or shape.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve received several rude comments about my ring choice, and ignoring them is the best response.  The only opinions that matter are yours and your fiancé’s.

 

 

 

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I got more than my fair share of “that’s not an engagement ring” and “are you sure he’s serious?” while we were engaged. It huert more than you would think… we were poor students, so it was awful to have people being tactless like that :/

Now I never really wear my ering (just took this picture but I NEVER wear them together IRL) orrr if I do wear it, it’s on my right hand with just one band or sometimes two on the left.

Post # 30
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Buzzing bee

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fatima.o.snaap:  I love your ring! I think unique rings are amazing and the purple is gorgeous! Mine is somewhat traditional, but it’s vintage so it’s not the classic solitaire or anything (the diamonds are also quite small, the center is .2 and each side stone is .1).

I’ve gotten mostly positive responses, but I live in NYC and people here are more adventurous with fashion and stuff in general it’s much more anything goes. I also dress pretty “out there”, haha, I love pinup and vintage clothes, crazy patterns, etc. So I don’t think anyone expected me to have a really cookie cutter ring. (True story, once in college someone came up and was like, “oh are you going to the costume party too?” Hahaha, I wasn’t in a costume, I was just dressed.)

I’m sure in other places mine would get more rude comments but here pretty much anything goes. 

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