(Closed) Nontraditional ring – conflicted about choice – your thoughts??

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I also have a non-traditional engagement ring.  I think they are gaining popularity more and more now.  However, my non-traditional ring is actually “traditional” for my family.  All the women in my family have worn ruby and diamond engagement rings.  My Fiance bought me a ring with these stones and it doesn’t look like an engagement ring.  It has a white gold setting.  The main stone is a ruby, probably equivalent to an one carat diamond.  On either side of the ruby are four small princess cut diamonds.  The band curves away from the center setting creating a marquis shaped effect and where the band curves there are six square cut diamonds on either side.  It’s incredibly gorgeous, but a diamond solitaire it is not.  I say, be who you are and be happy.  Other people can just get over themselves.

Post # 18
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47 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I think there’d probably be comments whichever way you choose to go, but really, if your e-ring is what you wanted, then that’s all that matters.

I don’t have an e-ring at all – i’m a physiotherapist so it wouldn’t be practical on a daily level, and i don’t want us to be spending $$$ on something i’ll only occasionally use.  So Fiance bought me an antique dressing table instead, and i bought him some new flameproof gloves 🙂

However, whenever i’m introduced to one of FI’s friends (usually the friend’s partner though) will say something like “oh, you’re engaged, can i see it?” which really confused me the first time it happened, until i figured out they meant my e-ring.  The looks i got when i explained there was no e-ring.  I’ve started carrying a photo of my e-dressing table instead!

Post # 19
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6 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2010

If you love the ring, keep it and remember what’s important–you’re getting married to the man you love.

I have a non-traditional ring, too. It was my grandmother’s engagement ring and is about 80 years old. As much as I love the ring (I’ve wanted it to be my engagement ring since I was 14 years old) I realize that other people do not like/appreciate it. I think since I started wearing it in October, I have received two compliments on it and I’ve had one person tell me it looks like a college ring. At first these comments really bothered me but I quickly realized that it didn’t matter. I love the ring and it is perfect for me.

Post # 20
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1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

omg, get whatever you want! You are the one that has to wear it, and you should not let others influence you. Do you love the ring? That is all that matters!

Post # 21
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125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I wish that I was able to get an eternity band for my ering! My Fiance chose my ring, and although the diamond is really small (thank GOODNESS my baby knows that I hate jewelery) it always catched on my clothes and pokes me in the eye. Lol. But it’s beautiful, and I am in love with it.

 

Get whatever suits you. YOURE the one that is going to wear it for a long time, not anyone else.

Post # 22
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428 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I wouldn’t feel comfortable wearing a ring that doesn’t seem like it’s “my” ring. I know a lot of women get “standard” rings that look like the rings in movies, but I don’t want just any ring. I’d ignore any comments you don’t like and just tell people that you’re happy with your ring and it represents you and your fiance. Anything else isn’t their business.

Post # 23
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76 posts
Worker bee

Just brazen hipster it out. Declare everything else to mainstream and rock what you love.Wink

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