(Closed) Odd reactions to my e-ring

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 76
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Honeybee- People are just jealous. I would trade my hubby for that ring…..   Okay not really but you get the point. 

ETA- If you didn’t understand my lame joke, I love your ring. 

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 6 months ago by happysunshyne.
Post # 77
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2758 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Your ring is so cool, though! It’s rare for a bezel-set ring to have a nice profile like yours does. The accent gems add a special something to it, too. 

If it’s any consolation, I joined weddingbee long after I married so I could meet other gemstone e-ring ladies. People made me feel so bad about my ring not being a diamond over the years that I was starting to get depressed over not having a diamond, but the gemstone bees made me feel better!  

Post # 78
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2013 posts
Buzzing bee

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honeylamb:  I LOVE your ring and I worked in fine jewelry (in nyc) for ages! 

I think any time you wear/do something kind of unique a lot of people won’t know how to react. I can see from your pic that you have an awesome sense of style/fashion and you live in Cleveland (that’s where my bff is from!) so even though you’re in a city you’re in a smallish city that can probably tend sort of traditional at times. I live in nyc and even here my ring has gotten some odd reactions, probably because the diamond size is really small for this area (center.2, side stones .1- here a 1 carat is seen as small) plus it’s vintage and three stone (sorry for huge pic): 

For some reason some people just don’t like three-stone rings and I think bezel set rings are kind of similar in that way. When a lot of people picture ENGAGEMENT RING they picture either a diamond solitaire or whatever is trendy in their area (I’m guess where you are round cut with halo is in).

I worked fine jewelry for years and personally really love the bezel setting (for its beauty and utility, high prongs= no thank you) and yours is absolutely stunning. I joke that we’re lucky I like something so out of style because we got it for a song! Haha, rock your rock. It’s seriously one of the loveliest rings I’ve seen on here. Plus it will probably be super in fashion like 5 years from now. You’re just ahead of the curve. Lots of major jewelry designers included bezel settings in their latest seasons and I think we’ll be seeing a lot more. 

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 6 months ago by swonderful.
Post # 79
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

It’s likely because bezels aren’t trendy or “traditional” but screw them! You and your man love it, it has such family history which can’t be bought, and is unique. You should be proud!

Post # 80
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Worker bee

I looked at your other post and your ring is beautiful, I don’t even understand why would anyone have any issues at all with it? It’s not the typical cookie cutter ring but it’s also not so far out there that I’d be like, what in the world? I say ignore them. You can’t please everyone, and I am convinced people are just miserable and can’t be happy for anyone. No matter what your ring looks like, someone will have something to say about it. So as long as you’re happy, that’s all that matters!

Post # 81
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3075 posts
Sugar bee

I have three rings that I rotate wearing depending on my mood. It is silly, but fun. The one I wear the most often is garnet with an east to west setting. The band I wear with it has greenish- blue Paraiba Tourmalines. When I picked out the color choice I was going for a Tudor look (greens and reds togeather were common.) The first time my co worker looked at it she went “It is GREEN and RED!” Then she made a face. She looked like a dog had just pooped on her office floor. For a second I was taken upset, but the end of the day I love my rings. Your ring is stunning! Trust me do not waste your time on negative comments. 

Post # 83
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

The only people who have ever gushed over my ring are here on the bee.  IRL I’ve gotten a handful of polite “that’s pretty” comments but most people have just stared at it for a few awkward seconds and then changed the subject.  Sometimes they manage to squeak out, “Are those aquamarines?”  (They’re not.)  Then they resume silence.  My FMIL’s response to seeing my ring for the first time was, “You have tiny fingers.”  Wtf?  Lol!  I figure people either don’t like it, are confused by it, or just don’t care one way or the other about someone else’s jewelry.  Probably the latter.  It’s whatever.  As long as I like it, it doesn’t matter.

Post # 84
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82 posts
Worker bee

I have seen the picture of your ring and it is so unique and beautiful. People can be so bitter and competitve. Who cares. If you love it then thats all that matters!

Post # 85
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661 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

So I just went and took a look at your ring……IT IS GORGEOUS! I love me some yellow gold bezels =) Not to mention the sentimental value of the stones! Seriously stunning. People are probably giving you these responses because it’s not like every other halo or micro pave setting (no offense to the women who do have these as they are equally stunning). You rock that ring 😉

Post # 86
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2015

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honeylamb: No one cared about my ring except me and the hubs. That’s just how it is. I wouldn’t recommend losing sleep over it.

Post # 87
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54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - Muckenthaler Mansion - Fullerton, CA

Your ring is straight up awesome. (Maybe I like it cause it looks so much like mine – yellow gold bezel what what!) Weird and rude people come out of the woodwork when it’s wedding time – and just because your ring isn’t what every. single. jewelery store is selling these days doesn’t mean it’s not awesome. OWN it! All that matters is what you think of it, and what it represents in your relationship.

Post # 88
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

That’s a great ring- very different from what I have seen out on the market, but it has a vintage/classic quality that makes it really cool! Wear it proud! When people don’t react, just affirm how much you love it! They clearly don’t have good taste if they don’t like it. 

Post # 89
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Helper bee

I know this post is old and you are probably married by now and soooo over this, but I just had to comment.  I dont get comments either and I have a plain solitaire. I have had about 3 people actually make a direct statement like “thats pretty” other than that ive heard things that arent really designed for a response like “nice rock”, “I know your married by the look of that ring” , things like that.  and all but 2 of anything Ive gotten is from men.  I think women feel funny about complimenting a diamond. jealousy maybe, not sure. Even my best friend had to be coaxed into it by me going on and on about it.  I fall more in love with my ring the longer I have it and Ive decided it doesnt matter what others do and dont say. btw doesnt help that your man designed specifically for you   and used family heirloom diamonds in it, cmon thats more than the average woman can bare.hahaha

Post # 90
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I don’t even normally like bezel settings, but your ring is gorgeous! 

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