(Closed) Pearl Engagement Rings?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Pearls are too soft to wear everyday. The ring will become very damaged after just a short time of daily wear.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@QuinnLynn7: If you have no problem replacing the pearl every few years or so then go for it. If not then I wouldnt recommend it due to the softness of pearl. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I know this is an old post, but I wanted to respond that I have a pearl engagement ring!  Like previous posters said, the ring will eventually become damaged and the pearl will need to be replaced.  This honestly doesn’t bother me, as I love the setting and the way the pearl looks.

My Fiance had the ring custom-made, and the band is platinum with diamonds.  I’ve been engaged for about 6 months now with no visible damage to the pearl.  Here’s a picture from the night we were engaged:

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

 Don’t be discouraged! If that’s what you want, go for it! 

I posted about this recently because I want one as well. I looked at a few over the weekend and they told me that if we bought the lifetime care plan they would replace the pearl at no charge for the life of the ring. This is also something to factor in 🙂

Something else to think about is getting a pearl engagement ring and only wearing it during the engagement period, then switch to your wedding band except for special occasions if you do not want the pearl to be damaged.

 

 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve always thought they are very romantic, as they remind me of Anne of Green Gables, who had a pearl wedding ring as well 🙂

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@SunnyBunny:  Wow, that’s a great care plan!  With mine, I just pay the cost of the pearl to replace, so around $80.  Really not that bad considering that I’ll probably only have to replace it once every 5 years or so.

As a side note, if you go the second route (only wearing the band after marriage and the pearl ring for special occassions) make sure you don’t get a custom fit band or it’ll look weird without the e-ring.  I thought I could do that option, but the band for my ring is kind of an S shape to fit the curve of the ring and just looks odd without the e-ring.  It’s likely that most pearl-ring bands will have a curve to them unless you put the pearl in a lifted place setting like a diamond.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@toshella- gorgeous ring!

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@toshella: Your ring is beautiful! I love the shape and how the diamonds accent the pearl!

 

The care plan was actually from JC Penney (of all places!) and it was only an additional $50 for the ring I was looking at. They only had one pearl ring I liked but I’ve seen some I like better at comparable costs. 

Another benefit for pearl rings (at least the ones I have been looking at) = cost! 

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@salmonofmarriage:  @SunnyBunny:  Aww thanks, you guys are sweet!

And yes, from what I’ve heard, pearl rings are a lot cheaper.  Not sure what my Fiance paid for mine, but I’m pretty sure most of the cost came from the platinum band.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My pearl engagement ring! The pearl was taken out of a strand of his mothers mikimoto pearls! A friend of ours is the one who made it.

Taken right after proposal..it looks much better turned around lol I had it on the wrong way. I’m going to just wear it for the engagement period and probably switched to my wedding band after the wedding so I don’t put too much wear and tear on it.

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