(Closed) Reset my ring so it doesn't match my friends?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

If you really don’t like the way your ring is now, go for it. But honestly, that’s a good chunk of money, and I wouldn’t spend that much just so it doesn’t look like someone else’s. Just means you and your friend have similar tastes!

Post # 4
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

That is a fairly common setting these days, it’s bound to happen that someone has a ring similar to yours. I would not spend $1500 to change the setting unless you are thinking of going the completely custom route so that you will have a one of a kind ring and can use the existing setting as a trade in or something.

Post # 5
2893 posts
Sugar bee

Not worth it. If you genuinely didn’t care for white gold but you guys had bought the ring anyways and you wanted to get it redipped that would be a whole other story. But spending that kind of cash just so you don’t have a ring that looks like one of thousands of identical rings just because the person has a personal relationship with you? Maybe not worth it. I’d leave it. 

Post # 6
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2004

No, even though designs are similar…. each ring is unique.  Just like people.  Your ring means something specific to you.  So I wouldn’t really spend money on changing something just because someone else you know (even a good friend) has something similar.  It is obvious that both of you (and your FI’s) have excellent taste.

Post # 7
3000 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I don’t think it’s worth it. So many women have similar styles of rings and I (personally) don’t see why it’s an issue. Imagine if every woman with a solitaire felt this way, people would constantly be changing their settings.

Post # 8
607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I can see why you’d be thinking about changing it…you picked something you love and thought was unique then one of your friends kind of steals the thunder.  I promise though that once you see it on your ring finger, you won’t care who else has a similar ring!  Think of all the ladies that have solitaires…there’s a reason why many people have them, because they’re beautiful!  Also, rose gold is pretty trendy right now, so you might get sick of it over time.  

Another thing to consider is that you only wear your engagement ring alone for a short amount of time before adding a wedding band, and a band can really change the look of a set, so if you’re still concerned about it, maybe try to get a different style of band so your sets look different.  There’s so much emphasis on the e-ring that I feel like a lot of girls forget that they have to consider how it will look with a band.

Use the extra $1500 that you would have used to buy a new setting and get a rocking rose gold right hand ring!  Then you will have 2 rings that you love! 😉  

Post # 9
4478 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think it’s silly to change it if you already have the ring.  Plus it’s a pretty common style. 

Post # 10
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

Honestly, I think thats a silly reason to change your ring.

Post # 11
684 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I would not change my setting. There are so many women with identical rings, you couldn’t possibly monitor everyone to make sure that yours is different. You could you add a personal touch like hidden birth stones or scroll hearts in different colour gold under the gallery or something small but personal 🙂

Post # 12
8042 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@doglover123:  I wouldn’t change it just because it’s the same as your friend’s ring. That’s a bit silly IMO. I assume your friend is already wearing hers and you don’t want to seem like you’re copying her?

If there’s any issue, then just tell her he picked it out. Realistically imitation is the greatest form of flattery anyway 🙂

Unless you go for something completely unique, you’ll always have someone w. the same ring.

If you truly want rose gold then go for it.. but I wouldn’t do it just because your friend has the same thing. You can be ring twins!

Post # 13
4714 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

I think u should only change the look if that is what u want not because ur friend got the same one:(

Post # 16
2003 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I am under the impression rose gold DOES need redipping… but I may be wrong there.

Anyway I think you should keep it the way it is, and maybe add a rose gold wedding band later so that it is “different”

Pretty much go for whichever metal you like most.  Personally I love rose gold better than white, but what do YOU like?

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