(Closed) Ring Advice

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
1220 posts
Bumble bee

I like the second ring better! What size stone is that one? It doesn’t really look small at all! It’s perfect as is 🙂

Post # 17
9575 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

To me yes, the large stone, thick halo, and 100% finger coverage looks like a costume cocktail ring but if you’re into it, that’s all that matters.

Post # 18
343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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ce0604:  I personally prefer the more dainty halo (but it’s your ring so you need to love it!). It is nice that the halo enhances/compliments the ring and doesn’t overpower it. Show off that center stone!

Post # 19
1731 posts
Bumble bee

I think a single shank (I think tha’s the right term) would look better. It would tone done the finger coverage that is leaning into the “too much zone” and make the ring a little more delicate. I think that would be beautiful. The halo, huge stone, AND double/triple shank is a bit much, especially if you’ll be adding a band.

Post # 20
414 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Hanover Grande Ballroom

honestly, when i see a ring that large my first thought is always ‘i wonder if its fake’. 

if you really want a large stone, go for it! you know its real 🙂

i would suggest putting your money into a really nice solitaire with side stones. I feel like the halo is what makes this particular ring look costumey


Post # 22
5940 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

Exactly what

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Curlycupcake:  said. It’s not for me personally, but if YOU like it, wear it! 
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Post # 23
605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

 I’m not typically a halo girl but I like the double halo best. I agree that it looks a bit more delicate. In general, though, I think halos can toe that line of costumey lookning.

As for whether or not it’ll look gaudy or fake, I think some people will look at any large stone and wonder if its real or not. However, for the most part, I think it depends on your overall look and lifestyle. This was actually a conversation that Fiance and I had when we were talking about engagement rings. After trying on the “average” size stone for my area, Fiance and I both agreed that a larger stone was what we wanted. Now I fully subscribe to the mentally that there is no such thing as a diamond that’s too big but we did have to draw the line somewhere because we didn’t want it to look like costume jewelry. So we talked about what I wear day to day, how I dress, and our overall lifestyle. I think if you’re driving a beat up old car, wearing tattered or worn clothes every day, etc then I think people will assume its not real because your lifestyle dosen’t support that kind of splurge. But if that ring fits into your overall persona, then I wouldn’t doubt it as being real.

Now, having said all of that…. its your ring. You’re going to wear it every day for the rest of your life. Truth be told, it doesn’t matter one bit what anyone else thinks if you love it!


Post # 24
1309 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: A very pretty church.

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MrsBuesleBee:  Agreed.

Post # 25
3723 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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ce0604:  I love big gems. My ering has a 2ct solitaire with another carat set in the band. Given this background and you knowing that I’m not a big bling hater, I do think your ring with the halo looks costumey. Very pretty but more like a cocktail ring.

Post # 26
3031 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

Way too big for my personal taste, but that’s me. I couldn’t imagine spending that much money on a ring even if I had it. I wouldn’t want the responsibility of wearing it and worrying about it. 

But it’s your ring and your money and you need to be happy with it.

For what it’s worth, I do prefer the 2nd option on you (double halo).

Post # 27
1914 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

It’s a lot going on. With a stone of that size, I don’t think you need the split shank and halo. Maybe consider a more delicate halo?

Post # 28
995 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - City Hall!

I love the second one. But if YOU love the first, go for it. Who cares if someone thinks its fake…they should be doing better things with their time than wondering about your ring.

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