(Closed) Rings you like in theory, but in practice is a different story?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
8041 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Emerald cuts.

I drool over photos of them, and in theory, I’d love one… but I’m a sparkly kinda girl and it doesn’t really suit my personality. That isn’t to say that I won’t ever buy one, but when I tried one on I knew it wouldn’t work as my engagement ring. Same with round brilliants… they just aren’t “me” even though they sparkle a lot lol. Yes I’m fussy…….

Post # 4
3210 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@Schrodingers-Car:  I like 1-1.3mm eternity bands stacked, but I know they aren’t for daily wear.

The only place that told me it would be fine for daily wear and they would fix warping/missing diamonds under warranty was Tiffany, but they also charge $2200 for a ring that would cost $1000 anywhere else. 

Post # 5
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I LOVE halos… on other people. I love pictures of them. I love seeing them IRL. I love daydreams about them. And yet I hate them on my finger. Go figure.

Post # 6
2610 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I love the look of the cushion cuts with halos but I tried on some and it was just too much on me. It looked beautiful, but functionally I knew it would be annoying to me to wear day to day. I’ve had some larger gemstone RHRs etc and I love wearing them for a night out but I can’t wear them any longer than that before I have the need to take them off. It’s just a weird thing with me.

Post # 7
1173 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2002

I love sooo many different styles, it’s hard for me narrow it down.  I’d love a warm diamond someday in an old cut.  I’d also love a small round brilliant in yellow gold.  

Post # 8
2716 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

Clusters, particularly flower shaped ones! I adore them, but I’d be terrified of losing a little stone. 

Post # 9
2426 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I like the look of pink stones; pink sapphires, morganites, etc. but I don’t think I’d be able to pull it off, because I’m not much of a girly-girl in terms of fashion.

Post # 10
2118 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I am a sucker for pictures of really unique rings, but I couldn’t see myself in anything other than a round solitaire with a plan band. I love the simplicity on me, but I love the intricacy on others. 

Post # 11
5851 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@canarydiamond:  +1. I always think I NEED TO HAVE AN ASSCHER but then when it comes down to it I know I would prefer more sparkle!

Post # 12
1261 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Schrodingers-Car:   I have a quad set right hand ring…and honestly, when I bought it I thought the same thing as you…I was scared to wear it. However, I know alot of people who have them and they have worn them for years with no issues.  With my ring I also got a lifetime warranty for it….that covers any loss of stones etc.  You could also do that.

As far as gemstones for wedding/e-rings….get what YOU love…not what others deem as just “wedding” rings….of course, your SO opinion does matter, but I have seen lots of beautiful gemstone wedding sets that there is no doubt it’s a wedding set.

Get what you love 🙂

Post # 13
14659 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@lovekiss:  Same here, took the words right out of my mouth!

Post # 14
291 posts
Helper bee

A traditional engagement ring! Anything with a stone that sits above the band annoys the hell out of my finger.

Post # 15
784 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

For me, it’s anything much more than a carat – beautiful, but it would be so impractical for me!


Post # 16
621 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Schrodingers-Car:  My mom has a quad that she has been wearing for 27 years! Never takes it off. (:


I actually have an impractical ring! Pave setting, I am constantly scared of hitting my ring too hard on something and loosing diamonds (I lost a diamond the first week I got the ring, had it replaced and i’m still scared of it happening again! I even have dreams where they all fall out lol) so I don’t wear my engagement ring very often, just at school really, and I take it off when I get home. But I plan of getting another wedding set that has a channel setting so I can wear it all the time.


Until then I bought a more practical plain gold wedding band to wear when I don’t wear my engagement ring. This way I can wear it to work and at the hospital (nursing student- can’t wear any stones!) and when I do wear my engagement ring I just put it on my right hand (:

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