(Closed) Semi spin off…..why the bezel hatin??

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

To me a bezel ring looks like a “starship” type of ring and now the dollarstores etc… have all these rings that look like that. So because of this dollarstores lookalikes, they look “cheap”.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@happyface:  Well I have absolutely no idea what a starship ring is!

For what it is worth, I love bezels!  I think they look clean and modern, so I have no idea why people dislike them. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I love certain types of bezels..lol they don’t all look like a starship..lol. But yes, I love that they r clean and modern! My least fav is the marquise, channel set, and cluster…I would take ANY bezel over any of those in a heart beat!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I just don’t think a bezel setting does a stone justice. One of my championship rings for college is bezel and honestly, while I love my ring, I would hate my engagement ring to be like that. I think it cuts the stone off. I want to see the stone displayed proudly!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I adore bezel set stones..especially in an eternity band.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I was wondering this too!! I have no hatred towards prongs, and i can’t understand why people hate bezels so much! They’re so modern and clean looking (not to mention insanely practical and very safe!), not fussy and usually very simple. I’m also really tired of people saying bezel-set stones don’t shine as much as prong set stones, a well-cut diamond reflects light coming in from the face. I will admit that the closed bezels that @happyface:  posted are not my favorite, but many bezel settings have an open bottom (also eliminating the “shine” argument), so why all the bezel hatin’?! Oh well, to each his own I guess. 🙂

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t hate bezels, but with the setting covering up so much of the stone it doesn’t sparkle enough for me because the settings usually just don’t allow for a low of light underneath the stone.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I am a huge bezel fan

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

I like them on every other shape but round, and sometimes don’t mind them on a round.

I love the 3d shape of a loose round stone and that is all concealed in a bezel. The stone looks almost completely flat and the circular rim around makes it look like a tyre. Usually. I make exceptions even with this combo.

I would also say hate is too strong a word for how I feel about the bezels I don’t like. I don’t prefer them for myself. I don’t have negative feelings about someone else’s ring just because it’s in a bezel setting where i would have gone pronged. I very much see it as a matter of personal preference.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t hate them.. they’re just not my style, I guess.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think some bezels are too reminiscent of high school class rings, and they don’t do the stone justice.

But that being said, I’ve seen some gorgeous ones out there that I truly like.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

I don’t hate them lol But for me it feels like it looks like costume jewelry.

ETA: I think I figured out a better way to describe what bothers me. I feel like it looks like a bolt! on certain ones it looks like a piece of hardware. like this….

I am a fan of a more dainty look and this to me is just really harsh looking. So aside from it reminding me of fake play jewelry it also just isn’t “pretty” enough for me. I wouldn’t say its ugly necessarily because some people might really like the things im pointing out about how it looks not so dainty. But for me personally its just not something im crazy about. But people don’t really all like my ring either lol so there ya go! as long as the owner of the ring likes it thats all that matters 🙂

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