Show us the rings you own but do NOT LIKE

posted 2 weeks ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2021

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@alh56:  That’s unfortunate about the prongs. Personally, I think your ring looks lovely! Maybe a local jeweler would be able to fix it at a lower cost?

Post # 18
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2021

(Sorry if this is a repeat post. This is a redo after the reply disappeared while trying to make an edit.)

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I have a bunch I received as a child that I still own but never wore xD Sorry if the pictures are huge. I did try to resize them.

1) This one I never liked, because it looks too much like a compass to me. I think if this setting were more diagonal, I might have seen it more as a flower, or something. I also got it at a time (like the others I’m showing) when I was still growing, so the bands were let out to accomdate my fingers as I grew up. I’ve also never really liked round stones, so, yeah, I maybe wore this once:

2) Another birthstone ring. Oddly enough, I’ve never been into birthstone jewelry, but most most of the rings I have been gifted have mine (peridot). This one isn’t bad or anything, but I always though the stone was too small.

Another one where the band was undone.

3) This one’s also not bad, but it always looked awkward to me being a single pearl, plus it ever only fitting my pinkie. I might convert this to a necklace.

4) This one I bought at a museum gift shop for the charms (I was really into dolphins, and other marine life, at the time) and because purple was/is my favorite color xDD I had buyers remose within a week of purchasing it, so I rarely wore it. Nowadays I like it, because the memory is so funny to me, and I do like the stone color still. It also turned out to be a birthstone ring!

  • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 1 day ago by  kalex814. Reason: typo
Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

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@kalex814:  the story with the dangling one made me smile. That’s something I would do. Peridot is my birthstone, too. As a kid I thought it was the worst birthstone ever, but I have learned to appreciate it. I have an emerald shaped peridot that I might have set in a ring someday. 

Post # 19
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2020 - Kauai, HI

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@kalex814:  do I spy a Holo Taco mani?? 😂 love it! I will be getting a couple of the frosted metals polishes for Christmas and I can’t wait!

Post # 20
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Sugar bee

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@lulubelle2017:  peridot is my birthstone too, and I felt the same way when I was a kid! Like why did I get stuck with the ugly one? Then I realized that while the concept of birthstones does have history, they were made up and have been changed over the years so suppliers could sell more popular stones. I’m happy over here with my ring collection that includes no peridot 😉

Post # 21
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2021

@lulubelle and @katebluestone — I thought the peridot was kind of ugly too as a kid!! Whenever I looked up birthstones, it always seemed to have one of the the worst stone pictures of the bunch with an ugly name to match XDD It took me until my teens to appreciate the stone after I received my favorite ever ring (until my engagement ring, that is), which is a bypass yellow gold ring with an oval cut peridot and two side diamonds.

@dnabee — I WAS HOPING SOMEONE WOULD NOTICE!! This frosted metals collection is my favorite so far. The foil makes your manicures so shiny; honestly, Cristine’s promo videos and pictures don’t do it justice at all. My two favorites from the collection are Cheap Champagne and Mint Money. I hope you like what you ordered! 😀

Post # 22
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Newbee

Was a gift. Made by Infinity Jewelers USA. There is nothing wrong with the ring. I simply don’t seem to enjoy the look. The center is roughly 2.4ct, looks too big on my size 4.25 finger.
4 prong tulip setting, 14k YG, simulated diamond.

Post # 23
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Bumble bee

I ordered this ring because I thought I’d like to have something in white gold to swap out occasionally with my yellow gold setting. And I’ve worn it a few times….but I just don’t like it on me. Not sure why, I just don’t. (When my son was a toddler, he used to say, “I can’t like that” and that’s how I feel about this ring. )
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Post # 24
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@kkgrove:  I don’t like this chill ring I got on Instagram as a quarantine impulse purchase. If anyone else likes it I’ll literally drop it in the mail this week. Lol. Free. It’s just costume gold metal with a green inlay. Size 6.

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2005 - Shreveport, LA

I bought this moissanite ring during quarantine because I loved it in the websites photos! I do love the stone it is cut beautifully but the setting ooof!!! The sidestones look so odd from the side that I never wear it. It wasn’t cheap either and I should’ve returned it but I didn’t and am stuck with it lol. I do have a plain white gold solitaire that I think the stone will fit in so I need to take it and have it set in that one. 

Fun thread! I love everyone’s rings and it’s so interesting to what you all have and don’t like!

Post # 26
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2021

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@terracotta:  I’ve never heard of a tulip prong before surprised It is rather large looking at it from the top, but the band is so interesting!

Post # 27
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2021

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@wrkbrk:  Your contribution keeps making me laugh when I check for updates, thank you so much for sharing that x’DD 

Post # 28
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@kalex814:  Cause the ring is so stupid? LOL 🤣

Post # 29
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Honey bee

A few years ago I found a bag of gemstones that I had purchased when I was a little girl. My dad used to take me to them when I was young and I would always pick out pretty stones. Typically different colors and shapes of topaz, so nothing of much value really. 

I had an oval blue/green topaz that was around the equivalent of 3 carats and I thought it would be fun to make a cocktail ring. Big, blingy, fun.

So I went with a halo, with an airline and all it did was solidify the fact that I am not a halo person. It’s a pretty ring, but i don’t ever wear it and it cost a decent amount of money to have made.  Ugh.

Post # 30
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Worker bee

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@lulubelle2017:  I’d have a set of drop earrings and maybe a pendant necklace made from it.  The colour of the stones is really pretty!

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