Post # 1
Today I came across an interesting discovery, while looking at celebrity rings. Heidi Montage, from the Hills engagement ring is a lavender amethyst with diamonds. Being a reality tv star many people were disheartened by the truth of her ring. Calling her a fake, fraud, and a class less person. Although Heidi never precieved her ring as being a diamond yet she was murdered by the media/public. She never lied about what her ring was , yet she was scrutinized because of critics assumptions. Backlash over engagement rings is happening more and more in contemporary society. Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan received a similar response. He was called cheap and pathetic. Women/men have choices in what they would want as an engagement ring, it isn’t only about strictly gold or diamond rings anymore. Yet when we explore our options we are scrutinized, even celebrities. In your opinion should or shouldn’t non traditional engagement rings be specified or explained ? If so why?
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
Absolutely NO ring should be scrutinized or explained. An engagement ring is a commitment between 2 people. There are no other “requirements” regardless of what popular culture might say.
It makes mesick when I see pople being torn apart over stupid stuff like this– there are no “rules”, no woman has to explain anything about her ring.
Post # 4
My favorite rings on WB are the colored gemstones. I love that our e-rings can be as individual and unique as we are. Nobody has any right to make anyone feel like their ring is fake, cheap, or whatever else.
Post # 5
I actually really LIKED Heidi’s ring, it is so pretty!
Post # 6
i personally love all rings or jewellery for that matter.
i think it’s great when someone chooses something that suits them and their style.
Post # 7
Its just terrible what I as reading. the worst part is its coming from actual popular media places instead of blogs. Jessica simpsons ring was quoted as being a ring you could pay a quarter for in a machine.
Post # 8
Princess Diana’s/Catherine’s ring isn’t a diamond solitaire is probably one of the most photographed and loved engagement rings.
An engagement ring should be given and received in love as a symbol of commitment. People should be free to have whatever ring they like or even no Engagement Ring at all. Whatever makes you happy!
Post # 9
I totally agree with you. There’s no rule that says an engagement ring has to be a diamond and it makes me sick that people feel the need to scrutinize other womens’ rings when it comes to size and stone.
I used to have a friend who actually said that she “would never accept” an engagement ring that wasn’t a diamond of a certain carat, clarity, etc. Um, really? I hope you’re that specific and serious about your fiance/husband and marriage.
The ring should mean something to YOU on an emotional level, not society and its need to satisfy strangers.
Post # 10
Exactly! It is about the commitment between two people who love each other. What does it matter what the stone is, what size it is or what it cost? And personal taste! Pricilla Chan is a doctor, in and of gloves all day. She probably wanted something she would never have to take off, and she probably loves her stone!
Post # 11
I could have sworn she had a yellow diamond on The Hills? Does she get a new e-ring every time they break up and get back together?!
I think it’s really pretty. I can’t stand the two of them but who cares what her e-ring is?!
Post # 12
I love Heidi’s ring!
I have a Moissanite I adore, but it’d be nice if the general public was more accepting of ALL kinds of engagement rings. It should be the meaning that matters, not the chemical composition of the rock.
Post # 13
Wow that’s really sad. I feel like people should appreciate celebrities not going out and buying ridiculous diamonds and getting engaged with rings that they love. It’s about having a ring that means a lot to you, not a ring that is super expensive. It’s sickening that people would criticize celebrities for getting engaged with rings that aren’t “traditional”. There’s nothing wrong with that. I think it should be celebrated, not scrutinized.
Post # 14
People are stupid.
What the stone is. Are the critics the one receiving the ring? THEN?
Post # 15
Is it a ring? Is is symbolizing that you two are getting married? Yes to both? Congratulations, you have an engagement ring! Beyond those details, I don’t think it should matter what the ring is made of or what stone is in it. That’s all a matter of personal preference in my opinion. I’ve got a basic yellow gold diamond solitaire, and I don’t think that my e-ring is any more (or less) of an engagement ring than what Heidi or Priscilla have. They’re both beautiful rings and if they’re what the ladies wanted, then who cares if it’s a bazillion dollar diamond or a ring pop?
Post # 16
I love Heidi’s ring, even though I adbhor reality television. I have a champagne diamond, which is obviously a pretty inexpensive grade of diamond, but I don’t like white diamonds. So why wear a stone I’m not crazy about when instead I can have something that reflects me, my style, and my personality?! The same goes for all brides. It’s all silliness, if you ask me.