(Closed) The double standard of engagement rings?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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3476 posts
Sugar bee
  • 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
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1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
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1897 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I actually really LIKED Heidi’s ring, it is so pretty!

Post # 6
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11284 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

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 # 8
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5065 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

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 E-ring at all. Whatever makes you happy!

Post # 9
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1600 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
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238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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Honey bee

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
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1497 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
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3357 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

People are stupid.

Who.

Cares.

What the stone is. Are the critics the one receiving the ring? THEN?

Post # 15
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870 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

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. 

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