Post # 1
I’m super into antique/vintage/Art Deco rings and have shown many to my boyfriend. He likes the style, but he’s made comments about how some of them look worn (I mean, yeah, they’re antiques). I’ve really become enamored with Heidi Gibson rings (particularly the petite versions), and I love the endless customization opportunities. I showed my boyfriend Heidi’s Instagram account, and he’s been looking through them. He seems to think they’re pretty cool, but he also asked if they were “everyday rings.” I know they are, because thousands of customers can’t be wrong, but it got me thinking. I’m pretty casual most of the time, and sometimes I can very much imagine wearing one of Heidi’s designs in my day-to-day wear, but other times, I wonder if it would look out of place?
Looking for opinions. Would your first thought at seeing a Heidi Gibson on a casual gal be that it seems like a bit much?
PS: I’m not worried about snagging. So many bees have already made it clear that it’s no bigger of an issue than with any other rings they’ve worn (with the exception of bezel set jewelry).
Bonus: some pictures from Heidi’s Instagram of just a very few of the many variations I drool over.
Post # 2
- Wedding: May 2019 - City, State
I think engagement rings/wedding sets are an exception to the jewelry formality thing. I have never given a second thought to an ornate set on someone who dresses casually. Now, if you’re all decked out with typically formal jewelry but wearing a track suit, I find that odd. But ornate wedding sets go with anything. It’s all about what you love and would wear.
Post # 3
I think they’re Gorgeous! My SIL has one and I’m obsessed. She’s a nurse and it is goes great with her life style. Get what you love 🙂
Post # 4
I agree with the other poster, engagement rings don’t need to match your style our outfit. I don’t think I would even notice if someone was dresses casually and had a really extra ring. You can always leave it at home if you are just nipping out to the shop on a sunday morning for example.
Heidi Gibson rings are beautiful, I say go for it!
Post # 5
My wedding set (when I can actually wear it! Lol can’t wear my band til June) is very formal/fancy looking (e-ring on its own isn’t but the band elevates the look a lot). And I will admit to having a similar thought of “will this be weird when I’m wearing jeans and a T-shirt?” But I think the others who have replied are right. E-rings/wedding sets are different and you should rock what you love!
Post # 6
I don’t think you should worry about whether your engagement ring goes with your casual lifestyle. Engagement rings, in my opinion, are exempt from being judged in comparison to everyday style. Are you just not supposed to wear jeans and a t-shirt when you get engaged or, when you do, go without your set? That doesn’t make any sense.
Get what you want AND wear what you want. 😉
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2021 - Schoharie, NY
I am super casual (I am literally in sweats on the couch after work) and I will have a fairly fancy, imo, engagement ring. I would never wear any of my other jewlery right now, but I echo the PPs above in that engagement ring/wedding set is different.
Post # 8
- Wedding: April 2007 - City, State
I am mainly at home in leggings or sweats and I still rock my ring, which I consider more fancy. I feel like engagement rings just go with any style, all the time. Whether the ring is simple or super fancy. The rings you posted are gorgeous. If you love them, definitely get one and rock it, with your dress clothes and pajama pants too!!
Post # 9
I actually love the look of a beautiful fancy e-ring with a plain t-shirt and jeans haha. But even if I didn’t, e-rings and wedding bands are more like status symbols than just fashion so it’s except from style rules. Same as a devout Christian may wear a fine jewelry cross every day, regardless of the formality of the rest of their outfit.
Those rings are stunning. If you love it, get it!
Also once your married, you can always have a plain wedding band for places like gym, or doing housework if you are concerned about your ring.
Post # 10
Gorgeous rings!! Casual or not, if you love it, rock it!
Post # 11
- Wedding: February 2020 - San Diego, CA
I have a Heidi Gibson ring, and I literally wear yoga pants and sneakers 50% of the time. I still wear my ring every day (albeit, I’ve only been engaged for a few weeks).
When I first showed my fiancé her instagram, he asked if it was something I could see myself wearing every day for the rest of my life, and I started thinking I should just go with a simple solitaire. However, I kept dreaming about the HG ring and I’m so happy he never listened to me when I showed him the “practical” rings!
Go with what makes your heart sing! Remember, you’ll be wearing this ring for the rest of your life— you should absolutely love it! 🙂
Post # 12
A belated thanks to everyone who responded! After reading comments, I surfed many an Instagram post from women with Heidi rings, and sooo many of them seem to be fairly casual themselves. It didn’t seem over-the-top or out of place at all, so I’m pretty much completely on board with HG.
I laughed when you said you were glad your fiance didn’t pay heed to your more “sensible” options, because it sounds like something I’d say. Your ring is gorgeous, by the way!
Post # 13
Engagement rings and wedding rings go with anything. I wear pajamas but will wear my engagement ring haha. However, my mom only wears her nice jewelry when she goes somewhere nice. I think it is a matter of preference. Would you wanna wear it everyday? And i would wear them everyday they are gorgeous .you have great taste!
Post # 14
- Wedding: February 2020 - San Diego, CA
spendabuck85 : Haha yeah, he actually tricked me! I snooped months before the proposal (I know, I know… I felt guilty immediately after doing it! :/) and found a ring receipt from a jeweler. My heart sank a little bit when I found out it wasn’t from Heidi Gibson. However, I came to terms with it and convinced myself that a solitaire was going to be better for me. Hahaha
Turns out, he just bought that original ring for the diamond (he got a great deal on it!) and had it reset by Heidi.
He also told me after the proposal that he knew I snooped because I told my best friend (who was in on his plans all along!) and she told him. He said he wanted me to suffer a few months of thinking I didn’t get my dream ring to serve as punishment for snooping. Hahah serves me right!
Let us know what you end up choosing! 🙂