(Closed) Unusual rings

posted 12 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

MagnoliaDiva–You clearly have your priorities in order! ๐Ÿ™‚  It’s something I’m sure many of us forget in the flurry of wedding planning–the important thing is the marriage, not the wedding.

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Yiska – His name is TR Crabtree and he’s based out of Wester Wisconsin right now, with a studio in Eastern MN (very close the the state border…as you can tell)

Here’s a link to his site:

http://www.trcrabtree.com/

He used to be a room mate of mine a long time ago when we all rented a house together (me and 2 of his friends and an old boyfriend of mine…weird I know but I stayed friends witht he room mates after they left and I stayed) I loved hanging out in his studio, I’d have a martini to drink and a big fat diamond on EACH finger….lol Not to mention the stuff he brought home in his diamondpouch….oo-la-la

 

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Thanks for the tip… I love all your rings. So sparkley! Did guys get to pick out your ring? I think my ring’s usual. Didn’t take me long to upload the pictures.

Post # 20
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I did pick mine out.  ๐Ÿ™‚  The whole "getting engaged" process was just that for us..a process. we’re both kind of careful decision makers and there was less of a proposal than a mutual agreement.  Although when people ask, we kind of tell the story where he gave me the ring. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

yes and no.  Fiance was spending months picking them out…then he met my cousin whose inlaws own a jewelry store (he works there too).  My cousin didn’t quite remember him and took him for a ride with his price…fiance left and no ring.  It then dawned on my cousin that he looks like my bf, then called me and my mom to ask about it (which i didn’t know about)…but of course, i was curious, so i asked and surely enough, fiance was about shopping around for that beauty up there.  After being caught, he took me to my cousin to pick out the ring that I want.  Only he ended up picking the center stone and having it set on the band that i had my eyes on for months without my input what-so-ever.  To my surprise, its turns out to be the same ring that i admired from pictures for months.  I never liked jewelry (my profession involves my playing with dirt, literally, so it was really tough for him to get something i would wear.
  He did good.  I haven’t taken it off since he put it on my finger!

Post # 22
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Mine’s unusual – it’s a band made up of little circles, of both yellow and white gold, with little diamonds in the middle. Sounds wierd and is weird for an engagement ring I guess, but I can’t find a picture online anywhere. If you imagine these little diamond circles being all the way around (and the same size as the middle one) with a textured gold outline on each one, you’re vaguely there.

very vaguely like mine

I helped choose it (picked three similar styles, FH made the final choice which was luckily my favourite) and will be using it as my wedding band also. I like it because it’s sparkly but not crazy blingy, sits flat on my finger so doesn’t catch on anything, and best of all – because it’s the same all the way around, it doesn’t matter how much I spin it around (which is a habit of mine with all rings).

Post # 23
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Worker bee

i have a traditional diamond but i think my setting is unusual. we picked the stone first then found the best setting for it. the setting had to be altered twice and he didnt proposed with the ring because it wasn’t ready.   its almost a tension set but now quite.

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Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

Most of these rings look traditional to me. Anyway, I ended up going traditional but in my search for a different ring I loved this san luis obispo jeweler: http://www.kevinmain.com/

Look through all the rings (the have traditional and non-traditional).  Also THe Clay Pot in Brooklyn, NYC has really cool wedding rings.  

Post # 25
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We, like many others, chose to put our money elsewhere.  I prefer flat  or band rings, so I chose a wedding band for my e-ring.  It looks much more $$$ than it cost…. it’s the band on the left.

Diamond rings

Post # 26
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Although my ring is white gold with diamonds, I believe it’s still somewhat unusual in style.  It was designed by Frank Gehry forTiffany and Co, and the moment my Fiance saw it, he knew he had to get it for me ๐Ÿ™‚   Sometimes, he knows me better that I know myself!

 

Post # 27
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

Mine is similar to this ring, but  lower profile.  I needed a ring that doesn’t stick up because I do too much where it could get scratched or snagged (dancing, skiing).  I love the bezel setting.  Elegant but bomb proof.

 Like this one (same jeweler) but with round stone:

Post # 28
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My husband got the setting without the center diamond because it has the same split design of my favorite necklace.  It was made for a pear shaped diamond but he liked the marquee shape better.  He got the diamond when he was in South Africa visiting a family friend.  Diamonds are much less expensive when you buy them straight from the mine. 

My husband also has a unique ring.  It is tungsten carbide the hardest metal known to man.  He wanted to be able to be rough with it but not have it get all scratched up.  Plus, he is a machinist so the cutting bits are made out of the same material. 

Post # 29
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2008

ringMy ring was custom designed by Greenlake Jewelry in Seattle. The center stone is a spinel that we got from a gem collector (we are not really diamond people). It is platinum and gold with small diamonds and sapphire accent stones. It was really fun to work with a jeweler and have them come up with something totally unique. I have gotten a few comments like "is that seriously your engagement ring?" but it is easy to ignore snotty people.   

Post # 30
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

NorCalBride– Your ring reminds me of one of my permanent pieces of jewelry, a ring my grandmother gave me when I was in high school. It was a gift from an old boyfriend, and unbeknowest to her {at the time} it was an engagement ring {photo below}. Apparently somewhere out there is a wedding band made of the three round diamonds in the leaf-like settings that fits around the top of it similar to yours. You can’t tell from the photos, but the center stone sits really high which I think is kind of old-fashioned.  When I say old-fashioned, I mean that in a good way!  Retro settings are awesome.

My engagement ring is actual really traditional, although I’ve never seen an emerald cut diamond in person outside of a jewelry store.  Photos of it are here on my blog. Love this topic, it’s so cool to see other women’s/men’s choices of rings.

Post # 31
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Gorgeous rings!!!  I love all the colored stones.  I wanted a colored stone, but my Fiance felt strongly about diamonds, so I have a yellow diamond.  It is really clear lemon yellow, not canary yellow, so doesn’t look like citrine or yellow sapphire…  We really think its fun – people do a double take and ask what kind of stone it is.  I don’t have a good picture of it, but will see if I can’t get one later tonight with all your tips on gem photography.

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