Using cheaper rings to find THE ring

posted 1 week ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Those actually look pretty nice bee! You can’t go wrong with a six prong solitaire. I’ve bought some rings from wish that unfortunately all looked like crap so I never wore them. 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

I actually think it is a great idea to use inexpensive stand-ins to see whether a particular style is right for you. You can get an idea of whether you like the look, the size and the way the band goes with the ER before you spend the big bucks. I love them!

Post # 5
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Busy bee

Walmart has cute costume rings for $12 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

Very pretty!

Have you tried any on in a brick and mortar store? If not, why? Why not just save yourself some time and a few bucks and try some on in a jewelry store?

It’s fun to try on different styles and to see what you like. And the sales person can always create a wishlist for you.

That way you will know immediately if you don’t care for something or it doesn’t look right on your hand and you don’t have to deal with returning it.
 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

I think that’s an excellent idea! 
I currently have a CZ and sterling silver set on from Kohl’s because my actual rings don’t fit (pregnancy) and we’re working on getting things redesigned too. My redesign doesn’t look anything like this set though 😛 but I like it! 

 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I think I own that Wish solitaire!! 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

I didn’t for my e-ring but I did for my wedding band! Bought a few different style cheapies and then returned them. It was suuuuper helpful! 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

Love this idea! Just spent $5 on Wish to get a couple rings that look like the ones i’m considering. Thanks! 😀

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

My husband proposed without a ring, so that I could pick my own. I bought several styles, and thought that I wanted a 6 prong solitaire, but then fell in love with a bezel-set solitaire, and found that it was the most comfortable, as well. 

I also thought that I wanted an enternity ring, as my wedding band. After wearing several silver ones, of all sizes, I realized that they were not that comfortable, and I’d probably hate wearing it, so get something comfy. 

Also, I noticed that my finger size was larger in the morning, and smaller, at night. So I bought different sized rings to see what’s my average, or most comfy size. 

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2005 - Greenwood

That’s a great idea! I like the look of the solitaire with 6 prongs and this set looks great on you. I do change my mind a lot so what I did was buy moissanite sets to have when my mood changes….I have a 1.75ct emerald, 2ct cushion, 2.10ct oval, and 1ct square moissy sets….my diamond is a 1ct princess cut so when I want larger or a different shape I have them! And theyre in yellow, rose, and white gold so they’re all different. So kinda the same but not lol 

im glad you found a set you love! Congrats!!

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