(Closed) What style doesnt fit you?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 33
11735 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

solitaires and any cut except round!

Post # 34
5063 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Rings with shoulder diamonds didnt suit me and coloured diamonds didn’t suit me either.

Post # 35
5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

Can’t say I had my heart set on a certain style the first time as I never had an engagement ring originally (just a wedding band) but I have, over the years with some trial and error at times and as I did get a wedding set(s), figured out what does not work for me:

  • Halos
  • White metals (white gold, palladium, platinum)
  • Channel settings
  • Anything with nickel (allergy)
  • Very thin/delicate bands
  • Modern cuts (RB’s, Princesses, etc)
  • Prongs!
  • Straight lines whether on the ring or on the stone (i.e. a square/rectangle)
  • Pave
  • Too much encrusting of diamonds
  • Highly polished finishes

Yah,  I know…kind of limiting isn’t it?

I did, however, decide I liked the following:

  • Yellow gold (especially 18k!)
  • Old cuts
  • Warmer “white” stones
  • Coloured stones
  • Chunkier settings
  • “Organic”/handmade rings
  • Some assymetry
  • Bezels
  • Moissanite
  • Stones between 7.5-8mm
  • Brushed or satin finishes.

So…I have a handmade bezel set OEC moissanite (just a little over 8mm) in 18k yellow gold. No straight lines, all curves, with two complimentary bands soldered on either side that are gypsy set with random scattered chocolate/champagne/cognac diamonds. It used to be a brushed finish, but has self-polished to more of a satin finish. It is my perfect set. I can’t imagine now ever wearing anything different, and don’t even ever have bling lust as these rings are so, so me. 

Post # 36
2464 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Originally, I really, really wanted a split shank solitaire. Then I tried a few on and they just didn’t look right on my hand. I have short fingers so any kind of thick band (including a typical split shank) looked bulky on me. Also, anything that sits high looks a bit odd on me… like a little kid trying on her mom’s costume jewelry. 

I ended up with a simple solitaire on a semi-thin band. But I’m considering having the ring (head/prongs) reset on a thinner band for Christmas. 

Post # 37
1511 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

There are a few things that look terrible on me and a few things that just don’t suit my personal taste.

Things that look terrible on me:

– Anything extremely large and/or chunky (I have tiny hands and a huge stone or thick/chunky band looks like a child is trying to play dress-up or something)

– Three-stone rings (I think they’re very pretty, but I tried one on when my fiance and I went ring shopping and it just looked gaudy on my hand)

Things that aren’t my style:

– Princess cut (I’ve never been a fan, though I think they can definitely look nice on other people)

– Marquise cut (Same as above)

– Yellow gold (I used to exclusively wear yellow gold when I was younger, but I feel like that’s just not “me” anymore)

– Simple solitaire (Again, these can look nice on other people but they’re a little too plain for my taste)

– Colored diamonds and/or colored gemstones of any kind in an engagement ring (I love looking at the colored diamond/gemstone rings on the Bee, but I just don’t think something like that would fit my personality … At least not for a ring I’m wearing on a daily basis)

I think that’s it.  I had a basic idea in my mind of what I’d be looking for when my fiance and I went ring shopping.  I originally wanted a three-stone emerald or oval cut Tacori with a diamond encrusted band.  After trying on a very similar ring to the one I had been looking at, I realized the three-stone ring was too much for my hand.  I ended up with some of what I originally thought I wanted (an emerald cut Tacori with a diamond encrusted band), but it’s still different from what I initially thought was my “dream ring.”  I’m glad I was able to try them on, though … I was able to choose the one that not only fit my personal style, but also looked perfect on my hand.  

Post # 38
899 posts
Busy bee

I don’t care for anything set really high. It looks too ostentatious for me. The ring I got is very low profile.

Post # 39
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@wife05:  I have been in love with halos for the last year or so but as soon as I put it on my finger it did not look good at all. I don’t know if it was too much bling or what but yuck! Glad to hear I am not the only one.

I ended up with Tiffany Round Brilliant Ribbon Ring. It isn’t on my finger yet but its in the house 🙂

Post # 40
1425 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

I have fat fingers (size 8.5), so I couldn’t really try any rings on at the store!  So disappointing.  I did think I would end up with a halo, or a thicker band, or maybe a vintage ring, but what I fell in love with was much more delicate, and new.  It still has a thick-ish band, but it isn’t solid, which is nice.  I also didn’t particularly want a diamond, but Fiance bought that without my knowledge, and I’m 100% happy with my stone.  

Post # 41
6354 posts
Bee Keeper

I already had strong opinions on many things I didn’t want (such as tone-on-tone halos), but I was genuinely surprised that I did not like the way rectangular or square type cuts, such as emerald or princess or even cushion, look on me. I still like them on other people though.

Oh, and early on, Fiance also took me browsing all the high-end stores just in case my dream ring was in one of them (his idea…he’s so sweet, he knows the price jump). I was a little worried I was going to fall for a Tiffany knife-edge solitaire. I was happily very underwhelmed when I tried it on. When they further told me that if I chose one of their rings, they would not make it in my size, but would simply take an existing size 6 and resize it, we made our polite exit and I have never had to wonder about Tiffany’s ever again. I’m really glad we went to them all, it turned out to be a very smart idea. Otherwise I might have seen certain rings in advertisements in future and maybe thought, “What if?”

Post # 42
135 posts
Blushing bee

I had my heart set on an elegant pear shaped diamond, then I tried one on.  Not so elegant on my finger. 

Post # 43
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I thought I wanted a ring similar to the Tiffany Novo. One day I was in a store looking for a ring for my husband and saw my halo and fell in love. I never thought I’d want a halo! I tried on other rings and nothing wowed me, I didn’t even know how popular they are now. 

Post # 44
924 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I wanted a cushion cut halo with a colored center stone (canary diamond, morganite, etc.). They looked like cocktail rings on my hand.

I ended up with a princess cut solitaire with two tapered baguettes. If you would have told me that’s what I would have ended up with, i would have laughed because it’s the exact opposite of what I thought I wanted.

Post # 45
431 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Round cuts look just weird on me because I have like no knuckle!! I have a size five finger but it makes my finger look like a sausage!

Post # 46
2997 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

always wanted a cushion cut until I staretd trying them on and thought “what the hell am I thinking??”  Furthermore, I always thought I hated round cuts because they are “too boring” turns out I am a dumbass and they are classic and beautiful and what I am getting (with a cushion halo though!)

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