(Closed) What would you NOT want as part of your ring?

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
Post # 18
2268 posts
Buzzing bee

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@Mischka:  Lol, my custom ring will be yellow gold, moissanite and diamond.

I would not want a colored stone, especially pink. I think they look pretty but I wouldn’t be able to deal with something so bold for the rest of my life.

Post # 19
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014


No halo, yellow gold, heart shaped stone, channel set stones, wide band.  These are just not my taste, but I do have an appreciation for all rings. 

Post # 20
4787 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

For me, it would’ve been a heart-shaped stone. There were other things I didn’t want (diamond, yellow gold, a high setting), but I could’ve tolerated them – I don’t think I could’ve handled a heart, though.

Post # 21
373 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think the only deal breaker for me would have been in the shape of the diamond, because I really, really wanted a round.  

Of course there are plenty of other things I wouldn’t have necessarily wanted, but I would only ask for an upgrade in the case of shape.

Post # 22
625 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I wouldn’t want a halo (although I’ve seen some I LOVE but I don’t think they suit me) or a big ring (large stone, high setting, thick band, etc) because I am clumsy and I have very tiny hands so it would overwhelm me.

Post # 23
2755 posts
Sugar bee

I haaaaaate marquis and emerald cuts. I don’t mind them on other people so much, but I never ever ever want any jewelry with either, especially not my engagement ring. I also really hate thick thick bands and quad cuts.

Also not a fan of the big halos – they end up looking fake and gaudy, to me. I like pave halos with lots of tiny stones.

Post # 24
288 posts
Helper bee

No halos, diamonds, czs, colored stones, quads or cluster. Also no marquis or hearts. Not me at all.

I think halos are beautful, and I do want a RHR with a halo, just not for my engagement ring. 

Post # 25
8035 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I am VERY picky… that is why my SO is letting me choose my ring. Of course I want him to like it as well. Right now we both really like the Tiffany Soleste (with a yellow diamond), and the classic Tiffany round solitaire (but not sure a solitaire is really “me”). Hoping to get one of the two 🙂

Some things in general that I am not too keen on:

-yellow gold (unless it’s in the basket to put the yellow diamond in)

-white gold (needs to be re-plated and that’s annoying)… platinum is my metal of choice

-thick bands

-channel set

-I like all diamond shapes but for an engagement ring anything that isn’t cushion or round

-if it was a white diamond, below G color would be bad in my books

-below VS2 clarity would be bad

-below excellent/ideal cut would be bad

-not a fan of clusters

-anything below a one carat center stone

Sooo yeah, I have a lot of requirements haha. We’re not having a wedding so the ring is my main focus… I want it to be perfect for me and so does my SO. It’ll be something that I’ll wear forever and hopefully pass down one day.

Post # 26
8469 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

No yellow gold, No halo, No cut other than round or princess, No size under 1ct, No CZ, No moissy, No gemstones…

Post # 27
2129 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I want none of the following:

colored gemstone

heart shaped or marquise diamond

quads or clusters

yellow or rose gold




Post # 28
413 posts
Helper bee

yellow gold, white gold, or a halo! Halos are not my style and a lot of people in my circle get halos just to make their rings appear a lot bigger. I just don’t like them

Post # 29
763 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I would ask for a different ring if it was yellow gold, any less color and quality than g vs2, princess cut, round, something my dad did not make ( he is a jeweler).

Post # 30
481 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I would NOT want yellow gold, CZ, moissonite, or a cushion cut, I know cushions are popular on the bee but for me, ick. Also I don’t know what’s it’s called but this:(the metal all the way around the center stone.) Don’t like that either.

Post # 31
8434 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would not want anything that wasn’t ethically sourced and traceable (the Kimberly process is highly flawed).

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