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

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
Post # 32
1979 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I would not like my ring to be yellow gold or rose gold. I don’t want a wavy band or a thick band and I don’t want a gap between the Engagememy ring and the wedding ring.  I don’t like shaped or marquis center stones, and would prefer the stones be colorless. I want side stones but not channel side stones or baguette- I really personally dislike baguettes (no offense to anyone who likes them). And i dont like halos on round stones at all, but i think a halo on a princess stone would be a nice RHR. I also dont want the setting to be plain- i like details. And I would have no problem asking for a different ring. I want to live it and want to wear it every day and not feel obligated to wear a ring I don’t care for. Good thing SO took me ring shopping with him!

Post # 33
162 posts
Blushing bee

I wouldn’t want a stone that was less than 1ct (if the only option was a small stone, I’d prefer a larger non-diamond instead).

I wouldn’t want a soft stone or one which wouldn’t stand up to a lifetime of wear (such as a cz or pearl).

I wouldn’t want a heavy blingy ring with a thick band. I also wouldn’t want a halo, as I had a right hand ring with a halo and the little stones were always falling out and having to be replaced. My sister has a wedding band with tiny stones and her ring has already had to be repaired three times in the year since she got married! I don’t want that hassle.

Post # 34
6014 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Mine is wonderful.  But some of my no no’s to him were : No yellow gold, no cushion cut, no halo’s, no funky wave to it where I’d have to get a weird shapped band that I coudln’t just wear as a simple band, no cluster/ no heart, and he had to use the diamond from my Nanny’s ring, since my grampa gave it to her and it was sitting in my drawer not being used.

Post # 35
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I just didn’t want yellow gold. My promise ring is white gold, and my Nonni’s wedding band (which was going to be my wedding band, but now isn’t) is also white gold.

Fortunately, he got it perfect with a round soliatire in a white gold band! I have a very traditional ring, with a funky wedding band – totally perfect for me 🙂

Post # 36
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I would have said no diamonds on the shoulders. However, I was able get my ring made and I once I actually tried them on, they looked really weird and my finger needed the asher cut diamonds on the side of the band.

So, what I would have orginally hated, turned out to be the best.

Either way, if he had handed me a ring that he had gone to the trouble of choosing himself, even if it’s not something I would have picked I don’t think I would be able to say to him that I didn’t like it. Poor little fella would be so gutted.

Post # 37
287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I had a list of what I knew I did not want:

– Round diamond

– Solitaire

– Channel set 

– Yellow Gold


I had my heart set on a princess stone. He chose the stone and let me choose the setting since I am so particular. It was perfect!

Post # 38
1848 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I didn’t want:

– anything over the price of what he gets paid in two weeks (seriously. I told him it’s ridiculous to spend a month or more on a ring I may lose.)

– yellow gold (I’m warm toned already and I feel like it would blend in too much.)

– NO marquise! Goodness gracious, I really don’t like that cut.

That’s it. I’d like to think I wasn’t too picky.

Post # 39
954 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I just don’t wear yellow gold.  At all.


I don’t think I’ve ever met a diamond ring I didn’t love though….



Just noticed this is for waiting bees….whoops.

Post # 40
926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I didn’t want:


-yellow gold


-colored gemstone

-princess cut

Post # 41
6354 posts
Bee Keeper

I ended up being much more picky after we started ring shopping (I really had never given it much thought before), but when we just started, here was what I already knew I didn’t want: white metal, halos or clusters, any other stone but diamond.

Post # 42
1430 posts
Bumble bee

no yellow or rose gold, no shape other than round or cushion. No channel settings, no colored gemstones, moissys or czs. 

Post # 43
69 posts
Worker bee

Cathedral setting, under 1 carat, solitaire, step cut (emerald/asscher cut) or crushed ice (some radiants and cushions), bow-tie effect (less than ideal pear or oval). . .

I thought I wanted a round solitaire, but it made my hand look like it belonged to someone else (if that makes sense).  Cathedral settings aged my hand and felt a little dated.  Strangely enough, Princess halos looked most at home on my hand.

Post # 44
90 posts
Worker bee

I dislike white gold/ silver colored metal and white diamonds as the center stone (love them as pave accents for sparkle, though!). I could be fine with a diamond center, but I might have a bit of a tough time getting used to white metal.

I hope that my boyfriend would know this, as the two pieces of jewelry that I wear every day are a rose gold watch and a yellow gold ring on my left pinky finger. Hopefully, though, he’ll just ask what I want and I can give him the full, detailed description of my dream ring!

Post # 45
90 posts
Worker bee

Oh, and three stone. I really dislike that style (no offense). 

I’m astounded by the hate for marquis on here Wink I’ve actually always thought those were pretty (though I personally want a cushion, and would probably dislike a round)!

Post # 46
4605 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

My only requests were no heart shaped stones, no pink stones, no marquis shaped stones (they look weird on my hands) and no quad setting. I would be fine with anything else. 

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