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

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
Post # 62
7425 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’m already married, but I wouldn’t have wanted yellow gold, colored stones, marquise, heart shaped, princess, or a solitaire.

Post # 63
2393 posts
Buzzing bee

The two most important no-no’s for me were:

  • No cathedral setting 


  • No Tacori-type bands with intricate engravings and elaborate details. I like sleek and simple.


Post # 64
3051 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

No yellow gold

No plain bands

No square centers that are divided into 4 squares to make up 1 stone

Not the biggest fan of clusters

Nothing art deco or too out there

No tension settings!

No pearl or soft gems as the center

No heart cut diamonds/gems!

Post # 65
54 posts
Worker bee

The only two things I absolutely did not want were diamonds and yellow gold. 

Post # 66
609 posts
Busy bee

I did not want yellow gold, emerald (only because our budget is not good enough to get a good quaity)/marquis/oval/pear/solitaire cuts, I wanted the ring to be diamond because I wanted traditional (I have an obsession for gaudy costume gemstone rings already), or anything that was an heirloom or not bought specifically for me.

Post # 67
191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

I’m amazed at how many people are adamantly against yellow gold: for me it was the only option.

I just couldn’t have loved a ring that wasnt yellow gold, and had a bezel setting. i would have felt that square/angular stones, cathedral settings and anything other than a one stone ring weren’t really ‘me’ but I would have loved the ring for its meaning.

so bees, I’m really interested to know, why doesn’t yellow gtold tickle your fancy?

Post # 68
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think colored gems/stones are nice on others, but personally it’s not for me.  I am also not a lover of yellow or rose gold, even though it suits my complexion more.  I don’t like oval or marquise cut, don’t like splitshank (I have chubby fingers so this would be a nightmare for me), and not too big on halo or baguette style rings.  I also like the center stone of my ring to be 1-2 carats in size, but personally the bigger the better.

TLDR:  My ideal ring is 1-2ct+ TCW (diamond), center stone + smaller sidestones, preferably thicker white gold band, solitaire loved.

Post # 69
996 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

– No yellow gold. It’s just not very flattering on my skin tone.

– No clusters. Good thing the SO hates them.

– Not too expensive. We could always upgrade in the future when we are more settled.

– No colored stones. I would be fine with a CZ, moissanite, or diamond. Colored stones are just not my style for any piece of jewelry. Although I love them on others!

I also told him that I would much prefer a square cut (princess or cushion) over a round cut. But I would have still loved a round cut.

Post # 70
2977 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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@GoldieGlitters:  I hear ya. I love yellow gold. I don’t understand why not many ladies on here like it.


I didn’t want WHITE gold, b/c I hate the idea of rhodium plating.

No marquis, cluster, quad, heart diamond. No CZ.

And absolutely NO big box chain store. I wanted my friend who’s a goldsmith to make my ring.

Post # 71
1222 posts
Bumble bee

@LeonardLady:  I agree on the lopsided band ring. I also don’t want anything other than a round or oval cut and I would prefer a silver metal (white gold, palladium, or platinum) although, depending on the style I might be ok with yellow gold. Also I want either a white or blue stone, and either a solitaire or halo (so no three-stone rings or anything like that. My fingers are too small to pull them off)

Post # 72
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I didn’t have a lot of specific do-not-wants. Rather, I just gave him specific examples of what I DID want. But honestly, I went to a jewelry store recently to get our wedding bands and I looked at the engagement rings, and they’re ALL gorgeous. Seriously. Clusters, marquise, solitaires, halos, yellow, white, rose. They’re all sparkly and beautiful. I wanted to take them all home, even though I love what I have! 🙂

Post # 73
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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@GoldieGlitters: Yellow gold is gorgeous, but it isn’t my style. All of my jewelery is silver or white gold, so it wouldn’t make sense to have a yellow gold engagement ring since it would clash. But I have seen gorgeous yellow gold engagement rings. 🙂

Post # 74
1762 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I wouldnt want a halo or a moissy or yellow gold.

Post # 75
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My only no-no this time around was no solitare.

My first ring was a solitare, which I THOUGHT I had wanted since i was a little girl, but the reality was I just felt like people would compare my diamond size, which wasn’t huge since we weren’t rich, to their own. True or not, this time I requested for unique instead of classic.Although I don’t think I’d ever say no to a proposal because of the ring lol

Post # 76
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2020

No white metals (Yellow Gold girl here)

No thick bands

No halos

No big rocks.

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