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

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
Post # 77
924 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Mine is already bought (cushion solitaire in white gold) but I would not want:

yellow gold, marquis, pear, bezel set, channel set, anything under 2 cts or over 2.5 cts, too many stones that detract from the center stone, set too low, band under 2 mm or over 4 mm, quad or cluster, 80s settings.

Post # 78
5285 posts
Bee Keeper

No yellow gold, no halos, no princess cut diamonds, and no PEAR shaped diamonds..ickk!!! And of course no CZ!!

Post # 79
799 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Marquise, cluster, quad, halo, pear, princess, oval, radiant, cushion, heart (anything other than round) yellow or rose gold. 

Bezel set, channel set

Post # 80
924 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

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@GoldieGlitters:  I don’t like yellow gold because everything else I own (watch, Alex and Ani bracelets, earrings, rings are all silver/white gold tones and to have my ering be the only piece of jewelry I own be yellow gold just wouldn’t feel right. I am a white gold type of girl.

Post # 81
1829 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I don’t like cluster rings, really wide bands, channel set, heart shaped stone, simulated stones or yellow gold.

Post # 82
8682 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

A big NO to:

CZ(I’ve never seen moissanite so I can’t say that)

colored stones unless it was a canary/yellow diamond

cluster ring

thick band (my fingers are short and tiny)

plain solitaire ring

marquise/heart/round shaped center stone

3-stone rings

Post # 83
118 posts
Blushing bee

I wouldn’t like:

  • an asymetrical band
  • marquise, heart, or pear cut stone
  • a bezel setting
  • any stone 1ct or over

Post # 84
429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

No yellow gold, and I don’t want a thin band with a large(r) gemstone.  I just don’t really like either.  And no princess cut stones.


Other than that, I’m not very picky. 

Post # 85
1768 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

I personally would not want/don’t like man made stones like moissanite, CZ or any other “created” /simulated gemstone. I definitely dislike designer  “replica” settings too . Simulated stones/settings are too “poser”(for lack of a better word) for my tastes although I understand budgetary limitations & why others go there. To each her own, just not for me..

Am not a fan of halos, cluster rings, quad, “illusion settings” .  I like silver but would only want gold or platinum for an engagement ring due to strength.

Don’t care for emerald or marquise cut diamonds, I like round brilliant cut diamond solitaires and think pear shaped are also exquisite. I think a genuine gemstone such as an alexandrite or a sapphire makes a lovely engagement ring.

In any event, the commitment is the most important thing. The ring is just icing on the cake but I admit, I definitely like icing!Wink but it has to be genuine, no fat free or diet icing! LOL

Interesting subject!


Post # 86
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I was so picky that I had to choose my own ring, but my absolute least favorite rings would be…

heart shaped stone, asymmetrical ring that could not fit a straight wedding band, bulky boxy ring like a really thick halo, cluster and quad (illusion setting rings), too thin band that I would worry would break, colored gemstone for center stone. 

I am surprised by how many people don’t want yellow gold. I prefer white, but I love yellow too.


Post # 87
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I deid not want white gold or a clear/white centre stone. Everything else I would have loved (I possibly even maybe a little bit would have been ok with a clear centre stone if it had coloured gemstones on the ring somewhere as well)

Post # 88
1069 posts
Bumble bee

Yellow gold, heart, pear or marquis diamonds, 3 stone design. All of them are just not my taste.. and no CZ or moissanite or any other man made stone.

Post # 89
699 posts
Busy bee

@LeonardLady:  I dont not want

Big halos

Big gaudy stones

No yellow gold band

My ring should be slender & elegant, like me lol

Post # 90
1193 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013


my no’s

  • Anything other than a white metal

  • Hearts (stone or band) 

  • Marquise stone

  • Cluster center stone


Post # 91
1926 posts
Buzzing bee

For myself, I would prefer not to have:

  • CZ, only because it isn’t a “lifetime” stone
  • No diamonds! NO. DIAMONDS. I made myself very very clear with my SO that they’re a no-go. 
  • Nothing above $2000- I would just feel really nervous about wearing anything that expensive on a daily basis. 
  • Not a fan of round cuts, I like chunky facets like cushions and ovals.
  • No super high solitaire settings, I’m a low-set halo girl.
  • No bypass, quads or three stone settings. 
  • No yellow gold
  • No sets with a matching “notched” wedding band- I really wanted a straight band I could wear alone. 

SO’s preferences were:

  • No yellow gold 
  • No pink! No pink stones or rose gold 🙁
  • Nothing but a clear stone (moissanite)
  • No high settings 
  • No quad sets

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