Post # 1
So I was having a conversation with a friend about people posting pictures of their engagement rings on facebook and she made a comment suggesting that everyones Rings look better in photos then in person. She said every time she sees a ring in person that someone has already posted on FB she is dissapointed because FB made it look so much better (bigger, brighter, etc.) I always thought it was the opposit, that the rings look better in person because a photo can only capture so much. Except size, because a zoomed in photo can make a diamond look bigger than it actually is. I have noticed my ring looks its best under dim or natural lighting then it does under bright lights. What about you guys? What are your opinions? Random i know…. Just wondering!
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
Mine looks bigger in pictures, but I always have a hard time catching the sparkle so I think it looks better IRL (especially in florescent lighting or extremely dim situations, like at a restaurant in the evening)
Post # 4
@sugarpea: Def agree with this. Mine is the same.
Post # 6
I don’t think mine looks all that great in photos, actually. I’ve had lots of people say it seems bigger and sparklier in person (1.17 ct)
To me, my ring looks great in bright lighting but REALLY sparkles in the dimmer church lighting. I love it!
Post # 7
Mine is way better in person. The best lighting is elevators and grocery stores
Post # 8
Mine is most beautiful in person (any lighting). The more detail you can see of it the better it looks. Photos and video just can’t capture that. Photos tend to make it look bigger but lose so much of the detail, so “bigger but blander,” and since I am not a size queen (it is actually just the size I want, in person), that is totally the wrong thing I want emphasized.
I don’t like spot lighting on it (like at jewelry stores) because it over-creates fire while playing down every other good quality about it, and… I don’t know, it’s dizzying almost, it’s TOO blingy. I just don’t really like that look.
I like normal indoor or outdoor light best (bright or muted, both look great). Candlelight is pretty cool sometimes too. It sort of looks like an ember spurting flames in candlelight.
Post # 9
Diamond photography is not my forte. I think I have taken one good picture. I like the sparkle I get at hockey games and in my exercise class but I’m not about to whip out my phone to make a video; I want people to think I’m normal lol. And under water in the pool it is very sparkly for some reason.
Post # 10
Mine looks best in low, natural lighting. Which is odd. It sparkles more in sunlight/bright light, but it also looks *too* white in certain bright light to me (I am not bragging; I have moissanite, and am not a huge fan of the super-white, and probably should’ve gotten an unenhanced one lol).
Post # 11
Mine looks best in Sephora… I know that sounds weird but its totally true. Most stores in the mall actually.
Post # 12
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@sugarpea: at a restaurant in the evening
+1 to this, I always notice mine’s sparkle here!
They do look bigger in pictures but I’ve never thought ‘oh that’s so much smaller IRL!’ when seeing a friends ring LOL
Post # 13
everything looks better in natural lighting imo
Post # 14
Mine looks best in bright light. Particularly as I notice it on my steering wheel as I’m driving home from work. It’ll send little reflections all over my car ceiling.
Post # 15
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
Mine looks best in person (never taken a video so I guess I don’t know for certain). I like it equally in dim and bright light though, it’s just a different kind of sparkle
Post # 16
Mine always seems to look smaller or generally less impressive in photos, I think partly because it has a very low setting and perspective is not in my favor. Photos also can’t capture the pave stones that wrap all the way around the band, which pick up sunlight and sparkle like crazy in sunlight.
I do like this photo, though. It captures that glowy sparkle I love.