(Closed) Where does your engagement ring look its best?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Where does your engagement ring look its best?
    In Photos : (4 votes)
    5 %
    In Videos : (0 votes)
    In real life (dim lighting) : (27 votes)
    35 %
    In real life (bright lighting or outdoors) : (46 votes)
    60 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bee Keeper
    • 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 # 6
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    374 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    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
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    855 posts
    Busy bee

    Mine is way better in person. The best lighting is elevators and grocery stores

    Post # 8
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    6360 posts
    Bee Keeper

    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
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    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
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Mine looks best in Sephora… I know that sounds weird but its totally true. Most stores in the mall actually. 

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • 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
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    everything looks better in natural lighting imo 

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    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
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    6210 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • 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
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    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.

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