(Closed) What are your ring turn offs?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 76
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Sugar bee

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Berri:  Halos just don’t do it for me, although I know a lot of people love them. I’m also not a fan of princess, pear, or marquis cuts.  Also clusters or the windowpane type settings where four princess cut diamonds are set to appear as one larger diamond.

Post # 77
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Helper bee

boring halo rings with matching pave eternity bands..the ones that all look the same. And stacked thick rings that should really be worn alone.

Post # 78
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Bumble bee

I find all the responses here so interesting! For instance, I thought I was the only one alive (well, basically) that really can’t stand the current halo trend. I guess not! I guess I’d feel lucky to have any kind of ring–when we are talking engagement rings it’s kind of like talking pizza–even the bad ones are usually pretty good. Ok, maybe not. But the sentiment behind it all is pretty darn good. So considering we’re all lucky, here’s my no-no list:

Halos, princess cut, channel set, clusters, colored gemstones of any kind with the exception of the tiny sapphire cleverly hidden as “something blue” (yup, I’m a purist), marquise cut (too pointy for my taste), pear shaped (too pointy), thick bands, bezel settings, three stone settings, double prongs, and rings that just look out of place–too tiny for the wearer or too big. Boy! I’m picky.

For a positive spin, here’s my yes list: rose gold, diamonds, interesting designs (but not distractingly so), wedding bands that compliment but not necessarily match, mixed metals, solitaires, emerald shape (the clearness looks neat), thin or regular bands, and a whole bunch of stuff in between. 🙂

Post # 79
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Like a lot of PP, I’m not into princess cut, quad settings or heart shaped stones. Also not a fan of marquise stones, esp. ones with halos, after I read a post about them looking like bedazzled vaginas. I just can’t get that picture out of my head everytime I see one!

That being said, I’ve seen rings with those types of shapes/settings and loved them, so ultimately it depends on the ring as a whole.

Post # 80
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

“Windowpane type settings where four princess cut diamonds are set to appear as one larger diamond.” 

This! I think my major dislike for them comes from someone I know who is really snooty and so I think I just associate snootiness with these rings lol.

Although, I also have a halo and have heard that same comment being said about them as well (not the case for me) so there’s that 🙂

Post # 81
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Sugar bee

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teamjay:  “Bedazzled vaginas”!!! Dying. I hate marquise stones a little more now.

Post # 82
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Helper bee

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teamjay:  

 

Oh my god it DOES look like a bedazzled vagina!! 

Post # 83
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Helper bee

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ellagrace:  why? like is that seriously a thing? I mean to each is own but to me that’s just TOO TOO MUCH. 

also my likes are

crisscross/vintage settings

Classic round solitare

Trillion Cuts

smaller diamonds pretty much anything under 2 carats I have tiny fingers so I feel anything much bigger that’s not a colored gem would look gaudy (but even with a colored gem it still looks more like a rhr)

Post # 84
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Modern, Classic, Fun

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BetchyBride:  I know! Her ring set is really unfortunate but to each their own!! Some people love finger coverage, and for that ring, she owned it! Haha

Post # 85
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Modern, Classic, Fun

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Whiskers0:  hahahahahaha I can never unsee the bedazzled vagina. Like ever!

Post # 86
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I’m really tired of all the halo rings… I personally think it takes away from the center stone, it’s way too trendy, and ot does not give the illusion of a bigger ring. I also really don’t like when the center is a bunch of little diamonds grouped together to look like a bigger one. I think it looks tacky, and I would much rather see a lower carat.

Post # 87
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I want to add that the solitaire diamond with half eternity wedding band look is getting really overdone now. I like rings with a story or something distinct about them!

Post # 88
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Personally, I’m not a fan of

– anything super chunky

– channel set

– wide bands

– bezel

– heart shaped

– solitares

 

However, there are tons of exceptions to each rule! Those are just the things that I’m not personally a fan of.

 

Post # 89
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Blushing bee

Hmm… My tastes ranges depending on size so there is no clear-cut black and white dislikes and likes for me.

<br />Example: I love princess cut stones but only if the stone is on the smaller size. I dislike the larger princess cut stone size. The size of the stone really changes the look and seems more masculine rather than dainty on my small fingers. On the other hand, I “generally” dislike really small stone size pear shape but absolutely love them on the larger stone size scale.  I love round diamonds in all sizes but not as a solitaire on a plain band. (Confused yet? Lol)

<br />For the most part, I don’t like halos but I have come across a few that I find stunning and would have enjoyed wearing it if it was mine.

<br />I don’t like over excessive count of stones on a ring and detailing that often makes me think of that high school class ring as far as sizing/shape and etc.

<br />I really don’t mean to offend anyone here on this one… just like everyone, I like having choices and variety on switching up looks… But, I personally only like that for my right hand rings but not for my wedding set as I see my wedding ring/e ring as long term durable rings as a symbol to proclaim my marriage commitments and not as a fashion statement. I like for my ring to resemble that thought behind it.

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 10 months ago by AngelineRose.
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Post # 90
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I don’t like RB and that’s what I have loool. The only requirement I told Fiance was for the diamond to not be round.. maybe he misunderstood xD

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