Which Ring Should I Go With?

posted 12 months ago in Rings
  • poll: Plain 18k yellow gold shank vs. vintage design 14k yellow gold shank
    Plain 18k yellow gold shank : (39 votes)
    47 %
    Vintage design 14k yellow gold shank : (44 votes)
    53 %
  • Post # 2
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    I’d go plain – the stones are beautiful enough without all that over-fussy engraving which will end up wearing out unevenly anyway

    Post # 3
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    Blushing bee

    How exciting! I prefer plain shank but it is very much a question of personal taste – does your girlfriend typically wear intricate jewelry? I’d also prefer the 18ct gold, but I like the prongs on the engraved ring better. They seem finer. Are the rings both from James Allen?

    Post # 4
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2018 - City hall & Home

    I love the vintage style! Congrats in advance 🙂

    Post # 5
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    I love both but if you’re not sure of what she would prefer id vote for the Latin as she can always get an engraved wedding band of she wants to

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2020

    Vintage all the way! The engraving is so pretty! Of course, I also have an engraved ring that I love and picked out.

    It really depends on your girlfriend’s personal preferences here, not ours. Maybe one of her friends could help ask whether she likes engraved rings or not?

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee

    Another thing to consider is which one is more durable? Occasionally, a ring with lots of engraving/fancy stuff is more prone to breakage. If your girlfriend likes the more plain one, though, you should def get her that. It doesn’t matter what you think; it matters what she thinks.

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper

    kajbkajdbkb :   i really like the second ring but then again my ring has engraving and milgrain

    Post # 9
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    I’d say go plain and then she can always look at wedding bands with a vintage feel to go with it. 

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee

    Vintage design all the way- it’s beautiful!!! I have a 14k yellow three stone and it’s pretty boring to me now.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee

    Go for the 18kt

    Post # 13
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2017

    kajbkajdbkb : 14K will be more durable, 18K is softer, will get more scratches, and let’s be honest, you can scratch 14K very easily. I wouldn’t want a softer metal. 

    My ring is from James Allen too and I love it. I just sent it back for its 6 month “checkup” (prong tightening, cleaning etc) – I got the ring back looking like brand new. I would spend any “excess” money on diamond quality as opposed to gold.

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Really tough choice! I voted for the vintage engraved one, because I am a sucker for a good milgrain! 

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