Post # 1
This is just out of pure, morbid curiousity. I wouldn’t mind in the least if someone took a pic of my ring off The Bee and brought it to a jeweler to be made, but my ring is very simple, and it doesn’t incorporate any type of personal details in the design, I just thought it was pretty. Bees, what is your opinion on the subject?
Post # 3
I wouldn’t care, but the designer of my ring might as it’s his/her intellectual property.
Post # 5
lavenderstone: Like you, my simple solitaire isn’t unique. I actually had a bee tell me that my ring inspired a ring purchase(not an ering), and I thought that was really neat!
I’d feel flattered. I mean, regardless of whether it’s custom or not, There is no ring out there that is so super one of a kind that it doesn’t resemble other rings to one degree or another. Also, if you are posting your ring on the internet, that is the chance you are taking. I know some sites have actually stolen bee ring pics to use on their site like that is the ring they are selling, and I think that is totally wrong!
Post # 6
I would be flattered. We designed the e-ring ourselves and had it custom made at a little family jewellers in our favourite vacation spot but I can’t say we didn’t use the Internet (including the bee) for inspiration.
We were initially torn for the centre stone and went with a pear in the end but we also considered an oval and a marquise. When we went back to the same jewellers last month to get our wedding bands I saw the oval and marquise had been made into rings with the exact same setting as ours and were in the window! We just laughed about it.
Post # 7
If this is something that would upset a person, then I would recommend said person not plaster the internet with images of the ring.
I wouldn’t mind. I also based my custom ring off of one I had seen on the web, but I did communicate with the owner and she was aware I was doing so. 🙂
Post # 8
Not at all! I basically designed my ring and Fiance had someone customs make it. Today actually I discovered that our ring maker was proud enough of the ring that he has decided to sell it on his Etsy page. The pics on the listing are of my ring after he finished!
I think is kind of cool to think that other brides out there will be given joy by something I came up with and that has brought me joy. 🙂
honestly all art is borrowed or stolen to some extent, chances are if you had your ring custom made you used pics of other rings as inspiration too, so why not pay it forward?
Post # 9
I would be flattered, but I think if I found out randomly, I would feel a bit off about the experience. If someone told me before hand, I would be excited and tell them who my jeweller is!
Post # 10
I wouldn’t mind if it were someone on the bee or just on the Internet in general, I’d be very flattered. However if a friend or someone I knew in real life wanted to replicate my set , I might be a little upset. There are a few ring designs I’ve found on the Internet that I’d love to have made someday but I’d never take a design from someone I see in person.
Post # 11
Wouldn’t bother me. I used other rings (Retail photos, not directly from other people) to design mine.
Post # 12
I’d be flattered :)<br /> but the ring designer won’t be.
Post # 13
Bridey77: that was me! 🙂 lol, it inspired my purchase.
Post # 14
I wouldn’t worry if i was another bee or someone on the net who I don’t see in real life. That would be great! My ring is blue nile anyway, so it’s not all that unique. But i would find it weird if a friend wanted the same ring as me!
Post # 15
lavenderstone: It wouldn’t bother me because my ring is so very simple, it’s not unique so I wouldn’t be surprised if there were several, hundreds or thousands of rings that looked just like mine.