Post # 1
I’ve really enjoyed looking at all of your rings, especially how each one is so uniqulely ‘you’. Not that I actually know you but I hope you know what I mean.
What I’m curious about is when you were thinking about rings, did you want a ring that was very much in keeping with your usual style or did you want something totally different?
I was talking with some recently engaged/soon to be engaged coworkers today and we were evenly split
Coworker A: She always has a bit of sparkle in her look. Glitter polish, sequins, beading…. something everyday. She wanted to keep with her style so she focused on a smaller center stone but a setting with a LOT of pave’ to mirror her love of ‘little sparkles’ as she says
Me: My ring is 100% in line with my style. I’m rather minimal, love clean, classic lines and enjoy well made things. My boyfriend calls it ‘stealth lux’. We have selected a stoneless YG ring that is sculptural while still being classic.
Coworker C: a TOTAL diva. Bold color combinations and ‘a lot of look’ are her thing. She also lives for crazy nail art. She got the opposite of her style with a ring, small and subtle. Her thoughts are that as bold as she likes to dress, she doesn’t want to ever feel that her ring clashes because it is super important to her to wear it everyday.
Coworker D: Is a simple girl. keeps her hair in a ponytail all the time with very minimal makeup. Her ‘uniform’ is sneakers, kakhis and a tee. She owns maybe three items of jewelry and doesn’t wear any regularly. She wants to go different from her style with a ring, wanting something large and a bit showy. Her thoughts are that this is the only piece of jewelry (along with her wedding ring) that she ever plans to wear regularly so she wants to make it count and make sure it makes an impact.
I’d really love to hear in the comments why you decided to stay with your style/depart from it when it comes to your e-rings…. and of course see pictures 🙂
Post # 3
@nocleverbeepun: Any excuse to talk about and show off my ring! Fiance and I are both a bit non-traditional. He’s a tattoo artist, I’m an esthetician and freelance makeup artist. I totally think I’m a rockstar. I love bling, but I also love to be different. We chose a black diamond 🙂
Post # 4
I never thought I wanted a diamond ering (and honestly, I never thought i’d get married.) When marriage and engagement became an option in my life, my mind suddenly changed and I realized that I really wanted a piece that I could pass down to our futue children, and something that is a bit more traditional and timeless. My style is generally not on-trend or mainstream (my hair is never a color found naturally) but I fell in love with my ring the moment I saw it- it really highlights the stone, is a mixture of a few setting styles, and is simple but beautiful. I am absolutely in love with it!
Post # 5
I didn’t actually get a say in my e-ring!
My style sounds very similar to your Coworker D. I rarely wear jewellery, and hardly ever dress up. My preferred style of jewellery is something small and simple.
My husband, on the other hand, loves big, shiny jewellery so my e-ring is a big yellow sapphire with a diamond on either side, set in yellow gold. Not even remotely small or simple. When I first saw it, I wasn’t too excited (by the ring – the engagement part is pretty cool), but I’ve worn it enough that I love it now and wouldn’t dream of changing.
Having said that, I got to decide on the wedding ring – nice and simple there!
Post # 6
I don’t usually wear much if any jewelry, I never wear make-up, and I wear jeans and a t-shirt to work. My ring is a departure from my normal style in that I’m usually not wearing jewelry, but otherwise I’d say it’s totally my style. I guess I’d describe it as interestingly simple as it’s an oval solitaire, except that the band is engraved and it’s a green sapphire.
Post # 7
I am untraditional and traditional in the same breath.. So I got a diamond, just a black one! I love it, and it’s totally, uniquely, me!
That’s my favorite picture of my ring (the one that I lost, I should have the new one VERY soon, if FH didn’t sign for it this morning!)
Here’s the stock
Post # 8
I talked about this with my friends too! My best friend is a very classic, simple girl and she has a solitare, so it fits right with her. My sister has a giant padaparsapa sapphire that totally fits with her more eccentric style.
For me, I change my mind all the time what I want. I wear a lot of of rings (I almost always have three on), and they are all very bold pieces, be it in color or style. Most of them are circular, and I think a lot if I want a circular engagement ring to fit in with the rest of my rings, or a squareish one to make it stand out. Sometimes I want a traditional, simple ring because I want it to blend in, while other times i want an over the top setting so that it fits with my over the top personality.
I’m just glad I’m not the one picking it out haha. I’m pretty sure I’ll be getting an over the top ring because my SO knows i’m over the top. But I may get a very simple solitare stand in to wear when I feel like being simple.
Post # 9
I love everything to be very classic and timeless, and that is exactly what I wanted in an ering. I would wear it every day so I didn’t want anything “trendy” (read: halo) becasue, as stunning as they are, they aren’t me. I also love everything sparkly and blingy so I went with a larger moissy stone with side stones. When I look at my ring it is all sparkle! So me!!
Post # 10
@s2bmrscook: It looks a little reddish to me. Beautiful, either way!
My style is t-shirt and jeans. I’m more of a tomboy than I am girly. I’m not high-maintenance and I’m rough on my hands. I gave him a general idea of what I’d prefer (a sapphire 3-stone with diamond accents). I didn’t care about the size or variation. He did well!
Fiance took this picture. It’s probably my favorite picture of it. It’s not too big or small. Not too flashy but with a little hidden oomph that is the side of the ring.
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Mine definitely fits my style – a little bohemian, earthy, vintage, not over the top or super blingy. This is a 100 year old heirloom ring. So I didn’t pick the style obviously, but I DID pick having this ring instead of a new one because I loooove the style.
Post # 12
I don’t really know if my ring matches my personal style, I think it might? I have an antique inspired halo. It’s supposed to look like an art deco halo but it still manages to look like a modern piece which I think is kind of my wardrobe; vintage inspired with modern touches. My style is pretty “girly” these days, 99% of the time I am in a dress or a skirt. I can’t even remember the last time I bought a pair of pants. I have a lot of vintage and vintage inspired pieces from the Edwardian period, the 50s, 60s, 80s, and 90s and I love to mix and match them together.
Post # 13
@PrettyinPink45: Can I just say… WOW!!! I can’t stop looking at your ring! I love it!!! are you happy you got a moissy?
Post # 14
My first e-ring was definitely my style. Unfortunately it had to be returned because of financial issues:
My second e-ring is my style in terms of the prongs, but otherwise, way too plain for me:
Now the new e-ring I am planning to get is definitely my style, and won’t break the bank either!
Post # 15
I am basically coworker D in your example lol I don’t wear jewelry & I don’t doll up much. I wanted something pretty. It’s a yellow sapphire so it’s not “flasy” really (even though it’s in a halo so it does sparkle quite a bit!) and it won’t match everything but I wanted something bigger and pretty so that’s what we went with!
Post # 16
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
@akirasan: Nice choice of Verragio! Where can you find a Verragio ring that won’t break the bank?
When Fiance and I went ring shopping (before we got engaged), a Verragio is still out of our budget if we bought it from a local retailer that carries Verragio.