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I'm not interested in ever getting married, but if I were I think I would prefer a moonstone ring. Do you guys find that tacky?
Idk it's my favorite stone even though it's nothing flashy or expensive, but I think it can still look elegant if it's simple and small. I especially love teadrop shaped ones. Pic related is dreamy to me.
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I want the ring Aidan gave Carrie in SATC season 3. It is so gorgeous it hurts, I also love the Elisabeth Taylor ring that Harry gives Charlotte. Both are very expensive, sigh.
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i love these rings from japan. they're disney princess inspired
Personally I find most wedding rings to be a bit tasteless and tacky. Especially if they're particularly expensive and heavy on the bling. One of my old friends was tagged on the fb of this jewellery designer and they're just so stunning. Lots of nature inspired pieces. Understated and kinda unique http://www.sarahbrownjewellery.com/products
Almost makes me reconsider the whole wedding thing. Always felt it all to be a waste of money and effort
It's an industry who've been marketing the importance of engagement and wedding rings for decades.
I'm eurofag and I would be livid if my BF spent three month of salary or whatever in an engagement ring. Better put that money in a nice trip we can both enjoy or toward a buying a place. I've never seen anybody flashing an engagement ring in my country, tho.
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Sapphire. Lab-grown is a better choice because it is flawless and cheaper, and has less ethical concerns attached. The only thing is to make sure it is a dark shade of blue; some lab-grown sapphires are lighter than natural sapphires, which is not ideal. There is a historical precedent for the use of sapphires in engagement rings.
I would not want a partner to spend too much, but I'd like something I can wear forever. Putting a down payment on a house is also important to me.>>70070
There's nothing tacky about it. It's only a 6.0 on the Mohs scale, so a setting that will protect the stone is important.>>70069
Moissanite is great for anyone who wants a clear gemstone in their ring, either as the main stone, or an accent.>>70081
Honestly, I'd rather elope. I want to be married, but I have no desire for a wedding.>>70083
De Beers has marketed heavily, and continues to do so. Media over-emphasizes the importance of an engagement ring.>>70084>I'm eurofag and I would be livid if my BF spent three month of salary or whatever in an engagement ring.
I would be, too.
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i think eloping would be so romantic. imagine running away to greece or something and getting married there, just the two of you.
The sad thing is I really like "champagne" and other traditionally imperfect diamonds/stones, but there's been a big price increase recently because now they are being marketed differently (the ones with inclusions are now called "salt and pepper" or something? they'll come up with something that sounds prettier later I guess). My wedding ring has a diamond with a lot of inclusions in an off color (kind of greenish-brown) that I really like and got for cheap but I get the feeling the price for these kinds of stones is going to skyrocket soon.
I agree about ruby/sapphire being good, sapphires even come in a lot of colors including clear.
Also the stereotypical American woman demanding a big engagement ring honestly seems like just that, a stereotype. I really get the feeling that stereotype was created to push men to buy bigger rings due because they think that's what women want. I have never met any actual woman that said she wanted a big diamond.
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I personally love simple white gold rings with round-cut, small solitary diamonds. I think they look elegant and much nicer when there is a nice effect to the band and less tacky than a cluster of diamonds or a huge one.
Not to mention they don't break the bank, but look awesome. White gold matches any skintone imo.
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Bf and I aren't really religious, plus we have no desire to blow thousands on an elaborate wedding ceremony. Yet I do enjoy the rings as a symbol for commitment. Tbh it would just be nice to have a piece of jewelry that's thoughtful (and yes, expensive) that my bf would pick out just for me.
I think sapphires are underrated.
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I've told my bf that I want a moissanite ring. A smaller stone, simple yellow gold band.
Not being mined by slaves under horrid conditions is important to me. Plus they naturally only occur in meteors, and I think having a "space stone" is really romantic, even if it is lab grown.
Expensive diamond rings aren't an ancient tradition, its literally just marketing to sell diamonds by de beers. Up until the 1930s, people just bought the rings they could afford.
Also weddings used to be literal slavery, selling your daughter to a man bc she wasn't worth keeoing around like a son was. Should we go back to that tradition too?
lol are you deluded? Obviously the choice is an expensive ring vs a "worthless" honeymoon trip or a home decoration. Clearly people can't choose to spend their money on anything else.>>70186
Moissanite looks beautiful!
whats even worthless about a fabulous holiday or setting your home up to be comfortable for your life together.
Hope to Christ that's actually a delusional male r9k user tbh
moissanite is not common lol, nor "cheap". Cubic zirconia is cheap, like only a couple dollars. Moissanite is priced as this anon >>70069
stated, at least a grand for the stone. Obviously not as expensive as a 10-30 grand diamond, but still not "cheap". Can't you just let people like things? holy shit lol. gtfo pls.>>70195
At first I started to some what agree with your answer, there's nothing wrong with the traditional ring and nothing wrong if someone's personal preference is expensive taste in rings. However, I disagree that honeymoon trips and home decor is "worthless". Atleast a honeymoon can give you an experience to travel outside your small ass bubble/comfort zone, and with the money saved from opted for an affordable ring, actually buy a home and decorate it. Hell, half the users here are ~kawaii uguuuu otaku's~ who decorate their houses with weeb anime shit and japanese stuffed animals. so shut the fuck up lol.
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Sometimes I worry that I might have tacky taste.
>I want this teal sapphire gemstone with a white gold band like pic related
yall are triggered
I don't really like gold rings. I think they look old or just more suited for older ladies when I think of them? I prefer platinum settings or white gold since its not yellow in color
have fun being being broke lol. if one triggered
rant from an anon on a gossip forum is enough to sway your opinion, that's foolishly hilarious. >>70280triggered
I personally like gold rings. I think they look victorian or vintage in a classy way.
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Woo a thread I can contribute to, I got engaged recently :^)
I have always told my bf/now fiance that I hate engagement ring tradition so much. It's just a huge chunk of money to participate in a rat race where girls compare their rings as proof of love. Ages ago it was traditionally the bride-to-be's birthstone set in a ring so the diamond trend is relatively new, and retarded. Pic related is similar to what I got - I always said I wanted something different, preferably vintage looking, and no more than idk €700 because otherwise I'd always look at it and think of it as money that could've been spent on a trip or experience.
I fucking love it so much though, I love nontraditional stones. It's a very dark sapphire, almost looks black in person and looks great with my tattoos. I can't believe some people ITT are so fucking enraged over the discussion though.
this is what we are doing! We are eloping together in our city and going directly on a plane to a honeymoon afterwards.
We aren't huge on family because we just don't have great ones and why invite a load of people to your wedding when it will just stress you out and cost you money. On my wedding I purely want to think about my SO and any money I have I want to spend on our honeymoon.
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Congrats anon! I recently got engaged too, this is the one I'm getting. Currently in talks with the designer though to see if we can get the stone over the flower instead of under, though I think it's pretty this way too. Ever since I was a little girl I was obsessed with that flower ring from the cartoon Robin Hood so I was really excited to see this.
We're also planning on eloping then honeymooning. The stress and money involved with a wedding just seems like too much shit to handle.
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basic bitch engagement ring 2017
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I don't know if I would ever buy a diamond, but something cute like this that would accentuate the engagement ring would be nice.
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I just want something simple, high-quality, and doesn't snag on my hair or clothing.
With that said
>>I'm single, in my late 20's and haven't dated in 3.5 years sooo…
I thought you were supposed to take off more elaborate rings. A lot of people in healthcare wear them on a necklace or leave them at home, nothing wrong with that. >>70279
I think this is really pretty. I like elaborate bands, and I don't think they look tacky irl because you don't tend to look at them too closely (either you or people looking at it) so all the details aren't as magnified, if that makes any sense.
wow thank you for that link
her weeding collection is gorgeous and just what I was looking for
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I've always liked the idea of something like this. A stone in the middle is fine but I really like me an incredibly ornate band.
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Is it weird I would prefer an earring set?
I'd lose the ring for sure
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Nah, if you’re likely to lose a ring this is honestly a way better idea.
I’ve had so much trouble finding a band that I like, all the ones I find are much too thick. I want a really skinny band like pic related but can only find them in overseas online stores.
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I think I’d be happiest with something cute but basic like pic related. I obviously plan to be married for the rest of my life and I’d rather have something “boring” than a cool style I’d move on from (which would be typical of me)
I don’t care a whole lot about stones or carat specifically but I want it to be mid range price, which is probably higher than my boyfriend is thinking. We plan to elope so the wedding costs will be basically nothing - just the legal fees, no fancy venue, expensive dress, hairdresser, food/alcohol costs etc, which is normal in our culture. Also, as I said I obviously intend to wear the ring for the rest of my life, so I think it’s worth spending a little extra on it.
Saying all this, my boyfriend will probably buy me a cheap ring that I don’t like, but I’ll marry him anyway because love
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Engaged anon here, I have something like pic related! It's really cute and delicate, suits me better than a flashy huge gem would. Plus, I feel like the tons of tiny diamonds are super elegant.
Not to mention
>the diamonds signify how many years we'll be together
Shit was so sweet and corny.
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my husband knows i'm not a fan of silver and that full gold is too harsh with my skin tone, so he got me my two favorites–rose gold with a rose quartz gem. it looks a lot like this one here…
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The market crashed today anon.
Anyway, I’m a sucker for Old style Cartier
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>>83111>Sorry anon but they look cheap and childish to me.
This. I don't understand the trend. I'd get it if they looked like traditional rings but they're literally just rubber bands. You could get that in Claire's lol. But fair enough if someone really likes the look of them or if they require them for their place of work, it's a good option.
Anyway, my ultimate ring is the Claddagh ring. It's just such a classic, historic design and has such great symbolism. I actually own a few already and bought one as a kind of "promise ring" with my bf a few months ago for my birthday.
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I don't see why not, anon. There are variations like the Fenian version or the fede ring which originated in Italy, if you feel weird about it lol. Pic related is both variations. You don't really see those two often so it's be something really unique. I think the fede ring would go really nice layered with another ring personally.
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Totally hideous. I don’t think rings should be expensive but cmon, at least not made out of the same shit as my $2 spatula. I’d much rather wear no ring than this ugly cheap shit lmao. It’d be too embarrassing. >>83112
I don’t love the look personally, but there’s some really gorgeous claddaghs out there and the symbolism is so special. It seems like a really good solution if you don’t like or want a stone (or you can have a heap of stones in them. Fuckin ideal guys)
Either way it’s more interesting than a solitaire.
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I have a cut unset fire opal left to me by my great grandmother and I've told my boyfriend that I want to design a ring with him, something simple like pic related. I'd be open to getting the stone recut a bit too, as it's just an oval and I like teardrop opals. I'd like a proper wedding too but ideally a quite small one consisting only of the people we actually want to be there. It'll be at least 5 years before any of that starts to matter though so it's just something I like to dream about
Opals are gorgeous but a terrible stone for a daily-wear ring.
The stones are like a 3.5 on the mohs scale. They are prone to fracture, chipping, scratching, and crazing (turning all milky white)
Anything that you want to wear more often than special occasions you need a stone that’s ranked at a 7 or higher.
Decent jewellers will tell you this but more and more people are neglecting to tell people that their beautiful opal rings aren’t meant to stand up to frequent wear and will likely require a few replacements.
TLDR get a sapphire or harder. Your gorgeous ring will not last with regular wear.
Thank the Lord I'm not the only one who feels like this. My boyfriend is looking into one because he's an active type and doesn't wear jewelry at all, but I just think it looks so trashy and cheap. I told him that he could get one for working out, but that I refuse to let you walk around in a piece of rubber found on ebay for $3, especially for the ceremony. Rings for guys are cheap anyways, I spend more on cat food per month than I would for a decent ring for a guy.
Thank you so much for making me not feel like a snobby bitch for turning my nose up at that shit.
It’s not snobby. Shiny plastic is shiny plastic. Nobody is gonna be thrilled.
If a ring is something you can’t wear on a daily basis there are loads of other options that are tasteful and don’t have to be expensive.