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Would You Want a Traditional Engagement Ring?


keiraz keiraz 9 years
princess cut :-) [want it I mean]
lashea_ lashea_ 9 years
Diamonds are just bad. The last monopoly, they are only priced as high to make people think they are rare. they hurt the environment. they destroyed africa. diamonds make me so mad.
dessharris dessharris 9 years
I am totally picky so I had to pick my own out and when I got to the store I was completly shocked by the fact that I had no clue of what I really wanted other than the fact that I love colored diamonds. However, we were young and money a bit tight, but I ended up with a yellow and white gold ring. The center is 4 square princess cut stones and then the next step down has two round princess cut on each side and then the next step down is three round princess cut on each side. I absolutely love it and the two tone works great for when I like to mix up jewelry. By the way I did happen to get my colored diamond for Christmas this year. It is a blue diamond in a tiffiany white gold setting, with around 30 small white diamonds going up the sides of the band and wrapping around the center diamond. So pretty and if you have never seen a blue diamond before in person (like me when I first got it) it has a the most gorgous color to it.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
I either want something completely vintage and unique, or something VERY simple: a round diamond on a platinum or white-gold band, no baguettes, no embellishments, no nuthin'. And I want a small diamond too.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I already have the ring and it's pretty traditional. I think a traditional ring really suits me but I wouldn't be opposed to a non-traditional ring.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
"Already have an engagement ring and it's far from ordinary!" My engagement ring is very special. It's from Tiffany's, and I've been told by them to take good care of it, as it's a vintage and rare piece. The design is unusual and lovely. In my opinion, the ring shows Tiffany's design and craftsmanship at its finest. The stones are incredibly lively, and the center stone is "blinding," per my friend. I've worn my wedding set for several years, and I still receive compliments on it. I've had complete strangers ask to see my hand.
koolbr33z3 koolbr33z3 9 years
Mine is traditional with a modern twist. I love my ring!
missbec missbec 9 years
I don't want a traditional shape. Although they're all beautiful, I want something that suits my interests & personality instead of being classic. I'd love to have a Calla cut ring ( because it looks butterfly-esque & I love butterflies :D I realize those rings may be a bit pricey, so my 2nd choice would be a heart-shaped diamond.
Cole Cole 9 years
My ring is farily traditional although I've never seen another like it. My husband picked it out all by himself and I had no idea which was really fun. It has an oval cut center diamond with four small round diamonds (two on each side) and then two marquise cut blue sapharies (one on each side in line with the band). However, we went non-traditional on my husbands wedding band. He is a chemical biologist and needed something that he wouldn't have to worry about ruining in the lab. He chose a tungsten ring with a concave curve to the outside of the band. He absolutely loves it, one because its virtually indestructible and two because it is made from the same material as a light bulb filament (which he thinks is a neat factoid).
kethan kethan 9 years
I have a 19 karat white and rose gold Natalie K diamond ring... it has NINETY-EIGHT round brilliant-cut diamonds (3.43 karat total) as band settings all around the ring inside and out, two 0.94 karat step-cut trapezoids, and one THREE POINT SEVEN KARAT MARQUEE DIAMOND as my center stone for a total karat weight of 9.02 karats. Luckily my boyfriend didn't wink or grimace when I picked that one out. ;)
sweetrae80 sweetrae80 9 years
*my not by
sweetrae80 sweetrae80 9 years
My fiance constructed by engagement ring using heirlooms from his family. There are 9 small diamonds surrounding a ruby star sapphire that his nana mined in NC back in the 60's. There's no other ring like it and I LOVE IT!
CoconutPie CoconutPie 9 years
I don't really like wearing jewelry and I didn't want an engagement ring since it would have been a waste of money in our case. So I only have a semi-eternity wedding band and I'm really happy with it. Instead of spending our money on an a ring I didn't want we went for a 5 week road trip around Europe. Great memories.
RaCheer RaCheer 9 years
I want a pear diamond engagement ring. It's unique like me and makes a statement. I love Katherine Heigl's ring!
wiciltd wiciltd 9 years
I hate diamonds, I think they're uber boring My engagement ring is a claddagh ring ... it's a ring that represents Love, loyalty and frendship.. 3 things that I think are uber important in a relationship... It wasn't very expensive.. which was a huge plus... and you wear it one way to be engaged.. and then you flip it around when you get married so that means I don't need to buy a wedding band.. Hooray! It's absolutely beautiful it's white gold.. with a garnet as the heart stone.. I love to look at it :)
Sandylady Sandylady 9 years
I have a non traditional engagement ring and I love it! It's an asscher cut sapphire with triangular diamonds on either side. It's great to have something different because it means people can't look at my ring and immediately compare it to theirs or someone else's. I didn't want to be part of that superficial game. Also, it's funny to see who likes a non traditional ring and who doesn't -- I can always tell right away, especially if they make some consoling comment like "Oh, it's nice...really."
halfCourt halfCourt 9 years
My husband chose to pay off my debits instead of buying an engagement ring. It wasn't very romantic, but we started our life together debit free except for the mortgage. We have had the financial freedom to do lots of wonderful things together. We have been married seven years. I now have a lovely diamond wedding band. It is very simple, but reflects us and our lifestyle. And we paid cash for it.
anniekim anniekim 9 years
If I had been involved in the choosing of my engagement ring, I might have gotten creative with setting and stone. But the ring was a surprise, it is very traditional solitaire in a six prong on a gold band. It fit perfectly, so I took that as a good omen and have kept it as it is. It's been on my finger for 5 years now and I like the sparkle.
sass317 sass317 9 years
I started out with something trendy, with all the pave side stones(I picked it out), but the setting turned out to be defective and the stones started falling out- soooo several tries later I ended up with exactly what I THOUGHT I wanted to begin with when we started talking about getting married. VERY traditional, solitaire round cut with two bands on either side that have diamonds and sapphires. I love my new set but Im sad that the rings I wore when I got married are gone.
tiktak tiktak 9 years
I would just love to have a nice classic and elegant ring.
insidesusan insidesusan 9 years
I fell in love with Tiffany's classic six prong setting. It's traditional, classic, and timeless. Really, you can't go wrong with Tiffany's!! It is truly a work of art in the symmetry and proportions of the setting, each one made for the size of the diamond. I tried to find a cheaper version of it, but I am so particular about the details, I couldn't find another six prong that I loved quite as much. So, I suppose that with the Tiffany setting I went with the most traditional you can get! I've had it for two years now, and I still love it as much as the day I got it. I'm lucky my husband was willing to indulge my Tiffany's obsession.
mzsej mzsej 9 years
bvfashion, i was going to write something very similar! regardless of WHERE the diamonds are mined, the monopoly the debeers corporation has on the diamond industry continues to exploit african labor (read: people). furthermore, many diamonds in circulation where stolen by from the millions of jewish (and other "deviant" groups) people killed/captured by the nazis. to think that this is "the symbol of love" is beyond me.
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 9 years
I think I'd like a ring that looks like something out of the Victorian era. I don't really like the typical band with a diamond in it.
girlfriday girlfriday 9 years
A woman in a class I'm taking doesn't have a ring - instead, she has a permanant tatoo around her ring finger. It goes all the way around like a ring, but on the top part of the tattoo it forms a diamond on that whole part of her finger. While I'm not a tattoo fan for myself, I think it's pretty cool and romantic - and definitely a permanent way to mark your love!
onabanana onabanana 9 years
I really do think it would hurt his feelings. He said the same thing and that I could get it reset if I wanted but, it feels wrong to not love it. He spent so much time researching.
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