IllegallyBlonde

Can we talk about Engagement Rings?

Off topic.. But I can't do my paper, my job keeps calling me with questions and distracting me like crazy (I took off to do this final today and it's getting nowhere...ugh)

Show me your pretty rings, or your dream rings :smileyhappy:

 

This one is my dream ring:

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....Yeah, I want to marry that ring.

kariyava

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My wedding/engagement ring was my husband's late grandmother's.  Simple and free (and conscience-free too)!  My wedding day was the best day of my life.  I was lucky that my father had some money that he was willing to spend on my wedding.  I did not have a lavish wedding, but it was nice and elegant and I treasure the memories.  I agree that people over-emphasize the need to have incredibly expensive rings and weddings, but so long as they can afford it, I am not going to tell them how to spend their money (after all, this is a board on a website that sells high end makeup that nobody actually "needs")!  

DTalksAll

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One of the main reasons why I'd prefer a sapphire. 

SugaredMagnolia

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There are plenty of alternatives. These days, plenty of people use stones that aren't diamonds in their rings.

 

Getting married doesn't mean you will throw out your values.

 

Some people tend to go for the over-the-top affair and some have intimate, understated ones. Some wedding websites (The Knot...yuck) push the ultra traditional, blinged out affair, but there are lots of beautiful wedding sites that aren't about buying Swarovski encrusted cake knives that you'll only use once and custom printed paper napkins that no one will remember.

 

lylysa

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We know you don't mean to be a Debbie Downer, and I'm sure the OP (IllegallyBlonde) didn't intend for this thread to be just a light-hearted, off topic thread to post some eye-candy in the jewelry world (we've had plenty of men eye-candy threads lately). The issue of blood diamonds is something that each individual will have to take into consideration if they so choose and when that time comes to where they do want to invest in a diamond. Yes, an engagement ring can be backed with the factors of consumerism and commercialism, but it doesn't solely have to be based off those factors either.

 

The reasoning you have behind not favoring diamonds and the ideal behind a physical manifestation and extension of an engagement through the means of a ring by all means are rightfully yours to share, and it's definitely a "to each their own" mentality. I hope everyone that reads your post can understand it as that. This could very easily be translated to someone posting in the Naked 3 palette thread, with all the buzz and anticipation its generated, and merely stating how it's just way too hyped and don't understand what the big deal is.

bratknits

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My ring has a synthetic stone for all these reasons.

IllegallyBlonde

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I talked to my boyfriend about moissanite because of this, but hear mixed information all the time. It's not as common as gemstones so there's a lack of information :smileysad:

bratknits

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Ten years later mine is just as lovely as the day I got it and it's been through hell, garden work, major renovations and got knows how many loads of dishes.  Plus it's guilt free.

IllegallyBlonde

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Also moissanite is wayyyy cheaper than diamonds -- Bonus.

bratknits

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Yep.  Fancy ring or half the down-payment on a house is not a tough call in my book.

IllegallyBlonde

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I've seen "black gold" before, but i'm not sure what it's actually made from. either way, it's really interesting and beautiful to look at 

 

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lilyyy

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I don't love this ring for a very ridiculous reason. It looks like the black ring from the Pretty, Pretty, Princess board game. For those that don't remember, if you have the black ring, you can't win and become a princess!

clarks18

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Oh my god!  You are so right!  When I was little I would make my grandpa play that game for hours!  He was a good sport and played along wearing every piece of jewelry he earned!  

katie1724

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I remember that game! I was just a little too old for it (9 or 10) when it came out, but my younger sister had it, and we used to play it all the time :smileyhappy:

rikkie

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Ahahahaha it totally does!

 

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IllegallyBlonde

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Forgot about that game! I used to play it all the time, I wonder if I could still find a set somewhere just for nostalgias sake

katie1724

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eBay! You can find nearly any childhood toy or game there :smileywink:

kariyava

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These are gold rings plated in some sort of black alloy.  So they're gold, but gold covered up in something black!  (And the designer warns that the black will come off in a year).  If you really want a wearable black metal, mind as well go with gunmetal or something more durable like that (not as precious, but won't wear off either!)

IllegallyBlonde

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Thanks! I figured there's some gold involved (like white gold mixed with nickel or pink gold with...copper? I forget the specifics.) But it sort of reminds me of titanium, too. I first saw it on pinterest, specifically this ring: 9e70a0c0b71a6af493b042369f0ba671.jpg wawaweewa

Carmen241986

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I love the pink one it's gorgeous !

IllegallyBlonde

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whoops that was supposed to be in response to kariyava but the HTML got messed up

veronika23

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If you look at my post (reply to midnightangel) I posted the name of the place that makes those rings.  :smileywink:

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