Well, I am running out of content for Fugly Fridays. The reason is that I am trying to differentiate between what is truly ugly and what is personal taste. There is a huge difference, and I don't wish to insult someone's style because it's not mine! I think we would all agree that last week's Mother-of-the-Bride and the first week's brides were just ugly. But sometimes what someone thinks is ugly is actually just not their taste.
I'm going to do a post on engagement rings that I find tacky, clichéd, or otherwise dislike.
This ring is a cliché. I don't particularly like hearts, but I outright dislike heart-shaped diamonds. I find myself surpressing an urge to gag when I see someone wearing this:
Source: Zales. This ring is available for $12,899 USD, or if you have a Zales card, you can get it for $387 per month. If you somehow got a zero-interest Zales card, it'll only take 33 1/3 months to pay off. So this ring will take you 3 years to pay for!
This ring looks like the designer could not decide on which style, so a multi-styled ring was created. I don't like the ring because it looks like someone couldn't decide on what they wanted, so it became a hodgepodge:
Source: The Shopping Channel. This ring is just $119. That's because it's made with authentic diamonelle. Diamonelle is The Shopping Channel's own brand of cubic zirconia.
I don't actually mind the next ring. In fact, it's not bad! I just find that the type of woman who wears this style is often wearing lots of other jewellery. You know, with an average of 4 rings per hand, and possible a couple strands around the neck, or one strand with several pendants. And too much jewellery looks gaudy together.
Source: Charm. This ring sells for $999.
This ring isn't bad. I just think it's too big. Unless you're 6'2" and have a large frame, this ring has huge potential to look big and out-of-place. You know, where the ring extends to your knuckle:
Source: diamondringforever.com. This ring is "just" $14,400. I presume that's American dollars.
I'm not sure what it is I don't like about this ring. I suspect it's that it's the square (rings) meshed into a rectangular shape. I'm picky that way. I like emerald-cut, princess cut and even (in the right setting) oval-cut. But this is just all over the place. It's princess-cut in an uneven setting (2x3) trying to emulate an emerald cut.
Source: Charm. This ring sells for $799. That's one major advantage of having several smaller diamonds into a ring: you save a lot of money.
What do you think of my ugly-ring pronouncements? Do you have any fugly rings to share? Send me the link in the comments section or email me the file: a (dot) canadian (dot) bride (at) gmail (dot) com.
I'll return to my regularly scheduled engagement story on Sunday.
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