Ugly Engagement Rings 

I can already predict the flames I will get for this post:

  • “OMG, HOW DARE YOU, I LOVE THAT RING, IN FACT I HAVE IT!”
  • “OMG, HOW CAN YOU MAKE FUN OF SOMETHING SO SPECIAL TO A COUPLE??”
  • “OMG, AS LONG AS THEY LIKE IT, WHO ARE WE TO JUDGE??”

Yeah, you’re probably right. But I’m going to do it anyway.

The pear-shaped diamond on yellow gold. (above) Sex and the City even made fun of this ring, when Aidan proposed to Carrie using this style and it was part of the reason she rejected him. Something about the pear-shape just doesn’t scream “engagement ring” to me. And yellow gold with this cut contrasts too much.

 

Ugly Engagement Rings

 

Heart-shaped diamond. Ugh. These remind me of something your grandmother gives you, or of stick-on earrings, but NOT of a lifelong commitment. Keep the heart shape for either a promise ring or the prom.

Ugly Engagement Rings

Ugly Engagement Rings

Colored gemstones in the mix. I’m all in favor of non-diamond and non-traditional rings (blood diamonds are scary!), but combos like these are just tacky. The bright blue and red make them look more like birthstone rings. I say, pick either colored stone or clear diamond, but not both!

Ugly Engagement Rings

Jennifer Aniston’s. Brad Pitt, how can a gorgeous man like you design such a fug ring? I like the idea of it, but something about the spiral design just seems a bit overwrought for an engagement.

Ugly Engagement Rings

Way too many karats! Paris’ ring from ex-fiance Stavros Niarchos was 24 karats of diamond. I understand that guys want to flaunt their wealth, but I would seriously be so afraid to wear something this size. What if you lose it? What if you get mugged? And beyond the impracticality of it, it’s just ostentatious. Even if I were to date someone wealthy, I’d rather he put the money towards our house or our future kids’ college fund than a flashy ring.

So, what do you think of these rings? What kind do you want/have?