Twilight Saga:  Bella’s Engagement Ring

The Twilight Saga comes to a close today with the release of the fifth and final installment of the series:  Breaking Dawn, Part 2.  If you’ve read the books or seen any of the movies, you’ll know that Bella (played by Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) got engaged in part 3 (Eclipse) and married in part 4 (Breaking Dawn, Part 1), and that they are now the proud parents of Renesmee, a human-vampire hybrid.   Breaking Dawn, Part 2 is already breaking records for being the most popular (or at least the biggest pre-seller of tickets) of the series, and critics are saying that it is the most adventurous and exciting.

Let us stop for a moment, though, and discuss Bella’s engagement ring.  This is really a “love it or hate it” moment for Twilight fans, and there has been much discussion about this ring.   In the series, the ring is described this way:

“The face was a long oval, set with slanting rows of glittering round stones. The band was gold – delicate and narrow. The gold made a fragile web around the diamonds.”

This is the film interpretation:

Personally, I find this ring to be a little too large and a little too….flat.   I’m talking literally flat and oval.   It seems too large for a regular person’s finger, and it doesn’t seem like it would naturally go with a wedding band (which you can actually see in Breaking Dawn, Part 1, when Bella is wearing this ring on her right hand during and after the wedding).

Also, this ring seems like it would be in dire need of a BlingWrap, because it is so big, it would automatically fall to the side.   I’m sure everyone will be watching to see how newly-minted vampire Bella will handle her new life (which includes much more action and crime-fighting than her human life) and how this ring holds up to all that action.  Will she have to push it to the side when she is killing mountain lions?   Will it get in the way when she does hand to hand combat with the Volturri?   Am I the only one wondering how a fictional character will handle their jewelry in a movie adaptation?   The answer is….probably.

Personally, I would have like to have seen the designers take a more traditional interpretation of the engagement ring that is supposed to symbolize the greatest human-vampire love of all eternity.   What’s your opinion?  Do you love it?  Do you hate it?  Do you think it’s going to hamper her when she’s fighting?

Let’s discuss!

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