Post # 1
**sigh** I am seriously in need of some help. I am stressing big over this decision. First, let me provide a little background information:
I got engaged September of last year. When my FI and I took my ring to the jeweler to get it sized, the jeweler ruined my setting and downright refused to replace it. We washed our hands of that jeweler and went to a completely other jeweler and bought a Verragio setting that we both had admired on one of our many trips to scope out engagement rings. With that said, I LOVE MY VERRAGIO; however, I can’t find a wedding band that I love to go with it. The Verragio shank is knife-edge, and a wide one at that. I find knife-edges difficult to pair with a wedding band. It is probably just me, but I can’t help that that’s my opinion.
After much discussion, my FI agreed that in order to get the wedding band that I’ve always wanted (a round channel set band), that I should get a classic solitaire setting for my diamond. So, we bought a solitaire setting from James Allen, which I got in the mail today. I took a picture of the new setting and emailed it to my FI at work, for which his response was, “It’s simple looking. I like your other setting better (my Verragio).” He said he feels like we are downgrading my engagement ring. People are used to seeing a more blingy ring, and now they will see a completely unblinged out ring (the Verragio has diamonds going up the prongs). I told him though, when the classic setting is paired with the wedding band, it will look much more blingy.
Ok, I’ve brought you up to speed with where I am now. I don’t know what to do. Should I keep my ring as is and settle for a wedding band or should I get my stone reset into the classic setting we got in the mail today, knowing my FI loves the Verragio more, and get the wedding band I’ve always wanted.
Attached are pictures. 2 of the pictures are showing you the classic setting vs. the Verragio ring, and the 3rd picture shows you what I ultimately want my wedding set to look like (that particular channel set band won’t be used, the diamonds are too big, but the one I would use for my wedding band will be quite similar).
Please give me advice, bees!
Post # 3
my band is antique and is super unique, so there was NO WAY we were going to find a band that matched it, even though thats what we both really wanted…so we had it made! its super easy, just find a jeweler that makes custom pieces and have them creat a knife edge band to match. if you wanted, you could always do pave diamonds on both sides of the knife edge to match the gorgeous ones on the prongs of your e ring
Post # 4
Honestly the Verragion setting doesn’t look that mucb more blingy that the solitaire setting…plus, like you said, if you switch to the solitaire setting that you want, you can get the blingy wedding band that you want and it definitely won’t look like a downgrade (not that I think it is anyay, whatever you end up doing).
Post # 5
something like this:
i like your original band better as well – i think its more unique
Post # 6
@ClairDarling: Thanks for the idea, but I truly am not a fan of a knife-edge wedding band (I don’t actualy *love* it on my engagement ring either), so there goes the idea of getting a knife-edge wedding band.
Post # 7
i like the verragio and like mismatched rings, so i think the wedding band would look fine with it!
Post # 8
It sounds like you don’t actually like the original setting either. I would stop looking for one month. Don’t think about it at all and then come back to it. You sound like you are over thinking all of this and making it more difficult on yourself.
EDIT: To answer your question. Yes. A little.
Post # 9
I like the Verragio, but I also feel like they look REALLY similar…. At least, to me. Why not a custom band? I’m sure a jeweler could make one you both love, to go with either ring.
Post # 10
I can’t wait a month to decide because if I choose to return the setting that was already bought and received in the mail, then I need to do so soon.
I already picked a wedding band that I want, a ring that I definitely want to wear for the rest of my life. It’s a round channel set band from the Facets Collection. We tried a channel set band with my Verragio ring, and both my FI and I agreed that it didn’t really go with the setting. So, that is where the conflict began….
I do like my original setting, it’s just frustrating that I don’t like the wedding band I want with my Verragio. If there is one thing I’ve learned when it comes to engagement rings: invision the engagement ring you are about to buy with a wedding band beforehand!
Post # 11
My ring has a knife edge like your Verragio. It was designed to replicate the classic Tiffany ring so it doesn’t have the extra bling- it’s basically your new setting with the knife edge. My FI and I went to Tiffany’s when we were Christmas shopping and I tried on wedding bands there to see what kind I would like with it and I fell in love with the 2.2mm shared setting:
They looked stunning together! Your wedding band doesn’t need to have the knife edge. I suggest going to a store and trying on different looks with your e-ring to find out what you like. 🙂
Post # 12
I am not a fan of the new one. It’s very industrial looking IMO. Are you opposed to an engagement setting with channel set diamonds?