Post # 1
When you see someone just wearing 1 diamond ring on the wedding finger do you presume they are just engaged on not married yet since there is no ‘wedding band’?
My husband bought me a new diamond ring for our anniversary and I feel like the ring looks so amazing without a band as the band sorta takes away from the ring – clutters it a bit, but I don’t want ppl to think I am engaged.
Post # 3
Wow!! That ring don’t need no friend! But seriously, my daughter is having the same issue. She’s not really happy with any band next to her engagement ring. Still not sure what she will do. I say do what makes you happy amd that beauty should make you waaay happy!
Post # 4
Personally, if I saw it alone on your finger I would assume you were engaged not married. But it’s up to you how much you care about strangers’ assumptions 🙂
Post # 5
I will only be wearing one ring after the wedding.
Post # 6
The vast majority of the time, the only one preoccupied with our rings is us. Most strangers don’t really look. In the case that someone would take the time to get a good look at your hand, then yes, they would likely assume you were engaged and not yet married. But do the assumptions of others matter that much to you? When my DH gave me an upgrade, I was so enamoured with it that I didn’t wear my wedding ring for a while, either. And then I decided to play around with wearing my wedding band and anniversary band in different combinations with the solitaire. And now I am back to wearing all three. So wear what feels comfortable to you; you may change your mind and add your wedding band back after the novelty wears off. Your new ring is gorgeous!
Post # 7
How about ering on right hand and wedding band on left?
PS. Love your ring! So pretty!
Post # 8
My sister-in-law only wears one ring and I’m planning on only wearing one ring as well. I guess I don’t really care what people think!
Post # 9
OP, I also suggest wearing the new ring (it’s FABULOUS, by the way!) on your right hand and wearing your wedding band on your left.
Solves both issues: you keep the new ring as a stand alone so the wedding band doesn’t detract, and also keep a wedding band on your left hand to prevent any misintepretation of your marital status.
Post # 10
Wow! That ring is GORGEOUS! I only wear my solitaire – it’s my wedding ring. I didn’t have an engagement ring, so this is the one I got at my ceremony. I’ve occasionally had people say something about me being engaged (Mostly men, clearly checking to see if I was single) and all it takes is “Nope. Actually this is my wedding ring” and we move on.
Don’t over think it. If you don’t want to add a band, don’t!
Post # 11
I just wear my wedding band for now. The hubs is in the process of paying my e-ring off so when that comes I will be wearing two.
Post # 12
We purposely did NOT get a wedding band for me. I only wanted to wear ONE ring when we married, so I told him why not let the beautiful engagement ring shine as a wedding ring when the time came?
It has been 2 months now, and there has been no confusion on my status.
If you don’t want a band, don’t get one.
Post # 13
Here are 2 pics – one with wedding band and one just my diamond ring for some opinions – sorry pics kinda suck.
Thanks everyone for the nice comments on my ring. I do love it soooo much! It is a vintage 1940’s illusion set ring and I could not be happier with it. Haley 🙂
Post # 14
@Haley_Comet: Absolutely LOOOOOOVE your ring! I’m such a sucker for antique and vintage rings. It’s actually very reminiscent of one I had my eye on for the longest time (then the owner jacked the price up by nearly 50%!).
The majority of the time (like 90%) I just wear one ring. I have two eternity bands I’ll switch out whenever I want to be fancy but I really do like the ease of just 1 ring.
I was initially worried I wouldn’t look married with just one ring but it didn’t really matter to me in the long run – I know I’m married and a ring on that finger indicates you’re taken so that’s all I needed.
(edit: removed photo of my ring as an example so as to not showboat another thread)
Post # 15
I get that things are usually different in the US, but I find the idea of two rings to be quite strange. And the idea that the engagement ring is fancier than the wedding ring is even stranger. After my wedding, I will be wearing one ring, and I will consider it to be a wedding ring, even though it’s got the solitaire on it.
Post # 16
I either only wear my engagement ring or only my wedding ring, depending on how swollen my fingers are from the heat. I never wear them together.