Post # 1
- Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa
I’ve been wearing my wedding band around the house this evening, and the combined thickness of both rings together makes my center stone look smaller, proportionately.
Does anyone else feel this way? I see a lot of photos where the center stone covers most or part of the wedding band, and mine barely grazes it.
Is this why people “upgrade”? I’ve always thought my center stone could be a bit bigger, ideally, but this really exaggerates the issue.
Post # 2
Yup, I definitely feel that it does. I loved my e-ring/stone alone, but then after getting the w-band, I wish I’d gotten thinner bands for both rings so that together, they wouldnt be so thick.
Post # 3
gingerkitten: thicker bands can definitely do that. In my case, I have a wrap which curves around the ring on both sides, and I think this actually draws attention to my centre stone much like a halo.
ETA: I had a smaller stone in my setting originally, but upgraded because I did not anticipate the fact that the wider shoulders of the setting would make the diamond appear smaller. I now have that smaller diamond in a solitaire setting and I think it looks quite sizeable now. A setting really can make or break a diamond.
Post # 4
I think so! I eloped and for now just wear my Ering for the most part… I think both just my wood ring and making it a stack with th ediamond band make it look smaller
Post # 5
Yes, my wedding ring is super thin to counteract how e-rings looks smaller with a wedding band.
Post # 6
Yes! This is why I didn’t solder them and I wear them on separate hand most of the time. I like how my plain solitaire pops like mad– like a disco ball. And I love my eternity ring, I just think they look best separately. But then when I do wear them together they still look gorgeous. I think we all get so used to the way they look on our fingers engaged and then it’s a new look to get used to.
Post # 7
I usually find wedding bands add so much positive to a set. It’s more bling, visual interest, etc. But as you say, I have seen sets that emphasize the center stone much less with the bands, which makes it look smaller. Usually I find the sandwich style of wedding bands, one on each side, if wider than the center stone, makes the stone look smaller.
Contour bands that leave a gap, such as my custom-band, I find let the center stone shine well.
Here are pics of my double halo with no bands, 1 and then 2 bands. Do you see illusionary shrinkage?
Post # 8
- Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa
I don’t know about you guys, but the difference seems much more prominent in person than in photos. None of yours look smaller to me! Here’s mine, for reference. I think mine look fine in photos, too.
Post # 11
gingerkitten: I bet a plain spacer band would help – I don’t really see a difference but I expect it is the bling from the band (which is beautiful) that takes away a bit from the e-ring so maybe if they had a space between them both could pop – beautiful set!!
Post # 12
gingerkitten: That is really funny you mention it, because FI and I just went wedding band shopping, and I thought I wanted a thicker band of diamons for the wedding. However, when I put one on, my first comment was “I do not like how it takes away from the center stone!”, so I went with a much thinner band (2 actually), which still makes my center stone ‘pop’! So yes, I can see where one would think it could!!!
Post # 13
Hmmm probably. But I much prefer my ‘set’ over my ERing on its own so I dont really mind. I agree with Scintillante: in that a wedding band can add much more visual interest. The size of the centre stone doesn’t matter too much to me
Post # 14
gingerkitten: from the photos I think yours looks bigger WITH the wedding band! So much sparkle, they look beautiful!
Post # 15
NEAM2014: crazy girls your rings look awesome your stone is beautiful and you said you have wooden wedding band ??? Curious can i see a pic of the band alone love you set !!!