Post # 1
We chose our wedding bands today! Hooray! I’ve been looking forward to this for months, I want to be excited! But I think I made the wrong choice. I had no idea I’d be so indecisive (ha! who am I kidding?) but I literally went back and forth between 3 rings about 50 times. I narrowed it down to 2 and every time I switched, the one on my hand would become my favorite. So feeling the pressure to decide… the salespeople claimed to love one of them more and I let that be the tie-breaker. End of story, I thought- until 15 minutes down the road when some serious ring regret set in.
I have 30 days to exchange the one I brought home for the other, I can easily do that when I go back to pick up my fiancé’s ring in a few days- we’d just need to pay the difference.
So, let’s get down to it. First, the ring I did NOT bring home. It’s definitely what I pictured for myself. A thin pave band that matches the band on my engagement ring.
And here is the band I ended up going with- bigger round diamonds in a scalloped style band. It’s definitely more unique, which I appreciate… But unique isn’t always a good thing!
Looking at it now I still think it’s beautiful, especially worn alone. But I really probably wouldn’t wear it alone very often… and with my ring I think it doesn’t look quite right. Too mismatched? Too thick? My engagement ring gets a little lost next to it. And I don’t love the side view, which shows how thick it is (bonus puppy photobomb):
Another issue I have is that the diamonds stop at 1/2 instead of 3/4.
Side by side comparison:
There are still reasons I like each, even if I am leaning towards going back for the skinny band. Please vote and help me decide!
Post # 2
Eek, that’s a difficult one…I think I like the pave matchy ring better. I can appreciate the workmanship and uniqueness of the scalloped one though too. I think I vote pave, then down the road (anniversary), get the scalloped band if you still want it.
ETA you might not lIke the spinning of the half eternity ring. IMO, they’re a pita.
Post # 3
Okay, at first I was all loving the first one thinking the second didn’t match as well. But then when I scrolled down and saw the side by side–I am all about the second, scalloped one. I love it!! It actually matches well and looks beautiful next to your e-ring.
Post # 4
I think they’re both super pretty! You can’t go wrong. But I personally like the first one a lot more with your ring. The scallop would be pretty as a stack with the other, but alone I like the thin first band best!
Post # 5
Slick: I know, right? They’re so different (to me at least), how is it not easier to decide, haha? I am totally with you on the 1/2 band driving me crazy though- I’ve been wearing it to test out and the spinning is definitely less than optimal. Point for the other ring on that one.
MrsYokiman: Haha, this is exactly what I’m doing- I think I am definitely loving one… until I look at the other one again! And back and forth. It’s nice to hear good things about the scalloped one! It’s certainly growing on me…
Post # 6
waterbaby: I like the matching ring better but… They both look great! I know a girl who has a very similar set actually… She has 2 bands… One like the first and the other like the second! How about that? Is it impossible to get both?
If you could get one as an anniversary present, I’d go with the pricier one now and the other later. (My husband let slip that he thinks early anniversary bands are silly… So I chose a blingier wedding band. I’m glad I did! I love my blingy band.)
Post # 7
I love the thin band, personally. Both are beautiful but I feel the first band works best with your engagement ring. Best of luck on a tough choice!
Post # 8
waterbaby: I have a half eternity band that I spend all day turning back around…
both are beautiful with your ering though!! Let us know what you choose.
Post # 9
TrueLove407: Thank you for the reassurance! I’m actually glad it’s not a landslide either way, even though that would definitely help me decide, haha. I would be questioning my judgement!
I do like the idea of doing the thin band now and adding the scalloped ring later as part of a stack!
Post # 10
This is super tough as they both look great. To be honest I was leaning to the matching pave band until you did the side by side pictures and then I got confused as to which I liked better. I can understand how it was a hard choice for you, its not my ring and I cant decide which I like better myself. I think with either one, you will end up with an amazing set, however the fact that you had ring regret so soon after makes me think you should probably go with the first on. Sorry I couldnt be more help.
Post # 11
Fizzy8: I am totally on board with this. 😉 My fiancé learned alllll about ring stacking today… and even though he thought we were joking at first (nope), I know he would go for the anniversary band idea if I still wanted it. Happy to hear you’ve seen and liked a similar stack in real life (and that you outsmarted the no anniversary band rule with an awesome first band, lol!)
ren89: Thank you! If only I had stopped looking after trying on and loving the thin band! 🙂
Post # 12
- Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY
I like the 2nd band better, but I’m a mismatched fan. The first one looks very pretty too, it’s just that I prefer mismatched bands.
Post # 13
I’m with Fizzy8 – is getting both a possibility? Those would make a beautiful stack!
Post # 14
Love your e-ring, by the way. I would choose the matching one. I am not always about matching, but in this cae, I would get two of the matching and wear one on each side… I am going to do that with my bands. They match each other but not my ring, haha! Also, it is hard to tell that the thicker band is not a 3/4 eternity. It probably won’t be noticeable unless it spins around. Both bands are pretty, though!
Post # 15
I really like the one you have.