Post # 1
I just had my first visit looking at wedding rings. I absolutely love my engagement ring, but when I saw the bands that would “go” with it, I just didn’t love it. It was ok, but I always feel like I need to “love” things before I agree to something. I kind of felt like it took away from the look of my engagement ring, if that makes any sense.
Now I don’t know what to do. Should I just get the ring anyway, should I keep looking around or just not get a ring altogether? I really don’t think there are that many options for me.
Did anyone else have this problem? Did you get a ring anyways or did you just stick with your engagement ring and not get the wedding band at all?
Here’s a picture of my ring followed by the band we looked at today.
Post # 3
Don’t settle! I had an odd shaped Engagement Ring and I felt like I wasn’t finding anything I loved either. I ended up waiting and I found an amazing ring I LOVE. Just keep looking. Don’t just get one b/c you think you won’t find something!
My ring has a split shank and halo and NOTHING fit mesh with it. but I FINALLY found one at Zales, believe it or not! it fits like it was made for my ring, which my fiance designed. See pics! DONT give up!
Post # 4
I’d definitely recommend getting a custom band–I tried on tons of rings but nothing fit with the style or shape of my e-ring, so I had one made. Best decision ever! Your ring is very pretty, btw.
Post # 5
yeah, keep looking! seriously, don’t finalize your purchase until you feel like you really looked everywhere. online ring shopping isn’t so bad, it just takes longer to order and return the rings. but it could be worth it if you find the perfect one.
try out cheaper rings too. sometimes rings grow on you, or you might think you like a style and then end up hating it after you’ve worn it for a few months. invest in a few CZ rings and wear them around the house for a while. once you feel like there is a certain style you like, you can look for the more valuable version of it, or have it custom made.
your ring is super gorgeous!
Post # 6
DEFINITELY keep looking. In my opinion, the wedding band is far more important than the engagement ring. With the placing of the wedding ring it transforms your relationship from “boyfriend/girlfriend” to MARRIED! You need to love it just as much if not MORE than your engagement ring! Keep looking, don’t settle, keep a positive attitude.
Post # 8
My ring is a similiar style to yours, emerald cut but with trapezoid side stones. May I ask how many carats your center stone is? I’m running into the same problem as you. I did look at a ring “guard” that my ring slipped into and found it pretty. It would fit nicely once adjusted but I too felt like it took away form my engagement ring. I would like to find a band that I don’t have to worry about it bumping into my center stone, my ring is very low profile as well. I’ll be curious to see what you decide on, so keep us posted!
Post # 9
Dont settle!! I would look in to getting a custom one made..best thing I did!!
Post # 10
Your ring is gorgeous! I agree with most of the PP and say keep looking and you may just find something else that you do love (or have one custom made that you do love). Alternatively, if you actually really like the band but just don’t like it next to your ering, I’ve seen women wear their band alone on the other hand…
Post # 11
I would definitely agree with looking into getting a custom band made. That’s what we did and I absolutely love mine!
Post # 12
@heather5743: Keep looking! I wanted a simple white gold wedding band that I could wear alone if I ever decided to take my engagement ring off. After looking at bands, though, I just wasn’t feeling them, and I was a little sad. Then we went to the jeweler where my husband bought my engagement ring, and I found the perfect wedding band. It was plan white gold like I wanted, but the metal was hammered, so it’s kind of sparkly and has a beautiful texture. So the moral of my story is, don’t settle on a wedding band you don’t love (you’ll be wearing it forever after all) because the perfect ring is out there somewhere.
Post # 13
I felt this way at too, even about wedding bands just in general, I’ve always found them very…boring? Unimpressive? whatever. But even about my ring’s matching band I found to be very simple and boring, and it’s the only ring in the world that would sit flush to my somewhat-oddly-shaped engagement ring.
What I decided to do is, just go ring shopping, and find a ring I really love within a certain budget, and call that my wedding band. If it goes with my e-ring, then I’ll wear them together. If not, I’ll switch hands. So I ended up finding that perfect ring, and it happened to go amazingly well with my e-ring (not as in it sits flush, just that it looks SO GOOD!)
In my opinion, do not settle for the matching wedding band if you don’t absolutely LOVE it.
Post # 14
Why do the rings have to “go”? They should certainly compliment eachother, but they don’t have to be a set or look like a matching pair.
Do you have a ring in mind that you’d love to have, but don’t think it goes with your E-ring? I’d love to see things you would love to have so we can see if we can come up with something perfect!
Don’t give up!
Post # 15
Keep looking or get one made specifically for you that you’ll love! I have a custom made wedding band because I couldn’t find anything I liked to go with my square halo ring…I love it and I don’t think it cost much more (maybe a couple hundred more) than a band from a chain store.
Post # 16
I had the same problem with my 3 stone emerald cut. I ended up getting a custom wedding band made. However, I still feel like it kinda takes away from my Engagement Ring so I often wear them on different hands. There is always the option of a plain gold band too, although I never found one that really looked right. Here is what my set looks like.