Post # 1
Over the holidays FI and I went and looked at wedding bands and frankly they were more expensive than I was expecting. I have always worn my grandmothers wedding band on my right hand and thought maybe I could wear it as a band with my wedding ring. Do you think it looks ok? I’m worried it looks too plain for the ring and concerned that there is a gap between the two. I’ve heard of women doing damage to their rings if they dont fit togethe and since one is white gold and one is platnium that could happen. I should also mention that my center stone was my other grandmothers so there could be some nice balance between both my grandmothers by wearing the band. Thoughts? [attachment=1613526,200777]
Post # 3
Maybe if you posted some pics of the rings your talking about we could better help 😀
Post # 4
You should put a poll up. I agree it’s a little too plain for your nice ring. But I do love the symbolism of a plain band!
Post # 5
Could you stack an eternity band or a diamond band on the other side of the engagement ring and wear all three? The band is a little plain, but with a third band it may be okay.
Post # 6
added a poll as suggested. Also if you think another option would look better any suggestions or pictures would be really helpful. I can’t figure out what would look good. Thanks Bees!
Post # 7
To be completely honest, I don’t think it looks bad, but I don’t love it. Typically I don’t mind the gap, but the gap between your rings is a little more pronounced than most. I do love the idea of having something that belonged to both grandmothers though, and the symbolism of the plain band is really nice too. So I guess my opinion probably isn’t very helpful as there are things I like and don’t like about it haha
Post # 8
I do think they look ok together and I think the symbolism is lovely, but I would be worried about the different metals not wearing evenly. It wouldn’t make much difference at first but over a lifetime the platinum could wear away at the gold band as it is a harder metal. Have you thought about palladium for your wedding band? It is as hard as platinum and from the same group of metals, but it is nowhere near as expensive. I hope that helps.
Post # 9
I LOVE gaps (most of the time) and I LOVE a plain WB with a blingy ring. I think it looks truly classy and lovely. And I’m verrry picky about jewelry.
But you are right about being concerned with mixing metals. Which is which? If the band is plat and the e-ring is gold, you could pretty easily damage your prongs. Conversely, if the e-ring is plat, it could wear a groove into the band, depending on the fit and if it spins. The solution to this could be just getting a tiny tiny spacer ring in the same metal as your e-ring, that way at least what’s rubbing together on the prongs will be the same metal and therefore less damaging, and the two bands of different metals won’t have any points that are digging into one another. Also, it would lessen the look of a “gap.”
I guess it’s important to note though that even if the two metals were the same, some (repairable) damage can and likely will still occur to your prongs over time. It’s just the name of the wearing-both-rings game.
Post # 10
I actually really love the plain band. If you’re concerned about it fitting just right, would it be possible for the jeweler to make a notch in the wedding ring so that it fits right into the E-ring?
Post # 11
i like the mixed look, but you’ll damage the rings if you mix platinum and white gold. they would damage each other even if there was no gap because they rub against each other.
Post # 12
The way the rings sit with each other looks “messy” to me, like they definitely don’t go with each other.
but I do think a plain band is perfectly fine to mix with a more ornate ring.
Love the sentimental value so nice that you can have extra meaning behind you rings!
I would visit a jeweler to see if they can suggest anything!
Maybe they can come up with a solution that you love!