Post # 1
So, I just received a family estate ring today from my MIL. I’ve written tons of posts about my rings, upgrades, etc…so please let me apologize in advance for another post. BUT, I just need opinions.
Long story short…my mother in law said she would like my engagement ring back, after I offered it back to her, since it was a family ring. I wore it for almost 12 years but had it resized so many times due to weight gain, pregnancy, finger swelling issues, etc…and got an upgrade solitaire from my husband recently. I thought I could take the bands I had soldered on my original e ring off and wear my e ring (Edwardian square diamond ring) as a right hand ring, but I wanted to offer it to my MIL since she used to wear it alot and it was her aunt’s. So…she said she wanted it but today, gave me another family ring! I love it and she likes the way it looks with my solitaire.
The problem is…my VERY TRADITIONAL husband who knows NOTHING about jewelry. He thinks it’s too wide for my solitaire and doesn’t look like a wedding band! Ahhh! But, he does love the ring.
Please tell me what you think…if you agree with him or if you would definitely think it looks like a wedding band. I love that it’s wide and full of sparkles!
I also want to add that MIL and I have had a really rocky relationship for years! We even had a falling out at one point (too long to go into but she’s changed a lot and our relationship is the best we’ve ever had it) so I feel like it was an honor for her to give it to me today and I really want to wear it as my band.
Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
It is a very beautiful ring; however, I have to agree with your FI on this one. I am glad that you and your FMIL are getting along better now. If it were me, I would wear it alone on my right hand.
Post # 4
It only matters if you like it, really. It’s very sparkly!
Personally I wouldn’t want one that was so wide, especially with a thin engagement band.
Post # 5
I think it’s fine as a wedding band but I would move your engagement ring to the other hand. They are completely different styles and don’t compliment each other well.
Post # 6
If it were me I would probably make the solitaire a right hand ring and keep the new ring as my wedding band. It does look like a wedding band though. Just not sure how they go together. I love that band too. Especially the sentiment behind it so def keep it.
Post # 7
Your e-ring and the estate ring are both beautiful. I think that would make a nice wedding band by itself, but my personal taste is to the more understated, and with both rings together, it’s just a lot going on there. But again, that’s just my taste. I don’t see any reason such a ring can’t act as a wedding band (or any ring for that matter — if you get married with it, it’s a wedding band IMO).
Post # 8
Thanks so much for your feedback ladies!
Post # 9
Oh my! That is an AWESOME estate piece, but I’m also with your man on this… The two really do not complement, but rather, compete, with each other, IMO. I dont think a statement ring like that lends itself well to stacking. You have two beautiful rings that each deserve their own hand, if you ask me! 🙂 But I think a more traditional wedding band would look great with the solitaire.
Post # 11
There’s a false “yes” on the vote. I meant to vote no. The rings are both fine, but DEFINITELY not together.
Post # 12
Beautiful, but does not look like a wedding band. I would take the engagement ring off or wear one of them on another hand. They don’t work well together at all.
Post # 13
I agree with the others. Each ring (e-ring and estate ring) are both gorgeous but I don’t really like them together. I would wear the estate ring on my right hand!
Post # 14
I guess the consensus is that it doesn’t look good or go at all. I’m torn. I can definitely see how it doesn’t fit at all but I kind of like weird rings together, as I’m sure some can remember from my original ring posts. 🙂
But, I can’t shake off the feeling that I would really disappoint my MIL. Ugh…I’m just going to wear it until I see her this weekend to see how I feel.
Thanks again everyone!
Post # 15
They are both beautiful and while I agree with everryone else your opinon is the only one that matters! Good luck!
Post # 16
First of all, it’s GORGEOUS. I would NOT want to give it back!! And yes, it looks like a wedding band to me. (Frankly, if you wear it on your left-hand ring finger, it pretty much tells the world you’re married, which automatically makes it a wedding band.)
I would totally wear it on my left hand and wear the equally gorgeous solitaire on my right hand. Best of both worlds (or hands)! LOL