Post # 1
Wondering what the general consensus is on a gap between an engagment ring and wedding band. Is it more common than I think? Or would most of you rather wear your rings on separate fingers than have them not sit flush? I am curious…
Also, feel free to post any sets (gap or non) of engagement and wedding rings! I love seeing all the different kinds out there.
Post # 3
I wanted mine to fit together as well as possible. FI had the band custom-made with the e-ring.
However, I think it really depends on the style of rings. Sometimes the gap is part of the design and/or doesn’t look bad at all!
Post # 4
I love the way gaps look! I am completely enamored of the way non matching rings look and that is what i’m planning to do. Go for the gap 🙂
Post # 5
I am probably weird, but I LOVE the way a gap looks. Two reasons – one, I think it looks really vintagey and old-fashioned. Two, I saw this woman on the street in BY once… she was totally girl-crush worthy… gorgeous, tall, great style. Anyway, she had an unbelievably fabulous ROCK on her left hand, along with a couple of non-matching engraved slim vintage bands. They did not sit flush, but just looked so effortlessly… cool. Just glam and sophisticated and cool. I have never been able to get that vision out of head, so always loved the look of the gap.
And now I have one. Maybe I can be effortlessly sophisticated and glamorous now, too. Yeah right. :o)
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
mine has a gap and I love the way it looks together!
Post # 7
Mine have a gap. I think it’s fine. The e-ring is an estate ring and we couldn’t afford to have the band custom made to fit it, so I just picked out one that follows the contour and looks nice.
Post # 8
One of my specfic “requirements” was to be able to fit a wedding ring snuggly to the engagement ring. I cannot stand gaps in wedding rings! But in all honesty I’ve only ever seen one and it was just not pretty, maybe if I saw some actual pretty ones I would change my mind 🙂
Post # 9
I have a gap too! And I love it!! I like that it makes the rings look like two separate rings.
Check out this thread from Pricescope: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/show-me-the-ring/non-flush-wedding-band-pics-t144394.html
Post # 10
I’ve never posted my ring before… no gap but I, for some reason, really wanna post my ring today! I love it!
Post # 11
We’re actually going through our choices of wedding bands TODAY. Right now I have a stand in engagement ring worth not much but sentimental value. We’ll be getting matching wedding bands. Since he doesn’t like plain bands, we’re getting an inlay of another metal, so it’s contrasting. It would be fairly thick if I added it with my stand in engagement ring, but I figure I’ll just wear it on my right hand. He’s told me eventually he wants to get me another ring to replace my engagement ring. The ring that he’s looking at would have to have a customized wedding band and at the moment, we can afford neither. So if he does buy this specific “engagement ring,” I’ll just wear it on my right hand. I hate gaps on me, but I wouldn’t care if someone else has one.
Post # 12
I’m going through this same issue too as we design a custom e-ring for me, partly just because I want both 6-prong, low height AND sitting flush (cant find anything that will do all 3). I know a lot of girls on the boards love the look of the gap, but my heart flutters when I see two bands laying side by side all cozy with each other 🙂 I don’t think they have to be matching perfectly, but I will likely end up with something like this:
Post # 13
@Laurabobora – that looks gorgeous! thanks for the link also.
Thanks everyone for the votes and comments. I think this is another one of those things I never really thought much about until now – and the decision needs to be made now! I can’t even remember how most women’s that I’ve known over my lifetime have looked, I didn’t notice this until I started thinking about what I will do.
For me, there’s no real way for a wedding band to be flush against my engagement ring without getting a whole new setting for it, and I can’t see doing that at this point. Too much sentimental value on the e-ring, and I’ve been wearing it for awhile now! I’m really warming up to this gap look though.
Post # 14
I dont think there is anything wrong with the rings not fitting flush, it will give it character.
Post # 15
I like the way lots of the rings with gaps look… but don’t think the ring I like would look good not flush.
How weird would it be to have a fitted wedding band that you wear with your ring, and a plain normal one worn without the e-ring? My e-ring wouldn’t be a diamond, so I wouldn’t want to damage it by wearing it when I was cleaning/swimming etc. I’m definitely not trying to spend money–if I did get the extra one, I’d buy at Walmart or something– definitely want to keep things budget friendly. I just think a cut out one would look very odd on its own…. and I don’t want to go around not looking married. Has anyone else done this?
Post # 16
@anon12345: i love the gap between those rings! i want this but with an emerald cut e-ring