Post # 1
So FI and I looked at wedding bands a couple days ago, and as I suspected, a small, dainty diamond eternity band was my favorite, I think it looks beautiful both with my engagement ring and alone. But they’re not cheap. I know I want something with a continuous design all the way around, and if I don’t get a diamond eternity band it’ll probably be something custom made, and cost $800-1000.
But sometimes I feel self-conscious about my engagement ring, which isn’t huge at about .75ct, and I’m worried about feeling the same way about an eternity band. So I’m wondering if I should get a stone-less wedding band now, and an eternity band if I still want one in 5+ years, or just an eternity band now? An eternity band costs more than my FH wanted to spend, but he’s good at thinking in terms of long-term investments, so I need to figure out the best investment for my ring happiness.
All comments appreciated 🙂
Post # 3
Definitely go with the eternity! So If you ever want something to wear as a glitzy stand-alone, you’ll have it!
Post # 4
@ladyamalthea: I foubd a really pretty eternity on etsy for 500! Sundari gems 🙂
Post # 5
@ladyamalthea: i have full 4 ctw eternity band and i love it. i have never felt self-consious about it.
Post # 6
@ladyamalthea: I always thought I wanted a ‘just because’ eternity band, and I wear a fake one all the time and get endless compliments on it – BUT – I want my wedding band to be my forever band and I am really concerned about the re-sizing issue.
I recently lost 10 pounds and my engagement ring dropped probably half a size. I will likely have kids and gain and lose weight through the years and I am concerned with the difficulty in re-sizing an eternity band (especially one I spent thousands of dollars on).
The solution that I think will work for me is a half eternity band. Not the ones with 5 or 7 diamonds along the top, but a band where diamonds cover 50% of the band and end in between my fingers. I also really like the eternity bands that leave a few mm gap at the very back for resizing purposes.
I love the look of eternity bands though and think you should wear it with pride if you choose to go with that look!
Post # 7
Thanks everyone! I talked with my FI about it, and it was really clear that I want an eternity band, and it turned out he had already mentally adjusted the budget, so I’ll be getting what I love. Eventually I may want a stoneless wedding band, the issues with resizing are certainly something to think about, but for now eternity it shall be. 🙂 Maybe I’ll feel a little awkward with it occasionally, but I’m sure it won’t be as flashy as I think, and I’ll love it!