Post # 1
Hi, I have a pretty simple engagement ring, which I picked out a few years ago. I really am not in love with it anymore, but dont want to sell it because I know I wont get anywhere near what I paid. I’m trying to make it more unique and fun by choosing a different wedding band.
I was wondering if anyone has ever seen a pearl wedding band. Like small pearls all in a row. I really need it to be curved, but if I can only find straight, i guess it would do. Problem is, I’ve scoured the internet and cannot find a pearl band. Maybe pearls just dont come that small???
Do you have any other ideas? I’m not really open to a colored jewel band…
Post # 2
Etsy and ebay and vintage stores like Ruby Lane are probably the best options. They do make seed pearl bands, but they tend not to last long, as the pearls either break or chip or the nacre wears thin, leaving them less lusterous. Most mainstrem jewelers don’t want to be responsible for making/guaranteeing pearl bands, which makes them difficult to find.
FWIW, I think your engagement ring is beautiful. It compliments your finger and is very sparkly.
Post # 3
I was up at Kay’s Jewelers yesterday. No luck in finding my own wedding band, but they did pull out a book that did contain pearl rings. I though them unique an different. You may want to go in and talk to them about it. Good luck though!
Post # 4
Its because theyre way too delicate. It would smash pretty quickly with day to day wear.
Post # 5
Thanks everyone! I never thought about it being so delicate…
Post # 6
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emilythehutt: Ive seen a few on etsy, I think they’re called “seed pearls”, but agree with PP, they’re too delicate for every day wear.
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emilythehutt: A pearl band would be super pretty with your ring. It would really play up the vintage look/feel of it, I think. As PP mentioned, though, pearls might not be the best wedding band material. I think they are pretty soft, overall. And they might not last long. What about something that resembles pearls? I was thinking of whitish/yellowish amber off the top of my head, although that type of material might be too soft for a wedding band, too. :/
Post # 9
Generally the rule of thumb for pearl jewelry is it’s the first thing you take off and the last thing you put on and you’re not allowed to shower with it or do anything dirty with it unless you only want to wear your wedding band on special occasions or only for a few hours I wouldn’t get it.
Post # 10
longtimemrs: Amber is pretty fragile, too. One alternative I had in mind would be an eternity band made out of whitish cabochon or star sapphires. While I’ve never seen anything like it, I know that unlike with a pearl or opal eternity band, most jewelers would be willing to work with you to make a cstom sapphire band.
Post # 11
Luvdisc: Yeah, I have a few amber pieces, but I didn’t know much about its hardness. The couple of amber rings I have are RHRs, so not worn everyday. I thought it might be too soft/fragile for everyday wear.
Your suggestion of a sapphire band sounds beautiful!!
Post # 12
MrsBuesleBee: +1. most people would not buy a pearl wedding band because it would not be able to be worn daily for very long. pearls are very soft, delicate stones and are not realistic/practical for lifelong, daily-wear ring like an engagement ring or wedding band.