Post # 1
So, I need some advice/opinions here. I have a yellow gold wedding band, it has a white gold inlay with teeny tiny diamond chips in it, we got it to match my original engagement ring,now I don’t like it, it hasn’t aged well and there’s no real sparkle to it. It went well with my original e-ring, as it was also yellow gold, however, about 6 months after my wedding, I lost my engagement ring. My husband bought me a white gold anniversary ringfor our 1st anniversary that i wore until my 5th anniversary, when I got a whole new set. My new set is lovely, a princess solitaire with two slim eternity bands, the new set is white gold and looks great together. Now my problem is that I want to wear my original wedding band, it’s the ring he put on my finger when we were married, and that’s so special. But it looks so bad with my new rings…so ladies, what would you do? Sacrifice pretty for sentimental? Or make new with me pretty rings? lol..
I have included some pics of me trying to work my wedding band into my new set, sorry they are blurry webcam photos.
Here’s one of my new set, without my wedding band..
Post # 3
I personally think you can do whatever you want. (Not much help there was that?)
My mom still wears her original set with her new anniversary ring for 30 years. They don’t match at all, but she said she can’t imagine not wearing the orignial one after all these years.
The beauty of it is that you have options and can wear it all the time, sometimes or never. 🙂
Post # 4
I personally love the mis matched thing, it’s very in right now. Lots of girls are mixing metals. Beautiful set! I don’t think anything could make that look bad!
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
You could always wear it on your right hand
Post # 7
@rebwana: +1 yes, wear it on your right hand!
Post # 8
- Wedding: April 2012 - Padua Hills Theater
I think it looks fine with your new ring. If you really want to wear it you should wear it. Like @FutureMrsBdub said, mis matched rings are totally in.
Post # 10
Thank you everyone, for the votes 🙂
Post # 11
I like the idea of wearing either the band or set on your right hand, or you could get the metal and stones custom made into a pendant to wear every day. I can’t tell how it looks with your new set well enough from the pictures to have an opinion on that.
Post # 12
If it were me, I would continue to wear the old wedding band with the new rings because that’s the ring you used in your wedding ceremony so it is your actual wedding ring and nothing can ever change that fact. However, just to warn you, I know that my opinion on this is not a very popular one so you might want to keep that in mind. lol My own mother does not wear her original wedding band OR engagement ring, and neither do a lot of other people I know. They upgraded their rings to something better or started wearing anniversary rings instead. I guess the question you need to ask yourself and your husband is how important it is for you to wear the ring that was actually used in your ceremony. My husband has made it clear that he would not like if it I switched out either of my rings, but he’s a very sentimental man and that’s one of the things I love about him.
By the way, since you mentioned that your ring doesn’t sparkle anymore, I was just wondering if you ever had it professionally cleaned? I honestly don’t have my rings cleaned as often as I probably should, but whenever I do, the transformation is amazing! They sparkle just like new!