- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
I posted this in the beehive first, but then realized it should probably be here. I’m new to this site and I’m not really sure how this works 🙂
I am having an extremely difficult time finding and choosing a wedding band to match my engagement ring, and I would love some advice. I would also love it if you would please post pictures of your own or ideas that might help!
My engagement ring is a three stone round cut with round channel set diamonds in the band.
I originally thought I wanted a matching straight channel set band. However, when I went to try one on, I realized that the setting of my engagement ring is not straight, but bows out slightly below the center diamond… so a straight band won’t sit flush against it. There’s a gap. At first I hated the gap, because I had never even considered that possibility, so I kept looking and found a few other options. Now, the idea of a straight band with a gap is really starting to grow on me. I like the way it looks like two separate rings rather than one giant engagement ring, and I feel like it looks more “married” 🙂 But I am worried that having a gap between two obviously matching rings will look odd.
Here is the straight channel set band with a gap:
What are your thoughts? Is the gap with the matching band weird, or great?
They of course have the identical band with a curve in it, to make it sit flush against my engagement ring. For some reason, the curve does not appeal to me. I think it’s gorgeous, but it just doesn’t feel right to me…
I like clean, straight lines. I like things to be even, and I feel like the curve throws off the whole balance. Thoughts?
Since neither of these options have completely sold me yet, I have a third sort of off the wall option – a non-matching ring. I find myself enamored with the idea of two different rings that complement each other and look good together but are also not designed to be so matchy matchy. The ring below (sorry, picture quality isn’t as nice) is a pave style band, with little diamonds that go down about as far as the channel set diamonds in my engagement ring band. I think having a non-matching ring makes the gap look more intentional and classy, and REALLY stands out as its own beautiful ring, rather than the twin of my engagement ring.
Am I totally crazy? Are they too different to go together? Or do they complement each other?
There are things I like about all three bands. The straight channel set band is what I always envisioned, but I had never envisioned the gap and I am unsure about it. The curve is something I’ve never really liked, but I do like the way they lay together. The pave is so totally different than anything I ever pictured, but it’s totally grabbed my attention and got me really thinking that mismatched bands that complement each other can be very elegant and romantic and remarkable. I’m just not sure if I can pull that sort of look off, or if I have even effectively captured that look with this band.
OR, should I just keep looking entirely?
PLEASE HELP 🙂
OR, here’s another option. A slightly curved prong-set band that doesn’t throw off the balance as much as the second band, sits more snugly than the first band (although there is still a slight gap), and matches more than the third band. I’m not crazy about the side view of this band, it’s very choppy and prong-y, but I could find something else like it with a smoother profile.