HELP! Contoured or gap!?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have a friend with a contoured band! She HATES it. It spins (just like an e-ring), so she finds she sill has a gap!

Post # 4
814 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I went for an in between :p there is still a gap, but is a consistent one instead of a straight band  that has less gap around the centre stone and more gap from the ering band.


Post # 5
49 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have a six-prong solitaire and it was really hard to find a complimentary band. I ended up having these made and am reasonably happy with the result. I often wear the two bands together on one side which also looks nice. 

Post # 6
4015 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Rock the gap! Then you can wear the band alone if you desire! I have a lower setting as well and will have a small gap. No pictures yet ( I get married on Saturday!)


Post # 7
421 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

I love a gap, and I don’t like most contoured bands, so yeah, I vote that you rock the gap. 

Post # 8
920 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I have seen some that are sort of notched in right where the solitaire stone or prongs would sit. You could look for something like that… Otherwise I think a contoured band soldered to your ring would be the best idea.

Post # 9
3202 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I love the gap! Rock it!!

Post # 10
533 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I love the gap!  But you totally should go with what speaks to you – I had a tough time deciding too.  I liked the option to space my rings a little far apart, or squish them together, or wear them separately.  A girlfriend of mine just had her contoured band soldered because it would spin separately from her ring and drive her nuts!  

Post # 11
8658 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I had to have my wedding band custom made (actually costed less than zales or Kay). I hated the way the gap looked with mine, it rocked back and forth. I’m a fan of closing the gap, haha. BUT there are some rings with gaps on this site (two posted above) that are gorgeous and it really brings attention to both rings as separates! I still have a tiny gap on either side of my center stone, but it keeps it from spinning too much.  🙂

Post # 12
147 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

If you ever think you may have the desire to wear just your wedding band alone for convinience, go with one that is straight across.

I personally dislike the look of a contored band. I want both of my rings to be beautiful rings on their own and together.

Go with what you find beautiful though. It’s your set afterall 🙂

Post # 13
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i have both, 1 contuored band and a strait one so that i can rock which ever look i feel like that day

Post # 14
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Gabthebee:  +1. I have a solitaire and wanted my wedding band to sit flush but knew that I would want to wear it solo sometimes. That being said, I went for a straight band and have learned to love my tiny tiny gap. 

Post # 14
8588 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Mine is contoured so no gap..

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