Help me decide please: red gold or white gold? 1.5mm or 3mm?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which metal and width should I use for the engagement ring with round center stone at least 6.5mm?
    14k rose gold in 1.5mm width (as in image) : (30 votes)
    68 %
    14k rose gold in 3mm width : (6 votes)
    14 %
    14k palladium white gold in 1.5mm width : (5 votes)
    11 %
    14k palladium white gold in 3mm width : (3 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 2
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

    What size finger are you? Do you have long fingers or short? Wide bands can be overwhelming on people that have shorter fingers, IMO. 

    I love the pictures shown. I would get the matching band (to your husband) in probably 3mm. I love the contrast with the rose gold ring. I say go for the 7mm because I have a 6.5mm and less than 5 months later I am experiencing shrinkage! Try diamdb.com to play around with different shapes/sizes on your finger size.

    Post # 4
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

    angelKaye:  It’s just a “mental” thing I guess you could say. After you get used to your ring it seems small to you and you wish it were bigger! aka “Shrinkage” lol.

    I’d go with the 1.5mm band on the e-ring in rose gold, the 3mm mokume band and a 7mm stone 🙂

    Post # 6
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

    I would go with the rose gold 1.5 band and a 7mm stone.  IMO two 3mm bands would be overwhelming for short fingers and also the center stone would appear to be smaller.

    Post # 7
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

    angelKaye:  A Nova Moissanite? That’s news to me! I had to look it up. The only stuff I could find on the boards was from a few years ago. In google I couldn’t really find any vendors… but I didn’t search very hard. Where are you buying your stone? I’m not sure if C&C even does the Nova cut anymore… you might have to get old stock which isn’t nearly as colorless…

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee

    angelKaye:  Personally, much thicker wedding bands with thinner e-rings on the same finger look off to me. I think you should go to a store and try on a 1.5mm wide ering and a 3mm wide wedding band just to make sure that’s the look you’re going for.

    I also think you should definitely go with the rose gold as it’ll help bring out the rose gold in the mokume.

    Post # 11
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

    angelKaye:  I don’t think a 7mm stone will overwhelm the band, especially because the band is not tapered towards the stone and its surface is flat, which makes the band appear wider.  Also, when put together with the 3mm wedding band it will look more balanced.  But you should deffinitely get what feels right for you.  That’s a gorgeous and unique ring selection either way.

    Post # 14
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

    There is indeed! Congratulations and very happy planning!!!

    Post # 15
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

    I have a 1.8mm band on my e-ring and a 6.5mm stone with a double halo. The whole thing is about 10mm across. I don’t think my band looks overwhelmed, but your opinion might differ.

    Here’s mine for reference

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