Post # 1
Me and FI are eloping in November for a beach wedding in Mauritius, so now it’s all booked and deposits paid I’m looking at rings & dresses. I am hoping to loose some more weight by the end of the year so the dress is coming a little later, however I have been to try on some wedding bands.
My ring is an 18ct white gold pave with 1ct princess cut diamond, the band is very thin only 2mm so I thought initially that a 2mm pave or 2mm plain white gold band would be the best, and everyone told me I ‘should really have a pave wedding band too’ so off I went to try some one, and honestly I think the pave is too much. My ering is so sparkly and has so much going on have a sparkly pave wedding band just looks really weird to me, then I tried on one with less diamond so not a full pave just dotted around and it looked better but I was a bit meh, so I then tried on a 2mm plain white gold band and it was totally lost! It was just nothing! Also wearing it just on it’s own looked way too thin so I finally looked at a plain 3mm white gold band and it looked better than all of the others. When I have spoken to my married friends they have been very ‘oh, so your not getting a pave band?’ like there is something wrong with a pave ering and a plain band?
What do you bee’s think? Keep looking, go for a pave although it’s a little much when worn with the ering (which I intend to do the majority of the time) or just go for the 3mm plain white gold band? Does anyone else have pictures they could share of their pave ering with a plain or pave band?
Here is a pic of my ering so you have an idea…
Post # 3
Pave for sure. Your ring is so gorgeous and I really think that a pave band, matching your engagement ring will add to the beauty. Plain would be too boring for that beautiful engagement ring!!!
Post # 4
I would just keep searching. I tried on probably close to 100 wedding bands before I found the one I loved. It’s definitely a process but when you find the perfect one you’ll definitely know it. Also, if you don’t mind them not “matching” try on different styles and maybe even other gold colors. Just try everything that catches your eye no matter whether it matches or not. You might surprise yourself.
Post # 5
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@FutureMrsMarlow: slightly different rings but same plain/stone dilemma –
i tried a plain band on with my plain ER and felt it got lost. tried a channel set eternity ring on and fell in love. i LOVED the balance of plain and stoned – i think they compliment each other without being too much
go with the plain band – if your going to wear them together for the majority of the time get something that you love as a set, rather than a WR that you prefer on its own.x
Post # 6
I say keep trying on until you find something you love! You have plenty of time.
Post # 7
I say get both, that way you have alternatives and you can mix and match.
Post # 8
Keep trying! You should absolutely love your rings.
With regards to pave vs plain – there is no hard and fast rule. Just go with whatever it prettiest to you. 🙂 What I found helpful was looking at the suggesting complementary ring pairings at ring vendor websites like BlueNile. When you click on an engagement ring, scroll down on the page and it will show 3 possible rings you could pair it with. I’d pick one similar to yours and see what they suggest – and look at other websites, too.
I’m hoping to have an ering with diamonds in the shank, sort of similar to yours, and I also think that pairing it with a pave wedding band would be overkill – I think a plain band would suit better, personally.
Have fun looking! 🙂
Post # 9
@FutureMrsMarlow: I think plain would be best. I am not a big pave fan though.
Post # 10
My vote is for plain bc I like pave stones in either the ering OR wedding band so there’s some contrast 🙂
Post # 11
@FutureMrsMarlow: Get a ring that YOU love and nevermind what everyone else says – you’ll be the one wearing it, right? Just keep looking until you find something that will take your breath away.
Btw, you engagement ring is gorgeous!!!
Post # 12
I’m almost thinking about a carved/etched wedding band but not sure where to find one ot try on and see what it looks like with my ering, that way it’s something different but also not too much with the ering. My problem is I’m indecisive with these things, and it is for life so need to be 100% sure. Honestly my ering is so sparkly that something equally as sparkly just makes it look a bit of a mess! It actually takes away from the beautiful ering.
If anyone has a carved/etched wring with a ave ering let me know! I see them with plain band erings but not pave, maybe there is a reason for that!
Post # 13
@FutureMrsMarlow: I love the look of a pave band, but if you think it’s too much, keep looking! I’m biased as I have pave in ering and wedding band- I love the bling:)
Post # 14
I know what you mean about too much pavé looking like it’s all mixed together, like it’s too much. For my taste, I love when the wedding band stands out a little. With a ring style like yours, I totally love a wedding band with shared prong diamonds, larger than the stones in your e-ring shank. That way the band is more substantial and great to wear alone too.
Or, you could stack 2 bands with your ring. One plain and one pavé, even rose gold if you like 😉
Good luck choosing!
Post # 15
I vote plain 🙂 it’s classic. Plus if you already have one blingy band, no need for another.
Post # 16
I think it would great with the same diamond wedding band.