Help with my wedding band choice! Plain or Pave??

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

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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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - A Beautiful converted Barn

@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
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I say keep trying on until you find something you love! You have plenty of time.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I say get both, that way you have alternatives and you can mix and match. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

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 # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

My vote is for plain bc I like pave stones in either the ering OR wedding band so there’s some contrast 🙂

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@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 # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I vote plain 🙂 it’s classic. Plus if you already have one blingy band, no need for another. 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2003

I think it would great with the same diamond wedding band. 

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