(Closed) Is there a proportion to follow for eternity band vs. engagement ring?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

There’re no hard and fast rules.  In general, you can usually tell when the diamonds in the wedding band are overwhelming the centerstone in your e-ring just by trying it on.  I would recommend picking something that has smaller diamonds, but they don’t have to be a certain percentage smaller or anything like that.  Just eyeball it.  If you’re happy with the look, that’s all that matters.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

The rule on pricescope is that the tcw of your band should be 1/2 the weight of your solitaire. So for .32, your band should be .15. Now, this is just what’s visible so if you get a full eternity it would only account for what’s showing (so you could do the same tcw as ering). But the most important thing is how you think it looks so the rules don’t really matter I just wanted to let you know that’s the rule of thumb I’ve read before. Get what you think looks best regardless of “rules.”

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@BlondeMissMolly:  That’s interesting, thanks for sharing! I’ve been wondering the same thing … so .75 carat solitaire means like .4 tcw for a half eternity? Thanks!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Personally, I find it aesthetically pleasing when the width of the wedding band is similar to the width of the e-ring. But that’s just my preference; I think you should try on a few different eternity bands and see what looks/feels right to you. 

Here’s my solitaire engagement ring with my CZ stand-in wedding band.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

@wrkbrk:  yeah I just recently read that on pricescope. I’ve always figured who needs rules for rings but there were some corresponding pictures and it did look good. I mean it’s just a guide but is kind of helpful to start with. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Miss Mauverick:  I agree! I really like when the diamond wedding band has the same width and also same height as the e-ring’s band. My set is disproportionnate and it has been bothering me! I’m actually going for smaller diamonds in my wedding band to even things out. 

this 1ct eternity band overpowers my e-ring’s metal shank a little. And it sticks out more than my e-ring’s band, which bothers my neighbouring fingers. 

I’m now considering between these two styles:

0.5 ct tw eternity band

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I didn’t know about that…..hmmmm…some rules are ment to be broken, I guess

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I didn’t know there was a “proportion rule”… But I seemed to follow it without knowing for my rings!

I wanted a really thin wring so it is about 1/2 the width of my ering.

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