(Closed) Jewelry Fiasco- pic heavy

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What should we do about our wedding bands?
    Scrap it all, get simple wedding bands or different jewelry altogether : (12 votes)
    13 %
    Get new e-ring setting, see if it fits better with band : (4 votes)
    4 %
    Nothing- they're gorgeous! : (64 votes)
    71 %
    Other- explain in comments : (10 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    really, I LOVE your set! But I am partial to Saphires too. Maybe it looks ‘off’ to you because of all the blue…..?

    As for your FI’s ring, It took my husband 3 weeks of taking his ring off, putting it back on, working with it on, to finally get used to it. Now he doesn’t even notice that it’s on. It is harder for a man to adjust to a ring…

    Post # 4
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    5075 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Your set looks great – it looks the same on your finger as it does in the box. 

    Post # 7
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    141 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Do you think you would prefer the band to be all saphires or all diamonds? what looks off to you? I think they look lovely but if you don’t like it then you should get something that you do like (especially if you paid for custom!). We went the custom route for my e-ring and I know that our jeweler said there was a one time free redesign (free labor not free stones or anything). Is this an option for you?

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I can see what you’re saying about it being “off” a bit. I think since both your e-ring and w-band are both alternating colors, it makes it look too busy and you can’t see each ring on its own. I think you should do a single color wedding band and use smaller stones, whether they be diamonds or white sapphires. For example, I think this would look great with your e-ring:

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Girl, if its not too much money, get another diamond for the wedding band, use 2 sapphires and 3 diamonds alternate diamond sapphire with a diamond in the middle.  the only issue is the balance of too much blue in the middle.  if it alternated it would make more optical sense.

    Tungston rings can be fussy, most are not comfort fit.  If you have the budget, I’d ask my jeweler for a palladium comfort fit band instead, because palladium is light weight, comfortable, won’t need rhodium, won’t show scratches as easily, but can still be resized and can still be cut off in a medical emergency.  Just a suggestion.

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    At least you can salvage your setting and 80% of your stones, you just need another diamond and to pay them to reset the order of the stones on the band.  here’s how it’d look…

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think they’re really pretty. I think it will just take getting used to.  I know I think my e-ring looks weird with my wedding band still, and they’re an actual set, haha. 

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    That’s awesome!  Ok I pulled a lot of palladium literature for my friend’s engagement ring and bc my old bestie is allergic to white gold.  Read some of these sites…

     

    http://www.stillwaterpalladium.com/jewelry.html

     
     
     
    Palladium is a rare and naturally white precious metal that was first discovered in 1803 in South America by English chemist William Hyde Wollaston. Inspired by the metal’s brilliance, he named the metal after the asteroid Pallas.

    Palladium is a member of the Platinum Group Metals (PGMs), the most precious metals in the world. The PGMs also include Platinum, Rhodium, Ruthenium, Iridium and oOsmium. These metals are extracted from the same mineral deposits and share similar qualities.

    Palladium deposits are rare and found only in Australia, Africa, Russia, and North and South America.  The Stillwater Mining Company in Montana is the only source of Palladium in the United States and the source of the vast majority of Palladium used in the US.

    Palladium’s unique properties make it highly prized for use in a wide range of products and manufacturing processes. The production of catalytic converters uses over half of the world’s supply of Palladium. Other uses include electronics, fuel cells, ground water treatment, medicine, and dentistry. Read our article on “The Many Uses of Palladium”  for additional  information on Palladium’s wide-ranging role.

    Palladium is silvery-white in color; very similar to Platinum, and is also of similar hardness and durability. However, as the least dense of the PGMs, Palladium weighs significantly less than Platinum. This lighter weight, combined with a lower per ounce cost, as well as its natural white color, has made Palladium an increasingly popular choice for yet another wonderful use – creating exceptional quality fine jewelry.

    Next, read why we’ve fallen in love with this precious metal – Creating Jewelry with Palladium

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Its usually between 14-18k gold price because instead of being 58% pure or 75% pure, its like platinum where palladium is 95% pure metal.

     

    So you basically pay half the platinum price for a lighter precious metal that is more rare than gold just not as marketed, and you pay for the purity.  Current market is at like $590/oz where platinum is around $1400/oz and gold is $1620/oz, BUT platinum is 1.7 times heavier because its denser metal, so palladium is the best bang for your buck and doesn’t wear down over time like gold, but unlike platinum, you don’t have a heavy ring.  

    Its like this, a wet towel is a LOT heavier than a dry towel, but they take up the same space.  Do you want to pay for a wet towel when the dry one looks the same?

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