Jewish Brides – two wedding bands?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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714 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@tinyteapot:  I had the same questions! At first I had a solitare and was going to do the solid band with another blingy one but I decided that I want my wedding band (solid one) to be the only one there, so I changed my e-ring setting to be more blingy and it goes really well with a plain band. Here is my e-ring, I have to pick up my band very soon cause I’m getting married in 2 weeks but I can post a picture after to show you. Good luck 🙂

 

Post # 5
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232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Yes, I got two wedding bands!  One is a narrow diamond band that is fitted to my halo engagement ring.  I decided to get a plain band too, because the fitted diamond band looks funny on its own without the e-ring (it has a little half moon in front to fit into the halo), and it’s too narrow to allow for any engraving on the inside.  So we also got me a plain white gold band that matches my husband’s wedding band, and we have matching engravings on the inside.

We had the rabbi hand my husband both of my rings to use in the ceremony, since I thought it would be nice to have him place both on my finger.  The rabbi was totally fine with that, and after the ceremony I just switched the plain band to my other hand.  It’s also really nice to have the plain band for when I don’t want to wear my full ring set.  For example, I wore the plain band on its own during our honeymoon to avoid getting sand in my diamonds!  I also wear the plain band when I’m cleaning or if I’m going somewhere I don’t want to flash my bling.  I don’t think you’ll regret having the plain band, and it doesn’t have to cost a lot.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Honestly, I really like the simplicity of the plain band.  I wanted something that would symbolize that I’m married, but that wouldn’t inspire someone to hurt me to get it from me.  So I just had the one.

Post # 7
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334 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@tinyteapot: I would ask your rabbi what he’s okay with. It also matters how traditional/observant you are. Some reform rabbis say as long as it’s round, it doesn’t matter if it’s blingy. More observant rabbis will ask for a plain band. It really depends.

I decided on just a plain band because when I travel I still want to look married, but not be worried about losing the diamond (ie not wear my engagement ring or anything blingy). I also like that you can tell it’s 2 separate rings. My band is so small, if I had a matching wedding band, you wouldn’t be able to.

Here’s mine (the entire set). Please excuse the horrible lighting and yellowish color (bad cell phone pic). It’s the only photo I have since I’m not married yet.

 

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