(Closed) Just curious…

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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4606 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’ll be getting two wedding bands but mine is for aesthetics. I just like the symmetrical look of a band on each side.

So no traditions, just preference.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Pretty sure it’s not tradition. Traditionally a band of pure metal (gold) in a solid circle. Diamond bands are aesthetically pleasing. I had never heard of anniversary eternity bands until I started looking for a wedding band.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I chose a diamond wedding band because it was the band that matched my e-ring, but I chose the set because I wanted the extra bling on the shank of my e-ring and the band. There wasn’t any real reason behind it; it’s just my preference. I’m not terribly traditional, so I’m really not sure what’s considered “correct” in my area (sorry), but I do know that many girls have diamond wedding bands that aren’t anniversary rings. I never really thought about them being strictly anniversary rings (or the only type of anniversary ring) honestly. I plan to get an anniversary ring at some point, but I don’t want a diamond band (I’d rather have a gemstone ring). Anyway, sorry about rambling. Here’s my set:

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@hellsbells2949:  You are quite correct about the 3 rings, e-ring, wedding band and then eternity ring (thought this was after a baby too!)

Not so much done these days, but I think I’ll still want one 🙂

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I have an eternity wedding band and I wanted it because I wanted the extra sparkle and I just liked the look.  Not a lot of ladies in my circle have them (they just do plain wedding bands), so also wanted to be different.  Also, my e-ring is pretty plain so i thought the extra bling would showcase it more.

I don’t have my band yet… it just arrived and will go pick it up tomorrow *squeal*

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I agree on the eternity band front.  I much prefer the look of a plain band.  And I’m pretty sure most of our friends would think it odd to get a diamond one.

Post # 10
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483 posts
Helper bee

I chose a half eternity band because I have a plain solitaire … I also purchased a 7 stone “anniversary” band for myself  to wear on my right hand just because I love diamonds and I worked in a jewelry store so I got it cheap… but I do hope to get an eternity band or anniversary band to celebrate  something in life … I love the tradition behind them 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I chose an eternity band as my wedding ring because:

 

1. I like diamonds and bling

2. It goes really well with my e-ring

3. If I wear my e-ring by itself, I want something that says “wedding ring” to me, and plain bands are just not my taste.

Post # 12
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221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I picked my ring because it matched my ering, didnt know about the tradition.  I wore a plain white gold wedding band from the day we got married until just after the birth of our first child, then I got my actual wedding band, but that was all coincidence. 🙂

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think this may be a Brit thing as I understood it the same way although lots of people seem to be getting diamond wedding bands too now. The tradition in the UK is definitely a diamond eternity band on the birth of a child…but, awfully, I think it goes a long way back to when women were given a financial reward on the birth of an heir!! Disgusting! I have a plain band but might get a diamond eternity band when our first child is born. I like the tradition…or maybe I just like the diamonds!

Post # 14
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11174 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I didn’t realize there was a timing requirement behind extra bands.

I have two eternity diamond wedding bands with my e-ring. I have two because I wanted two, it looked better with two and honestly I had the opportunity to add more diamonds so I did. A plain wedding band is not my taste at all.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I don’t know anyone with a diamond wedding band. I’ve noticed jewelers starting to push them in the uk to get more cash but i’ve never met anyone who’s bought one. 

Jeweler tried to push it on me but I couldn’t wear lots of little stones i’d be too worried about losing one, I worry about things like that OCD style. 

My sister considered a diamond band but in the end it didn’t feel right. It’s about what you’re used to I guess

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

I received a semi eternity diamond band as my w-band because hubby liked it the most. I then received the matching a-band for our 1st anniversary.

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