- 3 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
Just wanted to share and also encourage those looking at delicate or non-jeweled wedding bands to go for it! I ended up going with a very delicate milgrain design and definitely wouldn’t wear it alone but KNEW I wanted it soldered and still love it! My e-ring is already a very intricate fancy design plus FI designed it (though yes the halo idea is very popular) so it’s special on its own. When I tried it on with flashy diamond bands it seemed muddled like just a cluster of bling rather than a distinct design that I loved. I wanted something that would compliment it and looked like it was meant to be there. The other challenge was that without going custom again, it was hard to fit to the e-ring. My halo is not raised at all so nothing can sit under it yet it’s not circular enough on the band part to require a horseshoe type band. It just needed a very faint curve. My ring came from seller OroSpot on Etsy and they were fabulous. It was sized completey accurately, i’m a 5.5 and it fits perfect not too tight or too loose. They strongly encouraged me not to size up in my band since it was thin and i’m glad I didn’t.
Here’s the results! For reference I threw FI’s band in there too. His is a Titianium band with inlaid wood from a Jack Daniel’s distillery barrel from the HQ in Lynchburg, TN handmade by a very talented ringmaker of wood/titanium rings on Etsy: Wedgewood Rings. We highly recommend him!
ETA: My rings have a slight gap because they scoot around on my finger. Once they are soldered they will stay lined up and when they are they meet perfectly. Excuse my unpainted nails!