Post # 1
I’m on the hunt for the perfect wedding band to compliment my 1ct RB solitaire. Do you think there is a maximum size or “golden ratio” for band weight VS center stone weight? I want WOW but with a pleasing proportion. (pic of my e-ring below… band is skinny white gold – sorry pic is huge!)
Here are my top 3 choices right now, all are appx the same price range. What do you ladies think? Pics please if you have a similar set
1 carat Aria diamond band – biggest bling for the buck! Since it’s a half eternity the diamonds are biggest (0.08 each)… do you think this would overpower a 1 carat RB? Somehow even though diamonds are biggest it’s only 2.1mm wide.
1 carat french pave eternity band – this one has the lowest “height”, would be the most comfortable. 2.2mm band is a nice size, diamonds are 0.04ct each.
1 carat U prong eternity band – the U prong side view is stunning, but this ring is widest at 2.5mm. Diamonds are smallest at appx. 0.037ct each
Post # 3
NO. The more carrats the merrier.
And I like 1 the best because the diamonds are bigger and its the best deal, AND I worry with the pave settings because you see so many people losing stones.
Post # 4
@LVoeBride: i love all of those bands. i guess it all depends how much bling you want.
have you tried any of these bands on? that is the best way to decide what you like with your ring and on your finger.
Post # 5
I have the French pave eternity from BN, I love it, it is very comfortable. I was going to get the U prong but wanted the lower profile and I didn’t want to worry about the diamonds rubbing against my e-ring (not sure they would anyway) also I am changing my current e-ring setting to pave instead of shared prong so I wanted them to match. Here are a couple pics, though they don’t do it justice, it sparkles like crazy!
Post # 6
Here is a better picture , kinda big, but just took it so you could see the detail a bit better.
Post # 7
I love th U prong an plan to get one myself. I don’t think any of those are too big personally. to me the number would be .10 ct per stone where it may start to look a little competing or in unbalanced.
Post # 8
Thanks for all the input so far everybody, & thanks for posting yours @rascchot:! It has a really nice presence alone on your hand which is important to me for days I’d like to leave the e-ring at home.
I actually did try on the french pave a few months ago and I really liked it. I just found out that the Blue Nile counter @ Seattle Nordstrom also has the Aria (ring 1)… so I think I’ll pop over there tomorrow to look at it & compare both. I don’t think they have the U prong. I’ll update with pics!
Post # 9
I really like the first and the third best. But theyre all beautiful and will look great with your ring.
Post # 10
I like my band and ring heights to be the same height. So I would pick like that, not on band width.
Post # 11
@jcent: +1. i’m the same way. it took forever to find a band that would go with my engagement ring, cause of the way it was set. nothing was the same height, and it drove me insane.
OP, go with what you like. there’s no “max” carat weight that would go with your ring. i think any of them would look beautiful. i personally would go smaller, because your engagement ring is so beautiful.
Post # 12
Update! I was a naughty girl and decided to go to Nordstrom this morning to visit the Blue Nile display. Photos below (I’ll break this up into multiple posts). They had the Aria (ring 1) and the French Pave (ring 2). Both are gorgeous and I would probably be happier with either but the Aria is definitely a more bold look. I’m still torn so I’d love to hear more opinions!
@colorofmyheart: Thank you very much for the kind compliment on my e-ring! 🙂
Side by side shot (french pave on the left, aria on the right):
Post # 13
First up is the French Pave (same ring as @rascchot) Please forgive my unmanicured hands… I removed my gel polish this weekend and haven’t had time to re-paint my nails. This ring was too small for me so it’s on my pinky.
Pros: I love eternity bands & it’s a romantic symbol, the band width matches my e-ring band width nicely, super low profile
Cons: can’t be sized, most expensive (although not by much)
Post # 14
Go big or go home! I prefer the aria.
1.25 ct marquise. 1 ct band:
Post # 15
Here is the Aria… she is certainly blingy! Not too much wider than the French Pave but the online measurement of 2.1mm isn’t quite accurate.
Pros: biggest diamonds, can be sized, looks great worn solo
Cons: sits slightly higher (but still felt comfy), possibly overpowers my e-ring?
Post # 16
The larger one doesn’t look terrible, but the first ring really brings out the center stone in your ring, and I very much prefer it as a set. 🙂