Okay, bees, I need some opinions from people who aren’t afraid to tell me the truth! I am trying to decide on a wedding band (or bands) but everyone is being cautious because they know I will have to live with it forever! So I just get “Whatever you like best” type of responses. But I am REALLY look for some input.
My ring has a side diamond unlike most — unfortunately I don’t have a great image of it, but basically it means that my band needs to be custom made. No problem — I actually have family who own a jewelry store, so no problem.
I like wearing both silver/white gold, yellow gold, and rose gold, and so I decided that I wanted to do mixed metals. At first I thought I would do just a rose gold band, kind of like this: It would be custom and soldered to my e-ring so that the side diamond wasn’t a problem.
I travel internationally for work and will not want to wear my engagement ring when I travel and so I had wanted a band that could be worn on its own, but because of the notch that will need to be made to fit around the side diamond of my engagement ring, that won’t work. So then I had a different idea — what if I completed the mixed metals set and added a tiny yellow gold ring that could be customized and soldered to the engagement ring, and then I could complete the stack with the engagement ring I had pictured, above, which would set nicely now against the engagement ring (with side diamond) and yellow gold stacking ring.
I went to look for what I want and unfortunately I couldn’t find anything in yellow gold that was as thin as I was hoping for — so this is the best I could do. Here is my ring, a gold band (that is right now under my side diamond, which is why they don’t match up perfectly) and then the rose gold wedding band that would not be soldered and I would wear alone if I didn’t want to or couldn’t wear my e-ring.
Here is an image of the size and hammered-look style I would want for the yellow gold band:
So what do you think? I’m adding a poll but any insight or comments would also be very appreciated!
Here are two things that are important to me, which is why I’m struggling:
1. I like a dainty look, and the more rings I add the less dainty it seems to be — even when all three pieces on their own are quite delicate.
2. I really would like to be able to have (one of) my wedding band(s) be something that I can wear alone, while I travel internationally. Of course I could always get a right hand ring to swap out, but since I *know* I travel internationally regularly, I’d like to have my wedding ring ready for this purpose.
Thank you so much for any help — I’m so torn and having a hard time since I can’t actually SEE exactly what I think I want.