Post # 1
My fiance and I have been shopping around for wedding bands. My ring is a round halo style. We can’t decide if we should have a band custom made to fit around the halo, or just get a regular band that will just have a gap inbetween. I’m just afraid I will regret not having it made to fit snug to the engagement ring.
Anyone have any pics of their halo rings with regular bands?
Post # 3
Here is mine, I opted for a straight across band so that if I ever want to wear it alone, I can. I did have it custom made though!
Post # 4
I dont mind a little gap like gentels has, actually I like it with her ring, alot. Here is another idea though if you want it to sit flush:
Post # 5
I have been having the same discussion with my fiance. I really like the way it looks to have a band that fits around the halo, but I also want to be able to wear a wedding band without my e-ring. This actually upset my fiance and I had to explain that there are some circumstances where wearing blingy rings would not be advisable. Also, the setting that holds tiny little diamonds are fragile and there are just times and events where it is best not to subject them to extreme wear-and-tear.
We agreed that there is nothing wrong with having two seperate wedding bands. The band is a symbol of marraige, but not what holds the marraige together. While the band used at the ceremony is sentimental I think that it is important to remember that what counts is the commitment to one another, not the jewelry. It is important to me to be able to wear a wedding band all the time, even if I choose not to wear my e-ring.
For money reasons, I will not be getting both rings at the same time but once it is within the budget we will pick out either a very thin eternity band or just a simple platinum or white gold band depending on what my tastes are at the time of purchase.
I hope this gives you another opition to think about.
Post # 6
I picked out a straight band since I know I won’t always wear my e-ring all the time (especially after having kids). I wanted something that can be worn on its own.
ETA: It’s hard to see the gap in that picture. Here’s another one where you can see they don’t line up completely flush (and sorry for the large photos):
Post # 7
@Mrs. Fireworks: Your band can sit flush against your engagement ring, probably because your engagement ring is in a high setting. I am pretty sure the OP’s ring can’t because her setting may be too low and she wouldn’t be able to go under the donut created for the diamond, which would leave her with the alternaative of getting one custom made that goes AROUND her engagement ring band like this one in the picture below: OR having a gap, OR posting what I posted above. Personally, I prefer a straight wedding band.
Post # 8
@Mrs. Fireworks: I “sort of” see what your saying, since you posted the second photo. I think that has more to do with the split shank band than the halo… my bf and I picked out a split shank ring as well with a high setting like you have just so the band could sit like yours does, without a huge gap!
Post # 9
@Dell79: Yeah I had my ring custom made and had the jeweler place the center stone setting slightly higher so the gap with my ring wouldn’t be as big. However, the OP didn’t post any photos of her ring and was looking for options so I thought it might help, even if just a little.
Even if her halo setting is really low, she could have the option of raising it up a bit so the band sits more flush (if getting a straight band).
Post # 10
I got a double row straight band, there are slight gaps but they don’t bother me at all! If you want a straight band but your e-ring sits too low, your jeweler can raise it some so you can put a straight band underneath and the gap will be really small.