Post # 1
Hi Bees! Just got engaged on new years eve, and planning our wedding for July 2014. I really wanted a vintage ring and my FI found this amazing 1940s vintage art deco sapphire & diamond flower ring that I love.
I originally had planned after the wedding to wear my engagement ring as a RHR and do a 5 stone diamond wedding band. (I read that most vintage engagement rings were designed to be worn solo without a band – anybody know if thats true?)
However the more I wear this ring the more I love it, and am now thinking of keeping it on my ring finger and finding a vintage or custom band to go with it.
I think due to the design of the ring there would most likely be a gap between band and e-ring, and I keep going back and forth if thats OK. I don’t want to do a curved band or anything that would not work as a band on its own since I would like the option to wear the rings on different fingers sometimes.
For my custom or vintage band ideas here’s some pics of my e-ring worn with my grandmother’s wedding band that was also from the 1940s. I like how the “notches” could line up and how the yellow gold and white gold could also line up together. I would do an 18K yellow gold band that would be the same size as e-ring, then do something matching/custom in the white gold section of the ring. Maybe a row of small diamonds and/or sapphires?
Please let me know if you have any ideas or suggestions! Would also LOVE to see some ring twins and what you decided to do for a band. Thanks all!!
Post # 3
@brooklyn_cady: Gorgeous wedding band! I’d actually go with a ring exactly like your grandmother’s ring- they look wonderful together
Post # 4
I agree. Your engagement ring is stunning. I would opt for a really slim plain band with no stones or curves just to really let the engagement ring stand out.
Post # 5
@brooklyn_cady: Your ering is uniquely beautiful! I have a cluster halo and I searched high n low, off and on for more than a month trying to find a stock ring to match with my ering. I did find a few that I fell n love with, but after sleeping on the idea; I always concluded that it just had an afterthought look. Finally, FI and I decided to go the custom route. Huge price difference between a stock band and a custom band, but you will have a band that will fit with your ering like hand and glove.
Post # 6
Jansjewells.com i beleive is the site name.. But they have a lot of vintage style engagement rings and bands, and most are curved. Their prices are really good though. I ordered a ring a few years ago in silver, and it is really nice.
i have an antique inspired ring as well, and mostly wear it by itself (it is kind of big, so bands aren’t really visible) but sometimes i sneak a thin gold plated band with it.
Post # 7
It looks great with your grandmother’s band. I really love it. Any reason why you couldn’t just wear that?
Post # 8
I think your grandmothers band looks perfect! And your ring is stunning. I love vintage rings.