Post # 1
Hello!! I’m new here! I was hoping I could get some opinions on the two wedding bands that I THINK I’ve narrowed it down to. So many to choose from! The first picture is a band that does not match my ering whatsoever, and the second picture is what it would look like if I had two matching bands (matching my ering band) on each side of the ring. I couldn’t try on the actual matching bands because they need to be special ordered but was able to find something similar in the store so I could get an idea of what it would look like. I personally LOVE the set in the first picture but was told by a lady in the jewelery store that if a matching wedding band is available, that I “must” choose that band. I think she is set in her traditional ways. ANYWAY! Opinions please! My ering is a .75 carat Canadian diamond, round center stone with 16 round diamonds in the band, .86 carats total. Thanks 🙂
Post # 2
I think that the two bands really overwhelms your ring. However, I also think that the top option is a little bulky looking…maybe a slightly more delicate band that is mismatched? I definitely don’t think that you MUST choose a matching band, lol. Choose whatever sings to you the loudest- it’s your finger! 🙂
Post # 3
Thank you for your input!! After trying on so many bands things start getting a bit overwhelming so it’s nice to have an unbiased opinion 🙂 My fiance loves the set in the top picture because it looks pretty blingy in the flesh, but I think I would like to see what a slightly smaller band would look like. The one in the picture is .75 tcw so maybe a .5 would look a bit more proportioned. I couldn’t squeeze it on my finger very far either so it might look even bulkier once it’s the proper size. Anyway… starting to think out loud here!!
Post # 4
I like the single band… I agree that the two bands overwhelm your lovely e-ring.
Post # 5
bethabee: I agree that the two bands are overwhelming. I think they take away from the beauty of your center stone. The first option is prettier 🙂
Post # 6
I think the two matching bands definitely look better.
Post # 7
- Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY
Love the set in the 1st picture because it lets your center stone “shine”. I’m a fan of mismatched rings, so I’m a bit biased there.
Post # 8
I like the first one best!..the two bands kind of make the center diamond blend in too much..love your user name!..is your name Bethany too?..if so thats awesome! I haven’t met many other Bethanys
Post # 9
- Wedding: A very pretty church.
I would probably go with a single matched band because anything that detracts from the drama of your engagement rings is a pity, why overshadow it’s beauty? Between the two I think the first option looks better, but the band is a little ‘heavy’.
Post # 10
I don’t understand this whole “distracting from the center diamond” thing. Go with the SET that you love. And with that matter, if a saleperson says you must go with something, I’d have just asked for a new one. That’s just plain weird! But I personally love both! The first one is really gorgeous, and I would probably go with that one. If you really love the double band look, you can also just go super blingy and go with a little thinner band of the first ring and get two of those 🙂
Post # 11
Thanks ladies!! I appreciate all the great comments!
Olivepepper: I like the way the single band looks as well, something different I suppose. The band on my ering is so thin that I’m worried that a matching wedding band will look underwhelming. I like how the band in the top picture looks like a prominent wedding band! Like “Hey look everbody! I got married!!” Weird, I know 🙂
TheLadyA : Thanks! My bestie commented that it looked “elegant” and believe me, I need all the help I can get in the “elegance” department. Thanks for your comment!
christinah24: Definitely something to think about. It’s a bad picture of the two with my ering and it’s actually a “sleeve” I tried on and not the actual matchy matchy band. Maybe the actual band will be a whole different look? Too bad I have to buy it first (so they can special order it)before I can actually try it on!
Robyn0214: I like your style! As soon as I started looking at examples of mismatched rings, I fell in love with the idea. What a great way to display your uniqueness.
mrssloan2013: Thanks! My middle name is actually Beth! I’ve only known one Bethany in my entire 29 years, a unique name for sure!
Taiki: It’s definately a tough decision! Thanks for your input. I’ve thought of just getting the one matching band as my wedding band, and then maybe in a year I can get a sweet blingy anniversary ring from my honey and wear it on my RH. So many options!
Post # 12
pbrt: Thanks! We think alike – I was also thinking of a thinner but still mismatched band on both sides. Guess I’ll be heading back to the jewelry store to try on some more options! How long did it take you to find the perfect wedding band?