Post # 1
My boyfriend and I started seriously looking at engagement rings this weekend (yay!). As a forward thinker, I am considering what kind of wedding band I will want so that I can give him gudance on what kind of e-ring I like. I definitely want to be able to wear both on the same finger at the same time.
It seems pretty typical that if the e-ring has side stones, the wedding band also usually has some sort of matching diamonds. I am curious if anyone has an e-ring with sidestones but is pairing it with a plain band, or a solitaire e-ring with a wedding band with stones. I would love to see pictures!
Also, I know some bees have done polls about the cost of e-rings. I think it would bee cool to have a poll about what type of rings people have (type of metal, solitaire, with sidestones, plain band, etc.).
Post # 3
My e-ring has tapered baguettes on the sides of a round centre stone, and we’re getting plain platinum wedding bands! It felt like overkill with too many stones to pick a wedding band with bling!
Post # 4
My ring is a round diamond with ruby sidestones, and I’m getting a plain band. I don’t have any pictures yet, though.
Post # 5
i have a three stone ring with round diamonds and i’m getting a plain band. like BA, i also felt like it was overkill to get a diamond wedding band. i don’t want to cover up the setting of the ering though, so i’m going to wear my ering on my right hand and my wedding band on my left.
Post # 6
My ring is a cushion cut solitaire with a plain yellow gold setting. I think yellow gold looks better with my skin tone than white or platinum. We haven’t had a talk about wedding rings yet, but I saw this beautiful antique ring on the Marlene Harris website just this morning and I was going to post it here so you could all see how lovely it is, but it must have sold I can’t find it anywhere. Anyway, it was yellow gold and had alternating diamonds and sapphires arranged in a way to look like little flowers. There’s one that kind of fits that description in white gold, but mine was much prettier. So, I guess I can’t have that ring, but I"m thinking about asking for a band that has sapphires in it in some way because that’s FI’s birthstone and my favorite color. I think it would be special and something not many other people have.
Post # 7
i think it depends on what you like. my ring was a solitaire. i really wanted an eternity band for my wedding band but because my ring is a solitaire, i found that plain bands looked best w/ my e-ring. so i had to give up the diamonds on my wedding band =(. I don’t have any pictures at the moment, sorry. Good luck!
Post # 8
My ring is a cushion cut with half-moon sidestones. I thought I wanted a band with diamonds too…but decided that it would take away from the e-ring rather than compliment it.
I think it depends on the type of setting and size of the stones too. My e-ring band is plain other than the sidestones so a plain band just kind of matches better.
Post # 9
I have a yellow gold solitaire with a round diamond. I’m the minority with yellow gold, but silver tones look awful on me. I had made a yellow gold eternity band with pave set diamonds. Well actually, it’s like 95% eternity, I had a very small section left without stones so it could be sized if need be in the future.
Post # 10
I have a solitaire and 2 bands, one with diamonds and one without. I like the versatility of more/less sparkles
Post # 11
I’m thinking of pairing a channel-set Asscher cut band with my Asscher cut ering w/tapered baguettes: http://9ahchick.googlepages.com/thebling
My band will only have bling half-way so I can turn the plain side out if I don’t want to be as sparkly.
Post # 12
I have a center, round (brilliant) with eight channel-set side stones.
The jeweler recommended channel-set diamonds as the wedding band, and although we had decided to get them, we were thinking I would have to wear them on separate hands (same idea – that the channel-set band would somehow "take away" from the e-ring). I think that I actually was just intimidated by the bling factor though. After going back to try on the wedding band over the past five months (having since gotten used to the e-ring) we have now decided that they look fantastic together. The sparkle will put your eye out at 50 paces, but they look fan-tas-tic.
Post # 13
Go to Pricescope.com. Click on the "Show Me the Ring" forum, and in the very first thread you will see over 120 pages of rings posted by users.
My ring is a 4-prong solitaire, and I will be pairing it with a band with pave diamonds all around it.
Post # 14
I have a very simple platinium, 4 prong, 1 carat round cut diamond on a very thin (1.5mm) band. I am pairing it with an also very simple and thin (2.5mm) platinum band.
I found that while I liked the look of the bands with diamonds it was too much for me. I love my Engagement Ring and I don’t want anything to take away form it, so I went with something simple.
Post # 15
This is the look I am trying to avoid:
(personal preference, not trying to insult anyone – I just find the wedding band competes with the E-ring")
Post # 16
I have a .75carat solitaire princess cut diamond set in a cathedral style band. I hoping to pair it with a 2.5mm wedding band with princess cut in-lay diamonds, very similar to the picture posted by MsB. I don’t think the look competes with the e-ring too much, and am hoping to have a wedding band that can be worn by itself and still be stylish (all about personal preference).