Trying to decide on a band… Do you still wear your e-ring after the wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What would you do?
    Contour Ring - You should still wear both rings after you're married : (69 votes)
    73 %
    Claddagh Band - I think the matching rings are more sentimental : (15 votes)
    16 %
    Other? : (10 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
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    6407 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Love the claddagh band! A little gap is nothing to worry about.

    I plan to wear my engagement ring along with my wedding band most of the time, but sometimes, just my wedding band. I am planning to get a solid gold band because it is timeless and traditional, just like the claddagh is.

    The reason I will not always wear my engagement ring is mostly that it is very…scintillating. Sometimes I want a more understated look, that’s just what I feel like. And sometimes, I won’t feel it’s appropriate to wear a nice diamond (even though it’s not huge or anything) in a certain situation, particularly when interacting with people in a much lower income bracket than myself, but also, it doesn’t exude professional seriousness, whereas the wedding band fits right in with my “no nonsense” professional look for certain occasions like a big presentation.

    Another factor is that the engagement ring is more delicate, intricate, and 3D. It hasn’t come up very much so far, but I expect that when I have young children, it will be more likely to catch on things, get dirty, get banged up, or even scratch my own child. And sometimes I go camping. And I do outdoor sports. Now we have the issue of getting banged up, falling off, knocking the diamond out, a mismatch with the outdoorsy setting, plus, lots of CRUD all over the intricate details of my engagement ring. No thanks!

    The simple wedding band will be perfect for times when the last thing I want to be worried about is a pokey diamond ring sticking out from my hand.

    Post # 4
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    3389 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    i love your band! wear both! I can’t imagine not wearing my ering…I love it! 

    Post # 5
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    2243 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I wear both my rings & absolutely love that style. I would go with the contour band if I were you but if the claddagh ring is really important to you, you could always move the e-ring to your right hand 🙂 It would be a shame for such a gorgeous piece to not be worn every day!

    Post # 6
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    3112 posts
    Sugar bee

    @MonPetite:  I always wear both wedding and e-ring.  If I were you, I’d wear the claddagh as a RHR and the countour with e-ring.

    Post # 7
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    3249 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Perhaps a goldsmith (or silversmith?) can contour the claddagh band for you – I don’t know if that is possible without heating the ring to the point that the design is ruined, or if it would stretch, or if a contour can just be cut out, or what.

    Post # 8
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    5483 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @MonPetite:  any possibility you can get both? Maybe solder the pretty curved band to you ering and wear the matching plain one alone? I like both!! I’m no help, haha.

    Post # 9
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    10219 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Honestly, I LOVE BOTH looks.

    So I VOTED for OTHER

    I have 2 WBands, one sparkly and one plain.

    I mix and match however the mood strikes me… 1, 2, 3, rings at a time.

    My ERing is worn most of the time, but it fits on the ring finger of BOTH my left and right hands.

    Sometimes I wear it on my Wedding Ring Finger alone, or with one of the WBands, sometimes with Both, and sometimes it gets move to my RHand Ring Finger, and I fill up my Wedding Finger with one or both of my WBands.

    As I said lots of choices.

    Here is some pics…

    PHOTO – ERing & Sparkly

    PHOTO – 2 WBands

    Hope this helps,

     

    Post # 10
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    7075 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think most people wear both their engagement and wedding rings after they are married. I prefer the curved band, but you would probably want to have it soldered to your ering or it will spin and not sit right a lot of the time. You could always get the claddagh ring as a RHR or just a band for when you can’t/don’t want to wear your full set.

     

    Post # 11
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    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @MonPetite:  I hate gaps. I think it looks like it doesn’t fit and it looks “off.” I think sets look the best when they actually look like sets. I intend to wear my engagement ring after we are married – the two diamond eternity bands that FI bought me will be soldered to either side of my engagemet ring. I love the look, and I want to wear them all 🙂

    Post # 13
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    3112 posts
    Sugar bee

    @MonPetite:  Yes!  It’s not common, but you can wear one of your rings on your right hand.

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    If you can afford it, I suggest getting both.  Only because you seem to have a sentimental attachment to the idea of having the matching claddagh rings. Get yours in a narrower width and wear all three rings.  The contour ring you chose would probably sit nicely between both rings. 

    Or, you could wear the claddagh as a right-hand ring. It’s very popular to do so.

    I wear my e-ring and wedding ring together all the time, but my e-ring sits in my wedding band, so they can’t be worn separately–not that I’d want to anyway. 

    BTW, your ring is beautiful!

    Post # 15
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    1340 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I love the claddagh bands! We’re looking at similar styles, but they don’t go with my e-ring at all. I’m thinking we might get them for our anniversary 😉

    Post # 16
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    712 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I love the clad rings, though I understand why you would like both of your rings to look good together. Buy the curved band if you would like to wear both rings.

     

    This is my ring set. I wear them together because it looks gorgeous and my husband has asked that I wear both rings.

     

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