Post # 1
I’m wondering how common it is to get two different wedding bands – whether it’s a fancy one and a plain one, or having one welded to your engagement ring and another one for wearing alone.
I remember my mother doing this, and at the time I thought it was a little weird to have two wedding rings… but now, I’m finding I really want a ring to match a unique engagement ring, but I’d like the option of wearing a band alone, as well… but the bands that go with my (wishlisted) ring just don’t work alone. I won’t want to wear a super nice ring every single day, so a plain band would be nice… I just don’t hear much about having multiple rings!
How common is it to have two rings, in addition to an engagement ring?
Post # 3
Hi OP! I don’t have these yet, but I know I am getting a plain 2 mm band to wear essentially all the time (eg never take it off) and then stacking another small diamond band with that and my e-ring. At night/whenever I don’t feel like bling, the e-ring and diamond wedding ring will come off, but the thin plain band will stay. Make sense? FWIW, I think I am only going to take the plain band to “exchange” at the ceremony.
Post # 4
@koveline: I think it’s quite common. I am likely going to do this when the time comes. If I go swimming or something I’d like to wear a ring, but not anything too fancy if my e-ring and wedding band end up w. diamonds.
Post # 5
@canarydiamond: Yes… I’m curious how many women actually wear all these diamonds all the time! The diamond bands are so pretty, but they just seem so impractical for so many things. Do you get a second band? Do you go without a lot of the time? Just curious what others do; I think I’ll be getting a second, very plain band.
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
I got two bands because I loved the symmetry and glitteryness haha 😉 I will wear them both with my e-ring after we get married. I don’t want to get them soldered together though because I want the option to change up my look over time haha.
Post # 7
I’m really tough on my jewelry, according to the jeweler who keeps yelling at me when I see her. So DH got me a wedding band online that I can wear, and it was only $40.00 so if i break that or loose it, it’s not a big deal…. except now when I see the jewler she yells at me for not wearing my nice engagement ring and pretty band. ( We live in a small town and I keep running into her like it’s my freakin job)
Also, my mom had a 2c engagment ring, with another 2c wedding band and she was worried about loosing it, or getting it stolen, so she wore it on nice occasions only, normally just a gold band. My SIL who got that set, had to get a plan band for everyday because her job is very physical.
Post # 8
My e ring came with a matching band.The band is so slim (and it’s also curved) so I wouldn’t want to wear it alone. I’ll probably get it soldered to my e ring. I bought a plain stainless steel 3mm band that I will wear when I’m afraid to damage or lose my regular rings.
Technically I have 3 wedding bands because I also have a yellow gold stand-in set to wear when I’m wearing other yellow gold jewelry.
Post # 9
I have my matching wedding band soldered to my e-ring. I really didn’t want the bands to be rubbing together, and I have a faux wedding band to wear during times like when I go out on the town with girlfriends and I don’t want to get robbed.
otherwise, I will always wear my wedding set. after all, he promised himself to me with it.
Post # 10
I think it’s very common to have mutliple rings, people like options! I have a yellow gold band, that is my original wedding ring, I have a three stone anniversary ring and now a princess cut solitaire and two super thin eternity bands. The princess and the bands is a set to replace my original e-ring, that I lost a few years ago.
I love having the option to switch things up, I wear my princess with an eternity band on either side most of the time, I also wear my bands all together, an eternity on either side of my wedding band for when I want some sparkle without the high setting of my princess getting in the way, I wear my wedding ring alone for activites with my hands and my anniversary ring I wear on my left ring finger to switch it up. I am also probably going to get some silver bands with colored CZs for fun!
Post # 11
I find it funny that girls of our generation seem to do this…I look at all the older women I know and they all wear both their wedding band and e-ring every day, in the pool, whatever, no stand-ins…I figure hey, they’re insured, I don’t want to wear a “stand-in” I want to wear the “real thing” every day, maybe I’m a sucker for symbolism, but I’ve seen my mother go swimming in the ocean and do the gardening etc etc in both of her rings for the last 30 years (well, I didn’t see the first 5 years of it, but you know what I mean, haha) and never have an issue. Whereas my father has taken his off for physical/messy activities and has lost his ring about 5 times over the years (through insurance he just replaces it for the same one each time though, lol).
Post # 12
I had to solder my diamond band to my ering to prevent damage from the set rubbing together. I have a very simple 18K gold plated band to wear on it’s own during physical or dirty work, but I’d love something a WEE bit fancier, and in rose gold
Post # 13
I picked a diamond wedding band with the tiniest curve in the world so I am contemplating getting a straight plain band in case I wanna be simple
Post # 14
I will have one wedding band, which we will solder to my e-ring. We plan on adding a band to the other side on an anniversary. The image below you see the stock photo for my wedding band.
I will, however, also have a wedding band to wear alone. It is an eterninty band, with round diamonds set in platinum. It’s actually my great-grandmothers wedding band. I will wear this probably at work, my e-ring sits a little too high to go under gloves, and perhaps on vacations or instances where a more low key set would be more appropriate.
Post # 15
@MissNoodles: Hi I know this is behind a bit, but where did you find the carved rose gold wedding band you posted a picture of?? I LOVE IT!
Post # 16
I know this is a 6 month old post that was bumped for question, but darn it, I’m replying anyway! :p
I have just the one band and one e-ring. But I’ve only been married for 7 months. I know that my mom has a matching set she was married with (the band is curved to match the ering, that she only wears on SUPER occasions) and a plain gold ring that she wears daily. I actually never knew that she had the original set until right before I was maried, I thought she just had the gold.
I do like the idea of going out on an anneversary and getting a plain gold band, since this really symbolizes “marriage” to me. But the ring that I have is pretty plain as is, and doesn’t have a dip to it, so it’s not really a neccesity.