Post # 1
Hi Bees! Fiance and I have just started looking into wedding bands. He’ll either end up choosing a 6mm plain yellow gold comfort fit band or a 6mm yellow gold comfort fit band with milgrain trim.
I’m having a harder time making up my mind. I know I have time so I’m not too stressed out yet. I would love your opinions on the 2 bands I’m deciding between. First of all my e-ring is a vintage art deco platinum ring. I want to wear my band and e-ring together but don’t want a band that sits flush with my e-ring as I may want to wear the band alone sometimes. The first option is a plain 2mm rose gold band. The second option is a 2mm rose gold pave diamond band with milgrain trim (in the photo the ring is yellow gold but I would order it in rose gold).
Would love to hear your thoughts on which band you think looks better, or if there’s anything else out there you think would pair well with my e-ring. Please excuse the iPhone photos! Thanks Bees!
Post # 3
I think both take away from your e-ring so since you want to wear your rings together, I would find something else.
Post # 4
I would try to find something in the same metal to start with. Also you could maybe get a band with a small curve and that way you it will sit better with your e-ring and will still look good alone.
Post # 5
Out of the two, I would probably go with the first band. I like the second one but with your ering I like the first one better with it.
Post # 6
I think that a white metal would compliment your e-ring much better. I agree with PP that these distract from it!
Post # 7
As much as I love rose and yellow gold, and love non-flush rings, I have to agree with pp’s in that they both really detract from your ring! I would go with a white metal, and something thin, and carved or floral in design
Post # 8
I don’t have any advice, but I wanted to let you know how much I LOVE your ring! Wow it’s absolutely stunning. I love art deco style rings, and yours is just superb!
Post # 9
@shirasagi: thank you! Fiance did a great job picking it out 🙂
Thanks bees for all your thoughts! I’m going to keep shopping around and see if there are any other rings out there that I like. I think I’m set on the idea of a rose gold band though..I think a platinum band would be too matchy-matchy for me. Somehow the mismatched metals just keep the look more vintage to me.
Post # 10
@cactus82: I love mixed metals esp. rose gold and white gold (or platinum). I just think that the shape of your engagement ring leave a too big of a gap. Maybe there is a curved band that would sit better with your ring?
Post # 11
i totally agree with all the PP , however i understand you want to mix it up ..i found a few that might work , i love mixed metals as well and 3rd is my fave:
Post # 12
@cactus82: I love art deco designs, so I LOVE your ring! Very pretty. However I voted for option 3 on your poll b/c neither of those bands do it for me. Keep looking!
Post # 13
@shalynnmarie: Those rings you posted are gorgeous! What website or designer are they?
Post # 14
@mnp: antiquejewlerymall.com & rijewelers.com.the last 2 came from the RI website
Post # 15
For reference, I have a white gold e-ring and rose gold wedding band:
They are each 1.5mm, and I LOVE the color combo and think it’s beautiful. I prefer the plain band, since that’s what I have and I love it, and I do think the pave band takes away from your engagement ring (I decided the same thing for my band). However, I might not wear your two together–they do seem to clash a bit.
Post # 16
How do you feel about carved rings?
I rather prefer the look of a carved ring with your ring. You can get them in all sorts of variations, with flush set diamonds, with milgrain or without, etc.
Green Lake makes some nice ones (and work in rose gold, etc too!).
A couple examples:
They do custom work, too.
Here is a link to their “vintage style” gallery:
PS I like gaps and mixed metals, myself. All depends on the style, so I don’t mind the gap, but you could pick a ring with more curves all through the band so it does not look awkward on its own and can sit a little closer.