(Closed) Wedding Band Woes

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m in a similar situation. I also have a princess cut diamond, and it’s large, so a wedding band can’t sit flush to it. The jeweler told us that we can either get a custom made band with a curve/cut out in it for the diamond or I can have the diamond reset into a basket setting, in which the prongs curve out and make a space for a band to fit underneath (that’s probly a bad description of it…).

When I first tried on the ring with a wedding band, there was also a very large gap. However, I also think that’s because the wedding band was a couple of sizes too big. When I later tried on a band that fit my finger better, the gap was much smaller. I don’t really want to get the ring reset, since I’m sentimental and want to keep it the way it was when my FI gave it to me, but maybe that’s an option for you? Or, if you don’t want to do the custom band, you can always wear them on different hands (e-ring on right hand, band on left)?

Post # 4
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4567 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m going to have a gap on my ring since pear cut diamonds pretty much demand one unless I get something that sits high up, but it doesn’t bother me. You can get curved or angled bands that fit flush against larger headed rings, you just have to look around.

Post # 6
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342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

That’s the situation I’m in, and we found a ring that has a bit of a curve to it to accomodate the setting of my e-ring.  I also hated the idea of a huge cut out or curve to my wedding band (as I do plan to wear just the band from time to time).  Shop around, you’ll be surprised what you can find!

My engagement ring is the “vintage marquis” while my wedding band is the “vintage victory” – the band is narrower between the diamonds so that my engagement rings fits right in.

http://www.marisaperry.com/Vintage_Marquis.html

http://www.marisaperry.com/Vintage_Victory.html

Post # 7
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1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Personally, I don’t mind “the gap” – in fact I kind of like it.  But, if you hate it, you’re probably going to have to get a band custom made.  I had mine custom made.  I love it!  And it really wasn’t more expensive than buying it out of the jeweler’s case. I think this might be your best option.

Good Luck!

Post # 8
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281 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - The Glen Manor House

I totally feel your pain! I have the same dilemma. My ring is an oval, and I’m having trouble finding something that doesn’t overwhelm the stone. My FI and I are meeting with our jeweler on Saturday to get our wedding bands made. I’ll let you know what he suggests!

Post # 9
Hostess
16217 posts
Honey Beekeeper

We had my wedding band custom made…really not more expensive (at least for us), and this way, we’ll know that it will fit just the way we want it to.

Post # 10
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11327 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I think you just have to try try try on different rings. I hated the first 10 rings I tried on. Then I tried one on and it just *worked*! It still wasn’t quite right so we’re still looking, but I am hopeful that we’ll find the perfect ring. 

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