Post # 1
I keep taking my wedding ring off and looking at my solitaire alone on my finger, and it looks bigger when worn alone. Do you have this experience too? Does the wedding ring make your solitaire look bigger/smaller? Perhaps I am losing my marbles or is there a known optical illusion affect that I don’t know about?
Post # 3
@MrsFuzzyFace: I noticed that when we went shopping for the wedding bands. The trick is to pair your solitaire with a really thin band.
The jeweler kept pushing big rings on me (naturally) and all of them looked just mismatched and took away from the solitaire. I decided on the smallest he had shown me, and while Darling Husband was picking his ring, I still was unhappy with mine. I finally asked the jeweler if they had any really thin bands. He tried to tell me that the wedding band is usually thicker than the engagement band (so what?) and the diamonds on a thinner band would also be smaller (duh!), but I insisted and finally he showed me their thinnest bands. I found one that I am pretty happy with.
I would upoad a picture but the site won’t let me right now. 🙁
Post # 4
I agree with the pp. For years, I had a 1.2 carat solitaire paired with a 0.9 carat shared prong band and it just didn’t look right. For me, a thinner band took less attention away from the solitaire. Even when I upgraded my stone for size, the thinner band (which happens to be channel set) looks better.
Post # 5
So happy to read this thread. We shopped for my wedding band recently and while it’s always nice to have “more” I felt like a larger wedding band really retracted from my solitare. So, like
@AprilJo2011: I, too, opted for the smallest band there was. Not because of price point but because of aethetic. For a while I thought, does it look like I can’t afford more but after a while I just thought, who cares, I like it and two together look like a perfect pair!