Post # 1
It seems that everyone has a pretty good knowledge base on this site…so I ask…what kind of wedding band do I get to match my engagement ring??
Right now I am thinking plain gold band, just so nothing takes away from the spectacular beauty of my solitaire, but I would like to see if anyone has any suggestions….
The ring is a Princess Cut in a Cathedral setting
I attached a photo or two
Post # 3
First, your nuts for taking photos while driving. 2nd, I think a plain rose gold band would be beautiful.
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
The advantage of a solitare is that you can get pretty much any band that you like. I am going to guess by your far away date and your low post count that you are newly engaged. If so, definitely wait a while before choosing a band. Many Bees expereince diamond shrinkage. In other words, after they get used to having a rock on their hand for months, suddenly their e-ring seems smaller and less shiny. I would wait a while and see if this happens to you. Then, if it does, you can add a seriously sparkly wedding band to get the wow factor back.
Post # 5
haha i’ve taken pics of it while driving too :-p
I agree, I think a plain gold band would probably be best. Personally, that’d be a little plain for me, but it sounds like it’s probably what you want. I think it would be weird to have a different color of gold, and yes, a pave or similar band might detract from the solitaire.
Post # 6
Yeah, no more pictures while driving! For the sake of everyone else on the road at least! Very unsafe (and I bet this would fit under your distracted driving legislation since it is unecessary to task of driving/you are viewing display screen, etc).
I think either a plain gold band matching the height & shape of the shank on your e-ring, and the same width or less than it, would be great. So would a diamond band though, with small princess cuts or pave. It does not necessarily need to “detract” from your solitaire. If done right, they can actually enhance the look.
Post # 7
…just for the record! One photo I was stopped at a red light and the other I was on the side of the road with a flat!
I do Litigation Defence for car accident victims…I would never drive and take a photo!
Thanks for the concern though!
Post # 8
@getting_hitched: Phew, okay. That is better. I was like “what the heck is she thinking driving down the highway taking photos!”.
I know rings can look super sparkly in sunlight in the car, though!
Post # 9
I think a ring like this would be beautiful:
Personally, I think two plain bands together are, well, too plain. I like the look of a plain band solitaire with a diamond wedding band best.
Post # 10
personally, I love plain bands so I think that would look good. also, they are very comfortable (no prongs to dig into your fingers).
but I also think a channel set band would look good too.
can I just say that I love your setting? I absolutely adore basket settings and I feel like I don’t see them very often.
Post # 11
A plain band would be beautiful. I don’t think you can go wrong with that choice. If I had to pick 1 type of wedding band, it would be that.
For something blingy but still practical, I’m a huge fan of princess channel set rings.
If it’s in your budget, I’d get both a blingy and a plain band and switch it up depending on your mood. Or save bling for an anniversary.
Post # 12
Thanks…but question…I thought it was a cathedral setting…you said basket setting…what’s the difference? As you can tell I know nothing much about rings! I was told that it was cathedral because of the archs in the setting etc… either way I don’t care I love it!
I do agree I like the channel set rings – would it look strange if I used round diamonds in a channel with my princess ring?? I have quite a few .25 round diamonds in other old jewellery – it would save me a fortune…but would it look good??
I do appreciate the suggestions…I would, however, never mix and match rose gold and yellow gold…its just not me…I’m pretty simple…hence the solitaire!
Post # 13
I think round diamonds in a channel set would look just fine. you can always try some on. I’ve seen some fakes in yellow gold at nordstrom if you want to just see how they look against your ring. sometimes mixing up different shapes looks good, but what’s important is that it looks good to you.
a basket setting is when the prongs have that little bar across them, so it’s like a square shaped basket.
cathedral setting (I think) refers to the way your band slopes upwards towards the stone — like flying buttresses in a cathedral.
so maybe you have both? I’ve noticed that sometimes things have more than one name. like how “asscher” and “step cut” is the same kind of cut.
anyway, good luck!
Post # 14
I’d say a plain gold band with that gorgeous e-ring
Post # 15
Thank you – I have been looking all day and I’m partial to plain gold band right now. I am going to try some on in the store like @janie-janie: suggested.
Is it hard to clean channel rings? I have to clean my ring daily…its my pet peave to have dirty diamonds! You spent how much on that dirty stone! lol!
Post # 16
@getting_hitched: what do you clean it with that’s gentle enough for daily use?