Post # 1
My fiance lives on the other side of USA. I am back today from seeing him. We did lots of things for wedding plans. One thing we did not get done is the wedding ring. I am so frustrated with it. My mother in law said “no more diamonds.” Both myself and my fiance have gone beyond that to just getting what is best. But that was the start of the frustration.
I went to the store I got my engagment ring and tried on the one meant to fit my engagement ring. It looked very nice but it was $1500 and cannot be engraved. That is a bit too much for my taste and I wanted to have it engraved.
Another week we went, we went to 2 more stores.I tried on a micro pave (picture 1). They say I maybe can have it engraved very small. This one is $700. I like it a lot, but my main thing with it is that I want the ring that will go forever. The little tiny diamonds and resizing I know can fall out. But I like how it is simple. What I really wanted was a plain band, but none I find look right. The little micropave looks more like a plain band but it goes with my ring better. it is just hard for me to see me to get a ring that will break so much.
At another store I tried on a channel one (picture 2). You have to imagine this is white gold, since that is what I will get. It is $800. My fiance only took one picture, which is so annoying. It seems chunkier to me and the diamonds maybe compete with my engagement ring, do you think? And there is a little more of a gap I think that I see. I do not want a big gap. But the channel is very secure way, it matches the style of the engagement ring, and it can be engraved some.
I am frustrated at this moment. And I fly across the US once a month, and my wedding is early November. So I do not have all the time to decide. When we go to the jewelry store, when we say we want wedding bands they seem very bored with us. I guess because it is unlikely we spend as much as engagement ring. But it is annoying and I am frustrated I cannot decide
This topic was modified 5 days ago by mrsnyctola. Reason: Trying to make picture smaller
Post # 2
Take a deep breath.. this is only as important as you make it. Because once it’s all over, and you’re together and moved in and settled.. you’re going to look back and say “oh hell… why was I stressing about any of this?”
You can ALWAYS go with simple engraved gold bands, and get more bling later..why put pressure on yourself? Make your life easy!
Post # 3
Go with the one that you feel is best for you. I know it’s hard…there are so many choices out there! When I got married, I went with a channel set wedding band that I really liked. Over the years, I have bought other wedding bands so I can mix it up. But my channel one is super sturdy and I always loved how it sparkled and that it doesn’t catch on anything. You still have time to decide…I had a November wedding too and didn’t finalize my wedding band till October!
Post # 4
Yes, definitely try to relax. It’ll be ok and you’ll find the right ring. But, to answer your question I really like the first band. It’s nice, small, but doesn’t take away from your engagement ring. The second is nice too but because it’s bigger to me takes the shine away from your engagement ring … Just curious how far apart are you 2 ( what States)? I am in a long distance relationship too so I get it
Post # 5
pink624 : I am in NYC and he is in LA. I always take a 3 day weekend to go see him but it is so long to fly, by the time the time change is done and all of it … I am tired and don’t have many time with him. Thank you, I will try to relax. I have too many bats in my brain.
Post # 6
I love the channel set one – it matches your ring perfectly and I don’t think it takes away from the center stone at all. That being said, try to give yourself permission to take some time to shop around and decide – increasing the pressure to choose quickly will probably end up making the decision harder because of the added stress!
Post # 7
I like your second choice, channel setting
Post # 8
mrsnyctola : oh yeah, that’s quite the distance. Both rings are beautiful just give yourself some time. Try looking at other rings too if you can. Good luck. Keep us posted.