Post # 1
Hello all! I’ve been looking at wedding bands lately & am getting so exhausted by all the choices! First off, I’ll just address some things that you might be wondering. I DON’T want to wear my rings on separate hands & I DON’T want to forgo a separate wedding band altogether. One of the things I love most about my ring is the dainty band & the contrast it has with the big stone. I’m accepting the idea that it won’t look as dainty with a wedding band next to it, though 🙂
Some things I’ve been considering are the ability/choice to wear my wedding band alone, to solder or not solder and custom or not. It’s hard to find a wedding band for my basket halo, so I’ve accepted that I’ll most likely end up with a gap. & it’s growing on me! I don’t want my rings to scratch each other, since they won’t fit together perfectly, but I’m not too keen on the idea of soldering the rings either.
Anyway, I’ve tried on 3 rings. I’m in love with the first one. I think it matches well & fits most of my criteria. The salesperson suggested trying the second one and FI really likes it. I don’t mind it, but am not in love with the idea of having 1 big soldered ring. The third is just an option, since I wanted to see what a simple, classic band looked like. A fourth option is a custom band to fit my e-ring, but it’d likely have to be soldered & couldn’t be worn alone.
I’ve looked at all the boards on gaps vs no gaps & “which wedding band?” polls but I want to know which of these three you guys like, since I am sooooo not impartial enough!
What things should I know that I may not have thought of? What did you do? What do you like/dislike about it? Which option of mine do you like? Why? THANK YOU ALL SO IN ADVANCE! I seriously really appreciate all your wisdom & sorry this post is so gigantic!
Simple milgrain eternity:
2mm white gold band:
Post # 3
I like the wrap and I also like the plain band! The milgrain one is very beautiful as well. But if it were me I would probably go with the wrap. 🙂 Very beautiful e-ring, btw!
Post # 4
I’m not a huge fan of any of them – I like the milgrain, but I think something contoured so the bands could be closer together would look the nicest (that’s just my preference, though – I’m majorly not a fan of gaps between bands lol).
Post # 5
You could also get a band that is curved. You wouldn’t have to solder it!
Post # 6
@Sweet.Sugar.Rose: Thank you! 🙂 I wasn’t thinking of a wrap but since the salesperson suggested it & I tried it on, I kinda like it! What do you have as your wedding band?
Post # 8
I don’t care for any of them much. Sorry! I would do a curved band on either side because I like symmetry.
Post # 9
I like the ring guard/wrap… then again I’m biased as I have a wrap/guard because my e-ring
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2012 - Cabin
I think custom contour that matches the e-ring band. It will still show off your center stone and show the dainty band. You won’t be able to wear it alone.. But you can always have a plain band to wear alone. I have set matching knive edge set and didn’t like the knife edge band alone, so I have a plain titanium band that matched my DH when I feel like going no bling, sleeping, relaxing, etc when I don’t want my set on.
Post # 11
First, I love your e ring! I’ve seen it posted here and there and I always admire it 🙂 well I like option one but I am a little biased because mine has that gap look. It looks a little big though so I’m assuming it’ll look better once it’s sized correctly. I do like the wrap but it is kind of alot going on. I also think a custom wband might be a good option too.
Post # 13
@ifoundmyprince: I voted for the first option (the eternity band). I don’t mind a gap (in fact, I’m like 99.99% I’ll have a gap when I get my wedding band), and I think that ring is dainty (something you mentioned liking) and looks beautiful with your engagement ring.
I really like the wrap as well, but it sounds as though you really like a dainty band … And the wrap definitely takes that away from your engagement ring. It is a great option, though, if you decide you’d prefer something a little different.
Post # 14
I’m in LOVE with that guard! It is stunning with your current ring. That wins my vote hands down.
Post # 15
Of the 3 you posted, I like the milgrain the best. The wrap option detracts from the original ring to my eyes.
Can you find a curved band to fit? I have a halo as well and the wedding band fits the engagment ring, and i won’t need to solder them. I’m guessing that’s the custom band you were referring to, in which case I agree with you about not being able to wear the wedding band alone (well I mean technically you can, but I agree it looks a little funny!) Thats the only downside of that combo in my opinion.
Your ring is beautiful, by the way 🙂
Post # 16
@kryssbride: Aww thank you! 🙂 true. Yes it was a little big. The wrap is really growing on me! FI is convincing me it just enhances the e-ring.
@PrettyinPink45: hehe it’s actually growing on me!
Thank you everyone for your sweet comments, suggestions & compliments! 🙂