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My Boyfriend or Best Friend and I just started ring shopping a week ago and I have fallen in love with what I call statement rings since they seem big and scream out at you. These rings seem to look like 3 rings all in one piece, like an engagement ring flanked by 2 bands. They do not seem to be very common, but I like the fact of having one thick ring to wear instead of 2 or even 3 dainty ones since I am not a fan thin bands at all. Does anyone have one as their e-ring/weddingband and can post a photo as well as where it was bought or whether it was custom made?
Something like this…
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My engagement ring is 1 stone and 1 band, but my wedding “band” is actually 3 stackable rings that together make a big statement. I love a big ring.
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I prefer a thicker/wider look as well, though am happy to achieve that through stacking a few rings together. My new set will have one solitaire and three bands, to give me some good width. They all “work” with each other so can look like a wider ring with some cut-outs if that makes sense, and it gives me some versatility in wearing/stacking. The dainty look is just not for me, though it took me some time and trial and error to figure that out!
You can always buy 2-3 wider bands and solder them together too!
I posted some wide bands in another thread this morning, here are a couple of them with “centre stones”:
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@MOADD: i love your wedding ring stack!
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All of the rings you ladies have posted are beautiful!
I have three stacked rings — my wedding band, e-ring (which has super-long, tapered baguettes), and my very thin anniversary band from my second anniversary. I originally wanted the anniversary band to be super thin so it would not take away from my e-ring behind it. However, sometimes I am tempted to get a matching wedding band, instead, for the other side to make my set symmetrical, but we are not in a position financially for that to be a wise purchase right now, and I also never want to confuse my wedding band with a possible future anniversary band. I would have one engraved to make sure I could tell them apart if I ever end up doing this.)
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My ring is a bit different but just to give you another idea.
Since I’m posting from my phone I’ll have to use the same pics as before but I’ll try to get another angle later. It’s called a reverse cradle and the wedding band ( just a silver spacer ATM) fits between the two rails of the e-ring. It is custom made but there are others that make them. I’ve seen them with lots of diamonds and different designs but we wanted Celtic and didn’t want to take away from the alexandrite.
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@techprincesse: here is my e-ring/wedding ring! I love it!! DH thought I might not like it when he got it, because it was just one ring, but that is what makes it great!!
Here is a not so great pic of it, my camera on my phone is awful, but it has a thin row of diamonds on the top and the bottom.
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@Diet Coke: Yep. Zales is where I got this pic of the yellow gold version since I’m a yellow gold fanatic, but not a fan of the marquis cut. We have been to about 7 different (chain) jewelry stores in 3 different malls and not finding any with princess diamond as a center stone.
@Luayne: I like the band style of your ring! Boyfriend or Best Friend is planning on switching his irish claddagh ring to his left hand for a wedding band as well. I’m just so addicted to yellow gold it seems so scarce everywhere lately, I dont know if i would be able to find a really wide yellow gold setting that I like.
@stormy9973: Love your ring! And it has a princess in the center! Was that a custom made design?
@MOADD: and @Brielle: beautiful ring stacks! I just would rather one thicker for work purposes. 3 dainty rings seem like my job would wreck havoc on and I dont want them to live i the repair shop! I’m a computer technician and usually have my hands inside a machine changing parts, carrying computers around etc… Hence not wanting to stack 3 smaller rings.
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@techprincesse: Thank you! No it was from Zales and was actually on clearance when Darling Husband went to pick one out for me, so that made it even better and he liked the fact that it was an expensive ring, but that he got it for 60% less!!! He is a bargain shopper like me……Love that man:)
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There is someone on the bee who has a thick set with a cushion or square brilliant (and baguettes), so will give you an idea of how a thicker set would look with a princess. I can think of her avatar picture, but not her bee name!
It would probably be a good idea to not wear a ring at all, or to at least have something very low profile or a spare band (like a titanium one) though for work, putting your ring in “scrapey metal” objects all day can really risk damage to your ring, or your finger! It does not matter if they are think OR thick bands in that case, as they will be exposed to the damage all the same.
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I suppose my e-ring could be a “3-in-one” We aren’t planning on getting a wedding band as it already looks like it is a set and I love the 3 band/split shank look!!! We found it at Jared.
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@stormy9973: We looked at Zales but all their bigger rings (at least in the location we went to) had marquis in them. They did say we could have them change the middle stone though so it is an option.
@RayKay: I dont want to not wear a ring at all. I am just staying away from full eternity bands for the moment. I would take care with it once its on my finger though. I have gotten many cuts and scrapes from this type of work so my hands are worn as leather by this point… LOL
Who knew this would be so difficult? I have a mind to just give him free reign to get whatever he wants to get me!
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This is my 3 row ring…is a 2 ct. diamond ring