Post # 1
So, I am having a dilemma. When we exchanged engagement rings, I told my partner I perferred silver and she told me she perferred gold. Somehow, messages got mixed up because she bought me a (yellow) gold ring. Of course, I love it because she picked it out and it is a symbol of our love, but I was wondering if it would be okay to have a silver wedding band. Do you feel it is important or looks better if the color of both rings matched? Or would a silver wedding band with a yellow gold engagement ring not look bad? I am kinda OCD so it bothers me a bit, but I don’t know. Also, what about the stone shape? I have always dreamed of an “s” bar band and those have round stones, but my engagement ring has a square stone… is it important that the stone shapes match or does that not matter either??
Post # 3
It really depends. The best way to figure this one out is to go to a few jewelry stores and try a bunch of different rings on. I am very OCD, so to me, they would have to match, but that said, I have seen some really beautiful nonmatching sets.
Post # 4
One thing to remember about silver is that it tarnishes and has to be polished. For this reason, white gold is much more popular than silver for engagement/wedding rings.
I think it would look a bit odd to have nonmatching rings, unless they were being worn on different hands. Some people do wear the engagement ring on the right hand after marriage, so that would be one way to go.
Post # 5
i dont think itd be weird at all! but i do agree that white gold is a better option… check out this link! < there are tons of mismatched erings and bands there!! i think its so unique when the rings dont match 🙂 try some one and see what you think of it.
Post # 6
i agree with
white and yellow gold look great together, go for white gold
my favorite piece of jewelry i own has white rose and yellow gold on and everyone loves it. go for the combo, just use white gold, not silver 🙂
Post # 7
It totaly depends on your style. . .My grandmother had a white gold e-ring and a yellow gold band. She wore both together.
Post # 8
Obviously, the question of whether white and yellow gold go together is a matter of personal taste. You might look at a wedding ring which had both yellow and white gold in it, which would pick up the yellow gold of the e-ring while still including the white gold element. Or if you find another combination you like, go for it. Whether it is to my taste is obviously not relevant, if you are the one wearing it.
Post # 9
You could always get your dream s-bar ring as a wedding band in white gold and not wear them together. . .and you could maybe find an economic yellow gold band to match your e-ring when you want to wear them together. I’ve seen 14kt keepsake bands from Walmart for $63.
If the colors are an issue, you can always get the yellow gold band now and maybe get a white gold s-band as a future present (maybe anniversary?). You could then wear the s-band sometimes rather than the wedding e-ring set.
Another idea that just came to me is to place a small white gold band on each side of your yellow gold solitaire. . .it might look more balanced that way since you’re mixing gold colors. I think that could potentially look awesome. What about a very thin band with diamonds or czs. . .Something like this http://www.pompeii3.com/site/index.php?p=anniversary_rings&pp=detail&id=1886.
My SO gave me a committment ring because we are currently in an LDR, and he wanted me to have something to remind me of him. I plan to use the ring he gave me and put one of these on each side of it in the future as my “everyday” wedding set.
Post # 10
By silver I meant color not metal… I would definitely go with white gold as well as it lasts longer and will not tarnish as easy. Though she did give me a sterling silver ring when we first started dating and it is still in pretty good shape.
I like the idea of two or three tone rings to match the e-ring, and have considered that. Since I perfer white gold and absolutely love rose gold, I have considered a three tone ring, but they tend to be very wide and thick, and my fingers are small and chubby, so I’m not even sure they would fit. Plus, my e-ring is tight as it is.
My Fiance was going to get me a white gold e-ring once she found out that I perferred it to yellow gold but has since lost her job, so I am not expecting it.
My mom actually wears her yellow gold wedding band and white gold anniversary ring on the same finger. I am just super OCD and not sure if I would be able to stand it! Haha
Also, what do you all think about stone shapes – should they match or does it not matter? My e-ring is princess cut but the wedding band I have dreamed of has round stones…. maybe I am just making too big of a deal of it!
Post # 11
I wouldnt like to have two different color bands because Im weird about that stuff. I think this is one of those personal taste questions…and I think it looks good on others but it is just not me to have both gold and silver on top of each other. So if YOU like it…and think its ok…go for it. Do you have a silver ring you can just wear with your e-ring so you can see how it would look and how you would feel about it?
If you REALLY want the silver wedding band and end up not liking it with the e-ring…maybe you can wear your e-ring on your right hand?
Post # 12
@Ms.Teddy: Yes, I have tried my e-ring with a silver ring and not sure how I feel about it. I guess it looks okay. Another thing I like is that both have square cut stones.