Post # 1
k Bee’s here’s the scoop. I have been slowly reconsidering my choice of a traditional wedding band of just Diamonds. I have a very antique style and irregularly shaped e-ring, which i love. For me it totally captures the feel of antique and timeless elegance- the only problem being (which is actually not a problem at all) that it is covered in too many diamonds! Dont think I am crazy I am ever-grateful and love my ring– but both sides of the ring (not sure if you can tell from the pic) are set with many little pave stones, and the main stone juts out making it impossible for a wedding band to sit flush and regardless of what way i wear it it will always be against stones.. SO… I have already ruled out the idea of 2 bands on either side, bc i feel like it takes away from the deco design… Where this has taken me is a new realm of really different wedding bands- ones with sapphires, something I would have totally ruled out before finding some inspiration that I may or May not be falling for…
I guess the reay question here is : Have any of you considered a wedding band with stones other than Diamonds?? I have found a very antique looking band with dark blue sapphires set along side the diamonds and I feel like it almost re-iterates the antiquity of the look.. What do you think??
Would you regret later not going for a traditional all diamond band?
Is the look with the sapphires too much or in line with the look of the e-ring…
(also I wish i had a better pic of my ring– this was the 1st day i got it and my hands were SO swollen) Thanks Girls!!
Also if any of you out there have non-traditional or antique style wedding bands I would love to see them so please share! 🙂
Post # 3
I love the band with the sapphires. How thick is it though? Can you try it on and see how it fits on your finger? It deosn’t look like you can get the two rings soldered together so I would wonder how the rings would feel on your finger, like if they would pinch or push at each other because of the uneven edges of your ering. The sapphire is super pretty!!!
Post # 4
I’m a big fan of the second band but I love sapphires. I seriously considered getting an all sapphire or diamond and sapphire band because my e-ring has a sapphire center stone. I opted for just a diamond band, however, because I found one I loved.
If you love the one with sapphires I say get it. I think it is gorgeous.
Post # 5
I’m confused–are there diamonds on the edge of your band that would rub against another band? Also, your e-ring looks wider than some and with that wider wedding band I wonder if you have enough space on the finger. I love all three pictures though 🙂 My ring is unique on its own also and because of peek-a-boo set stones on either side of the band any wedding band would rub on the stone and the setting for each stone and thus risk my stone falling out. Because of that I am wearing my wedding band on my right hand instead! Backwards for some but I can’t wear my e-ring on my right hand (it’s .5 size too big!) and I’m right-handed so I’d definitely bang the e-ring around if it was on my right hand. Wow, sorry, does that all make sense? Gorgeous rings you have there!!!
Post # 6
Thanks for all the compliments, and Yes The sapphire band does look a little wide- which is why if I do get it I would have it made in proportion to my finger and the room that is there for it to fit.. Believe it or not my e-ring is a size 4, and despite the pic i have relatively small hands.. Which is partially why I am a little concerned about it being too much?? I do love the more antique one though.. Hmm..
To answer Curlysue– i do have diamonds on the sides of my ring you cant tell in the pics but there are 2 rows of diamonds stacked on all sides of the main part of the ring and 1 row on the side going down the band. I guess they are called peekaboo?? Never heard of this term before 🙂 but from what i can deduce from google than yep!
Post # 7
I love the 2nd one! I have a really strange shape e-ring and can only get a custom band to go with it. I think I will be going with something similar to your #2 but in yellow gold!
Post # 8
My engagement ring is very similar to yours. I decided against a wedding band to wear with my ring because I felt like everything took away from the ring’s beauty. This idea was seconded by the jeweler we bought the ring from With that much going on, any band is going to take away from the brilliance of the ring. So, I got a separate, wider (about 6 mm) wedding band that I now wear on my right hand. I love the sapphire ring you picked out, but I don’t think it will look good stacked on top of your e-ring. If you love it, why not get it the way that it is and then you can either wear it on your right hand, or wear it on your left hand with your e-ring on the right?
The nice thing about having two rings is that I can wear just my wedding band on days when I don’t want to bring the big ring out (like Saturdays when I go grocery shopping). Just something to think about! There are no rules, so you can do whatever makes you happy!
Post # 9
It makes me feel good to hear someone else is having a similar issue.
Like you, I feel that my ring (while beautiful) has just too many diamonds and is too large to add another diamond band to. I’ve been to many jewelry stores and tried on just about every band in the stores and nothing looks right. Plain bands also just look a little awkward beside the ring.
I decided to try something totally different to go along with my ring. The ring itself is very antique-inspired but I’m also an outdoorsy girl so I decided to add a more “rustic” feel to it by using a band that resembles a twig. I like the juxtaposition of antique and refined with rustic. I think it suits my personality perfectly 🙂