An engagement ring without a wedding ring?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
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Helper bee

annann91 :  Because of the ring’s balance/symetry, if you go with a band, I think you would need the band to be the same width as one of those shanks. And if it has diamonds, it would be important to match the stones with the same color/clarity or else one ring will offset the other and make the other diamonds not look very good. 

Based on my own combining results, diamonds can be beautiful when worn solo but when combined the once-beautiful diamonds can turn strange when up against another set. And I’m talking even with good clarity / quality. One particular bands of mine is gorgeous with fire and sparkle when worn by itself, but put it with other good quality diamonds and all of a sudden they recede somehow.

I also agree with Splodge2003 that if the one band messes with the symetry, one on the other side might look better balanced. Or not. It’s the kind of thing unfortunately that you will need to play with because yours is not the standard kind of solitaire.

I also second sunnier’s idea of getting a couple cheap bands, little sterling things that you can wear around and see what you like, plain, some with CZs. It can show you if additions are too much or if they will compliment the ring. I am a big fan of doing a trial first. Back when I had to decide on an e-ring / band, I got a bunch of cheap ones to wear around for a while and see what size / style I liked better. It made me realize that some that I thought I would like turned out I didn’t over extended wear, and others stood out. Of course you have to consider that these cheapos will not be looking great next to your ring—simply because they are low quality— so you’ll have to use your imagination to a degree! It’s always good to test it out before outlaying the cash.

Even if you don’t find one that really works with your ring, you might want to get something just to have a band you can wear by itself some days, just to have a band. That said though, your ring is stunning on its own.

Post # 33
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Busy bee

annann91 :  pretty! I’d keep it as is…maybe use the excuse to buy another piece of jewelry LOL

Post # 34
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Worker bee

I must be the lone weirdo, because it looks like a wedding set to me already and I’d think adding to it was overkill! If future hubby is determined to get another ring as a wedding band, I’d personally wear the band on the ring finger of my right hand. Like, oh…my left hand didn’t give enough of a hint? BAM. Here’s the other hand too. Double married.

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

my e-ring is a double band so I donʻt plan on getting another one although look up “stacking” and you see some really pretty combos posted by other ladies here which I think would be super cool when we have a baby. But otherwise, he can totally give me the e-ring band as my wedding band.

Post # 36
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

My E- ring is a triple shank so it’s quite a lot of ring, but I am going to get a very thin curved band that will sit flush under the diamond/ setting. It will be very understated though.

Post # 38
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I’m also of the opinion that it looks very nice as is. I’ve seen a good number of rings that would work fine as stand-alones (though I could see ambiguity with a single/dainty thin band, for example), and I even have a couple of friends who didn’t add onto their engagement ring after the ceremony. Some people also just prefer the simpler feel of one ring, which is something to think about too.

I think if you do get a band, wearing it on a different hand and/or finding a couple cheap ones to try out are great ideas. Your ring does have some very nice symmetry though 🙂

Post # 39
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

annann91 :  

Post # 40
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I’m thinking of doing this too! My ring is by no means fancy (it’s a small solitaire) but I’m NOT a ring person, so I don’t want to have to wear and keep up with 2 and I like the idea and simplicity of one. Glad I’m not the only one floating this idea! I definitely thing the double band engagment ring lends itself to doing that though! 

Post # 41
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

annann91 :  Okay, now that I have time! Here’s my actual ring for reference. No wedding band looks good with it (trust me, I worked hard to find one) and I actually think an additional band detracts from this ring. Save yourself time and money by forgoing the wedding band if you like your ring as is – it’s pretty substantial and blingy in its own right. 

P.S. Sorry, if the pic is huge…I’m not so great at uploading for some reason. And thumbs up for sneaking ring pictures while hiding out in the bathroom. lol

Post # 42
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Blushing bee

annann91 :  my SIL got married with her ering, she didnt want a seperate wedder . Its a great idea for those who dont want one, having said that, I can imagine any thin sparkly or plain band looking beautiful with your ring but certainly just as pretty without, good luck

Post # 44
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Busy bee

I like to wear my engagement ring on it’s own on my left hand. I wear my plain wedding band on my right, sometimes on its own, sometimes with the ring hubby proposed with (small diamond bypass ring). Or sometimes the proposal ring on it’s own. I just like they way my ering looks on its own and how the other 2 look together. Plus in my hubby’s culture they actually wear wedding rings on the right hand so it all works out! Although these days I dont wear any of them very often thanks to swollen pregnancy fingers lol!

Post # 45
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

annann91 :  Thank you so much. Yes, it’s a sapphire surrounded by diamonds! Fiance initially wanted me to have the traditional diamond ring also, but when we started the design process for this one together he realized that this ring is more me. Even my traditionalist dad agreed!! Lol. Happy wedding ring hunting – update us with a picture of what you choose to go with.

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