(Closed) anyone else feel like their w-band makes their e-ring center stone look smaller?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
14964 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yup, I definitely feel that it does.  I loved my e-ring/stone alone, but then after getting the w-band, I wish I’d gotten thinner bands for both rings so that together, they wouldnt be so thick.

Post # 3
2279 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

gingerkitten:  thicker bands can definitely do that.  In my case, I have a wrap which curves around the ring on both sides, and I think this actually draws attention to my centre stone much like a halo.   

ETA:  I had a smaller stone in my setting originally, but upgraded because I did not anticipate the fact that the wider shoulders of the setting would make the diamond appear smaller.  I now have that smaller diamond in a solitaire setting and I think it looks quite sizeable now.  A setting really can make or break a diamond.

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 8 months ago by  blushbliss.
Post # 4
753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014


I think so! I eloped and for now just wear my Ering for the most part… I think both just my wood ring and making it a stack with th ediamond band make it look smaller 

Post # 5
295 posts
Helper bee

Yes, my wedding ring is super thin to counteract how e-rings looks smaller with a wedding band.

Post # 6
673 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yes! This is why I didn’t solder them and I wear them on separate hand most of the time. I like how my plain solitaire pops like mad– like a disco ball. And I love my eternity ring, I just think they look best separately. But then when I do wear them together they still look gorgeous. I think we all get so used to the way they look on our fingers engaged and then it’s a new look to get used to. 

Post # 7
2734 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I usually find wedding bands add so much positive to a set. It’s more bling, visual interest, etc. But as you say, I have seen sets that emphasize the center stone much less with the bands, which makes it look smaller. Usually I find the sandwich style of wedding bands, one on each side, if wider than the center stone, makes the stone look smaller. 

Contour bands that leave a gap, such as my custom-band, I find let the center stone shine well. 

Here are pics of my double halo with no bands, 1 and then 2 bands. Do you see illusionary shrinkage?

Post # 11
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013


gingerkitten:  I bet a plain spacer band would help – I don’t really see a difference but I expect it is the bling from the band (which is beautiful) that takes away a bit from the e-ring so maybe if they had a space between them both could pop – beautiful set!!

Post # 12
1332 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

gingerkitten:  That is really funny you mention it, because Fiance and I just went wedding band shopping, and I thought I wanted a thicker band of diamons for the wedding.  However, when I put one on, my first comment was “I do not like how it takes away from the center stone!”, so I went with a much thinner band (2 actually), which still makes my center stone ‘pop’!  So yes, I can see where one would think it could!!!

Post # 13
2089 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Hmmm probably. But I much prefer my ‘set’ over my ERing on its own so I dont really mind. I agree with Scintillante:  in that a wedding band can add much more visual interest. The size of the centre stone doesn’t matter too much to me

Post # 14
236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

gingerkitten:  from the photos I think yours looks bigger WITH the wedding band! So much sparkle, they look beautiful! 

Post # 15
601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

NEAM2014:  crazy girls your rings look awesome your stone is beautiful and you said you have wooden wedding band ??? Curious can i see a pic of the band alone love you set !!!

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