- 10 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
Ok, this might all sound quite weird but bear with me……
Once I am married I do not intend to wear my engagement ring at all times. Of course I will still wear it a good deal, BUT I definitely don’t plan on wearing it WITH my wedding ring. Don’t get confused, I do intend to always wear my wedding ring on the correct finger. However I shall wear my engagement ring on the same finger on the RIGHT hand 🙂
There are a few reasons for this. Firstly, my engagement ring is an unusual shape, a wishbone. Getting a wedding ring to go with it will be a struggle. Not impossible, but as my engagement ring is very delicate and dainty, my wedding ring would have to be too – something I don’t really want as I will be paranoid it will break. Plus it would look weird on it’s own if I didn’t wear my engagement ring.
So I have decided to pick a stand alone wedding ring that is very pretty in my opinion, a wide (5mm) white gold band with 3 tiny diamonds in. It is nice enough to wear alone, without the engagement ring imo 🙂 I COULD wear them together, it would look kind of quirky but I could do it, but I think they look better separate.
I originally planned to have a plain yellow gold wedding band (all the past generations have the same) and wear the white gold engagement ring separate. I have gone with white gold now though, but still won’t be wearing them together.
My grandmother does the exact same thing, she always wears her wedding ring, yet only occasionally wears her engagement ring. When she does wear it, she wears it on a different hand, so maybe this idea came from her? My mother on the other hand wore her wedding ring and engagement ring, and later her eternity ring all together. I didn’t like how it looked for some reason, I’m not even sure why. My sister in law wears her engagement and wedding rings together, and I think they DO look pretty, but I’m still not sold on it.
Even if my rings did match, I still don’t think I’d wear them together. I’m not entirely sure why I feel like this. Partly practicality (not wanting to worry constantly about wrecking my delicate engagement ring) but also partly the look, both the fact they’re an odd match and the fact I like the simplicity of a wedding band on it’s own.
Bit of a long read, and a bit of an odd one, but I just wondered if ANYONE knows what I’m babbling on about and does/plans to do the same thing?