(Closed) Bookend wedding bands or one wide eternity?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which do you like?
    Two straight 1/2 ctw bands : (39 votes)
    52 %
    Two Tiffany Jazz bands/generic bead & eye bands : (19 votes)
    25 %
    3.5 mm Eternity with an open basket : (14 votes)
    19 %
    4 mm Eternity with U prongs : (3 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Anonette:  I have a similar band on my engagement ring & I did the 2 bands. My center stone is round though

    Post # 19
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2015 - City Hall!

    If your Fiance loves the jazz bands I’d go with those.

     

    Post # 21
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Anonette:  I voted for the first ones, but I’m not crazy about any of your options, none of them look particularly nice with your amazing ering, IMO. Can you keep looking? Maybe a band with emerald cut or princess cut stones?

    I love what FoxyBride posted, above, because the shape of the bands (kinda slanted?) mirrors/compliments the shape of her twisty ering. I hate your jazz band option for the same but opposite reason — the shapes clash, the circles and the criss-cross and the pointy things, oh my! It’s too much, too clashy, the shapes look awful together.  

    You shoudn’t get a big band just because you’re afraid you won’t have the option later. Get what you want now, as a complete set, not what you *might* like to wear alone later. Unless you really don’t plan to wear your ering? 

    Also any chance you could get the big anniversary band now, in addition to the smaller ones? Maybe your fiancé could tuck it away for an anniversary! Or could you set aside some money now for a future anniversary purchase?

    Post # 22
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    Bumble bee

    What about a straight version of your ering band? You could get it custom made do that it’s the same width and style if you can’t find it in the stores. if you could get that, just the one would look great!

    Post # 24
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    Buzzing bee

    Anonette:  I voted for the two straight half carat bands.

    I think the 3 carat bands are way too much next to the delicate setting of your e-ring.

    But if you’re leaning towards some serious bling and really want one of those 3 carat bands (which I totally understand! lol), have you considered taking your center stone out of the delicate/twisty band and having it re-set into the 3 carat band? And then customizing your twisty e-ring band into an accent band for the main ring? Just an idea.

    Your center stone could definitely hold its own in one of those chunky, blingy bands. The delicate, twisty band would be fine as an accent ring. This type of work is surprisingly affordable at a jeweler. 

    Post # 25
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    Buzzing bee

    Anonette:  My only hesitation is the “handyman special” home we purchased is going to tie up our finances for a loooong time. So I kind of have this now or never feeling about getting  the perfect  wedding band(s). <br /><br /><br />

    Oh and about this. You are wise to be thinking along these lines. Strike while the iron is hot and get your dream rings while the gettin’ is good! Don’t put it off! 🙂 

    I changed my mind so many times I ended up with two e-rings: a 1 carat half eternity band, and a plain shank halo solitaire. Plus an eternity wedding band and two pave anniversary bands. Five in all! I know, I’m bad. But I told Darling Husband I’m worth it! ; ) …. Fortunately, he puts up with me!

    Post # 26
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    valintine:  thank you! They do slant in, spent forever looking for them! 

    Anonette:  thank you! They are actually by Beverley K. I found them in a jewelry store show case. They are a set (but had to buy separately). Maybe she still makes them? 

    Post # 27
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    Bumble bee

    Anonette:  not a twisty one to match, but a straight band in the style of your ering.  I’m on my phone and from the pic I couldn’t tell if it was channel, pave or bead set but now that you’ve mentioned channel, yes, id go a straight channel band in the same width as one of the twists of your ering. It won’t be matchy matchy (although I am a fan of that) because it would be straight but being in the same style, I’d complement your ring. 

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