(Closed) Calling All Solitaire Bees – I Need You!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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11356 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

What about a half eternity band in a similar setting to the one you have there? You could get one for your wedding band and a matching one as an anniversary band and then “sandwich” your ring between them. A lot of brides do this. By the way, my anniversary band from my second anniversary looks very similar to the band you purchased this weekend, but mine is a half-eternity band and would be able to be sized if necessary.

ETA:  By the way, your e-ring is gorgeous!

Post # 7
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11356 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@aheavel:  Wow! I truly admire your priorities! That is wonderful!

I would love to be able to say that if Darling Husband offered to upgrade my stone or change out my setting that I would say no, but I’m not sure I would, haha. I am super sentimental, also, but I’ve thought that I might want to one day either upgrade my 1.21 c round to a 1.5 c stone OR perhaps have my current diamond reset into an e-ring setting that matches my wedding band and then have a sapphire set into my current e-ring setting. (DH paid an enormous amount for just my e-ring setting, and I am very attached to it, so I would not want to ever trade it in, but I think this plan may work one day, haha. ๐Ÿ™‚

ETA: And, yes, the salesperson was right. Both of my half-eternity bands do twist in opposing directions, and it IS annoying. I just keep straightening them, though.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

Mine is a solitaire princess cut. It was important to me to find a wedding band that was the same width as my engagement ring because I planned to wear them together. Pictures:

Like, you, I would have preferred diamonds in my e-band, but Darling Husband has said he’ll gladly “surprise” me with another wedding band so I can have diamonds surrounding my engagement ring.

Another option would be to wear your e-ring on your right hand and get a thicker wedding band you love. Just a thought. Good luck!

Post # 9
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540 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think your current set looks great, but I understand what you mean about being particular about everything matching.  In the end, if you’re not happy, you should definitely keep looking.  Have you considered a wedding band with baguette diamonds?  Maybe something like this?

(Sorry, pic is huge)

I have a plain band solitaire and decided on a plain wedding band, which you’d think would be easy to shop for, but it took me forever to find my band because I wanted the width, height, and “doming” to look right together.

Post # 12
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540 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Mrs. Gremmlin:  I love your set!

@aheavel:  Aw, I’m sure you’ll find the right one eventually though.  Keep us posted!

Post # 13
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2183 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

@GeorgiaTeacup:  @aheavel:  Thanks! When I went to try rings on for the first time, the jeweler couldn’t get the stone set square on… and I loved it- so that was my one request to DH!

@aheavel:  You’ll find something! And quite honestly, the band you have might grow on you. You picked it out for a reason (though, if the sale was the only reason, you may want to reconsider ๐Ÿ™‚ ), so you did like it. Every now and again I have doubts about mine… but then I realize how much I really love them and how well they fit my personality. 

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

If you still can’t find perfection in the stores, maybe you could consider having a band custom made. Zacharys in Severna Park does great custom work, if you decide to go that route.

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