- 10 years ago
- Wedding: June 2009
I had posted a while ago about matching wedding bands and if anyone had gone this way. It seems like most don’t and according to the jeweler this seems to be his take too. I think he thought we were crazy for wanting wedding bands that match, perfectly.
However, it was really important to us that they match, perfectly. This way they actually look like they belong together. We are just a couple of saps that liked this idea, it seems old and romantic, say as opposed to modern and romantic. My engagement ring is nearly 80 years old and we took great care in finding. So, it is only fitting that we get wedding bands that look great with it. I also wanted a wedding band I could wear alone. I won’t always feel like wearing the e-ring and especially not in some of my work or some of our travels.
Besides the jeweler thinking we are nuts, I think he did a pretty good job with our wax mold. I am mostly now concerned that the color turn out well. They are 18K white gold, but we don’t care. We like the color. We know it makes them softer and the jeweler was concerned that my FH would wear his out. So, if he wears it out we get another and have another ceremony for exchange. However, I did try explaining to the jeweler that my hands work harder in places for wear than the FH. His hands are softer than mine and pretty much as soft as someone who is office bound all day. I like it and only feel a little bad that mine are working hands. Changing bike tires, mowing the lawn, gardening…I do office work too but no way will my hands ever be that soft. Anyway, 18K works for us and will show the details we want.
While the jeweler does good work I couldn’t help but note his disapproval with how we had decided on matching bands. If they match the color to my ring, and the details shows as clearly as it does on the model, I think we are good to go. And there isn’t another ring, exactly like these and they come from the same metal source, which is sexy.
I love the stories about how couples come to their rings or how their rings come to them.
Here is ours.
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