Post # 1
Last month I posted about a wedding band idea I had and several of you very wisely suggested that I have it custom made by Moisssanite Co since they made my e-ring. I just got the CAD renderings from them and I wanted to share! They had the same designer who did my e-ring design this for me.
The renderings were done in yellow gold but my e-ring is rose gold and the wedding band will be too.
Also, for whatever reasons the CAD makes the bezel look thicker on both rings. The actual bezel around my e-ring is very thin and Moissy Co assured me that the bezel around the stones in the wedding band will be made as thin as possible, which is the way I like it.
The e-ring has a 7mm moissy, the wedding band will have two .06 carat equivalent moissanites.
This is the inspiration ring:
I’m pretty dang pleased with it. The only thing I am asking them about to see if it could possibly be tweaked somehow is if there is there any way the stones could be made to be facing “up” a little bit more? It seems like they are pointed inward towards each other a tiny bit more than ideal. Maybe a slightly bigger gap between them would accomplish this? Or, if it would be better, they could simply be rotated slightly upward meaning they wouldn’t be coming straight out the ends of the shank. Does that make sense?
Engagement Ring: http://www.moissaniteco.com/petite-bezel-round-brilliant-moissanite-solitaire-ring-p-16394.html
Inspiration ring: https://www.etsy.com/listing/176288428/dual-stone-ring-diamond-wedding-ring
Post # 2
That is so gorgeous and unique! Love the matching wedding band.
Post # 3
I was thinking the same thing when I saw the ring. Can those 2 little stones be facing up just like the large stone? Otherwise it’s really pretty!!
Post # 4
That is really unique and pretty!
Post # 5
Beautiful! I love the inspiration ring. What a perfect match for your engagement ring! Congrats!
Post # 6
I love the concept of the horseshoe wedding ring! Looks fantastic with your ering but also think that the stones could face straight up a bit more like the stone in your ering.
Post # 8
this is so funny. I have also a bezel solitare and looked at your inspiration pic in etsy and feel in love with it as a wedding band but was worried of how they would fit together without seing them in person. Your art maked it look much clearer and i love it even more now! Might consider doing the same. How much they charge you for the band?
Post # 9
We’re ring twins! 🙂 The total cost for the band is $525. $250 for the custom design and $275 for the ring itself. That’s with 14k rose gold and two 2.5 mm (.06 carat equivalent) moissanites with the forever brilliant upgrade.
I heard back from them regarding my question about making the stones face “up” more. The response was, “The only way to change the way the stones are facing is: have the band curve further in towards the center stone of the ring, and then have the top part of the band where the stones are, curve back out, kind of like a harp shape. I don’t think they can increase the gap any further or it might not stay on your finger.”
I’m having a hard time picturing exactly what he’s saying but I don’t think the “harp shape” is what I want. It seems like they should be able to just mount the stones on “top” of the band rather than on the ends of it. I’m going to ask about that. If they do end up tweaking the design like that they will probably charge me a bit more. :/
Post # 10
Your set looks amazing!! I hardly ever have ring envy but I did when I saw your images, that set is going to be so gorgeous and unique. From the inspriation pic I definitely don’t think the gap should be any wider, but it looks like maybe there is a little bit of a “harp” thing going on, like the end bits are curved back a little. But it seems like they also should be able to just stick the stones on top…I think that’s called a rub setting?
Even if they do charge more for a design change it’ll be worth it to get what you want. Please keep us updated! I can’t wait to see the finished piece. Do you have your e-ring yet? Can we see it?
Post # 11
Aw, you’re so sweet! It’s funny that you used the word “harp” because in my conversations with customer service he suggested that we make it more harp-like to accomplish what I want, the stones facing upward. He quick edited one of the renderings to show me what he meant and I think it’s the perfect tweak.
I had been picturing more of a “sticking the stones on top” kind of thing but I do like that this maintains the look of the stones coming out the ends of the shank. I told him to move forward with it! And he said he doesn’t think the designer will charge for this change. 😀
And yes I have had my e-ring since October 2013. 🙂 It is so difficult to photograh. It sparkles so much and throws a ton of rainbow fire which I love.
Thanks so much everyone for your kind words, I will definitely post the finished piece!
Post # 12
Here are the revised renderings making the stones point up! The ring is being made now. ^.^
Again, the renderings are in yellow gold (and white in one instance for some reason) but my ring will be rose gold. The bezels will appear thinner in real life.
I’m not sure if I might need to get a little spacer for between these, we’ll see. I may also wear just the wedding band alone sometimes, or wear them on different fingers.
Post # 13
Thought you 2 and anyone else that might be following this thread would like to know that I just posted pics of my completed wedding band!
My custom wedding band arrived!
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California
I really love it! How does it fit/feel on your finger?
Post # 15
The fit and feel is kind of remarkable. My e-ring and the band are size 5.25. I know that I could probably get away with a size 5, but I figure slightly too big is better than slightly too small. There’s no danger of either of them falling off and that’s what really matters. When it is cold my e-ring spins a little and I’m sure the wedding band will too, but I want to leave room for when my hands swell or if I gain weight when I get pregnant one day, that sort of thing.
I have been wearing the wedding band all night and I keep forgetting I have an extra ring on my finger. It feels completely natural already. The two stones stay framing the larger e-ring stone amazingly easily.
If I pull down on the band it is clear that there is no way it would come off my finger that way. Even though there is a prety big gap in the band it is still no where near big enough for my finger to slip through. It looks like an optical illuision that it’s staying on but in reality it makes perfect sense. I love it!