Post # 1
Just curious about where people purchased their wedding rings. Did you get it from the same store that your engagement ring came from? Did you and your Fiance buy your wedding rings to match/coordinate with one another or just pick out what you each like?
My e-ring will be platinum, and the store it came from is a bit on the expensive side. My SO wants a simple yellow gold band for himself, no stones. Gold wedding rings are the tradition in our culture. I want his ring to be beautiful and good quality, but he says we can find beautiful gold wedding bands for a lot less at other stores. Should I get a gold wedding band to match with his, or a platinum one to match my e-ring? Do you think it would be best to purchase everything from the same jeweler or shop around?
Pictures welcome for reference 🙂
Post # 2
My engagement ring and wedding band were made by the same jeweler. We went to see about getting my husbands ring from them but it was going to be more than we wanted to spend. We ended up getting the same thing from Blue Nile for half.
Post # 3
My rings are made by the same jeweler, but mainly because it was simpler and we shopped for both my e-ring and wedding band at the same time.
His ring is from another jeweler and is yellow gold while mine’s white gold. His is an heirloom from his granfather that he had remade/reinforced by a jeweler. Matching rings is nice, but it’s definitely not necessary. It’s way more important in my opinion that you both have rings you love.
Post # 4
Definitely not. My engagement ring came from quite an expensive jeweller and we won’t be going there for wedding bands.
My wedding band was actually my grandfather’s wedding band and I wear it occasionally already on my right hand, but we’ll need to get it resized before the wedding.
For FI’s wedding band we might get custom made. It will be a plain gold band but might have a couple of customisations to it. We haven’t decided where to go for his ring yet but it won’t be where we got my engagement ring.
Post # 5
Shop around for sure – bargain.
My ering is antique. We bought our wedding bands in nyc when on holiday from the uk. We took cash and haggled. Paid about half what we’d have paid in the uk.
Post # 6
You should get a platinum band to match your e-ring. As they will presumably be worn at the same time on the same finger, the harder metal will wear down the softer one over time and damage it. If your e-ring was gold, you should get the same purity for the wedding ring.
My e-ring is 18ct gold so my wedding band will be too. Fi wants something more hard-wearing but gold so will likely get 9ct.
Post # 7
My wedding band was his great grandmothers. We got his off Amazon. They are both plain gold.
Post # 8
My white gold ering and matching band both came from James Allen, but I’ve purchased a rose gold stacking band elsewhere and also have my eye on another yellow gold band from etsy. I want a mix and match stack! We are still searching for a band for my Fiance. He didn’t care for any of the options available from James Allen so that will be purchased from a different source.
Post # 9
Thanks, bees, for all of your replies. Seems like the consensus is, our 2 wedding bands do not have to match one another 🙂 Maybe we can get a similar design element or an engraving on the inside with our wedding date so that there is something that ties the 2 together. And it is good to know that not everyone purchases their bands from the same jeweler as the e-ring.
I did not realize that the platinum would wear away the gold if I were to get a yellow gold band- that is good to know, thanks. And I don’t like the look of spacers so it sounds like the YG option for me is out for the moment.
I was considering something like this: https://erstwhilejewelry.com/collections/by-erstwhile-wedding-bands/products/zephyr as it has the yellow gold along the inside to give a nod to that tradition. But I would want to see how well it matches up with my e-ring in person, and the cost is a bit higher than we had wanted to spend for my band.
Post # 9
All three rings are from different stores.
Post # 10
Ours are all from the same shop. I looked around but really wanted to get the matching band to my e-ring. Also, we live in a small place so not that many options in town! I like the idea of being able to go in store for check ups, or if any issues should come up, so didn’t want to look too far away.
Post # 11
Both of my rings came from Blue Nile. My wedding ring was relatively inexpensive and was on sale at the time I purchased it. DH’s ring came from David Yurman.
Post # 12
Both my engagement ring and wedding ring are from Brilliant Earth! My fiancé loved his experience with the engagement ring and they opened a showroom where we live, so we went to try on wedding bands there. I fell in love with a gorgeous one and that was that! Didn’t need to look around anywhere else.
Post # 13
My e-ring in platinum and my wedding band is yellow gold; we got them from the same jeweller, as both were custom made for me. DH’s wedding band is also yellow gold; it was his late father’s so we’re not actually sure where it came from originally but definitely not the same store. I didn’t pick yellow gold for myself to match DH’s – I actually wanted platinum/white gold originally, but I have very thin fingers and the whole set just looked too chunky for my liking. Yellow or rose gold looked for less chunky, but I ultimately went with yellow because I don’t own any rose gold jewellery.
Post # 14
Our rings are from the same jeweler. Our bands are matching. Though we each encouraged the other to get a blingy wedding band, we both wanted something simple.