(Closed) Difficult engagement ring… need a band!

posted 11 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
507 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

If you work with a private jeweler, you’d be surprised at how inexpensive custom bands can be.  Have you spoken with any and got estimates yet? 

If you have spoken to some private jewelers and got estimates for a custom wedding band and are taken back by the expense, there are other options!  I think just a plain band would be beautiful with this ring.  It won’t fit perfectly against your e-ring the whole way around, but I think that makes it unique and stylish.  As the ring is, you see gaps of skin when you wear the ring(on either side of the diamonds), so I don’t think it will be extremely noticeable or stick out like a sore thumb if a wedding band doesn’t match up perfectly all the way around.  Does this make sense?  It’s sort of hard to explain.

Or, if you don’t like the look for a plain wedding band and want some more sparkle, you could go with a channel set wedding band.  Again, I don’t think it’s necessary for the ring to sit perfectly even with your engagement ring since there are gaps between the metal that holds the diamonds.

Just some options!  I hope this helps some.  Beautiful ring, and I don’t think it’s going to be as hard to find a wedding band as you think it is.  Good luck and let us know what you choose!  🙂

Post # 4
727 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I am wondering if you have shopped around for custom rings?  Are you looking at chain stores or smaller ones?  I know at chain stores a custom ring ran $1200-$1500, but I went to a smaller one (still, good quality jewelry, I’ve bought things there before) and was quoted $800, but this was for a DOUBLE ring that would wrap around e-ring and had diamonds on it.  So…for just the single band…$400ish.

Post # 5
428 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I have the same problem. My ring isn’t shaped ilke that but it is an “antique” stye and did not come with a wedding band. I was thinking of a pave band and just getting it curved to fit my ring. I agree that you should shop around and see what small stores have to offer stay out of the chains. My Fiance got a really good deal on my ring which was a certified diamond where the setting was bought alone, where is cousin bought his, now wife’s ring at a chain store and diamond quality is not as good (and is smaller and you can tell with your naked eye of the quality) and my Fiance says that his cousin got ripped off.

Post # 6
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think you could find a decent price at a small private jeweler.  Also maybe try branching out to other nearby cities.  I don’t know where you live, but say if you live in a big city and could travel an hour away to another smaller area you might find a better deal because that jeweler has to be more competitive.  Beautiful ring by the way!

Post # 7
1776 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Have you thought about just wearing a band and moving your engagement ring to your right hand? My aunt did that.

Post # 8
1078 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I also have an impossible to match e-ring that I loved so much I didn’t want to try to find something that would be easier.

I wear it on my right hand now. And we found a simple, not expensive wedding set for my left hand (we wanted just a band at first, then came upon the perfect set and DH loved the look of two rings together even more than me, so he bought it).

Post # 9
112 posts
Blushing bee

A friend of mine has an e-ring very similar to yours, except it is just a single diamond. Her wedding band is essentiall the same shape, and they sort of sit together. Ummm sorry, I am trying to think of a better way to explain!


If you had two of your rings, and rotated one to the right so that the openings sort form a line.


I wish I had a picture! I know she had it custom made to go with her e-ring, but it was essentially the same as her band.


Good luck!

Post # 10
2288 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Custom bands don’t cost a ton…I had mine made to fit around my setting and it was only $225.

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