(Closed) Do I have to have a channel set wedding band?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Your ring is beautiful!!!

It’s really hard to tell in the picture if you have a channel set or not. It almost looks like the diamonds in the shank have seed beads holding them in rather than the channel holding them in. But the picture isn’t large enough or close enough to tell. 

There is no reason why you have to get a channel set wedding band to go with you ring. The diamonds around your center stone are not channel set, so you can match those if you want and it would look perfect. 

 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Hydrangea09:  Your ring is gorgeous!  I definately think you can play up the look of the halo if you want.  I have a little cluster of diamonds on either side of my center stone and opted to play up that instead of go for a channel set band to better match the band of the ering. It changed the feeling of the whole set, so go to a jewelry store and play around  bit. Laughing 

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I think it’s a pretty ring. Lots of people do mismatched e-ring and wedding band, so you should just try a bunch on and see what works. And congratulations!!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Your ring is not channel set.  It is Pave set, which is good, since that’s what you wanted!  In a channel setting, there would be no beads holding the diamonds in place, the edges of the channel would overlap the edges of the diamonds holding them in. 

Here’s a cross section of a channel setting:

 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

Your ring is beautiful!! I dont think that you should have a band that matches your e ring. You should get what you want!! I think The more they are different the more charecter your set has. 

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

You don’t have to get a band to match, get whatever you love with it! My ring is a solitaire & my wedding band is a channel set. My e-ring is a marquise diamond & the diamonds in my wedding band are round! Its whatever you want & love that you should get! 🙂

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Nope! My e-ring is pave set with slightly larger diamonds than my wedding band which is channel set.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

these are the bands were getting. I was married in a channel band and it was just too match matchy for me.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have a channel set e-ring, and when I tried on channel set wedding bands, I did not like the overall look for me.  I didn’t want it to be too matchy, and I also didn’t want too much extra width with the 2 bands combined.  I ended up getting this really thin diamond band that is not channel setting, and I absolutely love it! 

I am really bad at taking pictures of my rings, they almost always show up blurry, but here is one that I found that shows both rings together:

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have channel set princess diamonds on my e-ring, but I plann to have shared prong round diamonds on my wedding rings (we’ll likely do one on either side).

Your ring is very pretty btw. And as someone else pointed out it is pave set, not channel set. I’m sure you could talk to the jeweler about making the metal on sides thinner if you don’t like it.

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