Post # 1
Question…has anyone “down graded” their e-ring? I don’t mean that in a negative way and I’m trying to think of a better way to put that…LOL Anyway, my e-ring is lovely and to be honest I picked it out…HOWEVER, now that we have kids and a busy lifestyle it gets in the way. My diamond is set up high (cannot be lowered anymore due to the setting) and while it’s a beautiful ring I regret getting a larger size stone (1.12ct) I end up not wearing it very much just because I’m so busy during the day and it gets in the way. I don’t want to reset my diamond ( too sentimental to change it or sell it) so my option is either don’t wear it or get something smaller to wear in place of it. I LOVE having some bling on my finger and my wedding band is a plain platinum band..which I do love.
Anyway, has anyone purchased another ring (smaller) then what they have? Is it stupid to do? I’m thinking of getting an inexpensive solitaire ring…silver with either a gemstone or black diamond. suggestions welcome…please post pics if you have them!
I will post a pic of my e-ring and band. Thanks!
Post # 3
I would stack a diamond band with your wedding ring. Blingy, practical, can be sentimental (anniversary gift? Birthday coming up?) and might even look good stacked WITH your ering and band on the days you want to wear all three.
It’s not a “replacement” ering, which I think would make you feel better about getting an additional ring.
Post # 4
@megan331979: If my Engagement Ring ever got in the way, I’d probably just wear my wedding band and save the Engagement Ring for special occasions/going out.
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2014 - Manhattan Church Rec Center
@MissNoodles: Yeah girl Get a nice stackable bling band! Or get a kickass stunt ring on Etsy or Berricle
Post # 6
You have a beautiful ring, and should do what you feel comfortable with and your Darling Husband agrees to. Personally, I never really wear my e-ring because it is big and not condusive to my lifestyle. I do wear my plain platinum wedding band all the time. I break out the e-ring for holidays, weekend dates and fancy outings, I don’t wear it to clean, shop, etc. The ring is staying so clean and never fails to take my breath away (no diamond shringage for me!).
My Darling Husband has purchased a pave diamond/sapphire 3/4 eternity band for my 30th birthday and suggested I can wear it in place of the wedding band if I like (I don’t want to, but one day maybe…).
I guess the question you would need to answer for yourself is: if you had a lower set e-ring, would you really wear it daily or would a blingier wedding band option be sufficient?
Post # 7
I’m with the blingy anniversary band and stack it with your wedding band or wear all three to be super sparkly on special occasions!
Or just wear you wedding band…
Bottom line – do what makes ya happy!
Post # 8
If I were you I would just wear your classic wedding band during the times the engagement ring gets in the way.
If you want something that “blings” maybe get a sparkly bracelet. A black diamond won’t “bling” much, but if you want to wear another ring, you don’t have to wear it on your wedding finger.
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@megan331979: do whatever you feel comfortable doing. Some would say I downgraded. My original ring was a high set 1.5 center with 2 stones and a 3 sided pave shank. I really didnt like the height either. I now have a low set 1ct stone in a simpler setting. For me it’s much more comfortable.
Post # 11
@megan331979: I’d get a small diamond solitaire, possibly in a bezel setting.
I have a 0.25ct solitaire in sterling silver which I wore when my ring was at the jewellers, and which I’d consider wearing at other times (eg travelling around certain countries).
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard
I love having a variety. I say do it! it sounds like you’ll be happier with your day-to-day ring.
Post # 13
Chiming in here, what about a halo reset? Or a low profile reset? I tried on a few solitaires and higher set halos before I found the one I wanted and noticed almost all halo settings seem to be set a little lower and get in the way less. Just my observation though, your ring is really beautiful!
Post # 14
I remember reading a thread on pricescope where one of the members “downgraded” her amazing 3 carat (?) solitaire to a gorgeous 5-stone ring just because the 5-stone was a much better fit for their current lifestyle. I think it’s a great decision!
Post # 15
Thanks everyone for all your suggestions!!! I really like the idea of just getting a “blingy” band to wear everyday with my wedding band. Also, I could still wear it with my e-ring, which would be great. I will have to look through my jewelry box….I might already have something that would work!!
Post # 16
I specifically chose my ring because it sits so low! After seeing such blingy rings I felt like maybe I made the wrong choice, but seeing this post reaffirms my choice so thanks 🙂
Here’s my ring from Kay It sits much lower than most rings I tried on, I never really having issues with it getting in my way or catching on things.
It still looks blingy and sparkly and magnificent it’s just shorter than most rings sit.