(Closed) Earning a Blingy Band (Pic Heavy)

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I love you Fiance ‘start simple and build’ attitude…but its hard to say no to a little indulgence sometimes. My ring has a plain band it came with…but I am thinking of upgrading to a slightly more bling-y band too >.<

Post # 33
1224 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion

Love the band you picked and love that you have something to look forward to!

Post # 34
5317 posts
Bee Keeper

No, I prefer a metal wedding band (more traditional and also more pleasant to my eye), and we will not be altering my wedding set… it will always be the same, that’s meaningful to us.

However, Fiance is already taking it upon himself to design me a pretty awesome cocktail ring for my right hand… he let me peek at the sketches the other day for my approval. He has also mentioned necklace and earring design ideas…. :))))))) I’m excited about these planned gifts of adornment down the line, and I kinda like the idea that they will be spread out over time (necessarily… it takes a long time to design it just-so, find the right materials, and have it made just right by a skilled hand for a reasonable price). If I am a grandma one day rocking in her chair, bejeweled in all my husband’s creations over the course of our long marriage… that will be most awesome.

Post # 35
2248 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

I’m a runner too and I do triathlons so I an understand trying to keep the ring solid. Its part of the reason why we went platinum for my setting. It was one of the reasons I had them elongate my dragonfly wing prongs too, the other was aesthetic. The side stones are all bezel set. My wedding band will have bezel set diamonds in it, it will be body segments of the dragonflies. I run with my ring all the time, but I wont open water swim with it. If I’m gloved or indoors I’ll cycle with it. I’d be terrified of loosing a non-bezel set solitaire :/

Post # 37
111 posts
Blushing bee

I planned to get a bunch of bands over time and stack them. Wedding, anniversary, babies, all big events. So maybe you can talk him into it as a “push present”. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Post # 38
738 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@TaurianDoll:  Taurian, I’m in the same boat.  Have a rb solitaire on a plain band and def will get a matching band w/ Fiance….Buttttt it dawned on me that there will be days where I just rock the wband, although I still want some bling to the sole wband.  It then dawned on me that I can have a plain matching wband ANNDDDD a bling band.  Literally a week ago I settled on the two wbands.  At our ceremony, Fiance will be putting both bands on me upon the vows.  The bling band, I decided, will be either a 5 or 11 stone, each stone being 12 pointers.

Love the pic you chose of the 5stone – mine was the same but with the bars instead of the prongs.  And these types of rings are low-set so you can do athletics/gym/etc. still.  My ering is low set and I love how functional the low sets are.  

Post # 39
4176 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@amanda1221:  that’s what i want to do too. i just love rings.

Post # 41
257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2003

Post # 43
5360 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

I find the idea of “earning” a little condescending, but I do like the idea of letting my e-ring shine on it’s own with a plain band and waiting on any blingy bands for anniversaries and such. 

Post # 44
655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I like the idea of starting with something smaller, so I can upgrade throughout the years as we hit milestone anniversaries.

Also, I think the original band you picked looks better with your e-ring

Post # 45
2635 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Oh wow, that 5-stone diamond band looks amazing with your e-ring. I understand why you would want it very much! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Here’s how I go about doing things I want…I didn’t like how my initial band looked after getting married, so I told my husband I would trade it in and pay the difference for a custom-contour band instead. It was 3 times the price. He was totally fine with it and fine with me paying.

A year and a half later, I just have to add a rose gold diamond band to my set. I go to the store and buy one ๐Ÿ˜‰ To me, the rings do not need to be paid by my partner. They do symbolize our union…but I would rather get what I want and pay for it myself than ask and be told to wait…life is short, hehe! 

That’s just my story. I’m a huge “go-getter” type of person and I am untraditional. 

I do hope you get that gorgeous band though, any way it may happen! ๐Ÿ˜›

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