(Closed) engagement-to-wedding band gap, what do you think?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: How do you think a gap looks?
    Love it! : (23 votes)
    21 %
    Like it : (15 votes)
    14 %
    Its OK, wouldn't bother me : (22 votes)
    21 %
    Its OK, not on my finger though : (27 votes)
    25 %
    Can't stand it! : (20 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I wanted mine to fit together as well as possible. Fiance had the band custom-made with the e-ring.


    However, I think it really depends on the style of rings. Sometimes the gap is part of the design and/or doesn’t look bad at all!

    Post # 4
    228 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I love the way gaps look!  I am completely enamored of the way non matching rings look and that is what i’m planning to do.  Go for the gap 🙂

    Post # 5
    1820 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I am probably weird, but I LOVE the way a gap looks.  Two reasons – one, I think it looks really vintagey and old-fashioned.  Two, I saw this woman on the street in BY once… she was totally girl-crush worthy… gorgeous, tall, great style.  Anyway, she had an unbelievably fabulous ROCK on her left hand, along with a couple of non-matching engraved slim vintage bands.  They did not sit flush, but just looked so effortlessly… cool.  Just glam and sophisticated and cool.  I have never been able to get that vision out of head, so always loved the look of the gap.

    And now I have one.  Maybe I can be effortlessly sophisticated and glamorous now, too.  Yeah right.  :o)

    Post # 6
    2362 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

    mine has a gap and I love the way it looks together!

    Post # 7
    333 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Mine have a gap.  I think it’s fine.  The e-ring is an estate ring and we couldn’t afford to have the band custom made to fit it, so I just picked out one that follows the contour and looks nice.

    Post # 8
    3176 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    One of my specfic “requirements” was to be able to fit a wedding ring snuggly to the engagement ring. I cannot stand gaps in wedding rings! But in all honesty I’ve only ever seen one and it was just not pretty, maybe if I saw some actual pretty ones I would change my mind 🙂

    Post # 10
    117 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I’ve never posted my ring before… no gap but I, for some reason, really wanna post my ring today! I love it!

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    Post # 11
    2867 posts
    Sugar bee

    We’re actually going through our choices of wedding bands TODAY.  Right now I have a stand in engagement ring worth not much but sentimental value.  We’ll be getting matching wedding bands.  Since he doesn’t like plain bands, we’re getting an inlay of another metal, so it’s contrasting.  It would be fairly thick if I added it with my stand in engagement ring, but I figure I’ll just wear it on my right hand.  He’s told me eventually he wants to get me another ring to replace my engagement ring.  The ring that he’s looking at would have to have a customized wedding band and at the moment, we can afford neither.  So if he does buy this specific “engagement ring,” I’ll just wear it on my right hand.  I hate gaps on me, but I wouldn’t care if someone else has one.

    Post # 12
    1030 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’m going through this same issue too as we design a custom e-ring for me, partly just because I want both 6-prong, low height AND sitting flush (cant find anything that will do all 3). I know a lot of girls on the boards love the look of the gap, but my heart flutters when I see two bands laying side by side all cozy with each other 🙂 I don’t think they have to be matching perfectly, but I will likely end up with something like this:


    or this:



    Post # 14
    572 posts
    Busy bee

    I dont think there is anything wrong with the rings not fitting flush, it will give it character.

    Post # 15
    63 posts
    Worker bee

    I like the way lots of the rings with gaps look… but don’t think the ring I like would look good not flush.

    How weird would it be to have a fitted wedding band that you wear with your ring, and a plain normal one worn without the e-ring? My e-ring wouldn’t be a diamond, so I wouldn’t want to damage it by wearing it when I was cleaning/swimming etc. I’m definitely not trying to spend money–if I did get the extra one, I’d buy at Walmart or something– definitely want to keep things budget friendly. I just think a cut out one would look very odd on its own…. and I don’t want to go around not looking married. Has anyone else done this?

    Post # 16
    18 posts

    @anon12345:  i love the gap between those rings! i want this but with an emerald cut e-ring

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