Post # 1
Hi Ladies!! I am new to the board and just got engaged a few months ago. The setting of my ER is mutal prong setting where the edges of the diamonds are all exposed.. sometimes referred to as ‘floating’ diamonds. I was recently informed that with the matching wedding band, the edges of the diamonds in both settings could rub against each other and chip, which is not covered by the lifetime warranty on the ring. This was not brought to my attention prior to purchasing the ring, or I would have chosen a totally different setting. Soldering the rings together is not an option, as I will not be able to wear my ER to work, but would still prefer to wear my WB. My jeweler suggested purchasing a plain band as a guard ring in between my ER and WB, which would prevent the diamonds from chipping. Needless to say, my Fiance does not like the way this looks. I don’t mind it, but it’s not my first choice. We have the option to change my ER to a plain setting and make that the guard ring between two WB’s (the matching ones to my current ER setting). We could also just leave the setting the way it is and take the risk that the diamonds won’t rub against each other… My question is, what would you do? Change the setting or take the risk?
Post # 3
Can you just get a thin plain band to wear between your ering and matching wedding band?
Post # 4
@bkm0826: Are you set on the matching band? What about a plain band like I have? Blingy e-ring + plain w-band…
Post # 5
@IzzyBear: I think that is what she was referring to as a “guard ring”.. She said that’s not her first choice
Post # 6
@bkm0826: Get a spacer!
ETA: You can get a 1mm one on etsy for not a lot of money and it’s really hard to see. You can google June Designs on pricescope to see some examples.
Post # 7
My stacked set.. not quite like yours but similar
Post # 8
what if you got a WB that was similar to your ER but without the “floating diamonds”? Like a pave that had sides/ channel? I’m not sure what it’s called…SOmething like this?
Post # 9
I’d have them soldered and buy a single band to wear to work!
Post # 10
Thanks for the quick replies! I am not 100% set on getting the matching wedding band, but one of the reasons I picked this setting is because they matched. I have tried on multiple non-matching diamond bands and they all look terrible with the ER. I was also thinking of just wearing the rings on separate hands, but many of my friends hated that idea!
Post # 11
A very small spacer ring would be virtually invisible between the ER an WB. I don’t know what your jeweler showed you, but a 1 mm band is usually enough to keep the diamonds from touching and is almost imperceptible while wearing it.
Post # 12
@bkm0826: I would’ve suggested the thin band inbetween, but since Fiance doesn’t like that… And I would probably not “risk it” as I think you will be so hurt when one of them chips. Since you want to match I would suggest picking out a whole new setting with a matching band.
Post # 13
I think the band they showed me was larger than 1mm, it was definitely noticeable between the two rings. Also, it was about $1200 for the spacer ring, and I would much rather have my Fiance spend that money on a second WB than a ring that we didn’t think we would need in the first place. I did check out June Designs on etsy and saw some very thin and inexpensive ones on there! The only perk of changing to a plain setting is they offered to upgrade my diamond to make up for the cost between my current setting and the plain setting!
Post # 14
It’s too bad the way the matching set was made causes dammage to the rings. Although truthfully, any two rings that rub everyday over a long time will end up dammaging each other. It’s simple solid against solid use.
My suggestion since you love the matching set but cannot wear the e-ring at work is to consider this: solder the matching set together and find another awesome wedding band to wear alone. It’s exactly what I did and I love it! Love that my two rings are soldered so they don’t shift, make noise or dammage each other. I wouldn’t have it any other way 🙂 This gave me the chance to purchase two rose gold bands that I stack together when I want something low profile. It satisfies my love for platinum AND rose gold, hehe.
Here are my rings:
Post # 15
OP, your ring looks a lot like mine.. where did you get it If you dot mind me asking? Is it ritani?bdo you have more pics of the side?
Post # 16
I’d get a 1mm spacer ring – you’ll barely see it!