Post # 1
Question regarding terminology, since coming to WBee, I’ve seen a lot of posts on ways to enhance the look of one’s E-Ring.
Be it the inclusion of a Wedding Band (or multiple W-Bands) sitting next to the E-Ring (traditional)… or soldered alongside.
Or by purchasing additonal elements that “enhance” the look of the E-Ring… such as Enhancers, Wraps, Insert Rings and Jackets
These are what I am most curious about… Sooo many names, but aren’t they all the same thing, an item / ring that is U shaped that the original E-Ring sits inside ?
And can be used as the Wedding Band if one chooses.
Any input (or pictures… alone or with E-Rings) are most welcome.
Post # 3
You know, I know you’re not asking this, but the best thing I’ve ever done to “enhance” my e-ring is to clean it, hahaha!
I’m looking forward to seeing pictures from other bees about the stuff you really were talking about. 🙂
Post # 4
@This Time Round: hmm….I don’t know; i’m not so creative:) I want to enhance mine at this point because ive had it 3 years.
I am thinking I should add another band (so 2 bands and an e-ring sandwiched in between)
Things I have done so far:
-get my nails done (makes ring look gorgeous)
– get ring re-dipped! The difference was insane. It looked like I had just bought it straight from the jeweler. But I heard you shouldn’t do this too often because what they do is: file all the lines/stratches out of it…then re-dip it. So too much filing, too often, will make the ring thin.
For fun here’s my ring with and without band:
Post # 5
@This Time Round: Well wraps can be used for many different purposes I think. Some use them to have the “on and off” look of side stones with a solitaire engagement ring for example. But another thing is some of us have marquise or pear shaped solitaires and since it can be difficult to find a band that will sit next to it, some might opt for a wrap or ring jacket to avoid this. Others can go for a curved or chevron band but that is an aquired taste and is not for everyone. They can look the same sometimes but there are wraps that have gemstone side stones so it can be a totally different look. Some might even wear a wrap around their solitaire AND a wedding band. I don’t have one but maybe these pics will help?
And some might have a stone that sits high enough to where you don’t need a wrap or curved band.
Some stackers and tips to prevent DSS might be helpful too.
Post # 6
i like those wraps that look like 2 bands on each side of the ring.
Post # 7
Dont get me wrong I love my semi-eternity bands but I really feel like them sandwiching the e-ring makes the centre stone look smaller I am trying to not sandwich so much lately
Post # 8
I have an “enhancer” as my wedding ring. DH gave me a solitaire as my e-ring so that later I could enhance it however I wanted, but that way he still picked and bought my ring as a surprise to me. (I knew I wanted colored side stones of some kind, but we were having trouble finding engagement rings like that so we decided we could spend more time later figuring it out)
Here is my ring without and with the enhancer:
basically it fits up and around my ring, but I did have to have it soldered together to say it place, otherwise it did this:
and I plan to get something like this someday to wear below the set, because I feel like my ring just looks like an e-ring, not a wedding set:
Post # 9
I was goimg to enhance my current e-ring with 2 eternity bands because the e-ring I have now is just one stone and I wanted some more bling. However I am getting a new e-ring and it has diamonds on the band so I think 1 eternity band will be fine… I’ll see how it looks with them once I get the new ring.
Post # 10
My mom has a beautiful solitare much like MissNerdy’s, except hers is oval shaped. Her enhancer is a jacket of 3 bagette diamonds on each side. Sort of like this one:
To enhance mine, I got a diamond channel set band to add more sparkle since mine already had the side stones built in.