Post # 1
Okay, I posted a while ago to get suggestions of a wedding ring to go with my Ering that wasn’t the same. And all that did was make me want every single one. Now I REALLY need to get serious about picking Fiance and My wedding rings out. Here are the issue I’m having with mine:
My ring is a Tiffany Novo, and I love it! Fiance proposed in NYC when we were living in upstate NY, and it was all just really amazing and totally felt like the perfect way to tie up and close our three years in NY. We got engaged, then planned our move for a few months later. I’m throwing that bit of info to make it clear that, while I LOVE Tiffany and my ring, I also in no way think that Tiffany is the only way to go. It was just a really cool way to cap off an amazing proposal and move into the next phase of our life together. Now here’s what I’m trying to decide… should i just get the matching wedding ring? I like the idea of both of them being Tiffany to save hassle when I have to send them in to get the platinum put back in its place, cleaned, and all that. But the Tiffany Novo band is over 3,000 and that just seems really expensive for a wedding ring!!
Do the bees who have Ering and WRings from different stores regret not just sticking with either a set or at least the same company? And what about metal… since my Ering is platinum, should I stick to a platinum wedding band or would white gold be fine? Did any of you get to the end of wedding planning and get SO SICK of spending money, that you went a lot cheaper with on your wedding ring and ended up regretting it, or were you happy with your decision? honestly, the diamonds in a wedding ring are so small, that it seems silly to pay a lot. I feel like one of the biggest reasons to fork out a good sum for a Ering with a diamond, is to get a good diamond quality, but when they’re just little, I don’t think the quality matters all that much.
I’d love opinions on what you think about your set now that it’s all said and done!
Post # 2
The wedding rings were important to us; along with the photos, they are the only things that actually last after the day. To us, it seemed silly to scrimp on the rings for that reason, so we made sure we didn’t compromise and got exactly what we wanted. There were things I hated spending money on, but the rings was not one of them.
My custom-made ring (0.16ct diamonds in platinum in a 2.5mm band) cost £960/$1440, and my OH’s (6mm heavy-weight platinum band) cost £1080/$1620; by UK standards those are very good prices for what we got. We also ideally wanted all three of our rings to be from the same place; I’m not usually very sentimental/romantic, but for some reason I liked this idea.
What I personally would probably do is first, ask yourself if that is definitely the style of ring you want (personally I love it and am not a fan of mis-matched sets, so it would be my choice). If it is, look at the cost difference for a similar ring bought from elsewhere. Then weigh up the differences in service: for example, would another company offer the same level of service as Tiffany? How much hassle would it be having to go to two different stores to get your rings buffed/serviced? Etc. Then decide if the cost saving is worth the extra hassle.
With regards to mixing white gold and platinum: I wouldn’t do it. Not only is platinum much harder-wearing, which could damage your wedding band over time, but it looks very different to white gold IMPO: white gold is lighter/brighter and shinier than platinum and does not develop the patina platinum does, and those differences would really bug me personally. Also, when I was looking I actually found the difference in cost between 18K white gold and platinum pretty negligible.
Post # 3
I feel like everything you said is exactly what’s in my head, haha. It’s nice to have someone to talk it through with. I really am worried that I’ll regret not sticking with the same company for both rings. I might go try on some from a local store (we aren’t anywhre near a Tiffany anymore) just to make sure want to stick with the same style for the band to match the Erings, instead of mismatching diamond size. Then if i like the idea of different diamond sizes I can at least go from there.
Thank you so much for your help!
Post # 4
I wouldn’t worry about different sizes as it would be very easy to have a ring made with matching diamonds; mine was custom-made and cost less than a non-custom ring would have done on the high street. So I would take that out of the equation and focus on the pros and cons of getting a like-for-like ring from elsewhere. My guess is you might be looking at close to 2k for the same size/quality/metal elsewhere, so essentially the difference is 1k; and for that, would you rather they were a true set/from the same place?