Post # 1
I just started my wedding band search and am a bit overwhelmed! I am looking for a filigree or vintage-style band w/o stones, but haven’t had much luck so far in my search.
Does anyone have any image(s) of a filigree or vintage-style wedding band, or know of a company specializes in filigree?
Post # 3
If you want full control, why not go custom? I’m making my wedding band at Green Lake Jewelery Works: http://www.greenlakejewelry.com/. Their stuff is gorgeous!
Or check out Art Carved: http://artcarvedbridal.com/productcontent.do?cid=57&cid1=57&all=true. Look in their Engagement section; Wedding Bands is all for men, I think.
Van Craeynest is nice too: http://vancraeynest.com/wedding.html
Hope this helps!
Post # 4
My engagement is by Coast, and it is sort of antique/filigree looking. Also, try going into stores and telling them what you’re looking for. Even if they don’t carry it, they may be able to help you find what you want.
Post # 5
The store where I got my ring has a great website and a whole section of antique inspired rings… And a bunch with filigree. They do a lot of custom work as well. http://www.knoxjewelers.biz/
Post # 6
Tacori will custom make hand engraved/carved rings to match their "estate" series. The one that best matched my antique e-ring has stones on the top but they would custom order it with either no stones or as an eternity band.
Post # 7
My ring is from Whitehouse Bros, who specialize in filigree rings! They do amazingly beautiful designs. http://www.whitehousebrothers.com
Post # 8
Mine is a Martin Flyer hand engraved platinum band…its part of a set I’m only getting the wedding band. I love it!
Post # 9
My ring is the one without the diamonds in the second picture- and on my hand with my ring in the first.
I got it from Bostonian Jewelers in Boston (duh!). They custom fit it to my ering because they manufacture the jewelry there. You can buy online from them through their website (http://bostonianjewelers.com). They are very reputable.
Post # 10
If you want actual antique (as opposed to antique-style), here’s the best site I’ve found so far. http://www.marleneharriscol.com/categories/VintageWeddingBands.html (for some reason the link isn’t loading, sorry!)
I’m also on a quest for no-stones, filagree, platinum to match my engagement ring, and antique. It seems to be an uphill battle, but it seems like there are a lot of good antique-style sites out there to help. Good luck!
Post # 11
I notice you listed Chicago/NJ as a location. If you are willing to come out to NYC, there are tons to choose from in the Diamond District. Despite the name, they have a huge variety of no-stone bands as well. My e-ring was also ornate/antiquey, so it was also a challenge for me to get a weddind band to coordinate. I did get one with all stone though.
Some of the stores can be very salesy though, so be careful and shop around before making a final decision in the event you do come. We got my wedding band where the FH got my e-ring setting…a long-standing, reputable, non-pushy store called Shenoa.
Best of luck with your search!
Post # 12
We used an Edwardian engagement ring as inspiration when we designed my ring. We are using an old european stone (mined between 1880-1920). The name of the store is Halloween and it is a hidden jewel of Philadelphia’s. He does not do any adveritising or even have a website–purely word of mouth! He has a ton of truely vintage pieces, as well as his own vintage/antique insprired pieces. The jewelers name is Henri David, 1420 Pine Street Philadelphia! 214.732.7711
Post # 13
I’ve seen a lot of antiquey looking bands and without diamonds at http://www.topazery.com. I love their stuff but my boyfriend is completely against buying anything online so we are having one made. He is worried that we won’t get what we paid for or the wool will be pulled over our eyes. You could always find ones online you like and then have a jeweler create a band for you. Without diamonds and a filigree design it shouldn’t be too bad. Some people think custom made is horribly expensive, but depending on where you go you might be surprised. Good luck!
Post # 14
We are getting me a real antique band from Doyle and Doyle. http://www.doyledoyle.com/
Post # 15
I had the same problem… I found this on Ebay for $14.00 and I’m having someone locally make a mold of it and make it into white gold.
It’s only costing me $95!