Post # 1
I just received my wedding band, and to my dismay I hate it! It is far too wide and over-empowering my beautiful dainty engagement ring.
I can’t exchange it as it was custom made to fit my engagement ring. They had sent through a CAD of the design and it looked so nice but it is so different to seeing it in real life! They were the ones who made my beautiful e-ring so I asked them to design a wedding band and pretty much just went ahead with it assuming they would know best. Unfortunately they live in another town (we shifted from there recently) so all our communication is via email.
Now I know I can re-make it but it would waste approx $400 labour costs and we would only get $605 back for the materials (it was just over $1k). So if we can, I would like to re-use this ring but somehow file it down or do SOMETHING to make it compliment my e-ring. At the moment it’s making it look tiny!
I have tried to communicate with them but the best option they gave me was this, which I still feel like it’s too wide at the face. They also added extra diamonds for an extra sparkly factor. I still don’t like it 🙁
Thoughts? I know it’s pathetic but I feel so upset about it! I don’t know much about rings or designing rings so I can’t be exactly sure what can be done, they are vague on this. Something about not removing the diamonds and only filing down to the thickness of the diamonds (if that makes sense)?
You’re the best at these things, Bees! What do you think I should do with the ring?
Post # 2
Girl I don’t want to be mean. But boil that thing down and start again with the materials
Post # 3
- Wedding: December 2017 - Lake Louise Canada
If it’s not right, start over. You’re theoretically going to wear it all day every day, it should be a ring you love.
Post # 4
Innerdonught : victoriad :
Thanks for being honest, I feel the same… what style wedding ring do you guys think I should get?
Post # 5
I would cut my losses… if anythinh I’d go with a simple pave band and enjoy the gap look – this one matches the 3 stone look you have already
Post # 6
Who told you they worked together? Completely different styles. I would be upset too. Can you reduce the thickness of the wedding band??
Post # 7
Just wanted to say that I totally support that band from ASweetPear that a pp mentioned. ASweetPear rules, I abolsufely love that shop. I didn’t cry when my fiancé proposed, and I didn’t cry when I bought my dress, but I sobbed when I saw and tried on my custom ring from ASweetPear for the first time. They do great work.
I like your wedding band but I don’t think it matches your e-ring, sadly. It’s much too thick for your beautiful dainty e-ring. I would try to get something else, even just a plain thin gold band.
Post # 8
emsy91 : Apparently only to the thickness of the diamonds that are already on there… but even then it’ll still be quite wide on the front. Ugh!! It’s quite a high-end jewellers with amazing jewellry so it’s shocking they designed this…
Post # 9
hazeleyesbride : Wow that is gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing, I’m so going to look more into that style! Although I’m having a hard time justifying losing the money we spent on making that hideous band… boo.
Post # 10
tomkitty : Thanks for that. I think this is the only thing I’ve gotten upset over since starting the wedding planning!! It seems like such a small thing to be upset over but I’m so glad that I’m not the only one who doesn’t like the wedding band with my e-ring. I agree it’s nice alone… but it just doesn’t click together. I’m looking into ASweetPear now 🙂
Post # 11
I’m sorry it turned out unfavorably. I am surprised they didn’t make a wax mold for you to see and try on first before doing the real one. Likewise, I would have hoped they brought you in to at least explain the dimensions and show you how wide it actually would have been. In the future, if you go custom, I would make sure to see that they do that.
I would agree with looking for something else at this point and I like the idea PP shared above. Maybe save this one for a project later down the road.
Post # 12
I don’t think it hideous , but it is too thick and not of a compatible style for your engagement ring. I’d have it melted down into a much narrower plain wedding band , and use the diamonds and the left over gold to make another ring altogether . Maybe to wear with wedding and engagement rings or a RHR.
Post # 13
Oh honey..you think we all haven’t been there? you should see some of the monstrocities I’ve created in my time LOL. Just start over! don’t fret.
Post # 14
To be brutally honest I also think it needs to just be melted down and started again. Your e-ring is gorgeous and the band really takes away from it. I would go for a classic straight gold band personally, no diamonds. Or something with lots of tiny diamonds like the etsy ring in PP. Having 4 diamonds of that size seems odd…
Post # 15
My set is custom. I’d go with a plain thin band like this… It’s got a very slight curve around the stones but when I wear it on it’s own it looks like a normal wedding band.