Post # 1
My fiance proposed with his late paternal grandmother’s engagement ring from 1953!! It’s an 18k white gold ring with a European cut .6 ct center stone with two stones on each side.
Does anyone have a heirloom ring with a more modern band? Or ideas for what type of band to go with this ring? I really love the very classic 1950’s setting so resetting the diamond isn’t an option for me. Post pictures if you do, please!
Post # 3
@MrsWay: What about a european cut eternity style band?
Post # 4
@MrsWay: gorgeous ring, you’re a lucky girl. My ering is my grandmothers. 1940’s setting with a mine cut diamond and I have a .5tw band.
Post # 5
I would go to a couple of jewelry stores and just try on tons of wedding bands — channel set, prong set, twisty and vintage-y, etc. You can only get so many ideas from photos. Trying on rings in person is really the best way to find out what you are going to like — the type of setting, the width of the band, carat weight, how flush it sits next to your ring, etc.
Once you try on examples, you can take notes on what you really liked and then start hunting for the best price.
When I was trying to pick out a wedding band, I was scouring the internet for ideas, and I had some very specific ideas and I was pretty sure I knew what I wanted.
But once I got to a jewelry store and tried on actual examples, I hated the way they looked with my e-ring. I ended up going with something totally different than I’d originally intended.
Post # 6
@MrsWay: I agree with PP. The only way to find a band is to go to several stores and try on every type of band you can find. Eventually one will stand out to you. Good luck.
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
It’s all up to personal taste… but I also have an heirloom ring (from the 1920s or so) and LOVE the style. I have a fairly simple, vintage, etched wedding band that I think complements it but doesn’t compete with it. It’s similar to the “orange blossom” style of wedding band which are fairly common at antique jewelers…