Post # 1
My fiance surprised me in December with a 1930’s platinum engagement ring that he inherited from a family friend. It’s a bit flashy for me but I absolutely LOVE it! and I love art deco and especially the history and imperfections in this ring. Because this ring is vintage, I’m having trouble finding a complimentary wedding band.
I’m looking for something that is 1) platinum, 2) width is no thicker than 2.5mm, 3) eternity band style (is that what it’s called?), 4) no gems or very small ones if that, 5) Under $1k, 6) Size 6 or can be resized!
I’ve been looking at vintage rings from that time period because they seem to have similar features (platinum, teensy milgrain, flower detail) although I’m on the fence and considering a plain band with a knife edge that matches the band of my engagement ring (like a spacer ring?).
I’m not even slightly fashion-saavy nor a jewelry-wearer. Any input is helpful so thank you in advance. 🙂
Post # 2
I would go custom. Your ring is beautiful and deserves to be the centre of attention. It will be made to look it’s best with a custom ring 🙂
(But I’m biased, I went custom to have a gap under my cluster so my ring fit flush.)
Post # 3
Absolutely agree with PP. I also have a vintage cluster and have a gap so that my ring fits flush (which is also nice so that I can just wear the band when I don’t want to wear my e-ring).
Your ring is lovely.
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2015 - Ruby Princess
I think if you’re not going custom, one of those marquise eternity bands would look awesome with it. This one is from GNJ Jewels on etsy:
I would also check out Market Square Jewelers on etsy. I found a beautiful vintage band to go with my emerald cut e ring. It is perfect! They have the most beautiful collection of vintage stuff I’ve ever seen, and it is really reasonably priced. Here’s the band I’m waiting on from them. They’re sizing it for me. They even do lay away.
Post # 5
Thanks guys 🙂 I’ll have to talk to the fiance about the custom option, but I’m checking GNJ and Market Square today. Amandajane both of those rings are beautiful. Etsy is so great for finding those things you can’t find anywhere else
Post # 6
Gosh I love your ERING!!!!! I totally get how hard it is to match vintage erings and bands. For me only a custom band seemed to “work” so I ordered one to match my ering minus the center stone. But for yours, which is a much different look, I think a milgrain platinum band would compliment that, such as
BUT you just have to go try stuff on. You can’t guess online without seeing it on your finger. Do you have an antique mall or specialty antique shop near you?
Post # 7
It can be tough to match rings like that as they weren’t really designed back then to wear with another ring…they were worn on their own, or on separate hands, etc.
I prefer my rings to have a gap and be more distinct. I would hunt around on etsy and on various vintage sites to find a carved platinum band. But, they can be pricier, especially if looking at platinum and it can be harder to find specific sizes (unless you are okay disrupting the pattern). Here are some ideas though from etsy:
Platinum, size 6, under $500 USD:
You can also look at a reproduction. Here is one in platinum with small diamonds for under $850 USD on etsy:
This one is just over $400:
Post # 8
Your ring is absolutely beautiful! If I were you, I’d probably go custom and get a delicate engraved band made to nestle close to your engagement ring.
Post # 9
- Wedding: February 2017 - Hagakyrkan
i’ve never seen anything like that band and I LOVE it!!!! Its adorable and statenent-y and Classic and GORGEOUS!!!! My ering is from MSJ and I frequently check their store on etsy but I never saw that ring!
Post # 10
Haha, I did a triple take when I read that that was less than $85! It is a beautiful band.
Post # 11
Also, check out Orospot on etsy. Reasonable prices and a few different options including curved options and might work with you as well to make something that fit with your ring:
Milgrain details and carving:
Post # 12
Ha, yeah, I went and edited that. Oops!
Post # 13
- Wedding: October 2015 - Ruby Princess
Yeah I hadn’t seen anything like it before. I saw it and knew it would be perfect. It should ship this week. Will post pics with them together.
OP: good luck, yeah etsy is really the way to go. Nothing you can’t find, and what you can’t find, someone will make it for you.
Post # 14
For all my etsy-ing is worth, I somehow had missed OroSpot. I love the style of two of the rings you posted RayKay and I’ve emailed OroSpot to inquire about those rings as well as creating a custom ring, which would be designed like the ridge at the top of my e-ring 🙂 We’ll see how that goes. Thanks so much for the help!