Post # 1
I’m having a little trouble picking a wedding band, so I thought I’d get some outside opinions!
I work in a kitchen, so I can’t really wear anything with stones or lots of detail work for things like chocolate and dough to get caught in. Here is a shot of my engagement ring (which sadly, I rarely get to wear b/c of the work I do!):
I can deal with not getting to wear my ering to work, but I do want to wear my wedding band to work when I’m married. So basically, that means it needs to be plain and somewhat smooth, but I also want it to look good on its own since I won’t be wearing my ering with it most of the time.
So, here are the two rings I found today:
#1 – Plain ring
#2 – Leaf ring
The plain one looks better with my ering, but on its own looks sort of…lackluster. The leaf ring doesn’t match perfectly with my ering, but I think it does go pretty well, and I like it on its own, which is how I’d be wearing it most frequently.
Last detail: the plain one is really inexpensive at $90; the leaf ring costs $325.
Thoughts? Other suggestions? I appreciate any opinions on this – my Fiance likes the plain one better b/c it matches the ering better, but I am kind of torn.
Post # 3
I’d imagine the leaf would be pretty hard to keep clean in stuff like dough and chocolate too… I voted plain.
Post # 5
Plain. That leaf ring will snag your hair and get pretty irritating!
Post # 6
@Six:I could buy both, but that seems a little bit wasteful…also, I’d only use one ring on the wedding day, and I kind of want that one ring to be the one I wear forever after that. Kind of sentimental, I know, but it weirds me out to wear a different “wedding ring” that I didn’t really use at the wedding.
Post # 7
@MrsOliveBird: Ooooh, never thought about that. Yikes, ouch!
Post # 8
I’d go with the plain… =)
Post # 9
OH…. I would probably get a little bit wider band, since you don’t often wear your ering. I got a 2mm, same size as my ering, and I feel weird wearing just it b/c it’s so small (didn’t realize how the diamonds offset the thin band)… I was actually JUST telling Darling Husband that I wish I would’ve thought about how if I didn’t want to wear my ering and had gotten atleast a 3mm
Post # 10
I like the leaf ring. But the plain ring will look much better with your beautiful Ering!
I vote PLAIN! 🙂
Post # 11
Even though the leaf ring is my favorite, I would pick the plain band. Since you work in a kitchen, I think the leaf ring would catch more chocolate and dough.
Post # 12
I think the leaf band is beautiful, but considering all the things stated above, I would go with the plain band. Another thought is to try a band with an inlay of some sort.
Sonething like this from ebay. (there’s lots of options under $100)
Post # 13
@Bubu82: Re the snagging thing- I found out the hard way with my e-ring- I always look at comfort as #1 in jewelery importance now!
Good luck with your search.
Post # 14
@Thrakena:I had not even thought about an inlay – that looks pretty cool. How durable are they, though?