(Closed) Help me pick an engagement/wedding band combo :) (pic heavy)

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which ring combo do you like best? (There will be two of the wedding band)
    A) plain e-ring band, round channel set wedding bands : (28 votes)
    27 %
    B) plain e-ring band, let's call this detailed wedding band : (25 votes)
    25 %
    C) jeweled e-ring band, plain wedding band : (20 votes)
    20 %
    D) jeweled e-ring band, round channel set wedding band : (11 votes)
    11 %
    E) jeweled e-ring band, detailed wedding band : (13 votes)
    13 %
    F) some other combo or wedding band not shown here : (3 votes)
    3 %
    G) I hate them all, you have terrible taste :P : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    4014 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Justbrynne:  I love the plain wedding band look with a more intricate E-ring! C is my vote!

    Post # 4
    5788 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I agree with pp! Personally I think the oval halo and plain band is beautiful.

    Post # 5
    708 posts
    Busy bee

    E!!!!! Love it 🙂

    Post # 6
    1935 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @Justbrynne:  I have an oval halo, and tried on the 2 band look. While I’ve seen the look before (and it works well with their setting) I did not like it with mine. Since mine is a very fine halo, the 2 bands (one on either side) took away from the shape. I’d really suggest trying something similar on in person.

    That being said, I actually really like the radiant. I’d do a pave band with it (similar to the first one, but not channel-set.)

    Post # 7
    8422 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle

    @Justbrynne:  I have pave stones on my band and I think I am leaning towards a plain WB, but to give it some more “oomph” probably with hand engraving. I think a plain hand engraved band would look nice with those rings as well, especially the oval as it seems more “antique” to me.

    Post # 8
    464 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 1993

    I have a brand new radiant solitaire as an upgrade.  I decided, after seeing her in person, to leave her as a solitaire and let her glory reign supreme.  I have ordered channel set princess cut eternity bands to flank her on either side and they complimented her sparkle nicely.  I know halos are wildly popular but you might think about what type of setting allows that sparkle to stand out.

    Post # 9
    4477 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I’m partial to plain shank halos  – I really like the oval one you posted.  At one point I tried my ring on with a slim channel set band, and really liked the look (unfortunately I don’t have a picture).  One thing about the settings you’re looking at – if they’re elevated halos, they do sit flush with a band, which is great, but they’re pretty tall.

    I realize my ring’s not QUITE what you’re looking at, but it’s a plain shank halo.  Here are a couple looks I tried to give you an idea:


    Plain band:


    2mm shared prong band:

    Post # 10
    2903 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    B has my vote!! And I’d would choose the oval halo

    Post # 11
    654 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I love the look of diamonds on the band of engagement ring and plain band. I pick C Oval. Then you have the best of both worlds- bling when you wear both, and totally relaxed if you wear your band alone. 

    Post # 13
    794 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I am a plain shank halo fan….I have one, so I’m biased.  I prefer A or B, but I voted for B just because I think this ring is so pretty when worn by itself.  I tried on rings similar to both A and B with my plain shank halo (though never a channel set, just a common prong)  Here are some pics for reference 🙂 

    FYI – I still can’t decide what I want…I’m now leaning toward a plain platinum band.  Too many beautiful options to choose from, my head is spinning!



    Post # 14
    32 posts
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I’m not world’s hugest fan of D because I don’t know that the channel setting matches the setting in the ring (down the side).  I think it would look nicer if you just picked a wedding band set in the same way if that’s the route you want to take.

    Post # 15
    1938 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    My e-ring is similar but a little more complicated than what you’re looking at…  And it took me trying on quite a variety of bands to find one I felt went well with it. 

    A couple issues:

    – the basket under the stone and halo sticks out close to the finger, which means unless I get a curved ring I have to rock the gap (which I like, but makes finding a match that looks right a little harder)

    -the side profile is also a little bit higher on the top of the finger, which caused some bands to sit too low next to it and got lost

    -for me, the width of the band had to be similar to the width of the ring, because otherwise one was stealing the other’s show

    What I recommend is either buying a set, or holding off on picking a band until you can go try on bands and see what you really like next to your e-ring.

    Post # 16
    810 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    my set.:)

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