Post # 1
Hey everyone, I feel embarrassed to be posting on here yet again for the same topic but what better to do when stuck at home than obsess about the best match for my gorgeous sapphire e-ring, right?
I was really torn about maybe pairing a yellow gold band with my white gold ring and think that I will go with white gold after all because although I was excited about the colors, I was a little bothered by the look when I saw it in person, which is why I posted about that.
Now that I think I will stick with the cool white-gold color to go with my blue stone, I am now torn about whether I should get a plain band or something more detailed. I don’t want diamonds because I want the attention to be on the main stone, I want a pretty traditional “married” look, I want a very low-maintenance set, and I can’t stand anything scratchy. I would just go with a plain band but then also worry about a plain band being just too plain.
Here is my ring, so far:
Sorry about the huge photo! I just uploaded it from my phone. The ring is not set yet so the stone is just placed on top (probably crooked) and I am wearing it in this photo with my daughter’s silver ring that is turned around and too small for me just to get a sense.
I am now torn between three options. I like them all! I would love to hear your thoughts:
Plain band: https://www.ebay.com/itm/14k-White-Gold-2-5mm-Half-Round-Band-Ring-WHR025/233134810656?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=532618275898&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
Carved band (shown in rose gold but available in white): https://www.etsy.com/listing/291070075/rose-gold-patterned-wedding-band-womens?ref=hp_rf-1&frs=1&cns=1
Swirl band (also available in white gold): https://www.etsy.com/listing/189746003/unique-wedding-band-solid-14kt-gold?ref=user_profile
Post # 2
Probably plain. None of the other bands really pop out to me. The stone is so beautiful on its own that too much detail might take away from it. If I was going to do anything with “detail”, it would be a white diamond band.
Post # 3
I like the swirl band but the plain is a close second
Post # 4
I’d say swirl, or carved. Not a fan of plain bands. Especially because your e ring is smooth, I think some texture could be really nice.
Post # 5
Would you be interested in something like this?
I think it could go well with the sapphire and it’s simple enough not to distract from your engagement ring but also has some texture and complexity to it as well.
Post # 6
I have a carved engravings on my engagement ring, and I get compliments all the time on it. I wanted a ring with no worries of diamonds falling out, and it is gorgeous. Because of this, I say you should go with the carving.
However, I also second bumblebug
‘s idea. That would look stunning with your ring.
Post # 7
can we see a picture of your carved wedding ring?
That is really pretty but to me looks so similar to a plain band I think I would be better off saving the money and getting a plain band. I know that sounds so silly but I guess that is how I think. I do think that would be really pretty with my ring though. Thank you!
Post # 8
Its my e-ring that is carved. 🙂 Its super comfortable and the design also sparkles like crazy. The pattern is across pretty much the whole band. Here is a link to the wedding and version of my e-ring. They also take great shots and have a video. Some people have photo reviews old their set with it as well.
Post # 9
This is really pretty. I like that it’s somewhat different than a pain band. It would look great with the ring as well.
Post # 10
I still think the plain band is too bland. The carved band would look great. It adds texture while still being simple, and I think it gives more of that traditional married look than the swirl band.
Post # 11
I like the plain band. I think I would go with a rose or yellow gold band for some contrast! I also think an etoile style band would be gorgeous in either diamonds or sapphires.
Post # 12
I also love Bumblebug’s choice, but maybe with all the sapphires in the middle of the band and not undulating? Another option: a plain white gold band with millgrain. It’s traditional but a little less plan than a PLAIN plain band.
Post # 13
I think that you need something with a bit more pizzaz. Talk to your jewelry about making something custom to match your sapphire — maybe a band with a couple of diamonds and saphire on it? I dunno, but it shouldn’t cost a lot and as your engagement ring is plain, go a bit more daring and implement the same stone and/or diamonds/crystals.
Post # 14
love the white diamond idea