Post # 1
I am so excited! After searching and searching, we finally decided on an engagement ring. The setting is secure at my jeweler’s, as we have been waiting for a selection of gemstones to choose from. I’ve always wanted my birthstone, aquamarine, as my center gem…and the gems have finally come in! My jeweler emailed photos of the ring with various stones, and we’ll be heading over soon to choose.
Now that the e-ring is underway, I am not sure how to handle the wedding ring. I’ve considered using this ring for both engagement and wedding because I love it and plan on wearing it daily anyway, and for my personal sense of style, it is substantial enough. But I’m torn because I love the symbolism behind a wedding ring, and am partial to a separate wedding band with a sole purpose of the marriage ceremony.
My e-ring is oval shaped with a twisted sort of halo, so no wedding band, no matter how thin, will fit next to it. The potential for a ring gap (and I like ring gaps), would be entirely too large and would push my e-ring up toward my knuckle. Here are photos of my e-ring from the jeweler with gems that are not set yet:
because the images are not full hand, I know it’s difficult to gauge the size. These are the only images of the ring I have. If it’s any help, the aquamarine stones are 2 – 2.5 carats, and are roughly 10×8 mm.
I’m thinking if I do decide to go with a band, I would obviously have to move my e-ring to a different finger. What type of band do you ladies think would look best with my e-ring?
these are ring I imagined when listing options:
thin diamond halo:
Thanks so much for your input…I can’t even begin to express how invaluable these boards have been to me while doing all of my e-ring research. I would be lost without all of you!
Post # 3
@Lorsee: I voted twisted band because i think it would be so pretty but ONLY if it wont push your ring up your knuckle. And if it would, then my next choice would be a very thin shared prong band but alternating diamond with aquamarine instead of all diamond. You could always wear a band on your left hand and move your ering to your right hand and it is a viable option….I am not the type of gal to do that…I like both rings on my wedding hand but that is just me.
A plain band, if shaped right and the right width, could be a perfect choice for that ring, too because it wouldn’t ‘compete’ and would compliment instead.
By The Way…it is a GORGEOUS ring! COngrats!!!!!
Post # 4
thanks so much for your input…I’m so attracting to all things sparkly, I tend to completely forget how attractive the demure actually is! I hadn’t even considered comlimenting instead of competing.
and gracias! I can’t wait until I can stare at it on my hand instead of on a screen 🙂
Post # 5
I LOVE YOUR RING!!!
I’m not sure it even needs a band with it, but I agree that the twisty one would be gorgeous.
I love your ring so so so so SO much. That’s kind of my dream ring right there.
Post # 6
You are very sweet…thank you! I don’t wear any jewelry other than studs in my ears as it is…I am easily swayed into thinking the ring is enough of a ring for both purposes!
And let me tell you…if you are in the LA area, the jewelry district is thee light and thee way as far as finding an e-ring. I’ve been hunting for months on the internet for something that grabbed me…and I felt like I kept seeing the same rings over and over. The jewelry district had sooooo many settings I had never seen before…the in-person artistic element is alive and kicking at reasonable prices after all.
Post # 7
First of all, I love your e-ring! My birthstone is also aquamarine and that paler blue is gorgeous!
I voted for the twisted band because I think it’ll compliment the setting the best.
Post # 8
@Lorsee: Thank you for the advice! I live in Texas and already have a ring (the wedding is in three weeks!), but I’ll definitely tell Fiance that that’s where he needs to go if he ever feels the need to get me an anniversary present in the future. 😛
Post # 9
My vote goes for Twisty too!
Although, I bet the acquamarine/diamond band would also be beautiful!
Post # 10
I think it’s a good choice that you are going to get a ring that looks good alone and wear your e-ring on your right hand. since you are doing this, I don’t think the rings need to match. I wear some styles on my right nand that are wildly different from my wedding set.
I loooove the aquamarine/diamond eternity. beautiful! also, I think it would “match” your e-ring the best if that’s what you are going for.
my 2nd vote is #1, the thin diamond halo. I really love how the settings around each stone are square-ish. so unique. also, it looks like it would be really comfortable- like no prongs would dig in. it seems like a good choice if you want a more sensible ring for everyday wear.
Post # 11
In love with the twisted band. Where is it from. Also. LOVE LOVE LOVE your ering!! Gorgeous. I go with the thin band.
Post # 12
I love the twisted band, too! Only problem is I’m completely anal, and I want to find a twist that is like the overlapping twist in the e-ring…and so far, no dice.
My “pie in the sky” goal is to lose enough weight that my ring finger size becomes my index finger size…so I can wear the e-ring on my index and my wedding on my ring finger. we’ll see about that 🙂
Post # 13
:/ today I favor the aqua/diamond eternity. I’m so fickle…but I believe there is nothing more fun to be fickle about than your engagement/wedding setting!
thanks for your input 🙂
Post # 14
I don’t really wear jewelry…so I kind of feel like the little amount I do wear should match. Crazy? probably. I admire women that can pull off colors and textures and make them all fit…I don’t think I have been blessed with that gift :/
but I agree…the eternity is the best “match,” and today, that’s what I’m leaning towards. tomorrow is a different story!
thanks for your opinion! 🙂
Post # 15
I see I voted with the crowd! I like the aquamarine and diamond band as it will nicely complement your gorgeous engagement ring. I wouldn’t recommend having your engagement ring also serve as your wedding ring, as I think you’ll want a separate ring to exchange at your ceremony that will take on meaning as your wedding band. Just my two cents. We actually bought my wedding band today – I went for the ever popular diamond eternity band, which compliments my diamond solitaire nicely!
Post # 16
gracias 🙂 a thin band is a comfortable band…I feel like in the long run, I would be much happier with this decision.
the twisted band is Simon G…there’s a million sites that sell it, here is one of them: