Post # 1
Ok so our wedding is some time off (like 1.5 yrs) but my Fiance and I were discussing looking for his wedding band soon. He mentioned that traditionally we should go look at wedding bands together, but mine came with my e-ring. He told me that he wouldn’t mind if I chose a different band because he bought the set for the ring itself, they just came as a set. This was an appealing idea for me since I felt a little jipped that I didn’t get to pick out either of my rings and that since we started talking about marriage several years ago I fell in love with idea of having a band with alternating ice blue sapphires/blue topaz and diamonds (our birthstone colors).
Since he brought it up, I’ve thought about it and I decided that I would have a hell of a time trying to find a band to match my ring, there’s also the fact that my FI did spend money on the band as well as well as my ring, and having two different bands with my e-ring didn’t seem that great of an idea either, so buying a different wedding band is out. My current band matches perfectly with my e-ring and it has 14 total small round diamonds in a channel setting to match the side diamonds on my ring (i have a pic of the e-ring in my previous post about our engagement), so I was wondering if it was at all possible to find a reliable jeweler to switch out some of the stones for blue ones.
Will this be more trouble than it’s worth, or would it be an affordable option for what I want? Any ideas?
Post # 3
I know that is totally do-able for a custom jeweler. I say try and find a different jewlers and price-compare.
Post # 4
its def doable.. we were going to go with the exact thing you were talking about but i ended up going with full diamonds
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Post # 6
I noticed weddingbee user Mrs.D-To-Be has alternating stones in her ring. You might want to ask her about it. You can find a picture of her ring in the Boards>Wedding Related>rings the title of the thread is “go get your camera…take a pic of your ring…and POST!”.
Post # 7
Thank you everyone for your great advice and encouragement! I did actually go down to the jeweler’s store that my Fiance purchased the ring at to get it cleaned, and I asked about changing out the stones. The lady I spoke with said I could actually do this and still keep the ring under warranty! The stones wouldn’t be topaz or sapphire (she told the name, but it’s a stone that I’ve never heard of), but it would be the same color that I wanted. They’d simply switch out the stones and then the diamonds that were removed can put in another piece of jewelry for me whenever I wanted to. The only thing is that the blue stones wouldn’t be covered by warranty, but they’re a lot cheaper to replace than diamonds! So excited that I’ll get my dream wedding ring! Oh and here’s a pic I took of my wedding set, I’ll post a pic of the re-done wedding band when we get around to that stage. Thanks again bees!
Post # 8
I don’t know much about switching stones but that set is still very pretty 🙂