(Closed) Help! What kind of wedding band can I choose for my e-ring? (Pic included)

posted 4 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Helper bee

You might want to consider palladium. It’s a precious metal in the same family as platinum, but not as expensive. Just google “palladium edwardian wedding band” and you’ll see. I couldn’t copy the link I saw here. Palladium does not need to be replated with rhodium, like white gold. One other thing you ought to know is that palladium is not nearly as heavy as platinum, though it’s a little more durable. Your ring is beautiful, btw! Congrats!

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

I too have an Edwardian ring 🙂

im not sure if two different metals would wear differently?  Maybe try for second hand platinum within your budget?

as for design, unless you get a curved band you’ll have a gap. I personally like a gap but have you tried on different options?

id maybe go for something engraved/patterned to tie in with your ering. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

Maybe this is a dumb question but…. do you need a wedding band? It looks like there is some lovely miligrain and/or engraving on the sides of the E ring (???) wouldn’t a wedding band just cover up that?

 

I only wear one ring. My ering has diamonds on the sides so , similarly, the teeny stones would be covered up by a band. I tried on a few and never found anything….. so I just went without 🙂 … or an alternate idea might be to purchase whatever the heck kind of wedding band you like and wear it on your R hand. then if you and your dh travel and want to leave your e ring at home…. you could just wear the wedding band on your L hand instead.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I think a very thin, plain platinum bad would be extremely complimentary. Your ring is so intricate and beautiful on its own.

Behati Prinsloo (Adam Levine’s wife) has a similar look

Here’s one from blue nile for $220

 http://www.bluenile.com/wedding-ring-platinum_22?action=PlatinumSelect&referrer=customizer&track=alternate-metalsCustomizer

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 5 months ago by  zencognitobee. Reason: Blue nile link
Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

Platinum is harder than gold, so it will wear the gold down over time.  Sticking in the same metal family is best in that regard, but if you did a low profile, thin band, it might not rub too much with the design of your ring.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

Well you basically have the three choices.  Gold is softer than the other two, so it will always be the one to wear away.  Gold also is lost when it wears, unlike plat or pall.  It depends on the band.  I 2mm high, 3mm wide band will gt some wear and likely still last a life time.  As long as you left it get scratched up and not always repolish it to a shine.  As every repolishing will wear it down more.  Plat or pall will also experience some wear, just from friction, but the metal is simply displaced when it wears.  So when polished, it goes back to where it started.  That is one of the reasons so many antiques are made from platinum.  As for palladium, ot would not be my first choice.  The metal is hard to work with, and becomes brittle is handled incorrectly.  Finding a jeweler to work on it is also harder, as many do not want to deal with it.  So making sure you have a local jeweler for sizing etc is very important,  And they do need to be skilled with palladium, or they can make it brittle.  

Your ering will not wear down as it is platinum, and the metal can be polished back in place.  🙂

If you do want gold, the best thing to do is place a skinny gold space between the band and the ring.  That way the space will take the brint of the rubbing from the ring, and the 2 gold bands rubbing will be *less* of an issue.  I say less because any constant friction can cause problem over time, but generally, it does not stop someone from wearing their rings for many many years.  

Post # 13
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samanthajwid:  sure. We went with this combo. Basically got something that reflected the ering. So perhaps something with the same milgrain/pattern as your ring would work for you? To tie it all in. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee

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samanthajwid:  With mixed metals being very common these days, I think rose gold would also be an option if that’s what you really like. Someone asked an online jewelery advisor, Calla Gold, a similar question and the answer was that gold would wear against the platinum, but it would take quite awhile before this became noticeable. It’s also a fixable problem once it had occurred. She adds that “in the meantime you have two lovely rings worn together in love.”

 

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