Post # 1
First time posted, long time browser. I’m looking for photo inspiration for a rignt hand ring for my wife, for our upcoming 10 year wedding anniversary. Her Engagement Ring is a 1.87CT round brilliant with Tiffany setting, paired with a half-eternity wedding band, 9 stone with around half a CT total weight. I’m torn with this new right hand ring, between what she mentioned in the past, which is a larger version of her wedding band (maybe a 5 stone round brilliant, 1CT total weight), or a 3 stone with round brilliant center and pair sides, whicih I’m really drawn to, maybe 1.25-1.5CT total weight.
Does anyone wear either combonation today? If so, any photos of both hands showing off either combination would be incredibly helpful. I’m really trying to make sure the new right hand ring/band compliments the existing left combination.
Thanks so much, Michael
Post # 2
I have a round brilliant center with pear side stone and I love it, the symmetry is nice with the delicate pear stones which are at .13 ct each and the center is a .90 ct
Post # 3
I also have a round brilliant with pear side stones, mine is a bit smaller with a .60ct center and each pear is .10ct. Something to consider is the shape/proportion of the pears as well as the angles (for example, my pears are a bit skinnier than PP’s, both of us have small pears and a larger center round, and my pears angle down along the band while other rings have the pears set straight)
Post # 4
Im trying to picture a 3 stone with pear sides as a RHR; to me it would look like another engagement ring. What about the 3 stone with a gemstone center stone, such as her birthstone?
Post # 5
- Wedding: February 2005 - Shreveport, LA
I agree with pp, I would go with the 1ct 5 stone, that would look great as a rhr. I have a 5 stone 1ctw in yellow gold I wear on my right hand middle finger. GL
Post # 6
For a right hand ring, definitely go for the 5 stone band. I think most ladies would prefer that style ring for the right hand rather than another engagement-style ring. Plus she’ll be grateful you listened to what she mentioned in the past.
It might be nice to get hidden gemstones inside the band, maybe representing your anniversary month and/or your birthstones?
Post # 7
I don’t know if this will help, but thought it might give you some inspiration. I have a 3 stone ring that has a ruby center and diamonds on the side. Her birthstone in the center with diamonds on the side could be nice. I also wear a 4 stone band ring with it that is 1.74 carats of diamonds.
Post # 8
That’s beautlful, thanks for sharing!
Post # 9
Hi all, thanks so much for the guidance, it’s definitely sounding like the consensus is to go for a band on the right instead of the 3-stone variants.
One additional question: what are your thoughts on mixing metals that are on different hands? The existing left hand rings are both white gold, but I’ve found a really nice yellow 5 stone band for the right that I’m considering. Does anyone have a mixed metal combo like this they could share a photo of?
Post # 10
personally i would not mix metals and i actually dont love 5 stones /other anniversary bands that are not eternity and would want the threestone and be totally ok if it looked like another engagement band…i understand wanting this to be a surprise but i would actually consult your wife about her preference
Post # 11
I love mixed metals so I say go for it!
Post # 12
I wear my yellow gold wedding band with my platinum five-stone. I love mixing metals.
Post # 13
Does your wife like yellow gold? Does she have other jewellery in gold colours, and if so is it yellow gold or rose gold?
If yes, then mixing metals is fine! I have different wedding sets, one platinum one rose gold and I often mix & match, it’s pretty standard, even traditional — lots of vintage rings are mixed metals. But if she only wears white metals I wouldn’t risk the yellow gold.
Post # 15
I wear rose gold e ring and wedding band on the left hand and white gold half eternity band on the right. I like that they’re different and haven’t had anyone tell me it’s weird.