(Closed) Help with picking a band for an heirloom ring

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
2634 posts
Sugar bee

I’d suggest that you find a jeweler that is willing to help you custom make something.

Post # 4
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It’s beautiful. I would wear it on my right hand and wear any band of your liking on your wedding finger. Or you can also just use this ring as your wedding ring?

Post # 5
1927 posts
Buzzing bee

I agree with the previous poster.  If you want something to line up perfectly you will have to get a band custom made.  Now that being said.. I will warn you that if you get a custom made band that means you won’t be able to wear the band alone.  My engagement ring is a radiant center stone with two trillions on the side and because the center stone is pretty large the side of the ring curves quite a bit.  I thought about having a band custom made but decided to just go ahead and get a pre made half eternity ring.  I don’t mind at all that the two don’t match up and I love that I can wear my band alone when I need to (I volunteer in the NICU and rings carry germs and can scratch little faces so my e-ring has to be left behind)

Post # 6
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Oh wow that is beautiful.  I love the unique shape, I’m glad you don’t want to change it.  Obviously you’ll need a custom ring.  I’d check with the jewelers on etsy.com.  So many bees have gotten amazing pieces made for them on there. 

Post # 8
1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I second the idea of finding a band that you love to wear on its own, while wearing this ring on your right hand. You could get one custom made to wrap around/next to the ring, but I can’t envision one that would do anything but detract from the beauty/shape of it.

Post # 9
1194 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I agree with the girls above, I would either get it custom made to fit it, or switch the ring over to your right hand & wear a complimentary ring on your left hand. 

I wear an heirloom ring, and I know my jeweler has a collection of antique rings that she recommended I use when I get to my wedding band (I actually have an heirloom wedding band too).  Maybe you could call small jewelry shops or vintage stores & see if there’s something that they have that could work for you.

Post # 10
166 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Definetly go to a custom jeweler.  It sounds expensive, but it is really reasonable if you go to the right place.  I had my e ring custom made at a place that buys gold and trades coins (I know it sounds weird) and they had a custom jeweler right there.  People use him frequently to melt down old rings, necklaces and such and make new pieces out of the gold.  He let us basically design what we wanted and it only took a 3 weeks.  I couldn’t be happier with mine. 

Good luck.  We want pictures of whatever you pick!!

Post # 11
303 posts
Helper bee

I think it would be super cool if you could get one (or two, one on each side) rings made to sit flush with the shape of your ring, but flat out on the outer edge…terrible description, but something like a Georg Jensen fusion ring..

Post # 12
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I too was having problems finding a wedding band to match my custom-made engagement ring.  My husband designed my engagement ring and it was beautiful, but ornate.  I didn’t want to take away from my e-ring by trying to match it  – so, my husband also designed my wedding band and since he didn’t have to “match” the rings he had free license to do what he wanted.  I just asked that they both be vintage-inspired.  I now wear my wedding band on my left hand and my e-ring on my right!   [attachment=1123227,141281]

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