(Closed) I want to wear my engagement ring alone…

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
6240 posts
Bee Keeper

Your wedding band on top?  It’s usual for it to go on first and ering on top – have you tried that?

i think it’s a lovely set and looks really good but of course just wear your ering if thats what you like. A colleague wears a black ering and no band. It looks great but she does tell me she regularly gets asked when her wedding is as people assume she’s engaged not married. It depends if this will bother you (if you get it at all). 

Post # 3
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I would say wear your engagement ring on your left hand and your band on your right hand. I have a lot of friends that do that! 

Post # 4
977 posts
Busy bee

I find it uncomfy for 2 rings alot of the time. So for a while I wore mine alone and I did my previous ring as well. I do wear a thin 1.5mm twist band now for the most part since I can barely feel it.

I say wear what you want and what makes you happy. I see a ring on the left ring finger I assume taken in some form whether that is the case or not.

Post # 5
10419 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

My engagement ring broke a few months ago. Haven’t had time to replace it with one I liked as much so I just wear my wedding ring.

No one seems to notice.

Post # 6
235 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

So don’t wear a wedding band? 

Post # 7
4965 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Before I got married I felt the way you do about the wedding band taking away from my engagement ring. I felt the detail in the band which makes my engagement ring different, got lost with the addition of my wedding band. I thought I’d split them up but in 4 years I never have. It wasn’t so important or as much of an issue in the end. 🙂

I’d just wear your wedding band on your ring finger and flip your engagement ring on to your right hand. You could also have fun and add a few smaller bands to your wedding ring for a lovely stack on your ring finger.

I’d also put your wedding bands closer to your hand and have your engagement ring as the outer ring. Usually that is the way you wear it. It doesn’t matter much if you have a solitaire but with  round/oval halos and clusters it tends to look unbalanced. (For me anyway) You may not mind the combination of your engagement ring /wedding  band as much this way. 

Post # 8
1829 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I sometimes wear both my rings, sometimes band alone, sometimes ering alone, sometimes band on left hand and ering on right.  I wore my ering alone for most of my pregnancy, because my hand was too swollen to do anything else(my ering is thinner than band).  Nobody ever notices except my husband.  He likes it when I wear my ering because he spent a lot of money on it and a lot of time picking it out.  I say do whatever makes you happy.  So many people have nontraditional rings or sets that I feel like anything on the left ring finger says ‘taken.’ 

Post # 9
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I don’t have a ‘wedding band’, I have one ring that was supposed to be an engagement ring (but cause I have small fingers, it had to be ordered and only arrived a montth before the wedding) that I got to wear for the first time on our wedding day. I love it 🙂

Post # 10
461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

These days, anything goes so go with what is right for you. Having said that, i felt the same way until we got married. Once he put my wedding ring on my finger i couldnt imagine ever not wanting to wear it, closest to my heart…then my ering…

Your rings are stunning btw

Post # 11
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

My Mother-In-Law, my SIL, and I all only wear the Engagement Ring. We didn’t bother with wedding bands. I guess it’s an unintentional family tradition for us, haha.

Post # 12
2772 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

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jmsk12 :  Maybe get a thin “spacer” band to go between your ering and wedding band? Maybe something with a different metal colour or texture, to kind of break up the set and allow both rings to shine without separating them. 

Post # 13
2987 posts
Sugar bee

I have a similar oval sapphire ring. I’m still looking at wedding bands so I totally understand. I feel like a lot of bands distract from my engagement ring!

Post # 14
912 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I often like the simplicity of just wearing my solitaire. No one I know thinks I am any less married 😉

Post # 15
460 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I’m slowly becoming a member of the one-ring club and honestly it’s great. It’s so much more comfortable, especially with the weather getting warmer now. 

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