(Closed) Is my wedding band too big for my engagement ring?!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Both are beautiful.  But I do think they are competing and your band would be best as one to wear alone. 

I would get a thinner plain band to go with that solitaire but I am totally a plain band girl ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 3
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Helper bee

I think you’re right, your solitaire would shine more with a different wedding band. I’d go for a plain band, or maybe one with milgrain or small diamonds. Plus then you get two bands, so what’s not to love? ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

Your wedding band definitley detracts from your engagement ring. 

I would opt for a plain band and wear your current wedding band as a RHR.

Post # 6
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Honey bee

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redsea79:  

I think it matches quite well. Sure, there are probably other better matches but how many are you wanting in your marital bling? 3,4,5? Why not continue to wear it and keep an eye out for an a-band and/or everyday band with which you can switch? Or do you have to return it soon?

Bling!

 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

I think you’re right, the band is more prominent.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I agree with the others that a simpler smaller band would be better to show off the engagement ring. Beautiful rings though! I think your old band will be a lovely RHR.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

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redsea79:  I’d look into finding a princess cut channel set band similar to this one but thinner(around 2mm) and lower profile. The one you have now doesn’t look bad, but I do think is a little too thick and high set for your engagement ring. A plain band would be a great option too! 

Here’s a thinner low set princess cut channel set band I found on etsy that’s very affordable and I think it would look stunning with your engagement ring! Also here’s a couple plain 14k white gold bands that are extremely affordable!

Post # 12
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Helper bee

Both rings are beautiful, but I personally prefer when the width of the wedding band is the same width as the engagement ring making them look like they came as a set. If you want your engagement ring and stone to be the star, I’d definitely go with a classic plain wedding band in the same metal/design/width of your engagement ring. Or you could get the same style channel set diamond band you have now in a width that is thinner than your current one so it doesn’t compete with the main diamond. 

Post # 13
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Honey bee

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redsea79:  

The beauty of your dilemma is that you can shop as leisurely as you want. (lol) Try on a new band every trip to the store, if you want. Buy something online with a good return policy, if you want. Ask your friend at lunch or work or church, “hey, can I see your band?”, if you want. 

Personally, I’d consider a 2mm plain metal everyday band as well as a gemstone a-band. Something that stacks well with either e-ring or w-band. I’d also ask my hubs to circle bands that he likes in a catalog so that I could see what he’d consider IF he was getting it himself as a surprise. (When he asks why, I’d probably tell him that he was getting me a new ring for our anniversary, or hadn’t I told him already?) ๐Ÿ™‚ I happen to like the bling a bit better when he was in on it.

Happy shopping, Bee!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2003

 

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redsea79:  Your wedding band is a very beautiful ring that would look gorgeous as a stand alone ring.  But it does compete with your e-ring.  I would go for a thinner, princess channel cut diamond band.  Probably in the 1/4 carat weight range.  

These options would look gorgeous with your e-ring:

1) 14k Blue Nile princess cut channel band

2) 14K Blue Nile Riviera Pave band

3) 14k French Pave diamond band

Hope this helps!  Your rings are beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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