Post # 1
I would appreciate input from those who know jewelry!
So I got my wedding ring and it’s gorgeous, it’s alternating turquoise and diamond. It fits under the basket of my engagement ring, which has diamonds on it.
I’m wondering if the diamonds underneath my engagement ring will scratch or break the turquoise cabs in my wedding ring? Should I get a spacer?
(I don’t have a pic of the rings laying flush for some reason, but they do.)
Post # 2
To be honest, I have no idea what the answer to your question is. But I just had to pop in and say that wedding band is awesome!
Post # 3
That’s GORGEOUS! Is it custom?
I’m not an expert, but I would worry about damage in both direction, i.e. the diamonds in the band could also scratch the engagement ring. I think some people have their rings soldered togethere so they don’t move, but it would be a shame to hide your gorgeous ring under the e-ring, so I would use a spacer.
Post # 4
Oh wow, yeah, this isn’t what you want to hear, but I think the wedding band is definitely going to get damaged and scratched up by the diamonds on your basket. Turquoise is 5-6 in hardness, quite soft. Platinum is even softer at about 3.5, but with no time, the diamonds in my wedding band had carved out a little notch in the basket of my e-ring. I would def add a spacer.
Post # 5
That set is beautiful!!!!
I have heard that even diamond pave bands can damage wedding bands from the constant rubbing, and you should always get them soldered together. Or a spacer could work great if you want to leave a little more breathing room between the two. I’ve seen some really tiny ones that would be lower profile than the wedding band.
Post # 6
Yes I would definitely put a spacer between them. Beautiful rings !
Post # 7
Thanks, ladies, for all the love on my rings!!
Yeah, your answers were exactly what I thought. I don’t want to believe it but I know you’re all probably right! I kinda don’t want to get a spacer because I wanted to gradually add stacking rings and I feel like a spacer is cheating haha. But I agree it probably needs to happen. Does that mean it needs to be metal (like the same metal as my engagement ring)? So 14k white gold?
Could I get…a tiny diamond one? 😈😈😈Damn a teeny diamond one from Etsy would be so cute…now I’m just finding ways to justify that purchase haha.
Anyway, for the PP who asked, it was custom! From ASweetPear on Etsy (they also have an Instagram) and I was blown away by the quality! I love it and highly recommend their shop!!
Post # 8
I would definitely be concerned about the turquoise getting damaged 😕. Your wedding band is amazing though! So pretty and unique! I love it 😍.
Post # 9
lllllllllllllllllllllooooooooooooooving the heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeell out of that band!!
Post # 10
Yes it can scratch and break. I would suggest a spacer.
Post # 11
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
Definitely get a spacer. Check out ZinaFineJewelry on Etsy. I got a 1mm diamond eternity from there and it’s held up great going on 4 years of wear.
Post # 12
So, you have damange potential on multiple planes.
1) Wedding band. The culet of the diamonds will cut anything they contact. So, that ring needs a spacer that floats BELOW the diamond culets. So it must be thin enough off the hand to no touch the cultet and wide enough along the diamonds to get beyond the culets.
2) Ering. The angle is hard to resolve. But, if the diamonds at the bottom of the gallery U are proud of the metal — then they will eat anything they contact. If you put a straight solid band against that ring, does the metal touch the diamonds in the gallery? If so, that ring along would need a spacer to avoid eating your wedding band.
You are looking for something like this (not mine). Sew how band is lower than the culet on the wedding band?
Post # 13
SO BEAUTIFUL! But yes, since diamond is the hardest substance, and turquoise is a very soft stone, I’d get a little spacer, otherwise that poor guy is going to get torn up. I LOVE that ring.
Post # 14
I am OBSESSED. This is unbelievably gorgeous and unique!
Post # 15
I think everyone has covered what I was going to say but I still wanted to say how beautiful your rings are! I am not a fan of halos but love emerald cuts and emerald cuts with a halo and I REALLY love turquoise. Beautiful!