Post # 1
I’ve been looking at wedding rings to get an idea of what I would like. I’m not “officially” engaged yet, but I want to know what the end product would look good (ering and band) before fully committing to the ering…I see a lot of people that have to change what their vision was before because they couldn’t find a wedding ring to work with their ering.
I was looking through the James Avery webpage the other day and saw a few rings that I think would make really nice, unusual wedding rings. I want something out of the ordinary and I really love hearts (but I don’t want a heart diamond). My ering will be a round solitaire on a gold band most likely.
The first pic is the one I really love. Tiny hearts…so cute! I know it has the potential to look young, but it signifies exactly what I would want my wedding ring to signify…LOVE! The 2nd one I really like, but it would be VERY thick…I don’t know how I feel about it. The other few are just some rings that could be nice for other ladies looking for something unusual. Unfortunately right now JA only makes sterling silver or yellow gold. So what do y’all think? Would the Tiny hearts look okay with a solitaire?
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They are all fun choices. My .02 is you should pick the one that would look best during a job interview that you may have, say, twenty years from now.
A few years ago I scored a job interview at a place I really wanted to work. In an attempt to look my very best I borrowed my room mates rings, lots of them. The interview was going really well until the potential boss stared hard at all the rings I was wearing. It wasn’t until then that I realized they were excessive.
Unfortunately people get judged by what they wear, it just happens that way. A ring that is sentimental to you might give another message to an employer.
If you don’t think that is a concern – go for whatever one makes you the most giddy! I have my nose pierced now, employers can take me as I am or not!
Happy choosing 🙂
Post # 5
The only two I was really considering for myself are the top two. You have a very excellent point about looking professional for job interviews. I hadn’t really considered that. I would probably only wear one other ring (besides the ering and wedding band) and it would be a gold wire ring that has two hearts on it. It’s incredibly dainty. I think the reason I like the tiny hearts ring so much is because it sort of reminds me of the other ring. It was my moms so I always associated those hearts with her, then come to find out it was my great grandmothers. So it sort of runs in the family I guess 🙂
Post # 6
Oh wow, your mom/grandma’s ring sounds precious! Hmmm, that definitely makes the tiny heart band meaningful. 🙂
Hey – who knows what employers will be thinking twenty years from now. I live in Portland, OR and it’s acceptable to die your hair rainbow colors and have visible tattoos and body piercing in professional settings. Certainly if that’s acceptable, so would an adorable tiny heart ring. I think it’s sweet.
Post # 7
I have ring #2 in gold. It’s gorgeous and I love mine (I wear it as a right hand ring) but it is VERY wide. It’s 9mm! I didn’t know wide rings required a larger size to fit, I had to get mine sized after buying it. I have long fingers, but even then I couldn’t wear another ring with it. It’s also slightly tapered, it’s narrower in back.
Go into the store and look at the hearts ring. I think it’s really pretty but for some reason I think it’s somewhat wide. 4mm maybe? You know how James Avery always makes things kind of “chunky” and not delicate? It’s like that.
Great choices though, James Avery makes some really high quality stuff (I see you’re in SA, so I’m sure know already know that).
Post # 8
@berrylava: You know, the dream of the ’90s IS alive in Portland. 😉
OP, I think some of those are cute, and would be nice pieces to switch up your wedding set look every now and then, but for the purposes of serving as a wedding band, I personally find some of them to be a little on the kitschy side and as PP pointed out, might make you appear somewhat unprofessional.
But if you love the hearts one, maybe get it in silver as a fun ring to wear when you don’t want to wear your wedding set maybe? I think a lot of women get a less-expensive ring to wear on less-blingy days. I wear a sterling silver one to wear to the beach and stuff when I have to leave my e-ring at home. Hopefully in silver it will have a pretty reasonable price point?
Post # 9
Very good idea. I guess I’ll just have to see what it looks like in person. I really like diamond wedding bands with solitaires, but I think that money will be fairly tight so I wanted to look at things that were cheaper and a bit more interesting than a plain band (although I love the simplicity and the symbolism, I just need something more). Luckily I have a little bit of time to look things over, try things on, and see if it’s something that I think will remain my style. If I end up deciding to go a different direction, then I guess I could always bug honey to get it for a birthday or something;)
Yes I love James Avery! I also like that it’s such a Texan thing. I think that the tiny hearts ring is 3/16th of an inch, so it’s one of their smaller rings. I really need to drive to a JA pretty soon, so I can take a gander at some of these rings in person.
Post # 10
I like the first two best… Yes, I think the 1st would look pretty with a solitare ering!