Just a newbee wanting to get your opinions on e-ring and wedding band!

posted 2 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

Personally I find the Cartier band to be hideous and I’m not into the premise behind it either. Also nothing on this earth could induce me to pair it with that gorgeous engagement ring. Keep looking, you have time. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I really like the combination you posted, but like PP I’m not keen on the Cartier ring. The sentiment of matching rings is sweet and all, but you’re the one who has to wear it. Maybe you could get it for occasions when you don’t want to wear an engagement ring and diamond band?

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State

While I appreciate your SO’s sentiment… he found a ring that he likes for HIM and you found a ring that you like for YOU. They do not need to be the same ring. Matching wedding bands are great for some couples, when they agree on the style. If they don’t, I don’t think you need to compromise the style you want in order to match your future-FI. Ask him if he’d be okay with you both having different wedding bands (he’d be wearing his as a standalone, so there’s nothing to match with and the Cartier band is just more his style, while you have a dream ring that really doesn’t go with the Cartier band, and it doesn’t need to). The rings are enough of a symbol.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I don’t see anything wrong with the Cartier band,  but also don’t love it, but you loving it is what’s important.  Fi doesnt wear rings either and isn’t into bling, but he did like a substantial ring,  so we are getting him a 8mm wide,  14k yellow gold wedding band with milgrain edges.  Mine is different in that its going to be a 5 stone, 14k yellow gold ring,   just with milgrain edges to sort of match them up.

Our rings are supposed to be ready this week and I’m getting antsy enough that I picked up this eBay cz for fun. It’s super cute and similar to your style,  so I thought I’d show it to you beside my sapphire e ring and you might get a kick out of it lol. 

 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse

I absolutely love your engagement ring. I love emerald cut rings. I think they’re so classy. Like some other bees though. I don’t understand the Cartier rings. I think they’re cute but I don’t think the price tag is cute! Haha. Bascially, I think they’re just way overpriced. I do think it would be hard to match one of their bands with an ering and not totally wash it out. If I had your engagement ring, I would want to find a daintier band to go with it. 

Your Fiance could always buy the Cartier band now and maybe for your 5 year anniversary or something you can get the matching one? I find a lot of women start wearing just a band after a while. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Try them on together before you write it off, it might look better than you think! I actually think the squareness and substantial size of the emeralds could pair nicely with a thick-ish squared-off gold band. The screws on the love band, I dunno, that’s more a matter of taste I guess. 

I’m biased though because I love my white gold e-ring + yellow gold band combo, and yes I got the yellow gold band to match hubby haha.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

AMarie_ :  thank you!  I absolutely love my sapphire and don’t usually like a lot of bling,  but kept gravitating to 5-7 stone bands with it,  so I’m just going with it. Overall like the idea of matching some elements of the rings while allowing each to be unique. 

TBH,  I think fi will probably wear his siilicone band more after the wedding anyway.  I gave him a set of arua silicone bands and have my own matching set.  His say forever on the inside and mine say always. Fi loves cooking and lifting weights,  both of which are activities he would take his ring off for, so I though I might give him the silicone band to get in practice for wearing a band and so he could have a silicone band he could wear when he couldnt wear the metal bands. He hasn’t removed it since putting it on Saturday, so I think he likes it 🙂

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

Wow bee, the ring you chose is beautiful!! I really don’t think the Cartier band would go with that ring AT ALL – it is much too thick and I think it clashes. My fiancé and I did not choose matching wedding bands – we went with what we both personally liked since it’s something we’ll be wearing every day. 

Anyway, I happened to pick out a band that has round and baguette diamonds so I thought I’d share! Keep in mind the ring is 3 sizes too large for my finger haha it’s all they had in store for me to try. 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2018

If your SO really wants the matching Cartier bands, maybe you could wear it on your right hand?

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

AMarie_ :  I would definitely try on some of the simpler bands at Cartier just to see. I personally think the Cartier love line is pretty casual. All my friends and I have rings or bracelets either given to us from our parents or we received as gifts from a loved one. It’s pretty casual in my ring and not typically considered wedding grade, so maybe I’m biased. Agree with a different poster that using it as a RHR would be better, as it looks classic as a stand alone piece without detracting from your engagement ring!

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