Post # 1
I’ve seen a lot a lot of piccys of everyones beautiful rings and sets but i wanted to ask the bees with the diamond wedding bands, and with more than one wedding band a question.
I dont know if this is an English thing, or an old fashioned thing or whatever, but i always thought the diamond studded band to be an eternity ring? So like on the finger would be an engagement ring, wedding band and then eternity ring – after the birth of the first child i believe is where that one comes from traditionally!
Just curious as if there was a particular reason for you ladies to choose a diamond wedding band or multiple wedding bands, or if its just because you wanted them and there wasnt a reason/tradition?
ETA forgot to say, please upload pictures of your sets!
Post # 3
I’ll be getting two wedding bands but mine is for aesthetics. I just like the symmetrical look of a band on each side.
So no traditions, just preference.
Post # 4
Pretty sure it’s not tradition. Traditionally a band of pure metal (gold) in a solid circle. Diamond bands are aesthetically pleasing. I had never heard of anniversary eternity bands until I started looking for a wedding band.
Post # 5
I chose a diamond wedding band because it was the band that matched my e-ring, but I chose the set because I wanted the extra bling on the shank of my e-ring and the band. There wasn’t any real reason behind it; it’s just my preference. I’m not terribly traditional, so I’m really not sure what’s considered “correct” in my area (sorry), but I do know that many girls have diamond wedding bands that aren’t anniversary rings. I never really thought about them being strictly anniversary rings (or the only type of anniversary ring) honestly. I plan to get an anniversary ring at some point, but I don’t want a diamond band (I’d rather have a gemstone ring). Anyway, sorry about rambling. Here’s my set:
Post # 6
@hellsbells2949: You are quite correct about the 3 rings, e-ring, wedding band and then eternity ring (thought this was after a baby too!)
Not so much done these days, but I think I’ll still want one 🙂
Post # 7
I have an eternity wedding band and I wanted it because I wanted the extra sparkle and I just liked the look. Not a lot of ladies in my circle have them (they just do plain wedding bands), so also wanted to be different. Also, my e-ring is pretty plain so i thought the extra bling would showcase it more.
I don’t have my band yet… it just arrived and will go pick it up tomorrow *squeal*
Post # 8
I agree on the eternity band front. I much prefer the look of a plain band. And I’m pretty sure most of our friends would think it odd to get a diamond one.
Post # 9
I’m guessing the 3 band set of e-ring, wedding band and eternity ring is more of an English thing seens as @spaneshal: and @ladyartichoke: are noth from UK too!
Good to hear other opinions on it too.
I think I will go for a plain band, and then an eternity band later on (God willing!) but I think I’ve been influenced by my Mum, Nan and Great-Nan as they all had these kind of sets too.
Post # 10
I chose a half eternity band because I have a plain solitaire … I also purchased a 7 stone “anniversary” band for myself to wear on my right hand just because I love diamonds and I worked in a jewelry store so I got it cheap… but I do hope to get an eternity band or anniversary band to celebrate something in life … I love the tradition behind them
Post # 11
I chose an eternity band as my wedding ring because:
1. I like diamonds and bling
2. It goes really well with my e-ring
3. If I wear my e-ring by itself, I want something that says “wedding ring” to me, and plain bands are just not my taste.
Post # 12
I picked my ring because it matched my ering, didnt know about the tradition. I wore a plain white gold wedding band from the day we got married until just after the birth of our first child, then I got my actual wedding band, but that was all coincidence. 🙂
Post # 13
I think this may be a Brit thing as I understood it the same way although lots of people seem to be getting diamond wedding bands too now. The tradition in the UK is definitely a diamond eternity band on the birth of a child…but, awfully, I think it goes a long way back to when women were given a financial reward on the birth of an heir!! Disgusting! I have a plain band but might get a diamond eternity band when our first child is born. I like the tradition…or maybe I just like the diamonds!
Post # 14
I didn’t realize there was a timing requirement behind extra bands.
I have two eternity diamond wedding bands with my e-ring. I have two because I wanted two, it looked better with two and honestly I had the opportunity to add more diamonds so I did. A plain wedding band is not my taste at all.
Post # 15
I don’t know anyone with a diamond wedding band. I’ve noticed jewelers starting to push them in the uk to get more cash but i’ve never met anyone who’s bought one.
Jeweler tried to push it on me but I couldn’t wear lots of little stones i’d be too worried about losing one, I worry about things like that OCD style.
My sister considered a diamond band but in the end it didn’t feel right. It’s about what you’re used to I guess
Post # 16
I received a semi eternity diamond band as my w-band because hubby liked it the most. I then received the matching a-band for our 1st anniversary.