Post # 1
Are matching wedding bands very unpopular? I’ve always imagined wearing matching bands with my FH and back in the 90s, when my aunts got married and I tagged along ring shopping, I saw them everywhere. One of my aunts has the most beautiful, simple, unique design – my uncle’s is just a few mm thicker. These days, I find that it’s a real challenge to find them, and the selection is super small.
Where would one find matching bands these days? I tried to look on Etsy but many of them are made with sterling silver or other metals I’d rather not wear – I prefer traditional gold/platinum/palladium.
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@ChicFoodist: I just looked through the jeweler’s website where we got my rings and found several, they’re mostly plain and with no stones. But they’re out there!
We went through zales if you want to take a look!
Post # 4
Ours match (and they arrived this morning)! They’re both plain on the outside, with detailing on the inside of the bands, in platinum. We bought them at David Yurman. We cheated a bit, however, since FI’s hands are pretty delicate and I think he technically purchased a ladies’ ring, although it’s just a 3.5mm wide band, so it’s pretty gender neutral.
Post # 5
@ChicFoodist: We shopped at a local jeweler and then bought the rings we liked online (it was a lot less expensive), but I saw several matching sets at the jewelers. They weren’t necessarily all in the same case, though. Most of the time, the men’s ring was in with the men’s bands and there was a matching ladies’ ring, but in the ladies’ case. I would definitely recommend going into a brick & mortar and trying rings on before you order anything, unless you already know exactly what you want.
I thought I knew what I wanted until I tried it on in the store and realized it looked awful with my e-ring.
Post # 6
- Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon
It’s really important to me for my wedding band to fit perfectly against my Ering. So unless I was getting a plain solitaire, it would be almost impossible and it would certainly look odd on him.
Post # 7
They exist but I find most of them are extremely masculine looking. My SO and I will not have matching bands. His will be white gold with a yellow gold inlay and mine will likely be all white gold.