(Closed) My Non-Traditional Engagement Ring! No band?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
737 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Oh WOW!!! Your ring is so breath-taking and completely gorgeous! What is the center stone carat and TCW? What kind of stone is at the center? Again, beautiful ring! Very Cinderella indeed! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Visit a jeweler in your area. He/she will help you figure out a way to add a wedding band. Is there any space at all between your ring and your finger? Maybe your jeweler could add a little height to the ring that wouldn’t be visible to the eye, but would allow for a wedding band to fit nicely underneath? I am no jewelry expert, but I am certain that someone would be able to help figure that out for you!

Post # 4
391 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Kate Middleton has an oval sapphire like that and she fit a band next to it… I’m sure jewelers can come up with something.

Post # 5
2683 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I love it!  And FWIW, I also have a relatively non-traditional ring, and don’t have a band. We got engaged without a ring, and I was given this one on my wedding day. (Didn’t see it until we were literally exchanging rings). So, it is my wedding ring. Maybe I’ll have a band or two custom made for in in a few years, but I honestly love my ring and think it looks fine without it. 

I wouldn’t worry about it if I were you. Only one person (obviously a stranger) has ever asked me if it was “Real.. I mean is that your engagement ring?” I just smiled and told them it was my wedding ring. 

Post # 6
8 posts

I got mine made to fit my wedding band think it looked better without it. you can alwasy wear a band on the other hand. Honestly with a ring like that a band would barely stand out. That was the case for us – you could barely see the band to make the difference. First pic is with band , second is without. Congrats on getting married!

Post # 7
3501 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think you should go investigate the possibility of a band before ruling it out.  You may be surprised.

Post # 8
148 posts
Blushing bee

Where I am, few people have wedding bands. Even if their e-rings are solitaires, they just skip the wedding band part. I am one of the few who actually wants one! I wouldn’t worry about it too much, especially with a ring like that. Do what you want. 

Post # 9
1835 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Talk to a jeweler. They can curve bands that fit next to it. I’m in the same situation–my aqua e-ring is huge, I think 5.75. I don’t particularily want a band next to it, mostly because I dont like dainty, curved bands. So I’ll probably only wear the band once we’re married and lose the e-ring for day to day. Its too big for me and I’m not a princessey girl, haha!

Post # 10
2281 posts
Buzzing bee

Wow ! What a showstopper ! I’m sure a wedding band would work next to it. Have you been to a jeweler to try some on ? 

Post # 11
1601 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

WOW your ring is AMAZING!!  I don’t think anyone *needs* a wedding ring if they don’t want one, it’s completely a personal choice.  Everyone you know will (obviously) know when you get married, so the only people who would think it would be total strangers, and they may not even know it’s an engagement ring.  (Not because it’s different, but because strangers rarely say anything.  I wore a diamond ring on my left hand until I became engaged and no one ever asked if I was engaged or married.) 

Honestly, it’s up to you, if you feel comfortable not having a band then don’t…maybe get a plain gold band for times you don’t want to ruin your ring (like the gym, gardening, cleaning the house, work depending on what your job is).  If you’re undecided, I would suggest going to a jeweler and seeing what flat bands look like with your ring.  If you get one without stones with a low profile, it might slide right under (and look fabulous!) or you may find one with stones that looks OK despite there being a gap.  Or you may decide you want to have a curved or custom ring made.

Post # 12
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2016


2. My ring is also “traditional” ad no band will match with it. I loved the idea of no band…then regretted it…and now I like that my ring is perfect for me and I don’t think one needs to follow all the rules in order to be right. 

Post # 13
1074 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Gorgeous ring!  I’d suggest trying bands on at your jeweler.  I’ve got an oval gemstone ring surronded by diamonds and the way it’s styled, a wedding band will slip under the stones and fit flush against the band.  If not you could try a curved band.

Post # 14
743 posts
Busy bee

I think you can have a custom band made eventually.  And i know lots of women who dont even wear a wedding or engagement ring. 

Post # 16
93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Hearthstone Country Club

I am having this same issue! I have gone to several jewelry places to try on bands. None seem to work out. The crown stands so high to the point where getting a band made would most likely look ridiculous. I am thinking of just getting a really nice diamond band for the other hand.

This pic is from the top of the ring.  

this is the side of my ring.

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