- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
I ordered my wedding band online. The fiancé and I went to store after store searching for just the right rings for both of us. At first, I knew exactly what I wanted: a white gold band that matches my engagement ring perfectly, save for the change in thickness where the setting is. That simple. 2mm x the thickness of the band. Easy!
Somehow, nobody shops had anything like this. They had the 2mm, but not the thickness. Nothing was just right. Fiancé was having trouble, too, not least of all because of the engraving we are doing — a message in the other’s handwriting inside of our own ring. Not many places do it, especially in the super hard metals, which seemed to be all he liked.
Then we found a place that had things he liked. Yay! And I asked what rings could not be engraved, and she said, “We can engrave in any ring.” Music, sweet music! He found his that night, we placed an order, and I, for the first time, found myself questioning what I wanted. While they were working out the specifics, I was looking at various rings and kept being drawn to the rose gold. I have always loved rose gold, but I wear zero jewelry aside from my engagement ring and the necklace he gave me for Christmas (white gold, both), so I’d never had any reason to try on anything in rose gold.
But try, I did. Nothing with a design appealed to me. Nothing with stones. So I went back later (to the same place, because they do the engraving that we want. I spoke with the same woman as last time (the manager, an amazing woman) and she made a few calls about what i wanted and told me that they don’t order from anyone who regularly provides this (what I thought was VERY simple) ring, in rose gold. She said that she would make a lot of other calls to find someone and if she couldn’t, we could always get it made. $199 to cast the mould of my engagement ring and reform it to exclude the variation at the setting, plus the cost of blah blah blah, I forget the details. I asked, not expecting much, if they engrave on rings from outside and she said yes! This woman, this store, they were magical! She told me if I found a ring elsewhere for less to go for it. So I searched.
I found a site with great reviews and exactly what I was looking for. $179 + shipping ($25 for express, which I gladly paid!). Right thickness, right weight, right width. It came in the mail today and the fiancé woke me up (well, the dogs woke me up, but he excitedly brought me the envelope) and we opened it together.
It seemed so tiny! Without the setting and stone, it looked so fragile and small!
And so: (ignore my swollen just-woke-up hands; these two bands actually fit my finger perfectly for all the rest of the day)