- 8 years ago
- Wedding: November 2010
I took me forever to figure out what I like, as I didn’t want the same thing that everyone else has, but at the end, I went with what made me feel good, who cares if other people have similar bands?
I definitely wanted something that would not overshadow my engagement ring, but that it was pretty enough to wear it on its own.
I highly recommend the Facets Collection (here: http://www.thefacetscollection.com), the ring took about 3 weeks to get here, but the quality is spectacular and it’s SO sparkly. I wanted an eternity band (I don’t like how my friends are always fixing their rings because it moves around), channel set (I’m very active, so the prong settings wouldn’t fit my lifestyle), something thin, and I wanted a channel set where the metal on top/bottom of the diamonds wasn’t too thick.
On the Facets site I was able to find an eternity band that is just what I was looking for (not too thin, not too thick), the site has pretty much every width you can think of.
In stores all I saw were very thick bands where the diamonds only went about 1/3 of the way on the band. All they sold was white gold as well (my ering is platinum, so I wanted a platinum band). I was quoted anywhere between $2,000 to $3,000 for an eternity band in platinum at the local stores (plus tax!). My Facets ring came out to $1,420, and we got a 10% discount (for military and VA). I had seen great reviews for them on pricescope.com, so I was confident buying there.
Anyway, now the important stuff, the pictures! There are tons, I got too camera happy with it! Can’t believe I have to wait 6 months to wear it… (Ignore my old-lady looking like hands. Seriously, I’m 30, if you saw just my hands you’d think I’m 70…)
Oh yeah, and this certificate came with the bands, they guarantee that the quality of diamonds is what’s on the certificate: