My wedding ring arrived and we don't like it :(

posted 10 months ago in Rings
  • poll: What would look best?
    Tiny solitaire ring (raised like e-ring) : (5 votes)
    7 %
    Twisted band : (16 votes)
    22 %
    Diamond half eternity band : (18 votes)
    25 %
    Wider, squared version of this band : (19 votes)
    26 %
    Emerald band : (14 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 16
    Member
    2814 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2015 - City, State

    I voted for none – I would see about getting a custom wedding ring made. That way you can see exactly how the mold will look with your engagement ring so there will be no surprises. Does the etsy seller have a return policy? I would be weary of buying any other wedding rings to try if they don’t have some sort of return policy.

    Post # 20
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    2823 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2017

    moopy :  what about something like these, they come in yellow gold too…

    Post # 21
    Member
    211 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2019

    I’m sorry bee I know you want a straight band but a chevron band would work better! 

    Post # 23
    Member
    217 posts
    Helper bee

    I actually love the diamond one in the second pic. It looks like the base of a tiara with the emerald e-ring as the decorative part above it. Sometimes when we have something absolutely A+ stunning it can be hard to accent it because everything looks like crap by comparison. But I like the diamond band a lot.

    Post # 25
    Hostess
    9630 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

    I like both the twist and the diamond ones you posted!

    But what immediately came to mind was something like this

    Post # 26
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    252 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2020 - City, State

    All the rings posted are beautiful, but I agree that if you want to wear them together, you either need a curved or chevron ring, or a ring with a bigger solitaire setting that filled the empty space. The gaping triangle of negative space just looks like an accident to me! That said, you do you boo. Have you tried on any curved or chevron bands with the e ring to feel it out in person?

    Post # 27
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    549 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2020 - Summer Camp!

    My first thought was yellow gold contoured band, like others have said. If you want straight,  I actually think a baguette band with white stones could look cool with it (given baguettes look like emeralds). Or a thicker plain yellow gold band. I feel like the twist is bringing in an element that isn’t in the engagement ring, so it feels more mismatched (that isn’t necessarily bad though). It would also look lovely on its own. 

    Post # 28
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    580 posts
    Busy bee

    The ones you posted both look good to me! I guess the question is, when you take off the e-ring, which band would you prefer to wear if you had to wear it alone? I imagine there will be some situations where you might just want to wear the band by itself.

    Edit: I think I prefer the twist. It’s more interesting and the other one seems slightly too thick. It might be a bit too much to have both of those on your finger. 

    Post # 29
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    8324 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    moopy : 

    I really know what you mean by a ‘distinct’ wedding  band , and can see why you want it traditionally straight .

    While I love  these beautiful curved/chevron  bands for  their own  sake,    I am not keen on the idea of the wedding  having, as it were, to adapt itself to the engagement,  or any other ring. To me it is the most important ring , the one you actually get married with ,  not to be  be ‘upgraded’ or changed or anything ( not a popular view I know and not one I think  is better or worse than any other way, just  me  ) 

    So. I think  a wider. more  substantial version of the one you have would  be lovely.

    BTW  what a beauty of an engagement  ring , I love emeralds.  

    Post # 30
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    6605 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I don’t think any of the bands shown look/will look great. IMO this is a stand alone piece. Adding something else takes away from it’s own beauty. I don’t see why it can’t be both an engagement ring and a wedding ring. Your ring is vintage – back in the day folks were wed with only 1 ring. Think of it as a throw back to your rings history!

    If you are reeeeally set on getting a second one, I think a chevron or custom made contoured band is going to be the only thing that looks relatively cohesive. And even then I think you might still be disappointed. 

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