Need help! 2 or 3 CTW eternity band?

posted 3 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I have a 2ctw band. Rings are size 5.5. Solitaire shank is tapering down from 2.4mm (looks slimmer because it’s a knife edge). 

Personally,  if I had a redo I would neither choose an eternity band nor one that big or so much wider than the ering shank. I truly believe my band takes away from the diamond (compared to a slim plain band). 
But I am also a 24/7 type of gal; I always wear my rings and so the band tends to be inconvenient. Not that I don’t enjoy the look in general I just find it’s too much of a hassle 90% of the time. Also the band eats into the ering. I had the band remade to lessen that sawing effect and it way better now than it was before but sadly it’s still happening.

(I was told exactly this by seasons bees when I asked the wedding band question but I was also obsessed with that look and went for it anyhow). 

 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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@MiaSuperstar:  Not to thread derail, but your set is so beautiful. Have you tried using a spacer? I’m in the market for one myself now…

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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@bluecutie00:  i tried several and what happens is that the ering leans to the side sometimes. I don’t know how to explain it better. It still makes contact with the girdles. Just creating a space didn’t do it. I tried a 1mm spacer and that did literally nothing because it tended to completely slip underneath of both rings… I tried a wider one. I didn’t enjoy the look (I am not a stacker, I prefer only wearing two rings on that finger) and and it still scratched; it just did it a bit higher in the prongs. Then I tried the matching knife edge band (same size and width as my ering shank which did help but it felt croweded. But I came to live the plain band so I am wearing that one most of the time (especially in summer) 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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@MiaSuperstar:  Ugh, that’s really too bad. Your set is stunning. I just tried a 1mm spacer myself and it also did nothinggggg. So, I’m back to the drawing board lol

Post # 8
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969 posts
Busy bee

I have a 1ct channel set and it’s small. I’d go for 3ct and a prong set instead. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

That’s a hefty solitaire size..I’d go lower.  I have a 4ct solitaire with a 5ct eternity band. Larger than you’re asking but still heavy.

 

Post # 10
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835 posts
Busy bee

My e-ring is a 4ct solitaire and I paired my with a 4ct bezel set eternity band and I have no issues with my rings so far. Have you tried different carat weight  bands on with your ering in a store to get an idea of which one you would like the best? I would definitely go that route. Good luck and have fun choosing your band. 

Post # 11
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Newbee

I went with a 2 carat eternity band.  The 3 carat overwhelmed my engagement ring. 

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

Consider getting a 3/4 or 1/2 eternity. IMO, they are more comfortable and durable so you’re not constantly banging your stones on countertops, etc. Here is a 3 mm I have. My engagement ring is 1.8 mm, and the amethyst band in the middle is about the same. Both are 3/4 eternity rings.

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Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I have a 3.00ct 3/4 eternity band (each stone is .20ct) and my engagement ring is a 2.21ct solitaire.  When I was choosing my wedding band, I toggled between 3ct and 2.25ct (.15ct per stone).  My mindset then was that bigger is always better, but now in hindsight (6 years later), I almost wish I went with the smaller stone size.  Sometimes I like the blingy look, but there are other times where I definitely think my engagement ring would stand out more if the wedding band stones were smaller.  My finger size is 7.25, for perspective. 

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Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2020

I think if you don’t want to overwhlem your center stone you should go with the smaller. I have a 3 carat center stone and a 3.5 carat eternity band. I think its the perfect size so I feel like maybe stick with the same carat weight (approx) as your center stone? 

Post # 15
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Helper bee

I can give you a comparison between thin vs thick diamond bands. 

My e-ring is a 2.2ct diamond with halo and my wedding band is a thin band that matches.  I also have diamond bands (0.30 each stone) that will show you how different each looks . I’ll include another shot of two thick diamond bands on either side of the e-ring as well. 

Good luck x

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