Post # 1
I have actually been engaged for almost two years. He proposed Jan 6th 2011 but we set a goal of summer 2013 for the wedding. We were graduating graduate school and moving across the country so we definitely didn’t want a short engagement. Then buying a house was more important (have owned our own home for over a year now). So now it’s time to get planning which is why I have joined Weddingbee… I found most of my google searches ending up here so I thought why not join J
Just wanted to share my engagement ring that my fiancé picked out all by himself. He knew I didn’t want a diamond and I wanted color (my favorite is blue). So he ended up getting me this beauty.
(Not a great picture, plan on taking some for the STD of the ring with a couple different props since I love photography and will update the picture when I do)
It’s a natural sapphire (part of why it’s so seemingly dark) with two small diamonds (don’t ask me carats, I have no clue and don’t care, haha). Everyone I know loves it and says it fits us perfectly so anyone thinking about doing something different for your ring, I say go for it.
I am also thinking about skipping a wedding band because I can’t envision it.. and I love it the way it is. Any thoughts on that?
Post # 3
If you love it by itself, then don’t get a band :] But if you’re curious to see how one would look, you and your Fiance could go to a jewelry store and try on different ones. No harm in trying something before you buy it!
Post # 4
I love your ring! Mine is somewhat similar (sapphire with diamonds on the side), so I’ve attached a couple pics.
Engagement Ring alone:
With the wedding band: plain white gold
I recommend going to stores and trying bands on with your ring. If you find something you like, great! If not, don’t bother! Your ring is so stunning on its own!
Post # 5
@risingsun: <— Hey OP! Do what risingsun did!! Looks great!
Post # 6
@risingsun: oooo I love yours too!! We have good taste
Post # 7
That’s a beautiful ring! The only thing I can think of would be a ring that alternated diamonds and sapphires. You don’t need a wedding band if you don’t want one, you can use that as your wedding band as long as you’re okay with people assuming you’re engaged (not married) when they meet you.
Post # 8
I think a plain gold band (relatively thin) would be perfect.
Post # 9
@risingsun: +1. I’ve got an emerald ring with a yellow gold setting and I’m getting a very slim yellow gold band. It was just a simple band from the jeweler’s case, but it fit snuggly and perfectly against my engagement ring.
Post # 10
I think you could add a ring if you wanted to.
Post # 11
It’s beautiful alone, but it could also be beautiful with a wedding band. I just have one ring, as does my mother, but most women these days want two and feel unmarried without the second. It’s just personal preference!
Post # 12
hmmm, that is true about people maybe assuming I am still engaged without the band, I didn’t think of that. I do like how the simple band looks with it.
Here is another picture I forgot I took at the beach that shows the color better
Post # 13
I am having the exact same dilemma as you! I also have sapphire w/ white gold but it’s an emerald cut sapphire and very hard to fit a non-custom band around. Wedding band or no band? Tough decision!
I think your ring is lovely and if you want the focus to be on your ring either do no band or a thin white gold band for the symbolism that will not take away from the ring.
Post # 14
That’s gorgeous! I think you should get a wedding band, because I personally love wedding bands, but you do whatever works for you.
Post # 15
It’s beautiful! It would easily work with a large variety of wedding bands, (personally I don’t find a tiny gap between a ring like that and a straight band a negative thing – if there would even be one, looks like it might fit snug) but it also stands alone beautifully. Your preference should be the deciding factor.
Post # 16
Your ring is beautiful and I also LOVE sapphire engagement rings (mine coming pretty soon I hope!) I’m also particular about the way bands fit with e rings and often think they take away from rather than complement the look of the ring. I think if you feel that way you should just stick with the one ring! Or, have you considered wearing your band on another finger? That might be an option. Just find whatever works for you. I’m for anything that goes against the “standard” and makes it your own.