Post # 17
Decided to come out of lurking to respond.
Although I got married with an actual wedding band added to my solitaire, my husband and I are upgrading my setting within the next few months. Due to my short fingers and the width of the new setting, I won’t be wearing the two together. Instead I plan on alternating between my new wedding ring and my wedding band as the mood strikes!
I would definitely recommend getting a cheap band to wear when you go on vacation or go swimming, as to not damage that AMAZING peridot, but other than that, I think you can and should definitely rock one ring!
Post # 18
I actually mentioned using my eband as the wedding band as well and my Fiance got really upset. Apparently he’s far more traditional than I knew.
Post # 19
Holy Moly! That is an amazingly beautiful ring!
You can, most definitely, wear it as your wedding ring. You should, though, try on a thin yellow gold band… just to see how it looks. I think a vintage ring like that will look even more vintage with a thin band.
Alone or with a band… it is a beautiful ring!
Post # 20
@catwoman1701: I thought it was traditional to have only one ring…
Post # 21
I want to do this, but Fiance wants to get me a band too.
My ring is an odd shape and was MEANT to be part of a set, but when the jeweler showed me the band it was obvious it wasn’t going to sit flush. Plus, I am not big on jewelery, and I don’t understand why I need another ring. I’d rather save the money for either emergengies, part of our honeymoon, or use it towards something for our wedding.
Post # 22
I think you can rock the ring without a wedding band just fine!
I used my engagement ring as my wedding ring as well. I honestly don’t like to look of wedding bands pared with engagement rings. Even if they are a set, they still look bulky and I don’t know…slapped together. I’ve been married five months and nobody has questioned whether or not I am after looking at my ring.
Post # 23
- Wedding: July 2013 - Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas
I only have one ring. My husband didn’t want to buy a second ring and my band is pretty wide so we decided on only one.
Post # 24
I’m not getting a separate band. My E ring is very intricate and has gorgeous milgrain and melee on the sides. I really don’t want to cover up the detailing, and like you I think that one ring just looks prettier and not so bulky. FI’s mom isn’t keen on the idea, but she is very traditional…and has 3 bands and an e-ring all on one finger. If your Fiance is ok with it and its what you really want, then it’s completely fine.
Post # 25
@CARA1978: Maybe traditional was the wrong word. I think it was more a of ‘no wife of mine will only be wearing one ring!’ Took me by surprise whatever it is was but who am I to say no to another ring? 🙂
Post # 26
Mine are two separate rings that fit together, to create the appearance of a single band
Post # 27
I could totally do this because my ring looks like it is three separate rings!!! I do not want to do that, though … I have small fingers, but I have fallen in love with the way my ring looks with a guard. My ring has a contoured shape, so it is more complex to get a good guard. We are also trying to budget, and my Fiance wants to get me what I want. I have found a few pretty cheap. I am eyeing one right now that I may secretly buy so that he can use that money for the wedding/honeymoon instead … Here is my thunderball… (Gigantic pic, apologies)
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My e-ring is my “wedding ring.” it was used at our ceremony during the ring exchange. My wedding ring was a custom done design by a well known modernist jewelry designer I had admired their work for years. it is a stand alone ring, more like elegant scuplture than a ring. Any band or additional ring detracts from it, it is perfect as is.
I LOVE my ring so much – and I think only one ring is really necessary. (Esp when you think of all the ppl who get their e-ring and wedding band soddered together, or get them to basically look like one ring. You don’t see many ppl wearing 2 rings on one finger, unless it’s a bridal set, for a reason. (2 rings on one finger is usually not practical