(Closed) Oval Halo with large base – should I just accept the gap? Pics!

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Your ring is beautiful, and I personally really like the gap. 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - City, State

I do not like the gap at all. Have you considered no wedding band? Since your engagement ring kind of looks like it already has one since there’s 3 rows to it. Then you could just get the band you really love as a RHR!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

I have an oval halo, but it’s a cathedral setting so there’s space to fit a straight band underneath – which I was actually kinda bummed about, because I love the look of gaps! Lol, I know I’m weird. So anyway, I say embrace the gap!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Vineyard on Long Island

I LOVE both your Engagement Ring and that 2nd band you posted… have you thought of bringing your ring to a jeweler and having them change the base?  I’ve seen other bees posting about something similar.  It shouldnt be much effort for a jeweler to change the base to something raised, or at least mount that basket above the band of your Engagement Ring so it sits high enough for that gorgeous round wedding band to fit underneath?

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Are you opposed to a chevron style wedding ring?  There would still be a gap, of course, but the gap would look intentional.  If the gap even bothers you.

I like your gap, though.  My advice would be to do a chevron or a straight band and just own the gap. You’ve got a beautiful ring, and it will be lovely no matter what choice you make.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

svnnh09:  I love gaps between the Engagement Ring and band. It does look like the band in the photo might be a little big. The gap would be a little smaller maybe if you sized down a bit. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I normally have no issue with gaps–will probably end up with a small one myself–but you get such large finger coverage from your ring, that I think it makes the band look kind of pushed to the side? I wonder if you could get a custom band made like the bottom one, but with a thin metal wrap to go around the center stone part and connect the two sides? My other thoughts are (a.) the way your ring is designed, it already looks like you wear two thin bands with it–you don’t really “need” a separate wedding band and (b.) you could wear your engagement ring on your right hand, and wear the band you like on your left. If you do decide to go the custom route, there will be sketches and CADs and wax models, so you’ll have plenty of opportunity to decide if that’s what you really want along the way.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

svnnh09:  Or you could get something customized in a shape kind of like this to fit around your ring. They may even do it with the second band you showed. 

svnnh09:  

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

I usually like gaps, but your gap is too big in my opinion. Could u have something custom made to fit around it? 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I have a small oval ring and its base is the same style as yours, so I will have a gap.  I like it, though!  I tried my ring with straight wedding bands and it looks fine.  Of course you have a bigger oval but I don’t think the gap looks bad.  Can you try a plain band and see if it slides under the base?

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2016

That second band is absolutely stunning! I vote that you purchase the band and wear them each separately depending on your mood or the occasion. I just can’t imagine parting with that band, its so spectacular. I also agree that the skinny band leaves far too much of a gap with your e-ring. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015 - Family Farm

confidenceinrain:  I love the idea of a second band to wear alone. My Darling Husband bought me a gold triple roll ring to wear instead of my wedding set, which are all soldered together. 

It’s really nice to have a simple ring that won’t get in the way. My stone is a larger topaz so I enjoy the simplicity.

PLUS Now I have TWO shinies!

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