Post # 1
I want to start by saying I don’t want the word ‘plain’ to have any negative connotations. My finacé and I were talking about this last night and when I said the word ‘plain’ regarding my engagement ring, he took it to mean something bad. I love my engagement ring. It is perfect and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. That being said, it is a diamond solitare with a regular band. And while I think my beautiful ring is super fancy, if compairing it to a ring with a halo or and engraved band or something along those lines, I would call my ring less fancy and more ‘plain’. On to my question.
I have been looking at ‘fancy’ wedding bands. They are just what I like better (I will post some examples of what I’ve been looking at below). My fianceé thinks that a fancy wedding band would clash with my engagement ring because it’s not super fancy (when he says it it’s fine but if I say it it’s ‘you don’t like your ring?!?!’). I think that because it is plain I can go with a fancier band because it won’t be too much. Anyway, I don’t think he is convinced that it will look ok and I was just wondering what you guys think and if anyone has any pics of their fancy wedding bands with their ‘plain’ engagement rings. I would love to see them!
Here are some of the bands I’ve been looking at that I like:
Post # 3
@MistySoda: For me, the only issue would be the difference in thickness of the e-ring band and the wedding band.
I know there are a lot of threads on here that show solitaires with diamond bands or non-matching bands, so you could try looking for those threads to get an idea.
I agree that you have more options w. a plain band engagement ring, but you should probably try on some different styles to get an idea of what looks good or not.
Post # 4
I love those wedding rings, but especially the last one. It is absolutely exquisite!!
Post # 5
That third ring is to die for!
I don’t have a plain e-ring (I have a halo with pave sidestones) but it’s thin band. My wedding band is much thicker though – with 3 rows of pave diamonds. I love the mix of the thin and thick! The thin band that matches my e-ring just got lost under my halo. I also love having a wedding band that I can wear on its own.
Post # 6
I think any of those would look stunning with a “plain” engagement ring. They are all beautiful!
Post # 7
I love all three that you picked out!! There are several bees that have a “plain” solitaire with fancy bands! It does not have to be matchy matchy! Here is what I did:
Stacked my solitaire with 2 other bands. The one in the middle is diamond and purple amethyst
Post # 8
Thanks for your responses everyone! I agree the third band is my favorite but sadly it’s way more than we want to spend. We’re going to go check out some stores today and see what they have. I feel like rings like the ones I posted are not often seen in jewelry stores though. unlike they have to be special ordered and aren’t what people usually keep in stock. We shall see.
@JessMorgan777: Your rings look beautiful! I had thought of doing 2 bands as well because my fiancé wants a black tungsten band for himself and I wanted on to match but I a also want a fancy one. then the tungsten one could be for when I’m hyping something that my rings might get messed up.
Post # 9
And just like that, I have a wedding band! We went in to a Jared’s and they had the most perfect ring. I’m a little sad I won’t be able to get it engraved but its just so perfect in every other way. I love it!
Post # 10
@MistySoda: oooh! You made a great choice! Beautiful!!
Post # 12
@MistySoda: looks so good!
Post # 13
@MistySoda: Sorry, got to excited. Can you please, please tell me where you saw the second band with the butterfly? I love that. I have been looking for a band for 2 months and have not found 1 yet that i have liked or thought that i could live with wearing everyday adn then you posted this pic,……..WOW!!!!! i’M LITERALLY AMAZED BY IT
Post # 14
I love those! I always thought one of the benefits of a solitaire, and one reason some people choose them, is that they can pair well with fancier or more embellished bands.
With a solitaire, the world is your oyster, wedding band-wise. You can choose practically anything, and I don’t think it would clash.
Post # 15
@JessMorgan777: and @WannaBeeMrsB: Thanks! I love it so much! I keep taking out the box and looking at it lol. I’m sad I have to wait til November to wear it.
@SoBlessed: I found it in a shop on artfire.com called AnjaysDesigns. The shop has a lot of rings in that kind of style. Here’s a link to the ring in the picture:
@anemonie: I agree and I’m glad I didn’t have any input in my engagement ring because I wouldn’t have gone with a solitaire. I would’ve picked something fancy and not thought ahead about wanting a fancy band. I really love what I ended up with and I think they look amazing together.