(Closed) Plain or pave wedding band?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which band should I get?
    Plain straight band (my preferred option, and cheaper) : (25 votes)
    29 %
    Pave straight band (still nice) : (54 votes)
    64 %
    Pave curved band ("matches" my engagement ring) : (6 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 2
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2003

    Lavender28:  I like the pave straight 🙂

    Post # 3
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I think the straight pave band looks the best. 

    Post # 4
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think the pave straight band looks perfect with your ring.  But… Get whatever one you truly love.  You’re the one who will wear it every day, not us.  🙂

    Post # 5
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I really like the pave band with your ring BUT I honestly love the plain band, too. Have you tried on different styles of plain bands? You could get a thinner one (if you want) and see if that helps the contrast. I like a bit of contrast though. I think it helps show case both of the rings nicely. : ) Get what YOU love and don’t think too much about what’s popular. I have the opposite. I have a plain solitaire with no pave side stones and a pave band in rose gold and I love it. Around me all I ever see are pave e-rings with pave bands and I decided to go with what I love instead of what was popular around me. I don’t regret it one bit!! : ) You can also always ask for a pave band down the road for an anniversary. Unless you want the pave to be your wedding band, then go for it. You can still ask for a plain band down the road for an anniversary for those low key days. Whatever you truly want for your wedding band you should get. Both are beautiful : )

    Post # 6
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    The pave looks nice with your e-ring, but I would worry about one of the little stones falling out. 

    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper

    Lavender28:  I voted for the pave straight band. I think it looks so pretty with your ERing. They really look like they were made for each other. But with just a bit of contrast to see that they are two separate rings.

    But, I’m a big fan of plain bands. I think they are beautiful. In looking at the pictures you posted, it seems the plain band is kind of flat, with a rather sharp drop-off at the edges. Your ERing has so many beautiful and graceful curves, and it seems like a very sudden and abrupt change from the plain band to the ERing. Maybe a domed band would kind of echo the graceful curves of your ERing’s band?

    Whichever way you decide to go, though, you can’t possibly go wrong. Both options are beautiful, and your set will be beautiful, too.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    longtimemrs:  I agree 100%!

    OP, I think if you try on a more rounded style plain band like longtimemrs suggested that it would look really nice with your ering and elegant!

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee

    I prefer the straight pavé.

    Post # 11
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    Worker bee

    I prefer the straight pave, but I see where you’re coming from with the plan band. I agree with previous poster that a thinner plain band might do the trick.

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee

    I believe you should get whichever one YOU like the best. That said, I personally like the pave straight band best. I agree with PPs, maybe try on other plain bands- maybe thinner ones or one with a matte finish to it?

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee

    LOVEEEEEEE the pave straight band…really complements the stone and makes it pop!

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I guess I’m in the minority, but I prefer the plain. I like when the e-ring and wedding band are both distinct and I find that matching wedding bands tend to blend with/look like part of the e-ring.

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I love how the pave straight can be worn alone or with the ering and it matches to beautifully!

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