(Closed) PRACTICAL RING SETS

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

You should really check out swedish/finnish engagement/wedding sets, the tradition here in scandinavia is way more practical than the standard in USA. 

We rarely use big stones, and average it definately not bigger than .5 c for a solitaire. Many people, especially the older generation, have two of what americans call “weddingbands”, one for the engagement and one for the wedding.

You can google “vigselringar”, “vihkisormukset”, “förlovningsringar” and “kihlasormukset” for inspiration!

Good luck! 🙂 

Post # 3
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Busy bee

I think in general avoiding tiny little bands with tiny little diamonds all over everything is a good place to start. I have a 3 stone engagement ring and a wedding band with channel set diamonds in platinum. Platinum doesn’t wear away like gold does, so it’s very low maintanance. The channel set diamonds are all square, so dirt doesn’t get in between and they are rock solid between the 2 bands of metal. My engagment ring is a 1.5 carat oval with 2 semi bezel set trillions on the side. I do have to check the prongs on my oval every 6 months, but the bezel set trillions aren’t going anywhere. I’ve worn it daily for 17 years and it still looks just like it did when I got it, and I do not baby it.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Everyone’s opinion on what’s practical will vary depending on lifestyle. I think that bezels or semi bezel engagement rings with gypsy set diamond wedding bands would be very practical and low maintenance, something similar to the Tiffany Etoile rings.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: County courthouse

I very my rings as practical. They never get in the way or anything.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I wear my set 24/7! 🙂 It’s exactly what my mind went to when deciding on what type of rings I wanted. I went with a “smaller” stone at .53 carat and a .25 carat pave set band.

Post # 7
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656 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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janelka25:  I would say my set is practical. The Channel set band never gets caught on anything and it’s beautiful when I wear it alone. My halo doesn’t have any raised prongs so it doesn’t get caught anything (other than the occasional hair from running my hands threw my mane lol) but it’s all about your life style. Bezels are becoming more popular so they are easier to find and they offer a really smooth look and feel. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

There are some lovely bezels out there if you want to have your cake and eat it (practicality and stones) for  all stone shapes. There is a thread on the SMTB forum on Pricescope. They can look stunning with coloured gemstones, a couple of Bees have them, but of course they will be more prone to scratching than diamond if you are heavy on your hands.

Here are two examples.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

my practical set. ill prob never get anything but bezel set rings ever again. i love the look of them and theyre so versatile. mine is moissy set in palladium and platinum.

Post # 11
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Newbee

Palladium rings are amazing! I don’t have the matching band yet just the ER but this is what my set will eventually look like (not my fingers or pictures, just what the jeweler sent me). I was considering low profile or bezel settings. If you are unsure, talk to your jeweler. Mine was really helpful in ruling out some rings that would have just not worked with my lifestyle

Post # 12
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Newbee

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Sweet.Sugar.Rose: Your set is so romantic and beautiful! What mm sizes are your e-ring and band? 

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