Post # 1
In an Ideal world I want to get 2 stackable rings to go with my 3 stone Sapphire-diamond e-ring AND my FI’s Wedding band for under what my Engagement Ring Cost (under $900). Can it be done????
Here is some soft core ring porn to help me out.
My e-ring – – Under $900 – 1/3ct center + 0.1ct sides (AAA grade)
Stackable ring #1 – – $180 14Kgold + 1/4ct
Stackable ring #2 – – $460 – AAA grade sapphires
The ring my SO knows about and likes –
The rings I want to get him, if he likes it. – $637 – This modern matte Titanium ring has three Blue 0.01ct sapphires in polished 18k white gold setting. The ring is 6.50mm wide.
– $450 – 14k White Gold (with black plating)8MM High Polished Dome Wedding Band
I guess it all depends on what he decides he wants AS A MAN. If he wants the most expensive option I can always just get ring #2 and skip #1. It isn’t fair that I get to have 3 awesome rings and he be stick with the cheapy (unless he LIKES and WANTS the cheapy). I am paying for our wedding bands (as per tradition)
How was making this decission for you guys?
Post # 3
All of our rings were fairly cheap.
My e-ring & band came in a set, cost about $419 total.
Engagement Ring is almost 1/2 C combined [9 diamond cluster with 5 diamonds on each side], wedding band is a little less than 1/2 C [13 diamonds], set in 14k white gold. They are I.
And then I bought this ring to use as a wedding band when I wanted something pink, it’s a 7/8 C created pink & white sapphire set in sterling silver, cost was $39.
And Fiance has picked out this ring : 8 mm tungston with CZ stones. $39
For a total cost of $497.00.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2013 - Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park
My engagemnt ring was 2000. My wedding band was about 150. My wedding band is older, but it was so beautiful. I couldn’t stop talking about it until my fiance bought it. His wedding band is about 400-500. He just wants a plain yellow gold band. I apologize for the size of the pictures
Here’s are my rings:
Post # 5
@mandyhartwell: OMG that ring is so pretty!!!!
Post # 7
I think it should be easy, just tone back on the “fancyness” of the rings.
Our wedding bands I think cost us $150 total, on a 50% off sale. they were both simple white gold. Mine has a bit of a dotted edge to it but thats it.
I love your stacker choice #1, not a fan of the 2nd one. I think the saphire that should stand out is in your e-ring 🙂
Post # 8
DH’s ring was just under $600. Boy was it hard to find one he liked:
I have 2 wedding rings. The gold one is my grandmother’s. We got it hand engraved and sized for about $250. Then there is a platinum estate ring we picked up at a local jeweler for $700. This was when I couldnt decided between white or yellow metal so I opted for both. I do not know the total cost of my e ring but I know its around 8k ish. So about $1500 for all three wedding rings.
I feel like if your going to splurge a bit on your wedding day, it should be your rings. They are forever.
Post # 9
I think your Fiance should get to choose his ideal ring first and then you can base your choices on that decision – I think it’s only fair that since you got a nice fancy ring, he get a nice fancy ring too (if that’s what he wants). This is what I did with my Fiance. My ering was about $450 and his wedding ring cost $500. The wedding ring I am looking at getting costs $280.
ETA: I agree with PP, your wedding rings should be something you love because they are what will last and represent your relationship. Also, my Fiance was picky too.
Post # 10
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
We never really talked about how much we wanted to spend on each other’s wedding bands, but we knew we didn’t want to go overboard. My e-ring and wedding band totals at around $7600 (the wedding band does not match my e-ring but costed him less than the ring that does go with it). His wedding band costed me around $800. The ring he ended up choosing was more expensive than others he liked but he’s a bling-lover like me so he went with the one that had 5 diamonds in a row centered on the top.
I think you can do it if you go with stackable rings that are a tad cheaper (given he likes one of the ones you like for him) or forego one of the stackable rings (I agree with another poster above who thinks the only sapphire that should stand out is the one in your e-ring).
Post # 11
mandyhartwell omg that band perfectly matches my ering!!! It’s beautiful, where did it come from?
Post # 12
@Elky: Thank you for the imput. These thought are my random ravings. My Fiance and I are still at least 12 months from buying our wedding bands. We are planning a long engagement.
@prisigtr: I never thought about that. In my head, i am like “MORE SAPPHIRES! Bring it on!” lol. I guess I will see when we go shopping…Unless one of the sapphire rings goes on super sale…then I am scooping that sucker up.
Post # 13
So I went to Zales today, just to look and have fun for my lunch break. I took this pic. Tell me what you think?
Diamond, curved, or both?
Post # 14
@Sapphire-Dreamer: I have a sapphire ering too. Personally, I like diamond or plain gold bands better with sapphires than bands that have sapphires in them. I find it becomes a little too much? I think a diamond band allows the band and your ering to both be displayed to their greatest potential. 🙂
Post # 15
@Sapphire-Dreamer: I still like the diamond band better than the one with the mix Although in that picture if the mix was not curved it probably would look better, atm it doesn’t seem to sit quite right…
ALTHOUGH If you did two of the diamond/saphire curved rings and placed them on either side of your e-ring and they curved away leaving that slight gap on both sides, it might make your e-ring really pop. Did they have any ohter of those rings? maybe with a different stone just so you could see what that might look like?
Post # 16
Ering: $1500 (purchased on Diamond Bistro, LOVE deals)
Wedding Band: $500 (purchased from Lord of Gem Rings on Ebay. Highly recommended!)
ETA: I LOVE the look of all three rings together actually…but if I had to choose just 1 I’d go with the diamond band. It really showcases your engagement ring:)