Post # 1
Hi ladies! My SO & I are looking at rings & my first preferance was for asscher or emerald cut diamonds- well he just went to a local jewler & they showed him a $15,000 emerald cut diamond ring & he about flipped. Our budget is nothing over $2,000 and after looking online as well I’m starting to doubt we’ll fnd anything within that price range. So I started branching out & looking at vintage/estate rings- more ethical & the designs are more unique than most of today’s modern rings. Below is one I’m really drawn to- both shape & size wise- but I have no idea what you’d do about the wedding band with such a rectangular center stone….
So do any ladies have a ring similar in shape/size – if so what did you do about your band??
Post # 3
I have no idea what kind of band you could put with that ring. I love how unique it is. Hmmmm…I feel like a band would distract/take away from the ring. Are you opposed to wearing your band on your right hand? Or vice-versa? I have a 3 stone emerald cut and although I had a custom wedding band designed to fit with my e-ring I often wear them on different hands. I felt it distracted from my e-ring and my other hand was lonely 🙂 GL!
Post # 4
What a cool ring! I’m of no help in the band department but wanted to tell you your ring is awesome.
Post # 5
I’d move that beautiful ring over to my right hand after getting married and wear a wedding band on my left. Unless you got a very custom-made band, I doubt anything will fit smoothly with a ring as unique as that one!
It is gorgeous, though, and I wouldn’t let the wedding band dilemma bother you if you love it. Do you absolutely require a wedding band? That estate ring is gorgeous enough to be both an e-ring and a wedding ring, in my opinion 🙂
Post # 6
Are you opposed to wearing it as the engagement ring AND band. My mom only wears one ring to act as both bc anything added to it would take away from it
Post # 7
thanks everyone! No, a band isn’t a must have at all for me. I guess I fee like while this ring is gorgeous it’s not a *REAL* wedding or e-ring but would maybe feel/look like one if it was paired with a band… plus, there are sooo many gorgeous bands out there- selfish as it is- I want one just like everyone else…. I guess I’m also afraid his family, in particular, might be a bit judgmental about us not getting a traditional ring/band set- like we’re too poor for it, or something. Last time we visited his brother had proposed & gave his Girlfriend a HUGE yellow diamond halo ring & his sister had just gotten her set upgraded to a bigger diamond… So it was all about big expensive rings =(
Post # 8
Your ring is stunning! I think you’d have to go the custom route and make a band that will sit flush. I would recommend something plain or perhaps with some engraving that gives it a vintage-look.
Post # 10
Emerald cuts are usually set up a little higher so they’ll catch more light from below…you don’t have as many facets as the round brilliant or princess girls 😉 find a wedding band you like and see what the jeweler can do with the setting to make it work!
Post # 11
Honestly, I think people are much more likely to think “Wow, that ring is unique and stunning!” than “Wow, they couldn’t afford a regular diamond.” I have a gorgeous halo ring with a watery sapphire center stone that was around $2K and I get strangers complimenting me on it all the time. I seriously love it so much more than an enormous diamond ring.
Anyway, I think that ring is gorgeous. But what’s important is how you feel about it. 🙂 If it doesn’t say “engagement ring” to you, then maybe it’s not the one.
As for a band, I’d either go with a custom one or wear the engagement ring on the right hand like suggested above. Good luck and (an early) congrats!!
Post # 12
@Nona99: I didn’t even think of that! I suppose a jeweler would maybe be able to cut a groove or something into the setting that a band could maybe sit in??
Post # 13
With that unique of a design, there’s no real chance to find a wedding band to wear with it that looks remotely natural. Mine’s also a very unusual design, but I knew from the get-go that I didn’t want a wedding band! Are you really so opposed to just having one ring? I have three married friends, and my mom, who don’t have a separate band to go with their beautiful ring. No one’s ever asked us if we’re “just engaged,” or made any other snippy comments about the solo ring. It would be extremely rude to do so!
You just have to do what makes you happy. With that ring, I really don’t think anything will go with it, so if your heart is set on two rings, then you may have to choose something else.
Post # 14
@BeckyS0: There’s a lot of options, as an emerald cut girl myself, I like having all three of my bands flush, so I had the setting hicked up higher, which makes it sparkle more anyway, and leaves room for my desired ring result, just like in the picture! There’s tons of options, gold is malleable and having them worked on is usually pretty cheap if you keep it in house!
Post # 15
i don’t think that any band would go well with that. it is quite a ring all on its own!
Post # 16
I would not put a band with it. Two separate rings are not required, and I think that ring is a perfect example of a double-duty one. It’s beautiful and unique.