(Closed) Rectangular Rings- what about the band?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ GL!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

What a cool ring! I’m of no help in the band department but wanted to tell you your ring is awesome.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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 # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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 # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰  find a wedding band you like and see what the jeweler can do with the setting to make it work!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

i don’t think that any band would go well with that. it is quite a ring all on its own!

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper

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.

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