- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013 - rolling hills of southern italy
So, a thousand pictures and a thousand questions!
First of all, this is my engagement ring. It is a sterling silver ring with a .5 ct eq. Cz. It was the one we chose because it was the only one that fit. That said, I love it to bits. Seriously. I know it’s not going to last forever, and that makes me sad. I had an idea to have an exact copy made in white gold and moissanite when we have more funds/ fewer expenses
But! This post is about. . . Wedding rings!
So, as you can see this is a pesky bezel set marquise. Not so wedding band friendly. (Although super fun because from the side it looks like a boat!)
I tried it on with an eternity band like this one vv but obv. It just wouldn’t fit under the e ring unless I got one specially made. ( by the way, it looked freaking amazing. I couldn’t stop looking. May consider a specially made bling ring in the future)
So I asked my fiancé what the plan was for wedding bands. He answered, um just, you know, a gold domed band…. I informed him there were other options and showed him some. Turns out he prefers rose gold and a hammered finish on a flat ring. Our set will be like the one below, except in rose gold.
So, this would be my wedding band. 2 mm wide, 1.5 mm thick to fit under my e ring.. which is a tidbit too big. My real deal, most permanent piece of jewelry on my body. Always there. In rosé gold!!?
I love rose gold. Honest. But I always wear silver or white gold. I’m a strawberry blonde, so rose gold probably even looks better on me. But this ring, this rose gold ring… He chose it. I’m not so sure. I asked if I could get a matching one in white hammered gold and he was a little hurt sounding, since in his culture wedding bands are always identical. But he did say it would be ok. I tried on a flat white gold band and it looked fine with my ring. They went together well. Both 2mm wide.
I restate: i LOVE rose gold…its just…I am afraid this won’t look good with my engagement ring.
I could deal with it. It’s not a big problem. Also, is 2mm to thin to engrave?
Anyway, I can envision myself building a rose gold stack of eternity bands to wear with this wedding band, or a mixed stack. I can see that happening so clearly that it has almost already started. I have one built in my head, and my hypothetical rose gold set is gorgeous!!
In rose gold. Or maybe white like shown here, to tie into e ring, but that would just make the wedding band even MORE out of place…. Wouldn’t it?
But I think my e ring will always look out of place there, it doesn’t belong with my imagined stack. It couldnt ever be part of a stack. it is a bezel set ring and antisocial. What do you think? Will it be ok? Should I just get white gold since when push comes to shove it probably isn’t a huge deal to my fh?
OR: problem solved???
… Eh. Maybe not. This one isn’t bezel set, im not super crazy about it, (though maybe if it were an oval…). and I like morganite (thanks to some pictures from some lovely bees) in rose gold better than I like moissy in it… I think. I can’t know for sure. I have never seen either irl.
Well, that’s all folks. I actually had a nightmare that my wedding ring’s color was bothering me… I guess I should be glad these are my problems. I just really want to get it right. It is important.
I had an idea to get them custom made, his with rose gold outside, white gold inside, and mine the opposite. . . That would still make them a set…. He liked the idea, but wen we went ring shopping it ended up being so difficult to find even a simple rose gold ring… We have to special order custom make these simple ones anyway and have them made to order. I felt like the jeweler would look at me like I had three heads if I asked that.
So, what would you bees do?