Post # 1
A few weeks ago my fiancé and I went shopping for wedding bands. My plan was to get a diamond band that matched my engagement ring and get them attached (I’m not sure what the process is called). However, I was sad to learn that with my ring it wouldn’t be a possibility. Because of the artistic details the side of the ring protrudes a little bit and it makes it so there is a gap between the engagement ring and wedding band. Now I’m worried about the separate rings not matching up and moving around. How have other people dealt with this? Do the two rings really slide around all that much?
My fiancé also suggested upgrading my engagement ring for the wedding and forgoing the wedding band. We were lucky in the fact that the place we bought the ring at has a wonderful upgrade option so it wouldn’t be like my fiancé was spending a lot of money for an entirely new ring. A part of me really likes this idea because I tend to fidget and with two separate rings I know I’m going to be playing with them a lot, trying to keep them matched up and straight. However, I’m leery of giving up my engagement ring.
Thoughts and/or advice? Thanks!
Post # 3
My wedding band does not perfectly fit with my engagement ring and there really isnt that much of a gap nor do they slide around that much. If I notice that they are separated more than I would like them to be I just push them together with my thumb. I play with my rings a lot anyways so they end up staying pushed together. No one will notice this but you!
Post # 4
I have two bands that are not forged together and I love that they are a little bit separated. I don’t think it is that big of a deal at all, and I prefer it! I think once you get your band it won’t be as big of a deal as you think it will be. Personally, I would rather have the wedding band seperate than the E-Ring so you have the option to wear JUST the wedding ring someday.
Post # 5
I had a really hard time finding a band that wouldn’t leave a big gap too and it bugged me so much I ended up having a band custom made. It ended up costing $850 which I thought was a pretty good deal (I had budgeted about $1200 for a band in my head). The jeweler took my ring for a couple days so he could do a wax casting of it and design the band to fit perfectly with it. My band is awesome and because it fits so well it doesn’t really move around at all, so I don’t have to have it soldered. You might want to talk to a jeweler and get a quote on a custom band, see where the pricing falls.
That being said, if you like the idea of upgrading your engagement ring instead, go for it! Whatever suits you and your budget best!
Post # 6
It’s called getting them soldered–it’s really common, especially with sets that are made to interlock. The one concern you have with wearing them non-soldered is that the gold will rub down eventually. Personally, my engagement ring is sandwiched with my two wedding bands–the wedding bands were not sold with my engagement ring so they don’t sit entirely flush.
Frankly, they rarely twist around. They seem pretty content to just STAY right where they are. I haven’t had any problems. But, i do like that i can take them off and leave one band, which i only do on days my eczema acts up.
Hopefully you can see the little gaps in it
Post # 7
What about getting an enhancer or guard instead of a traditional band, that way it will still be something extra but won’t move around as much. And if you get tired of the style (which might happen since I’m sure you plan on being married for a very long time) then you can update your ring by changing the enhancer instead of the whole ring. Just a thought:)