(Closed) Rings: Solitaire or with sidestones?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

My e-ring has tapered baguettes on the sides of a round centre stone, and we’re getting plain platinum wedding bands!  It felt like overkill with too many stones to pick a wedding band with bling!

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

My ring is a round diamond with ruby sidestones, and I’m getting a plain band. I don’t have any pictures yet, though.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

i have a three stone ring with round diamonds and i’m getting a plain band. like BA, i also felt like it was overkill to get a diamond wedding band. i don’t want to cover up the setting of the ering though, so i’m going to wear my ering on my right hand and my wedding band on my left.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My ring is a cushion cut solitaire with a plain yellow gold setting. I think yellow gold looks better with my skin tone than white or platinum. We haven’t had a talk about wedding rings yet, but I saw this beautiful antique ring on the Marlene Harris website just this morning and I was going to post it here so you could all see how lovely it is, but it must have sold I can’t find it anywhere. Anyway, it was yellow gold and had alternating diamonds and sapphires arranged in a way to look like little flowers. There’s one that kind of fits that description in white gold, but mine was much prettier. So, I guess I can’t have that ring, but I"m thinking about asking for a band that has sapphires in it in some way because that’s FI’s birthstone and my favorite color. I think it would be special and something not many other people have.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

i think it depends on what you like. my ring was a solitaire. i really wanted an eternity band for my wedding band but because my ring is a solitaire, i found that plain bands looked best w/ my e-ring. so i had to give up the diamonds on my wedding band =(. I don’t have any pictures at the moment, sorry. Good luck!

Post # 8
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Newbee

My ring is a cushion cut with half-moon sidestones. I thought I wanted a band with diamonds too…but decided that it would take away from the e-ring rather than compliment it.

I think it depends on the type of setting and size of the stones too. My e-ring band is plain other than the sidestones so a plain band just kind of matches better.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have a yellow gold solitaire with a round diamond.  I’m the minority with yellow gold, but silver tones look awful on me.  I had made a yellow gold eternity band with pave set diamonds.  Well actually, it’s like 95% eternity, I had a very small section left without stones so it could be sized if need be in the future.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have a solitaire and 2 bands, one with diamonds and one without.  I like the versatility of more/less sparkles 

Stock photos:

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Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I’m thinking of pairing a channel-set Asscher cut band with my Asscher cut ering w/tapered baguettes:  http://9ahchick.googlepages.com/thebling

 My band will only have bling half-way so I can turn the plain side out if I don’t want to be as sparkly.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I have a center, round (brilliant) with eight channel-set side stones.   

http://www.billbarnes.com/product.asp?product=6847

The jeweler recommended channel-set diamonds as the wedding band, and although we had decided to get them, we were thinking I would have to wear them on separate hands (same idea – that the channel-set band would somehow "take away" from the e-ring).  I think that I actually was just intimidated by the bling factor though.  After going back to try on the wedding band over the past five months (having since gotten used to the e-ring) we have now decided that they look fantastic together.  The sparkle will put your eye out at 50 paces, but they look fan-tas-tic.

Post # 13
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Newbee

Go to Pricescope.com.  Click on the "Show Me the Ring" forum, and in the very first thread you will see over 120 pages of rings posted by users.

My ring is a 4-prong solitaire, and I will be pairing it with a band with pave diamonds all around it.   

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

I have a very simple platinium, 4 prong, 1 carat round cut diamond on a very thin (1.5mm) band. I am pairing it with an also very simple and thin (2.5mm) platinum band.

I found that while I liked the look of the bands with diamonds it was too much for me. I love my Engagement Ring and I don’t want anything to take away form it, so I went with something simple.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

This is the look I am trying to avoid:

(personal preference, not trying to insult anyone – I just find the wedding band competes with the E-ring")

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I have a .75carat solitaire princess cut diamond set in a cathedral style band.  I hoping to pair it with a 2.5mm wedding band with princess cut in-lay diamonds, very similar to the picture posted by MsB.  I don’t think the look competes with the e-ring too much, and am hoping to have a wedding band that can be worn by itself and still be stylish (all about personal preference). 

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