Post # 1
Need some help deciding on a wedding band and I’ve recently become obsessed with sandblasted bands (specifically rose gold bands as my e-ring is 18k rose gold).
Ive found it nearly impossible to find a reputable jeweler who makes sandblasted rose gold rings except for one. This designer has one band he makes for men in 10k rose gold, but he said he can make it smaller (4mm) for women and get me a quote for 18k.
My questions are: Knowing that 18k is soft is it TOO soft for a wedding band? I also love the brightness of the 10k but will it look weird with an 18k engagement ring?
I have a very thin pave band on my e-ring and when I’ve tried on thicker bands it looks kind of weird together. Thoughts on this combo of thick and thin bands?
Would love pics of other sandblasted rings or any thoughts about them and pics of thick and thin bands together!!
Here’s a pic of the men’s wedding band I want made for me and my e-ring:
Post # 2
Not sure my pics showed up. Let me try again:
Post # 3
I don’t think it will look weird. I think the texture will add a nice contrast. Have you tired wider bands with your e-ring to see how you like it?
Post # 4
I’ll tell you one thing, though, the sandblasting goes away and you have to get it redone. It did on my husband’s and he hasn’t even had it redone yet. It looks really cool, though!! It just needs upkeep.
Post # 5
The sandblasting is pretty! I don’t know if rose gold would be similar, but I have an 18K yellow gold engagement ring. I sometimes pair it with bands that are 10K yellow gold, and I can’t really see much difference in the metals next to each other.
Post # 6
I love that. It reminds me of my mothers original band, which had a frosted texture.
Post # 7
We had sandblasted rings for my first marriage, the texture didn’t even last a year, then they were just regular white gold rings. So factor in the upkeep! They sure look beautiful in the beginning though…