Post # 1
Hi Bees! I’m having a dilemma… I fell in LOVE with my engagement ring and was absolutely elated that he proposed with it (and even more elated that he proposed period! lol). I loved it so much because of the gorgeous and yet simple detailing on the side, the Tacori “window” on the band, and I thought it would look wonderful with a simple diamond wedding band. Fiance did an UH-MAZING job picking out a gorgeous 1.09 ct round diamond! We’ve been engaged since June 2011 and I’ve never stopped loving my ring.
My dilemma is that now that we are looking at wedding bands, we haven’t been able to find anything to match it. While Tacori has some beautiful wedding bands, the way that the ring is designed, the diamond setting sticks out of the side of the ring and nothing sits flush with it. We’ve looked at the curved bands, but there is a big gap between the edge of the ring and the band (and I don’t really care for the curved band period). We’ve also looked at doing a straight band with channel set diamonds, but there is next to nothing that is low enough so that the band sits flush with the e-ring. We’re looking into having something custom made, but I just don’t know if it’s going to look how I dreamt it would, or if they will be able to get the band low enough.
I fell in love with the ring thinking that it was ok to have something simpler with no diamonds on top of the band because I figured I could just do a diamond wedding band. My wonderful and understanding Fiance suggested that we look at other settings- he’s not a sentimental person and promised me that his feelings would not be hurt if I picked something else. Please help me decide what to do! Thanks Bees!
Here’s the Tacori website picture!
Post # 3
I would keep it, esp if you’ve worn it for that long, you’ll be sad to see it go and I’m sure by now you have an emotional attachment to it.
Post # 4
What about getting a custom band done?
Post # 6
Have you talked to Tacori, they MUST make a matching band….
Post # 7
I had a similar dilemma. my ring had side details and literally all wedding bands were too high profile and covered it up. I had my e-ring modified by having a jeweler add a 1mm strip of gold inside the top of the band to raise everything up a little (and of course it had to be sized up to make room for the extra metal).
it cost $400 to have this done, but it was worth it because now any band looks good with my e-ring!
sorry, I don’t have a photo of it handy right now. I hope my description helps!
OR: different advice: maybe wear your e-ring on your right hand and get whatever you like for your wedding band?
Post # 8
Agree with love…There has to be a matching band.
Post # 9
@janie-janie: That’s such an excellent idea! I will ask our jeweler if they can do something like that!
@Maggeroni: I really do have an attachment to it already… When I thought of what I wanted to wear forever, this ring just called to me.
Post # 10
@love108: I’ve looked on their website and all I’m seeing are things that I’ve already seen in the store. I could probably have the jeweler call Tacori himself and see if they have anything else to offer.
Post # 11
I would never switch out my engagement ring. It has a special emotional attachment. It’s the ring your fiance chose for you and that makes it special. I think you would regret changing it. I would go for a custom band. or some girls wear the e-ring and wedding band on separate hands (but it sounds like you wanted yours together).
Post # 12
It’s difficult to tell from the pic you posted; however, the shape of your ring looks somewhat similar to mine (cathedral mounting with an elevated center-stone diamond, though I have baguette side stones), and I have a Memoire seven-stone, 1 carat, petite-prong, half-eternity band that sits flush against my e-ring, because it is low enough to not conflict with my center stone. Perhaps something like that would work for you as well.
Post # 13
@love108: I was just going to say this. I have a tacori as well and mine has a matching band!
Post # 14
Stick with your ring and wear your band on the other hand. That way you can get your diamonds that you wanted on the band and nothing will take away from your ering
Post # 15
I bookmarked Janie-Jane’s thread months ago because I thought it was so brilliant!
Post # 16
Absolutely keep the ring you love, it is beautiful! If it’s a little gap from the prongs, it might not bother you as much as you think because you could still glimpse the details. I also love the suggestion of adding a little bit of metal to make it sit up higher too…if that works, great!
My ring also has detailing on the sides (which I never expected to like because I always thought they’d be wasted LOL) and I’ve just come to terms with the fact that it will be hidden once I add the band. Like my own little secret