Post # 1
In Jewish weddings it’s customary to be married with a solid gold wedding band with no diamonds or precious stones in it. My Fiance and I are both pretty traditional and plan to do this. The thing is, my engagement ring has diamonds in the band, almost all the way around, and its a flat edged band. I love the ring and told him I wanted him to pick it out, but if I was choosing it myself I probably would have chosen a band that would match better with a solid band. He doesn’t really think about this kind of thing. Do any of you out there have diamond bands mixed with solid bands? I’d love to see pictures of how this looks!
Post # 2
knottie1234: I think a “blingy” ERing next to a plain band is a very pretty look!
My ring has diamonds on the band — the top and partway down the sides on the shoulders. The diamonds don’t go all the way around (only about halfway), and it’s not a flat edged band. So there are some big differences.
Still, in the hopes that this will help you out a bit … (And that this will “bump” your thread so that you might get other replies and pictures, too.)
Here’s a picture of my ring with my plain rose gold band:
And with my original wedding band. It has a design and is quite a bit wider, but is still a “solid band” look.
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
I’m adding in a pic because I have a plain band with no diamonds but my ering is pretty plain too so I’m not sure it helps.
Post # 4
The plain yellow gold 2mm band is really pretty next to an engagement ring. It’s understated and comfortable. – It showcases your flashier ring right next to it!!! I plan on doing this too – though I’m not Jewish, I just love the look!! Also – I’m really into backpacking and hiking long distance trails. I’d feel better hiking with a plain solid band -no gems -and leaving the engagement ring at home! Life gets really LIFELIKE . . lol its nice to have a solid band that doesn’t get stuff in it if you are someone who uses your hands a lot – cooking – gardening – lotions-etc.
Check out Kate Middleton and her rings! Shes got that flashy sapphire with a plain 18k gold band. Its a nice look!
I’m sure yours will be lovely too!!
Post # 5
I love my plain wedding band. I never have to take it off to do anything. I don’t have to worry about it getting gunky. I also think it is just such a classic look that it will never go out of style.
Post # 6
knottie1234: I am jewish and we got married with plain, matching rose gold bands … but then I got a (ok, two ;)) mismatched diamond bands to wear with my ering. I wear the rose gold band when I dont want stones that day! Win/win.
Post # 7
This was my grandfather’s wedding band so I’ll wear my ring like this sometimes just because we were close.
Post # 8
knottie1234: not exactly the same but my e-ring has a plain band and my wedding band has diamonds and I love the contrast. diamond bands mixed with plain bands on either ring looks great!
Post # 9
Not a band encrusted with diamonds as you’re looking for, but my old wedding set, a white gold band has some very intricate light-reflecting embossing & gives the illusion of small diamonds sparkling all over the show! Sorry not best close-up from phone, might give you some ideas.. the band is the most comfortable ring to wear from my collection!! So versatile, all day and night ring, and especially around my kids, gym, painting etc. Oh same here, it’s traditionally all about gold gold gold in our marriage traditions too, largely about symbolism and future investment 😉 lol All the best finding your perfect one!
Post # 10
I am Jewish and will also have a plain band. I think the reason I will have a plain band makes it that much more special and beautiful.
Post # 11
I tried on a plain silver ring I have already and flipped around to the inside so that the skinniest portion was facing up (when a similar thread was going around). I really liked it! I plan to order a thin white gold spacer band on Etsy and probably some other super skinny stacker(s) so I can switch it up.
Post # 12
I think that a plain band goes with pretty much every style of e-ring, flashy or not! If it is important to you to have a traditional ring then I have no doubts you will rock the plain band-flashy e-ring look.
Just go to a jewellers and try on different styles (ie, flat, rounded etc) and widths to find the one that suites 🙂
Post # 13
- Wedding: Smith Barn at Brooksby Farm
I think it depends on the overall style of your engagement ring but I defintely don’t think that diamonds in the band make it illsuited to pairing with a plain gold band. I plan to wear a plain gold band (also Jewish!) and I have a solitaire engagement ring with a pave band.
This is not my wedding band (another ring turned backwards) but you get the idea of how they go together without being the same.
Post # 14
I have a diamond band next to a plain band and with a little etching …don’t know if that counts but I think they go well. and I think a perfectly smooth polished bad but also look nice next to a diamond band. Plus it’s a great thing to have when you are doing activities that are not safe for your diamonds like hiking camping working out etc.