Post # 1
My Fiance and I are getting married in September and were going to start looking at wedding bands soon.
I have a platinum solitaire (see below) and although we hadn’t started looking yet I am almost certainly swaying towards a ‘sparkly’ (pave or channel) band.
Then…. I happened to come across a jewellery workshop locally where you can make your own wedding bands. This appeals to me a lot, I think it would be such a lovely thing to do and wearing a band that my Fiance made with his own hands seems so much more sentimental than something shop bought.
The jeweller has amazing reviews and now I know about it I can’t get it out of my head.
The only issue is that realistically the only thing achievable would be a plain band (unless I wanted something totally funky/rugged looking that I’m not keen on). So I may have to accept this and get another sparkly band later down the line.
So bees please can I see your solitaires and plain bands?!
Post # 2
- Wedding: February 2005 - Shreveport, LA
Your ring is so pretty! That is such a neat thing to do and I would’ve loved to do that!!! I have a plain band with my solitaire but I also switch it up and stack it or just wear the diamond band with it. Here some pics of some ways I wear it: with a twisted band and hammered band stack, bezel set salt and pepper diamond band, and a flat matching band.
Post # 3
I LOVE the idea of handmade wedding rings. That’s such a cool story. Perhaps you could see how you like wearing the plain band with your (stunning, by the way) solitaire, and if you’re itchy for more bling, either add a 3/4 eternity band or upgrade to one for an anniversary or something.
I personally prefer a little sparkle on the band if it’s a solitaire engagement ring, but both being plain also looks nice and classic. No wrong answer, really.
Post # 4
Yes the handmade wedding rings just seem like such a wonderful idea! We’re having a consultation with her in a couple of weeks and I’m very excited.
Post # 5
I love the idea of a ring made by your FI!!
Post # 6
kevinsbee : L606 :
beautiful sets both of you! ❤️
Post # 7
I’m wearing an antique band that my stepmother gave me. It’s slightly irritating that it doesn’t match and I am going to get something with a little more sparkle eventually but this works for now. Your ring is beautiful, by the way.
Post # 8
Love your ring and think your idea of making wedding bands is perfect! I too have a plain band.
Post # 10
What about both? Get a plain band that you can wear with the e-ring AND alone, and get a sparkly one too! I love having a plain band to wear, and having your Fiance make it is soo special
Post # 11
I LOVE plain bands. My grandma had a plain band and until she had to get surgery on her hand a few years ago, she hadn’t removed her band for 52 years. I love that idea and it certainly wouldn’t be possible with a pavé style.
Post # 12
Sounds beautiful! Here’s mine – top one is current and bottom one im looking to add to my set (also looking for some more sparkle)😊
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2019 - City, State
Get both! I like a little sparkle with a Solitaire. Here’s mine.
Post # 14
Where I am from it has been pretty trendy to make your own wedding bands. I know quite a lot of people who have done that. In another life I made one myself for my ex. (I was in dentistry school and it was en vouge to make rings in your spare lab time). I’d show you a picture but it was way before cellphone cameras.
My daily wedding band is an eternity band but I had two wedding ceremonies rolled in one and my jewish wedding band is plain. It is supposed to plain and free of stones to represent eternity and a smooth, bump free marriage. I like the symbolism behind it. It’s also a very convenient piece of jewelry. No dirt and lotions ever get stuck in it and it’s very comfy.
my classic wedding band
my jewish wedding band
Post # 15
I love the idea of making each other’s bands. I wanted something sparkly for my wedding band at first, too, but then decided I’d rather have a set that matches my husbands ring (brushed white gold with a strip of hammered yellow gold down the middle) and get a big sparkly band for an anniversary or special occasion in the future. Here’s my set!
I love seeing your set 😍