(Closed) Talk some sense into me–WR

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
2449 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Why does the band have to be from one of those chain jewelers?

I have a colorless stone in my e-ring, and went with a channel-set diamond band. The jeweler we purchased the ring from provided us a band with colorless stones to match the one in my e-ring.

Post # 5
3152 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I think I’m missing something. Those bands look great- esp the second! 

Post # 6
1508 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

What’s the problem with waiting for the blue Nile band? I can’t imagine it taking that long to get and your wedding is in May…

Am I missing something ?

Post # 7
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My advice is get something you love. This is a ring you will be wearing forever you really should love it.

Post # 8
11270 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

just get the band you want.  if you found it for $550, that’s pretty good.  a good plain gold band will cost you at least $200 so the difference is not that much really.


Post # 9
5001 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would either get the band you want, don’t get a band, or get a super cheap CZ online and upgrade in a year. I would not spend hundreds of dollars on a band you don’t want. I was thinking about the same thing and my Fiance said just to get the band I want, it’s a difference of a few hundred dollars (ok, like $500) but in the long run it’s not that big of a deal and I should get what I want.

Post # 10
4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

You don’t want advice from me. My wedding band was 2k and the plain band was only a couple hundred. I’m still not sure which I prefer. I’m hoping when its in my size I will know.

Post # 11
483 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think $550 is a pretty good deal for a diamond band.  I say do it!!!  It’s something you’ll have to wear every day for the rest of your life.

Post # 12
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

My Fiance spent $625 on my band. Yes it was much more expensive than we ever thought it would be, but it’s the band that goes with my ring. I’m going to wear this ring for the rest of my life so to me it’s well worth it! 

Post # 13
6512 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’d say go with the Blue Nile one you love.  You won’t be happy with a plain band, an it doesn’t make sense to spend money for something you don’t like now only to spend more later. 

FWIW, though, I have a Blue Nile e-ring and a Zales band (which just ended up being the one I liked the most).  Compared to my bright E center stone, most small pave stones will look a bit darker, but it is not a jarring (or even noticeable) difference.  This pic was in bright daylight, where the color difference is the most discernable, and I can barely see it:

Post # 14
1621 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Well….you said you “really really” don’t want a plain gold band, so if you truly feel that way and can’t/don’t want to change your mind, then I suggest just getting the diamond band from Blue Nile that you truly want.  The difference from the $550 for the diamond band to the $200 for a plain band is not that big of a deal in the scheme of life.

Having said that, I ADORE your ring with the plain band in the first picture.  I am normally a fan of diamond bands, but honestly I think that the plain band enhances your e-ring and the diamond bands detract from it.  That’s just my opinion, what do I know 😉  You have to do whats in your heart…..but not because of a friend’s bigger set because life is long and the Joneses will always be around, KWIM?

Post # 15
3063 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Get what you love.

I purchased two bands (and returned them) before I found “the one”. The first was a beautiful gold band with floral engraving and even though it was pretty it just didn’t do it for me. The second band was a plain band with milgrain, which I have always loved the look of but didn’t like it on me.

My wedding band is a band from Moissaniteco that I have always admired on their website, but could not find any rings like it at jewelry stores or even real-life photos online! After returning the first two bands I finally just went for it. It was a risky buy since I wasn’t able to see what it looked like in person (only stock photos, which don’t do it justice!) and also knowing I couldn’t return it since it was a custom size. Luckily when I opened the little navy box my heart sung! I am absolutely crazy about my beautiful wedding band and you should be crazy about yours too! IMO. 🙂

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