The FINAL 4!! Help me choose my wedding ring!

posted 6 months ago in Rings
  • poll: Which wedding ring?
    #1 : (25 votes)
    12 %
    #2 : (30 votes)
    14 %
    #3 : (105 votes)
    51 %
    #4 : (47 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 16
    Member
    452 posts
    Helper bee

    hungrymeow :  the band on OP’s e-ring is much daintier than mine, so it might look more cohesive if her stacking bands were a bit thinner. I agree, the bottom straight band should match the width of the e-ring.

    Post # 18
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    198 posts
    Blushing bee

    I like # 1 since it is a bit unusual and I like that. Would pick #2 or #4 too if there was another same band on the other side. Love the symmetry in a set.

    Post # 19
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    1067 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    4. 3 is a close second. 

    Post # 20
    Member
    110 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    #4 but I’m biased because I’m having a ring like this made!

    Post # 21
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    2765 posts
    Sugar bee

    They all look very pretty. If you are having difficulty choosing and you plan on keeping your wedding ring(s) forever then you might want to consider some other aspects.

    1. Robustness – You don’t want to spend all your time without your wedding ring because stones keep falling out or the ring cracks and you keep having to send it to a jewellers for repair. It’s such a bother.

    2. Comfort – One particular ring might be more comfortable to wear than another due to the shape of the inside of the ring or the thickness of the ring between fingers. It’s a very personal thing and so try the ring on before making a final decision.

    3. Topography – Some rings have lots of points and scratch things (husbands, children, pets, furniture) when not getting caught on clothing. These rings are more trouble than they are worth.

    4. Tactile-ness – I’m not sure that there is such a word but some jewellery just feels more attractive. It can be to do with its shape, its weight, its curves, its smoothness, but if you plan to be married for the next 60 years while keeping the same ring, you might wish to consider something that is beautiful to touch and wear, even in the dark.

    5. Sizing – In an ideal world we all stay the same weight and our fingers stay the same size.  We don’t live in an ideal world so make sure that the ring can be re-sized if and when necessary.

    6. Quality – Poor quality looks good in photographs but won’t last. Check every aspect of your ring and don’t just choose the cheapest. Make sure you use a reputable jeweller.

    7. Aftercare and insurance – make sure that if you do need repairs or checking you get them free of charge. Always insure your jewellery.

    8. Fashion – Fashions change and what you might think looks good at the moment might look unfashionable in a few years time. Think about choosing something classical (for longevity) with a twist (for you). Think about how the ring will look when you and your hand are 30, 50, 70 and 90.

    9. Lifestyle – Don’t choose a very delicate diamond wedding ring if your hobbies are drilling, wall building, horse riding, skydiving and hand-to-hand combat. The ring won’t last above a year.

    So, if you’ve seen these rings in person go try them on again with your eyes open and with your eyes shut. Assess them aesthetically and practically.

    If you are planning on ordering a ring online be prepared to send it back if you are not happy with it for any reason.

    This is all good advice even if you don’t take it.

    If they are all uncomfortable or impracticable then keep looking. If you can’t find anything then consider bezel settings with one diamond per bezel or consider a plain ring.

    Good luck.

    Post # 29
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    1023 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2018

    Tara72818 :  I’ve only been engaged since 12/22/17, but I’m considering thin plain bands on either side, thin bead rings on either side. I do like matching micro pavé, but nothing chunky for me, nothing that looks stronger than my engagement ring.

    I have a very similar ring with micro pavé and it’s more than enough bling for me. If you want more sparkle, I probably am not the one to listen to. Lol a whole lot of people really like the stack you’re considering.

    Post # 30
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    599 posts
    Busy bee

    I voted for #1 becaue it’s unique and so pretty – also makes the center engagement diamond look bigger than in the other pictures! The other options are pretty too but seem more “common” to me. 

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