Post # 1
Hi everyone, are there any bees who are married who wear a plain gold “Tiffany” style solitaire with no band (give or take millimeter band width)? I am contemplating trading my wedding band in for a pair of diamond stud earrings. Its crazy because I would NEVER not wear a band or even think of it, unless I had a bigger chunkier diamond setting. But, two things, I almost feel like for some odd reason my diamond looks “better” without my band, and two I really want those damn studs without coming out of pocket LOL. If you are married will but rock a plain solitaire WITHOUT a band please let me know and post a pic or two or three 🙂 and if you have a plain solitaire with a simple diamond band please post it too with your thoughts on the matter and if you would ever do without a band? I am totally on the fence. Its totally not a big deal more for fun 🙂 Thanks ladies. I hope you all are having a great day. I told my mom one time back when I got a marquise solitaire and immediately got the itch for a band, I told her I don’t want to look engaged I want to look married, and my mom said “oh really, see I want to look engaged not married” LOL.
Post # 2
I personally would not be able to part with my wedding band once I finally get to wear it but that’s just me. Your band is very similar to mine though and I love the look. The ring doesn’t look bad with or without the band though, so I voted indifferent.
Here is mine!
Post # 3
A solitaire without a wedding band reads engaged not married and will likely be perceived as such by outsiders who do not know your relationship status. Wearing my wedding band is important to me and I was so excited to finally get to wear my complete set. I would never give it up.
Post # 4
I would keep your wedding band for a number of reasons and, instead of buying diamond studs, I would get some beautiful CZ studs.
Post # 5
Totally your call. You know you are married. I usually wear my solid band solitaire and shared prong as a set but sometimes wear the engagement ring on my right hand and original wedding band on the left. I know women who wear a combination wedding ring-engagement ring and others who rarely wear their ring at all. Plenty of men don’t wear one at all. It’s your hand.
Post # 6
Your band is so pretty with your ring and honestly, has such sentiment. I wouldn’t trade it! You can get cz or moissy earring studs!
Post # 7
My original ring was a Tiffany style solitaire (1ct radiant cut diamond) with a plain white gold wedding band. I wanted them because they were Classic and would never go out of style. I never wore them together, I just didn’t like the look. I liked the solitaire alone just fine, but in the end I wanted a set with more bling!
Post # 8
Thank you all so much. I am still torn. I think the idea of buying moissy or cz studs are a good idea too. And then again I go back to the thought of getting the studs and getting a little plain band later if I end up hating the solitaire look. I totally agree with the solitaire looks like engaged vs married. Which I used to be very adamant on not portraying that. But now, I am not so sure it bothers me as much. And to be honest it is just this diamond its the strangest thing, I just cant help but feel it is prettier without the band its so odd, but then I think am I just trying to convince myself. IDK. I will give it more time.
Post # 9
And I have had settings that were larger and had decent carat weight and loved that look for a while too. Hell maybe Ill go in a totally different avenue and get a setting with a little width? I guess that is what is so very fun (to me) the sky is the limit. I suppose if I had a dream ring picked out in my head and was able to afford it when we got engaged maybe that would have been different, but I am slowly working my way up tp a 2 carat and I guess maybe that is why there is not a lot of sentiment to the actual ring/setting/diamond/band. Don t get me wrong I do find it very sentimental to have something on my finger at all times so to speak, but not to a specific one. We didn’t have a real wedding, my husband didn’t surprise me and propose with some beautiful ring he picked out from his heart back 7 years ago and there was very little romance back then, we had a bit of a rocky beginning so maybe that is why there is not a lot of attachment to a specific set? I love my husband and am very thankful we have made it to where we are, but I guess my ring is more of just a personal love for it. Its the nicest piece of jewelry I will ever own, I don’t wear earrings (sterling silver hoops and maybe some day some diamond studs :-)) I don’t wear bracelets or even a necklace so I think my wedding ring is the one thing I “play” with if that makes sense. I do know exactly what you all are saying though trust me I get it. Shoot I wish there was some sentiment LOL.
Post # 10
OMGOSH our bands do look very similar. That is so interesting. Ironically I have not seen one like mine. Not that it is uncommon. I just haven’t either paid too close attention or others are just different. How many carats is your band? mine is I think .28. Is yours classified as pave or are the diamonds fish tail? your solitaire is gorgeous too! LOVE IT.
I love your set. So simple and classic and beautiful. Your solitaire is gorgeous. Is it a round cut with 4 prong? Or is it a cushion? Either way it is so beautiful. I love your set.
Post # 11
Honestly, do what you want – it doesn’t matter whether people who look at your finger think you’re engaged or married.
Do you currently wear them together? Maybe you can wear tour solitaire by itself for a few weeks and just keep the band at home, giving you a chance to decide if you really like it by itself?
Post # 12
I know some women who only wear one ring that by sight looks like an engagment ring. There’s no reason why you can’t. Do what you want to do. I like sensoda
‘s suggestion of trying it out for a few weeks before committing to giving up your wedding band.
Post # 13
Thank you! It’s a round diamond with four prongs. The angle is a little misleading.
Post # 14
I went for a massage earlier this week and my therapist was telling me how she got a giant upgrade for her anniversary and only wears the engagement ring. Who TF cares if people think youre only engaged and not married? YOU know you’re still married.
Post # 15
I definitely have a sentimental attachment to my wedding band. I got my e-ring after we had been married for several months, and I switch it up with several stackers. But I’m always wearing my wedding band. I say to each their own though. If you love your ring the most without any other bands, then go for it!