Post # 16
Thanks bees! I knew I would get some direction and helpful advice from you on this one!
CAtoDCtoNashville: Thanks, I’m really excited about the surprise! Only 4 months to go! I also love the texture difference and since the bands will be the same width they should still look like they go together.
mrsfancycups: Thanks for your feedback about the pave diamonds. I know myself and that I likely won’t go and get it reset every year, maybe every couple of years. The pave setting is so pretty though!
Post # 17
I really like the plain band. And then you could add sparkle with your wedding band. My wedding band is pave (shared prong) and I haven’t had any issues with it.
Post # 18
robin2015: Pave looks beautiful
Post # 20
robin2015: Both are gorgeous! Another option would be to find a setting that’s a happy medium or a combination of the two you like. I have small pave diamonds on my setting but they’re so small and discrete that from a distance, the band looks rather plain.
Post # 21
LaurEliz: do you have a pic so I can see what you mean?
Post # 22
robin2015: Here’s one up close and one from further away.
Post # 23
I voted for the simple band, as it is classic, timeless, and doesn’t distract from the center stone. My Fiance designed my engagement ring, and we recently selected our wedding bands.
If it helps, here are a few things I considered:
– when too matchy, an e-ring may look off-center against its own + the wedding band
– everyone points out that eternity rings are difficult to resize, but that still depends. 1/2 and 3/4 partial eternity is also available
– when on your finger, rings tend to spin, so a non-eternity will show the plain metal, unless you weld the two together (also an option)
– there are many types of pave, which look different and utilize differently sized stones (i.e., floating versus shared prong versus micro-pave, single row versus multiple rows)
– decide whether you want the wedding band to have a contour to accommodate the e-ring stone, or not…this may help dictate the stone setting and type of pave
…either way, the two rings you showed are beautiful! Best of luck with your surprise wedding!
Post # 24
LaurEliz: so pretty! The band is so delicate I love it! Thank you!
Post # 25
I love the pave. I dropped my pave anniversary band on a very unforgiving floor and one stone popped out. I have worn it for 3 years and it’s the only time I lost a stone.
Another ring that I used to wear as a rhr and before I got engaged lost a stone. I had it replaced right away and it’s been 6 years and it’s never happened since.
I wouldn’t hesitate in buying pave. If it’s well made you should be fine. Do get your ring checked yearly to make sure the prongs are ok that are holding the stone and at the same time have your jeweller check all the stones.
All rings need some sort of care, go for the bling, you won’t regret it!
Post # 26
If you want an incredibly blinged out ring, go with the pave. I think the center stone is pretty impressive on its own, and I’d personally be worried about losing one of the little diamonds or dirt collecting in the little nooks and crannies. The band on my e-ring is fairly plain but still pretty and definitely low maintenance.