(Closed) Two bands with my solitaire? Or one?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What kind of band(s) should we get to go with my engagement ring?
    A: Just stick with one wedding band with eternity set diamonds : (13 votes)
    65 %
    B: Get a thin gold band, and a chanel set diamond band : (2 votes)
    10 %
    C: Get a white gold band to match my hubby's band along with the band of chanel set diamonds : (5 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    You can wear any gold ring with or without diamonds at all times.  Taking it off to go to the beach is a choice, not a necessity.

    Your ring does not have to match your husband’s ring.

    Get what you want, with or without diamonds.   

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    When you said “at all times” I was thinking vacations, the beach, and other various places.  I somewhat misunderstood.

    Here is what I have done and do.

    With husband #1 I had an ering and band with several diamonds and NEVER took it off until I had to late in the 1st pregnancy.  I showered, vacationed etc.  The ring was fine. Now, just out of preference I wear my solitaire with side accents and plain bands all day, taking them off when cleaning with chemicals and when cooking things that require me to stick my hands in it like meatloaf.  I also take all jewelry off when I go to bed because that is my preference.  But, I wear them EVERYWHERE I go and I don’t take them off when I’m outside of the home for fear of losing them.

    I still say get what you want.  

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    @Evie19: I’m partial to two bands.  I have two and wear them both with my ering every day.  I just like that look.  How about you get both?  Wear the plain band every day with your ering.  Add the eternity band when you want to (wearing 3 rings).  Just a suggestion.  I know not everyone likes that look.  

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    @Evie19: : )

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    You don’t have to match your hubby.  The rest is up to you. 🙂  I have a single curved band with prong set diamonds.  My friend has a straight prong set eternity band.  Another frient has two chevron diamond bands.  Another had a plain band that got upgrated to a diamond one for an anniversary.  Just about anything looks good with a round solitaire.

    With wearing it all the time, the diamond’s themselves will be ok (if you’re not soakig your hands in chemicals or banging them against things repeatedly).  I think the issue is the setting, especially wear and tear on the prongs that could lead to losing a stone.  If you opt for a diamond band and want to rarely take it off, you might want to look into channel or bezel set stones or at least avoid shared prongs. 

    Post # 12
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    You can wear a diamond band all the time. I do. (Besides the beach, ect.) My wedidng band is channel set diamonds. If you are worried about wearing it to the beach which is VERY understandable just get a simple 2mm white gold band to wear when you do things like that. & Get the diamond wedding band of your dreams! It doesn’t have to match your hubby’s band. My husband’s wedding band is tungsten so it is completely different from mine. 

    See?

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @Evie19:  I know what you mean, it seems romantic and all, never ever taking it off.  But it’s impractical.  You most likely won’t be able to wear YOUR wedding band throughout pregnancy.  What if you go in for surgery?  Won’t be able to wear it.  What about if you have to get it sized?  Theres 4 days you can’t wear it. 

    So the point of my post is that you’ll experience some points you’ll have to remove it.  It’s just life.  So get the diamond eternity band you want (i’d recommend a small sizing bar at the back) and call it a day.  

    The only way around the NEVER removing it is the tattooed ring option. 

    Post # 16
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    @Evie19: I have heard horror stories of people never take of their rings. They end up growing into their skin. :O 

    But I understand what you are saying about the eternity band. They’re gorgeous! If you want to you could get a plain white gold wedding band. Then on your 1 year anniversary get a eternity band? 

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