(Closed) UK wedding ring dilemma

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would a diamond eternity ring be appropriate as a wedding ring? (UK)
    Yes, definitely : (54 votes)
    82 %
    Yes, as long as it was subtle and not too blingy : (8 votes)
    12 %
    Not really - a plain band would be more appropriate : (4 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 1993

    Don’t worry about whether anyone else approves or disapproves.  You are the one that will wear it and look at it everyday.  Please yourself, and in doing so, everyone else will like it or learn to deal with it.  Laughing

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I prefer a plain band and that’s what I’ve got, but I think you should go with whatever you want Smile

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Get whatever will make you happy 🙂

    Post # 6
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    Bee Keeper

    I suspect a lot of people voting yes are Americans, just to let you know. They wouldn’t really be aware of the cultural differences. I’m American and in my subculture, that would be too flashy. But my subculture is not well-represented on the bee. It seems to be more similar to British culture than a lot of what I see on the bee though. The popular attitude of the bee, if you haven’t noticed, is that there is no such thing as too flashy.

    Post # 7
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    im a UK bride. my wedding band is a .75 ct half eternity ring. 

    my engagement ring is a 1ct princess cut solitaire on a plain band.

    I just went for what *I* wanted!

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I should add, I am British and probably significantly more than half of my married friends have half or full eternity bands 

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

    I remember a similar thread and I honestly do not know where we English cant wear eternity wedding bands comes from. They are sold everywhere in England and most certainly people wear them.

     

    I agree with certain jobs for hygeine reasons but that obvious and I agree were that were not so massive stones so if its massive stones in the eternity ring like in the other thread i was on then uhhh may be frowned upon but a normal modest eternity band … I cant see the issue.

     

    My family and friends love or like my set and suggest I add another one. Here it is 

     

     

     

    Post # 10
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    like the pp most of my friends have half eternity bands as wedding bands

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m American but Fiance is Scottish. Both of his SIL’s have half eternity bands. 3 of his friends wives have half or full eternity bands. Hey all live in the UK. 

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Im a uk bee and im getting a .75ct eternity ring.. Most the people around me have plain bands, in fact they all do lol, but i dont care, i got what i wanted. Your the one who has to wear it and look at it everyday, so get what ever makes you happy 🙂 xx

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee

    Personally it seems to me that we here in the UK are following the US fashions like we do in so many other things!  More and more brides I see lately here are going for diamonds in their wedding rings.  I have gone the whole way and am having a full diamond round/baguette eternity ring as my wedding band.  It actually cost a few hundred pounds more than my engagement ring.  I say go with whatever you want and don’t worry about other people!  Here’s a pic of band alone and both rings together. 

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2017 - Bristol zoo

    UK girl reporting ^^ I think an eternity band would look fine, lovely even. I don’t think I know anyone with wedding ring like that, and I know we tend to do things on a slightly smaller scale than the Americans but that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t look awesome! Go for it ^^

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I wouldnt, because i think the wedding band never comes off, whereas its better to take rings with stones off to cook, shower etc like the engagement ring

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