Wedding band – I need US Ladies’ input

posted 3 weeks ago in Rings
  • poll: Which Band goes best with my Ering
    Channel set : (28 votes)
    19 %
    Shared prong : (70 votes)
    47 %
    Plain : (51 votes)
    34 %
  • Post # 2
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    Shared Prong!

    Post # 3
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    Helper bee

    From the US and familiar with ring styles in a lot of East Coast cities where they tend to be larger (but maybe not as large as LA or a few other cities). I *love* the shared prong – I think the sparkle of the smaller round brilliants actually lifts and makes your big solitaire sparkle even more. Your center stone is quite large (but completely gorgeous and tasteful) so it doesn’t get eaten up by the shared prong. The look with the plain band is quite nice but not as “wow”. So if you already need a plain band for your Jewish ceremony and are planning to wear it on your right hand, perhaps wear the plain band there and use the shared prong to enhance your set. 

    I do not recommend that particular channel because I think the diamonds add a lot of bulk without sparkle and take attention away from your engagement ring.

    Post # 4
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    159 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2018

    I voted plain, but I like the channel one equally as much.  I’m a little OCD, so something about the edge of the prong band not being perfectly straight or smooth sort of bugs me.  And it would rub more against your e-ring.  

    I’m more a fan of the “clean” or tidy look of a straighter edge in a band.

    Post # 5
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    128 posts
    Blushing bee

    Top one!  It’s perfect 

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Merritt Winery

    Love the top pic. Definitely a classic yet blingy choice!

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    You can’t go wrong with either the shared prong or the plain band. Both look lovely!

    Channel set isn’t my favorite, and I think many women share my opinion on that.

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee

    Definitely the shared prong or plain. I’m not a fan of the channel set band with your ring.

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee

    I think with as gorgeous of an engagement ring as you have, the plain band looks great! But I also come from a part of the country where a half to one carat engagment rings are the norm. I think of the two sparkly options, the first looks better than the second with your ring. 

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee

    Shared prongs are gorgeous, but I always cringe a bit (forgive my honesty) when I see them being worn, especially worn against another ring. The damage shared prong bands can do to companion rings can be significant (not to mention expensive). Even worn on its own, the prongs would have to be checked at regular intervals to ensure no stones are loose, so if it were my wedding band, I would never feel truly comfortable wearing it for the long term. I do very much like channel bands, as well, but in this case, that beautiful plain band just looks so classy. It really lets your stunning diamond speak for itself! Just my thoughts — please take them or leave them as you will. You have wonderful taste in jewelry!

    Post # 12
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2018

    beyondthesea :  Agree about the friction against the e-ring.  I couldn’t do it 

    Post # 13
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    167 posts
    Blushing bee

    I think in recent years in the US, younger women have sort of viewed channel set bands as “outdated,” but there was a thread on the Bee recently that showcased a bunch of really tasteful, beautiful channel set rings paired witth solitaires (like yours), and it really made me warm to channel sets. I think the one you’re considering is beautiful, tasetful, and has a very “clean” look to it when paired with your stunning soliatire, so that’s what I voted for!

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee

    I like both alot but the shared prong would need a spacer to prevent it from chewing up your beautiful ering. So for safety i would say channel set but really i love how the plain band lets your solitaire shine. Really you cant go wrong with any of them.

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee

    Shared prong is definitely super popular in the U.S. But I think if you can afford it, you should get both shared prong (for going out to events or sociaaly) and plain (for home and work). At the end of the day though, if you have to pick just one, I would go with plain. You seem to really love plain, and there are still plenty of women in the US who have plain bands. Plain is timeless and is the most durable. 

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