Post # 1
I am considering wearing my wedding band only on my left hand, and my e-ring on my right hand. I Love my e-ring, and my favorite part is the beautiful detail on the side of the ring. I joke with Fiance that he put a crown on my finger. It is hard to see in the pictures but there are 7 tiny diamonds on each side. When he bought the ring he thought there was a matching diamond band that would have the same detail on the side as the e-ring band. Well turns out there is a band that goes with my ring, but it is just a plain gold band, and does not have any of the same detain, it also is made to fit the curve of the ring, which I didnt like, I prefere the slight gape, and the band would have looked odd on its own. I always thought I would wear a set, but in my head I wanted a solitair with a plain thin band, and with that a diamond wedding band. What I ended up getting from Fiance is stunning, and I wouldnt have chose it myself, but now I couldnt imagine having anything else. The wedding band I ended up getting at the time looked like it would work well with my e-ring, however (and I know I shouldnt do this) the more I wear the set at home, the more I dont think they will work together. My e-ring is more vintage, and my wedding band more modern. The diamonds do not line up with eachother, and the band covers the detail on the inside of my ring. I am also worried that band rubbing against the e-ring with wear down the detail, and I do not want to get them soldered together. So I am thinking about taking the band in to have two or three more diamonds added to even the bands out, but even then I dont know if I want to wear them together. Do any of you wear your band on your left, and e-ring on your right, or even just a band on your left? Show me pics of your wedding bands. I am sort of wishing now that I would have gotten a thicker wedding band to wear on its own.
Post # 3
The side of your ERing is so pretty! It really does look like a beautiful and elegant little crown. That must mean you are the queen of your FI’s heart.
I do think your wedding band is beautiful, and it looks great on you. But, I can see what you mean when you say you feel the wedding band might look too modern for your lovely ERing.
What about the idea of getting a wedding band that has some milgraining on the edges, to match the sides of your ERing shank? That might give the two bands a more cohesive look. Or, maybe you could have a band custom-made to match the side profile of your ERing. Although, neither of these options would solve your issue of not being able to see the profile of your ring. And your rings would probably still rub against each other. You could also wear your wedding ring on the outside of your ERing, so that your ring’s profile would still be facing you, closest to your palm.
This is my original wedding band. I wore it alone for several years.
Post # 4
I LOVE your ring, so beutifully detailed!
Having a custome band would have cost more than we could afford for the wedding band right now, we are paying for 95% of the wedding ourselves, and are hoping to purchase a new home shortly after the wedding. Also, we got a Fiance wedding band for under $200, he really likes it, but I wish it were gold ( i forget what kind of metal it is, very durable). So I am hoping that maybe for our one year anniversary we can get matching wedding bands, and I can stack two bands on my left hand, and wear my e-ring on my right. I love the look of a band only but feel my band is too thin for that.
I really want to suprise him with a new wedding band on our wedding day, but I think he would be disappointed that I spent the money on a second ring when we already have on for him.
Post # 5
Thanks so much! Honestly, it isn’t what I would have picked. But I do love it, and it has become sentimental with the passage of time.
I understand not being able to afford a custom band with all the other expenses. DH and I were in that same boat when we got married. Except for a very few expenses, we paid for our wedding on our own, too, which is why I ended up with the band I have instead of the one that matched my ERing. I really wanted the matching band, as I had always thought to wear a matched “set”. So, it was disappointing at the time. DH picked this band for me because he wanted me to have something he thought was special and a little different.
The great thing is that you will have lots and lots and lots of years of marriage with your wonderful sweet heart. There will be anniversaries and special occasions and reasons to celebrate along the way … and, possibly, many rings in the future, if that’s what you both want. I’m a switch-em-up kind of gal, although I know that’s not what everyone loves to do. But it fits me, and my DH doesn’t mind.
I think your band with the diamonds looks beautiful on its own. It has lovely presence on your hand, and I think it must sparkle beautifully, too.
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
I really like your ering and band together! You can absolutely wear each ring separate. I wear just my wedding band more often than not and seeing it by itself has really grown on me. I like the way a solitary band looks so wear the ering on one hand and the band on the other. I tried wearing just my ering once recently and a random stranger stopped me within minutes going “oh my your engaged!”…. Whoops! Wedding band always for me on my left hand now.
Post # 7
I wear my “engagement ring” (which I call my wedding ring, because it was an upgrade/anniversary present, not what I got engaged with) on my left hand and my wedding band on my right hand. I love the look of rings on separate hands. Gives both of them their own spotlight.