Post # 1
My ring was my Great Grandmother’s, and so I’m really attached to it because of sentimental value and as soon as my grandma gave it to me (on my 18th birthday) I knew I wanted it to be my engagement ring. My Great Grandma just wanted me to have it to reset the diamonds and whatnot, but it has a very vintage unique look. If the five center diamonds were by themselves, they’d be a perfect engagement ring with room for a wedding band, although it would be interesting to try to find a good match for it, but there is a small band that only spans the front part of the ring of diamonds on top and on bottom of it, so if I added a wedding band I think it would look kind of ridiculous. I’m just curious what everyone else thinks…I feel kind of like I want something from my fiancé to wear (specifically, a ring), but there isn’t even room for him to buy a wedding band. I feel kind of silly for asking, since it’s really not that important, but I’m curious if anyone has any creative ideas. Sorry it’s a huge picture.
Post # 3
Beautiful ring!! To answer your question, I think it looks AMAZING by itself and I see what you mean by the stones and the “top” and “bottom” bands. I also, however, totally understand the part about wanting something from your Fiance and I would get a band. IMO I love bands that dont sit flush with the engagement ring, but thats your preference! I think if you decided to get a custom contoured band, that you would want to get one for the top and bottom and it might be too bulky, but thats just me!
I think something like this would look great with it! You could always go to a jeweler and get their opinion on the wedding band also!
Post # 4
i think it looks absolutly beautiful! perhaps he could get you a ring for your right hand? so that when you get married you could get married with that ring?
Post # 5
Gorgeous ring! I would want a wedding band just so I didn’t have to answer the question “are you married or engaged?” all the time. I think a super-thin band would be gorgeous, either plain or with small diamonds.
Post # 6
You don’t NEED a wedding band. My Future Sister-In-Law has one ring that was her engagement ring and wedding band (It’s a pretty thick ring with lots of diamonds like yours and she never gets asked about her “status”, the ring itself kind of looks like it’s an engagement ring with two wedding bands on either side already).
However, I can understand wanting something from your Fiance… perhaps go to some jewelry stores and try some things on, or perhaps get something custom made? You might find something you love!
Alternatively you could wear this ring on one hand and your wedding band on the other. That way they could compliment each other, but they don’t have to match perfectly or look great side by side.
Post # 7
Thank you for all of your ideas 🙂 The main problem with wearing a band is that it looks like there are already two bands that were added to it. So it’d be like a third band. I’m afraid I’d feel like Kim Kardashian with the overkill hahaha.
I’ve been thinking about a right hand ring…maybe I’ll get a little diamond ring/wedding band and wear it on my right hand. I believe in parts of Europe the wedding rings go on the right ring finger…but then I’d question if I should just put the new set on my left hand and make this a right hand ring. I do wear a claddagh ring he got me on that side, so maybe I could get a band for that. 🙂 Duhh. A band would look cute with that. I feel dumb for not thinking about that before.
Thank you for all of your opinions and ideas!!
Here’s a picture with the claddagh ring…which would look fine with a band under it. Lol. It’s a $25 ring, so I’m scared it will break at some point, but it’s been fine for 9 months. I’ve had bad experiences in the past.
Post # 8
I agree with Deathbydesign. You definitely don’t NEED a wedding band. My mom has an 8mm thick plain setting holding a solitaire, and she chose to have only that ring. I also love her idea of having rings that compliment each other being worn on different hands.
You could consider having a band that you could wear alone. (Think Kate Middleton. . .normally when you see photos of her, she’s wearing either her sapphire or her plain gold band on her left finger, but not both.) There are some inexpensive plain 14kt white gold bands at Walmart for around $60. Maybe you could get matching/coordinating bands and have them engraved. Also, pompeii3.com is a company that makes quality jewelry at a fair price. Just two options that wouldn’t break the bank.
Another option would be to have 2 bands made so that they wrap around the front and the back of your e-ring. It would probably look more balanced that way, and it certainly would be blingy!