Post # 1
Hi Bees! I received my FI’s great-grandmother’s engagement ring. Isn’t it awesome? It’s hard to see in the picture, but there are tiny diamonds around a star pattern on the top. Anyway, we just got the wedding bands… I knew I always wanted milgraining, and opted for the cheaper plain gold band option, even though the micropave diamond one was calling my name. And I still keep thinking about it. Do you think the plain gold band does the heirloom justice? Or does it need the pizazz of teeny diamonds next to it? Thanks for the honest input!
Set as it is now:
The band I was drooling over looks something like this:
Post # 3
Wow your e-ring is really pretty!! I like your set now, but if you got the diamond band and oput it inbetween the two bands now….it would look amazing!
Post # 4
I think the diamond band would look fantastic with it. How is the exchange policy at the jeweler where you got your band?
Post # 5
I think since your e-ring doesn’t have one large center stone and is a bit more subtle with the diamonds, the diamond wedding band would complement it really well. But then again, I’m always the girl who opts for more bling no matter what 🙂
Post # 6
ITA, this is what I was going to say. I definitely would NOT exchange the gold band for a diamond one now – I would wait and get a diamond band at a later time to add to the set. I think as it is now it looks more “complete” with the gold band than it would with a thin diamond band, but as a combo it would be stunning.
VERY pretty rings by the way, your ering is so unique and beautiful!
Post # 7
I hope pretty good, the shop is owned by friends….. but…. we already engraved the gold bands. So it’s just going to be worth the value of the gold basically.
Post # 8
I personally think the plain band looks more classic, and so goes with your (amazing!) engagement ring better. Too glitzy a wedding band might also be distracting. (I almost always prefer plainer wedding bands, though, so I’m a little biased.)
Post # 9
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
I would stick with the millgrain and see about having a custom matching band made at some point in the future using the gold from the millgrain band. I personally think the millgrain takes away from the loops and whirls of the antique ring and I would be afraid to put modern set diamonds next to antique set diamonds because to me they just look mismatched.
I also have an antique engagement ring and I am torn between a tiny eternity band or getting a thicker eternity band and wearing it on my right hand since nothing will lie flush with my engagement ring and I don’t want to have it soldered since it’s an antique.
Post # 10
That is such a unique design on the antique ring!! I’ve never seen anything like it – gorgeous!! I think it looks great actually. The band is subtle enough not to take away from your e-ring, but it is still beautiful and classic. I love it.
Post # 11
Thanks so much for the e-ring compliments. I love that no one else’s ring looks *anything* like mine. I think I’ll just go back to the store and explore my options one more time. I feel so bad, like I wasted time and money. I do like the plain but….. ughhhh. The dress was so much easier!
Post # 12
I say more bling… you can wear the diamond band in between your e-ring (which is beautiful) and the plain band.
Post # 14
I love your e-ring! I think the milgrain band doesn’t quite match. Perhaps a floral-engraved/etched gold ring would match a little better and still be more in the price point you want?
I think some bees have some from Etsy, hopefully they see this and are willing to share 🙂
Post # 15
YES, I totally hear what you’re saying. That kind of idea is actually what I went to the jeweler saying I wanted, but a very thin band, and he said it was impossible with the milgraining. But I think I can let the milgraining go, because I agree with you, they don’t quite match.
Crap. Checking Etsy now.
Post # 16
I personally only like a diamond band next to an e-ring that already has diamonds on its band, but it’s hard to say without seeing them next to each other. You should get whatever YOU like best though.