Post # 1
FI and I went wedding band shopping the other day (yay!) but now I can’t make up my mind on what I want!
Here is the dilemma: My e-ring has a matching band. It’s .35 carats and $2500. If I go this route, I definitely want two (FI already promised the 2nd band as a future push present) to stack since the single band is a bit overwhelming (my halo practically covers it!) However, the jeweler gave us a sick discount on it, so the band would only be $1300. FI says if I want, I can get the two bands now since the price is so great.
Now, introduce dilemma…I thought I was going to be “boring” and go with the matching set (it’s the whole reason I went with my e-ring in the first place!) However, I was just trying on mismatched rings to see how they looked and fell in love with a band that has 3 rows of diamonds (1 ct) but doesn’t necessarily match my ring (the diamonds are a pretty similar size though). The jeweler got this ring down to $1300 also.
So, am I going to regret not having the matching bands? Should I go for the 1 carat mismatch band for the same price as a .35 carat band? or get two .35 bands for 2x the price of the 1 carat band (basically getting a band for free though!)
I know pictures would help, but I have none 🙁 They’re currently resizing the 1 carat band for me so I can see how it will look when it fits so I’ll try and take pictures when I go back to see it!
The other thing is – the 1 carat band could be worn on its own if I totally end up being too OCD to deal with the mismatched set, my FI said I could just wear that on my right hand and get the matching band…
Post # 3
Girl you need to show this group some pics lol….we love our pics and it is easier for us to give you our opinions….without the pics I think you should go with the one you love the most. Go over the pros and cons and then figure it out from there. If one matching band is almost covered with the halo wouldnt the other one too? Mismatchin is becomin very popular and really shows everyone that you are unique but the matching sometimes feature the engagment ring….good luck and let us know what you choose and pics please lol
Post # 4
@GelaMac: I would probably end up stacking the two bands instead of putting one on each side so they wouldn’t both be covered by my halo
I know, I know about the pics!!
I’ve done some hunting and found some pics that are similar.
First up, my ring (looks super yellow in my office which is painted all yellow with no windows! I look forward to getting out of there every day so my ring looks pretty again lol!):
The matching band looks just like the e-ring band (same width)
Here’s something pretty similar to the mismatched band (the diamonds on the outter edges are pave like my e-ring but slightly smaller than the diamonds on my e-ring). Looking at the picture I wouldn’t necessarily think I’d love this band but when I put it on in person it was kind of amazing (I’m also a girl that loves bling and doesn’t mind my entire finger being covered in diamonds!)
Post # 5
I think your question really is a matter of personal preference! If I were in your position, I would get one of the matching bands, but that’s exactly what I did about my own rings (my husband let me pick them out). I’m just the type of girl who really prefers the look of matching rings. I also don’t mind too much that my wedding band isn’t really the type of ring to wear by itself but other ladies want wedding bands that they can wear independently from their engagement rings. I could also tell you that I’d consider buying the non-matching band because you’d get more diamond for the same amount of money, but is that what’s important to you or does it not matter?
Which band did YOU like best? 🙂
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion
I am personally a fan of a more matched look and a simpler overall appearance, so I voted 1 band that matches, but it’s all a matter of personal taste and the mismatched look is very fashionable right now (which means many other people love it too). That being said, if you think you’re going to want 2 bands, it seems like now is the time to buy them. For one, the price is right; additionally, you don’t know how long the jewler will carry the bands, so it would be a shame to want one later and not be able to get it. Go with what speaks to you!
Post # 7
Thanks for your opinions, ladies! I’m so indecisive, which is why FI made me go start looking at bands now! I’m super OCD and always just assumed I’d get the matching bands, so I think that’s why it’s throwing me off that I like the other one! I just don’t want to get sick of it later if I get the mismatched one! I guess I will have to wait and see what the mismatched band looks like resized – that could make a big difference I suppose.
I’ll try and post real pics after that happens! 🙂
Oh and of course I just told FI to pick and surprise me – but he refuses!!!
Post # 8
@MrsWBS: I also just thought about this… how comfortable would it be to wear each ring? The more rings you add (especially thick rings), the tighter they all get on your finger! The mismatched ring might look beautiful with your engagement ring, but that looks like a really thick ring. Could it interfere with mobility or circulation to your finger? How easily can you slide it up over your knuckle while wearing your engagement ring? Bare in mind that this could also happen with the matching bands. If the wedding band was made to match your engagement ring, it’s more likely to be comfortable, but it could become uncomfortable if you get TWO of them. Personally, I would never be able to wear three rings because even though I LOVE gems and sparkle, it would just be too tight. My engagement ring was bought with just the one matching wedding band (and they fit together) and it’s like they come together to form one ring but with twice as much sparkle. 🙂
Post # 9
I would definitely go with a matched set, for the same reasons some PPs have said.