Post # 1
I posted not long ago about this…I really want a solid, plain yellow gold band, but am unsure of how it looks with my white gold e-ring (cushion cut centre+pave). None of my friends like the idea, so it’s really swaying me.
We’re meeting with the jeweler this evening, so I really should try to get a clear idea of what to do before then. I already promised my Fiance not to make a decision today because he knows I’m being indecisive, but it would probably help for me to come down on one option so I’m not totally annoying. And so the discussions are more productive.
On my last post, a lot of you thought I should just go ahead with the yellow band. I took this picture with a yellow gold band.
What do you think? My Fiance basically hates it and thinks it clashes horribly 🙁
Should I just go for a white gold band and then I can later get a plain yellow gold band to wear on it’s own sometimes?? Also, I’m pretty sold on going with a plain band, but should I give some more consideration to getting a pavé wedding band?
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Post # 2
If you love a plain gold band then go with that! I certainly do! I am facing the same issue right now, because I don’t like looking too blingy and out there and my e-ring already has 40 tiny diamonds included on its band. I love a modest and classic plain gold band. I voted plain yellow gold band. Find a nice one that matches your e-ring shape and maybe even look at whether you like engravings or milgrain to add a little extra detail without adding more bling?
At the end of the day you are the one looking at your hand day in and day out. If you later start wanting a little extra, you can always just add on an diamond band as an anniversary or push ring etc..
Post # 3
You stated in your post no less than 3 times that you really want a plain yellow gold band. It’s your ring that you wear for the rest of your life and stare at all day. Who cares what your friends think? Honestly, I’m not one of those bees that really thinks your Fiance needs to love it all that much either. So who cares?
Get the plain gold band, you’ll regret it if you don’t because it’s what you really want.
Post # 4
I love plain wedding bands and don’t have a problem mixing metals, so in theory, I think it’ll look great. But the one in your pic looks a bit off for some reason. It looks like 24k gold and I think one that’s not so yellowy would maybe look better (and be more durable). It also looks a bit tapered in the middle. Or maybe it’s like a squared off shape instead of a perfect circle? Not sure if that’s just the lighting or what. I’d go with the simplest of shapes.
Post # 5
The ring in that picture is just my FI’s signet ring turned around…so that’s why it’s big and looks tapered and wonky 🙂 I agree, a paler YG might work better.
Post # 6
Get what you love. If you want a plain gold band, get it!
Post # 7
To be honest, I was torn when it came to my e-ring. I really wanted YG but was swayed by everyone that WG would make the diamonds look better. And I have regretted it ever since. Not major major regret, but I prob should have gone with the YG. So yes, I really love YG, but maybe now that I’ve already gone down this road, I should just stick with it?
Post # 8
Yeah, I love the classic look. And I’m Jewish, so you’re supposed to have just a solid ring. I think I’ll have to consider getting two bands. One solid YG and one solid WG. I really want the YG to work, but I’m just so conflicted!
Post # 9
What do you guys actually think would LOOK best??
Post # 10
- Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK
I love it, nothing says married more than a simple plain yellow gold band. Like you I also went with white gold for my e ring and for the diamond wedding band we got to go with it. I finally gave in to what I really really want and purchased a plain yellow gold band so now I have the best of both worlds and I dont care if the metals dont match.
You have said over and over how much you love the yellow gold band, I think its definitely the one for you, and it still looks great 🙂
Post # 11
Honestly I used to be a white gold girl. Loved it.. Then something happened when we were erig shopping. I realized the thing about wg is.. It. Is. Everywhere. It started to look cold and bland to me.. Then I became addicted to yellow and rose gold. The warmth contrasted with the diamonds was just LOVE 🙂 I’m glad I didn’t listen to everyone telling me I should get white. So now I’m actually doing the opposite of you,RG wring, white gold band. I love it! I think a YG ring with yours will be lovely and it’s clearly what you want. Go with you gut!
Post # 12
I feel a little insane because I feel like I know that a plain band will look best with my round solitare on my petite pave band, but I am so anti-plain band in my head. I think I’ve decided that I’m going to get the David Yurman 2mm twisted rope band as my wedding band, and then get a 1 or 1.5mm plain spacer to put in between them. I tested this look out with a couple of cheap replica rings and I fell in love. Happy shopping!!!
Post # 13
I really like the idea of yellow gold with the white gold. It will make the wedding band stand out. However I actually think the deeper yellow such as 14 or better yet 18 karat gold would look best. I think the lighter 10 karat gold will blend too much and neither band will really stand out. I wear my mother’s white gold diamond ring sometimes with a vintage 18 karat yellow gold boat ring and it looks very nice I think. I also sometimes wear her ring with a rose gold band and sometimes with a white gold band. When I do wear the white gold band I feel like I need to add a third band of yellow or rose-gold to give the set some color. Maybe it’s just me but I think the colored golds really pop and add so much visual interest to a set.
Sorry for the poor quality pics lol I am on my phone. But at least it gives you a visual. Perhaps you’re Fiance would be willing to let you get both and yellow and white gold band and you can mix and match as your mood dictates. That would certainly solve the problem 🙂
Post # 14
“I really want a solid, plain yellow gold band, but am unsure of how it looks with my white gold e-ring (cushion cut centre+pave).”
“Should I just go for a white gold band and then I can later get a plain yellow gold band to wear on it’s own sometimes??”
“I really wanted YG but was swayed by everyone that WG would make the diamonds look better. And I have regretted it ever since. Not major major regret, but I prob should have gone with the YG. So yes, I really love YG, but maybe now that I’ve already gone down this road, I should just stick with it?”
“Yeah, I love the classic look. And I’m Jewish, so you’re supposed to have just a solid ring. I think I’ll have to consider getting two bands. One solid YG and one solid WG. I really want the YG to work, but I’m just so conflicted!”
Listen to yourself. All you REALLY want and need is the yellow gold plain band. Am I right or am I right?
And if you want my opinion; The yellow gold band looks simply beautiful with your engagement ring. It certainly doesn’t clash, if something I feel they compliment each other well. Go with the yellow gold plain band. I think your husband will learn to appreciate you choosing a ring you actually like.
Post # 15
Kate rocks a white gold ring with a yellow gold band.