Post # 1
Hi all new to the group! My fiance proposed with a gorgeous family heirloom, I have not been able to put up any photos, but it looks just like this http://www.trocadero.com/stores/hensteeth/items/987683/item987683.html only mine is a little more rectagular than square. I’m worried that a band wont fit with this, or may have to look into a band that has a curve to fit. I could just wear it on another hand, but I would rather have both on my finger. Has any one else ran into this problem or has any advice on where to look??
Post # 2
Your ring is gorg! I love it. My ring sits low so had to have something curved or custom made. I just went with a band I loved with a gap. Just go to stores and try different bands on to get a feel of what you like and dont like. You can also try sites like berricle to get a cheaper band to wear for a bit! Congrats!
Post # 3
Beautiful, beautiful ring! I hope you’ll be able to post pictures of your actual ring. I would love to see them. It looks like such a lovely setting. I bet it is beautiful on your finger. Does yours have an emerald center stone, also?
I second what PP said. The best thing you can do is go to jewelry stores and try on lots of different bands with your ring. You might find that you like having a gap between the wedding band and ERing, so that a straight band will work for you. Or, you might decide that you don’t like the gap at all, in which case, you would want a curved band. I always thought I wouldn’t want any kind of a gap. My anniversary set has a very tiny gap, but, to me, that doesn’t even count, as it’s not noticeable at all. But, my rose gold set, which is a basket-set soiltaire with a plain w-band, has a larger gap. I actually like it a lot, which surprised me. Depending on how high off the finger your ERing sits, you might be able to find a band that fits underneath it, although this type of band wouldn’t be visible from the top. It’s also a great idea to buy a few cheaper bands in different widths and styles so that you can wear them around for a few days with your ERing in order to see what type of look you really like. It can be hard to decide, in a few minutes at a jewelry store, what looks “perfect” with your ERing.
Something with stones the same size or shape as your halo stones would be really pretty. Or, even a plain band that is engraved (to give it the same vintage look as your ERing) would be a beautiful choice. If you decide to get a curved band, you could always get a second straight one to wear if there are times when you want to wear a band alone. (If you don’t like the look of a curved band by itself.)
Good luck with your band search! It can be frustrating trying to find something that feels “just right”, but I hope you enjoy the whole process. It’s such an exciting and fun time! Also, congratulations on your engagement!
Post # 4
This is my ring, it was his great grandmother’s, platinum diamond and emerald, from what I can find online, It from around the 20s-30s on the left is a batman ring I gave him and have one to, they got so beat up I had to paint the inside to keep my finger from turning green the decided to paint the whole thing, his turned steel and copper by now and he’s sentimentally attached to it so I keep mine on. The right is a black opal he gave me on Valentine’s day, thought it would be wrong to just ditch it for my new ring so I still wear it 🙂
Tried a few bands on with the curve, it didn’t sit quite right but I guess I can try a thin band and see how that feels…
Post # 5
Your ring is stunning! I have an emerald and diamond ring that’s similar in design, and considered using it as an engagement ring before we got engaged. I tried some bands on with it, but the only ones that I liked with it were thin plain or diamond bands.
If you don’t care for a gap, a custom band may be your only other option.
Post # 6
I have a custom made ring with a “cut out” to fit underneath my ring, so that it sits flush with my engagement ring 🙂
Post # 7
Your e-ring is absolutely beautiful! You could rock the gap with a thin diamond pave set band or even a plain one like Kate Middleton.
Here are a few examples to give you an idea. 🙂
And this one belongs to a bee!
Or you could get a band custom made to fit your e-ring if you don’t prefer the gap!
Post # 8
ahh! That’s looks great, I think I’d like to do something like that.. Wonder if it would have to be totally custom or if he could get a band and have the piece cut out…
Post # 9
Those are all gorgeous 🙂 glad I’m not the only one out there with a different style ring, I’ve had ones that I’ve liked but never loved and they never looked like this one, but when he gave me this one and especially hearing it was from his family and he asked for it it meant so much more! (Update it actually wasnt his great grandmother’s, it was given to his mom by his grandmother and has belonged to his great aunt who was one of his favorites, which is interesting because a few years ago my great aunt passed who I adored too, so it’s just another thing we have in common)
Post # 10
Your ring is stunning. You might need to do custom as I think the gap might be too big due to how long it is. I had thought about doing a custom one with a cut out like a PP said but thought it would be weird if I wasnt wearing my Engagement Ring but now I think, when would I not wear my e-ring!!!!!!! Good luck!