Post # 1
Anyone else out there having a bit of trouble finding a wedding band that fits your personality? i was so excited this week to find a wedding band that I liked this last week at a local jewelers and we ordered it today!
My dilemma has been finding something with a little bit of character that goes with my 1/2 carat,6 prong, crown setting solitaire and looks nice on it’s own. The solitaire really fits my personality and is a lower setting for my active lifestyle/work setting. However, I spend a lot of time outdoors and doing things were my solitaire should really stay in the jewelry box.
After looking at channel bands and bands with inset diamonds, I found this beautifully engraved, pattern type band that has an almost antique look to it (flower and vine pattern with channel edges). I was really excited about and the only objection my Fiance had is that it might catch dirt and would require a bit of extra cleaning (extra practical).
Other stories finding your bands?
p.s. I’m machining his from titanium. 🙂
Post # 3
My fiance bought mine as a set, so I haven’t had that problem. But just a suggestion, keep an extra toothbrush around so you can easily get that dirt out when you get home.
Post # 4
I had a really hard time finding a band that would fit flush with my e-ring. I ended up going with the one that was made to go with it despite the cost factor. We were trying to find a band similiar but not as costly. Oh well I’m happy we bit the bullet and got the one that came with my ring
Post # 5
michelle86, that was my thought as well and I have access to a sonicator to clean them. I really liked the look without the extra ‘bling’ as I was looking from something fairly simple and fit my style.
Post # 6
I’ve seen a lot of women opt for a band that’s wider and with stones rather than the traditional engagement ring and wedding band set. Especially nurses or active women who don’t want to worry about a traditional prong set diamond engagement ring.
Either way, it’s all about what’s best for your lifestyle.
There’s a company that I feel does a really great job with this sort of thing. Furrer Jacot. Their bands are fully flexible, which makes them super comfortable. And, they can be customized with or without diamonds.
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Post # 7
Don’t forget that there are all sorts of alternative metals today. It’s not just gold, silver, and platinum. There’s titanium, colbalt, and even tungstun.
But, do your homework. These metals are less expensive alternatives to gold and platinum; however, there have been issues with wear and tear. If you decide to go that route, be sure to pick a manufacturer (or retailer) with a good warranty for breakage.