(Closed) Matching vs. Uncoordinated Wedding Bands

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 31
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Helper bee

Mismatched. Hubby already spent a little more than I would have wanted on the e-ring, and the matching band was way too much $$$. I went with a plain white gold band. It’s close to the band on the e-ring, but not quite. 

…but I don’t mind, because hardly anyone would notice if they weren’t looking at my palm like that. 

I actually think I might stop wearing the e-ring to work, because we’re not allowed to have rings with stones for safety reasons. I’ll wear the band, and even if it gets lost or damaged, it won’t break my heart (or my bank account) to jump on Amazon and hit that “order again” button. LOL. 

Post # 32
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Helper bee

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XI-XVIII-MMXVII :  Where did you get your husband’s ring? Is it gold or an alternative metal?

Post # 33
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2017

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northwinds :  from an Etsy seller – Pompeii3 and it is rose gold and white gold! 🙂 …and we are very happy with it!

Post # 34
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I had my diamond reset into a matching set and had the wedding band soldered.  My old halo setting was very bulky and uncomfortable.  I don’t have long fingers so I don’t like to stack rings and I didn’t care for the mismatched look on me, although I love it on others.

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Post # 36
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2019 - Southampton, UK

My ering is a ruby with diamond pave. I don’t have my wedding ring yet but I tried on some with rubies in them and I agree that they take away from the look of the colored ering stone.  I am going to get a diamond wedding band, and I’m leaning toward larger diamonds instead of the micropave that would match my ering.

 

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Here’s my non-matching set. Love it!

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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mcate5 :  I know you said you want bling, but maybe try a plain band, it might stand out nicely next to the fabulous sparkle that is your e ring. Another suggestion would be to try a different shape, like the round bezel style of a pp. 

i have a plain e ring band and a diamond wedding band, and I love them together!

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

 

Mosmatched for me (they look huge in this pic!) – a matching band just didn’t look “right”. He thought I was trying to save money by not wanting a diamond eternity band!

Post # 40
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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Mine doesn’t really match but I love them together. It does have a space in between but doesn’t bother me to much.

Post # 41
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Starting wearing my original ering with bypass setting. Doesn’t match and I still love it. 

 

Post # 42
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Helper bee

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tomkitty : where did you get your band!? Its gorgeous! 

Post # 43
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Busy bee

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mspenny :  thank you so much!  I got it from the Etsy seller ASweetPear. I had to do a custom order because he didn’t have anything with turquoise, but he did an amazing job! They have an Instagram under the same user name so you can see some of their stuff :). Highly recommend them! 

Post # 44
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I got a non matching set.  I love it! 

Post # 45
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2018

 

I was in between matching or not, fell in absolute LOVE with the braided band on the left, but decided to go with a matching straight band (note the straight band pictured was an example that I tried on at the jeweler’s, my engagement ring was custom so it was to get an idea of what I wanted.) I decided to go matching for 3 reasons:

1. My engagement ring is custom and nothing would match the style and shape unless made. The braided band went beautifully but is not custom so I figured I didn’t need a custom braided band and would rather have a one-of-a-kind matching set. Plus we ended up getting the number of stones to match our wedding date (7 stones on each side of my diamond on my engagement ring, totaling 14 altogether, and 18 in my wedding band. 7/14/18 our wedding date!)

2. The braided band would be a nice anniversary gift one day and I  would love the stacked look with my straight band and engagement ring.

3. If I go all out on the braided band now I couldn’t see myself looking for a straight band or my husband gifting me a more simple straight band in the future just to accent. Knowing him he’d want to gift me something fancier.

Though everyone is different! I had friends go all out and get the super fancy band they liked or even the complete stack that they liked! I’m just a little more traditional and thought a nice matching set is beautiful for newlyweds. Plus it gives me something to look forward to! As my mom would always say, “Good things come to those who wait!” 🙂

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