Post # 1
I’m trying to find a wedding band that won’t take away from my engagement ring. I dislike traditional wedding bands. I have a 3.2 carat round brilliant cut in a cushion halo with a very thin band of diamonds. My fiancé thinks I should only wear the engagement ring & only wear my wedding band when I don’t feel like wearing my engagement ring. His thoughts are that the wedding bands we looked at takes attention away from the engagement ring. He thinks that instead of trying to find a wedding band that fits the ring I should just pick out a wedding band I love & wear it separately as the country I’m from wears their wedding bands on the right hand (I know weird) Those with big engagement rings, what type of bands did you get?
Post # 2
Based on the description provided I think a plain metal band with no stones is the only thing that would not detract from your engagement ring but I guess that is out because you don’t like traditional bands. Alternatively you could do a simple diamond band.
Post # 3
I think you should have a band that matches the band for your engagement ring if you want to wear them on the same hand, especially becasue your e-ring is pavé. If you go with anything else, your Fiance could be right that it might overpower your ring.
I’m still up in the air with what I want for my wedding band, the center stone is a bit over 4 carats, but the band itself is plain platinum. I tried on an east-west shared setting .25ct Ashoka band, but it looks a bit chunky and the ring itself is too big. I don’t feel great about the gap, either. I am not interested in a plan platinum band, so one of my options is to do a shared setting emerald band on my left finger and move my engagement ring to my right hand, as your fiancé suggests.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2017 - Orange County, CA
I know it’s not your preference, but I love the look of a thin plain band with a blingy e-ring! I think it makes the ring pop even more. Perhaps a diamond band the same width as your e-ring band?
Post # 5
Girrrrrrlllll, there’s no taking away from that sparkler! It’s stunning! I would do a matching, thin, plain band and wear it as a set, but that’s just me. I plan to wear my engagement ring and wedding band together at all times unless we are traveling/at the beach (in which case, I’ll just wear a cheap cz set).
For what it’s worth, I think a matching pave band the same thinness as your engagement ring band would look lovely too.
Post # 6
For larger rings in platinum or white gold, I love the look of a simple yellow gold band. It jut looks so elegant and timeless to me, but not ire what you think about mixing metals.
Post # 7
If you want to wear these ring and the wedding band together, a pave eternity band (same as the shank on your ring) will sit flush together and looks good. But if you want to wear them on seperate hands, the possibilities are endless!
Post # 8
I have a almost 2 ct cushion in a cushion halo and i just have a simple platinum band with it i have tired others but if you don’ want it taking away that is the only one I found to work with my halo . That ring is freaking amazing !!! Good luck ☘☘here is a pic of mine for reference
Post # 9
I’m so glad you included a pic because your ring is STUNNING. And my jaw is on the desk. Ok, the floor.
Anyway, I’d pick a plain platinum or white gold (whatever matches your retina-crusher, I mean laser of rainbows, I mean, gah, engagement ring) with the absolute same height and width and go with that.
Post # 10
A picture I found on harry Winston’s insta. Basically the same ring paired with a micro pave eternity band. I think this is perfect and doesn’t take away from the ring at all
Post # 11
I’d get a plain band then. This is what I have and hardly anyone notices the band, I might get another color band soon.
Post # 12
My Husband designed my wedding ring and matching band. Some people say it takes away from my center stone, but some people say it’s very pretty and different. It’s really all about what you like just keep trying on different bands until you find the one you fall in love with. Good Luck Bee. 😁