Post # 1
So I’m looking at wedding ring options and am having trouble choosing something. My e-ring is a vintage solitaire with baguette side stones, so nothing will match perfectly. I know I want a band that can be worn alone, so no curved bands. My Fiance just wants a plain platinum band, and while I like the idea of matching bands I have trouble getting excited about that option after seeing all the beautiful eternity bands. But I am also concerned about getting an eternity band (I would want to get something vintage) because of the inability to size in the future (particularly since they are much more expensive than a plain band). I don’t want a half-enternity band because of issues of the ring spinning.
Thoughts? Go for the eternity band I love and give up on the matching bands and deal with it if it doesn’t fit down the road? Go for the matching bands? One compromise we’ve descussed is getting matching Cartier Trinity rings, which could be sized and have a little more visual interest than a single platinum band. Does anyone have a Cartier Trinity ring? Are they comfortable for everyday wear stacked with your e-ring?
Thanks for your input/experiences!
Post # 3
Forgot to mention that I’ve tried selling Fiance on matching rose gold bands (simple but a little something different, also sizable) but I think the word “rose” in the name is scaring him off 🙂
Post # 4
Oh, I love the trinity ring!!!
Post # 5
I may be leaning towards the have-my-cake-and-eat-it-too compromise and get the eternity band i love plus a matching band to whatever Fiance wants so if I don’t want to wear my set (traveling, etc.) or can’t because my ring size changes then I’ll wear the plain matching one…
I love the Cartier Trinity but maybe more as a ring than paired with my e-ring? I just don’t want to be unhappy with my choice and want to change it later for sentimental reasons.
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@exuberance: Pretty e-ring! I feel like the plain platinum band would go best with that style for me.
Post # 8
A baguette half-eternity band?
Post # 9
OP- I think you can ‘almost’ eternity rings. They leave off one or two of the diamonds so there is a space that can be removed/added in case you move up/down a size!
@SandyDollHair: I love the baguette bands! I think that would look stunning!
@Stammie16: AND I also think a plain band would look beautiful as well!
Post # 10
@Stammie16 This is what my brain says, but unfortunately my heart keeps on countering with “sparkly!”
@SandyDollHair That just what I was thinking actually. This is the eternity band I have been lusting over: http://www.ebay.com/itm/DECO-DIAMOND-BAGUETTE-PLATINUM-ETERNITY-BAND-RING-sz5-5-/170688062763?_trksid=p5197.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D5%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D2498008368787588798
@misschickpea I wonder if I can find an almost-eternity band vintage? I prefer to not buy new diamonds…
Thank you all for weighing in. If you find something online that you think would work, let me know 🙂
Post # 11
I’m having the same issue!! I have baguettes too. If you go sparkly I suggest a half eternity that can still be sized later. I’m scared to death to have a eternity band that won’t fit one day. How about something plain that’s etched? It will still sorta match your FI’s band.
this ring is on my short list:
Post # 12
I don’t think it’s necessary for his/hers wedding bands to match. Go for the eternity band you love and have had your eyes on!! 🙂 If you are worried about it fitting down the road then maybe go with a 3/4 eternity to allow some space for sizing. Or you could go 1/4 to 1/2 size bigger than normal and get either sizing beads or a horseshoes spring put inside which are easily removeable later (both will also keep your ring from spinning)…this way it will fit when you are smaller and if you happen to go up a bit in size later you won’t have to go through the trouble of resizing. And maybe go the custom route so you can get something to match your e-ring baguettes better. But if you really really want to match your husband…well…maybe get 2 wedding bands to go on either side of your e-ring – your eternity band and a thin platinum band!
I’m thinking about getting a Cartier trinity ring as a second wedding band and have done a lot of searches and whatnot on pricescope and purseblog forum. The general concensus is that the trinity ring is REALLY expensive to resize, and Cartier doesn’t recommend it because it’s usually cost prohibitive vs. cost of the ring itself and just difficult in general. Not that it can’t be done. Here’s a good post that shows his/hers trinity wedding bands w/ and engagement ring http://www.pricescope.com/forum/show-me-the-ring/cartier-trinity-pair-t144312.html
Post pics when you decide!! 🙂