(Closed) Were you in love with your wedding band + e-ring right away?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I was! : ) But I’m not particularly picky in terms of jewlery, and I definitely didn’t have a clear-cut idea of what I wanted.

Post # 4
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I totally feel ya. I LOVE my e-ring and even though the weddng band is pretty and matches my ring I don’t love it. My e rign is so thin and dainty and the band just makes it look thicker. My fiance likes just the r-ring too. We even considered now having a band but I know down the line I would have wished I had one from my wedding day. My friends said they felt that way too and it grew on them and doesn’t feel so blingy anymore. But my fiance is also ok if I don’t want to wear my band all the time when we are married.  

Post # 5
611 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I was; but I actually fell in love with the band first and then refined the engagement ring to best go with it. So we bought them at the same time from the same designer, and they were always designed to be worn together.

Post # 6
2031 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Yes and No, I guess.  I was instantly in love with my original engagement ring, but months later when wedding band shopping it grew into a love / hate relationship when I realized that the prongs made a gap in every ring I tried on.  Then I finally chose my wedding band (which I completely LOVED) and my engagement ring looked all wrong next to it.  I ended up getting a wrap as a Valentine’s Day gift before we were married, and then the band that I fell in love with to wear with them.  I loved it because I wanted a band that could be worn alone, and the wrap allowed the ring to sit next to it without being overwhelmed or causing a gap. 

If you really want a simple band as a stand in, I would explain to your SO that you LOVE your rings, and you don’t want anything to happen to them when you’re gardening, or swimming, or traveling to places you don’t want to be too blingy in.  There are always going to be times it’s not a good idea to wear a diamond (Chlorine can damage metal, sandy beaches can scratch them, etc.)  It’s not a question of it being insured (which is the answer I’ve heard some bees say their FI’s told them when posed with the same question), it’s sentimental.  If those rings are lost or stolen, yes you could get replacements but they would never be the same.  Good luck!!

Post # 7
964 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I thought I wanted a thicker band than my engagement ring has, but it suits me TINY finger well. I will like it BETTER once I have my band soldered to it though.

Of note: my friend wears her engagement ring on her right hand and has a diamond blingtastic band… like 3 or 4 rows of diamonds that she now wears on her left hand. She did that rather than a traditional band from day one.

Post # 8
5977 posts
Bee Keeper

I’m with you! When I first saw my band and e-ring together, I thought it was way too much bling and definitely had to get used to them being together. Now, I can’t imagine them being without each other! It mmight just take some time to get use to it!

Post # 9
180 posts
Blushing bee

I have a solitaire 1ct round white gold e-ring with NO sidestones and a super thin band (it’s 1.5mm at its widest point and tapers to 1.2mm at the stone). My wedding band is a plain, 1.5 mm rose gold band. I don’t get to wear it yet, but I do love the combination. I probably won’t ever wear just the wedding band–the design of my e-ring was made specifically so it would be something I wouldn’t have to take off, and anything I do take it off for, I wouldn’t wear my wedding band then either.

I don’t think wedding bands need side stones. I considered a half-eternity band, but I love the stone in my e-ring so much and I thought they would detract. I was also afraid of losing the stones–I’m VERY hard on rings.

I love my combination, and I think you can too! It might take a little searching, but it’s definitely possible.

Post # 10
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

my set is a 1/2 ct solitaire with a super delicate band, no side stones.  I actually wanted to bling my ring up with the wedding band, I think it looks a little plain when it’s alone. 

I do feel like dressing down sometimes, but mainly because I want to be more comfortable (my set is fairly comfortable, but I can still feel it). so I have a different band that has a few small diamonds that I like to wear alone, it is so comfortable I can barely feel it.

Post # 11
14657 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I was instantly in love with my e-ring.  It was perfect for me.  When shopping for a wedding band, at first I thought it made the set a little too thick, but it was only a matter of maybe a day tops after getting married and seeing them both on that I got used to it.  Now I think my e-ring looks odd without my wedding band.

Post # 12
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I did but then again, I knew exactly what I wanted for the band as soon as I got my e-ring.  So I’d already had the mental picture in my head to be used to.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
1061 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Love my e-ring am MEH over the wedding ring.  We couldn’t afford what I really wanted, so we just went with uber cheap and plain.

It is growing on me now though and I do feel like it makes my e-ring stand out more.

Post # 15
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i had to get used to my band and ering together – i love them both and have from the very beginning but i was so used to just wearing my ering it felt and looked strange with my weddingband. now its completely opposite! i like it so much better as a set.

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