(Closed) What band/s are you wearing with your 2.5ct+ solitaire? help!

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Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Can. U post pic of this glorious large rock of yours?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Oh I remember now! It’s beautiful! Two thin pave bands would be awesome!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

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flutterbiikisses:  Your best bet (if you haven’t already) would be to try as many different types of bands with your ring as you can. Because your stone is large (and gorgeous!) and set rather low, and your band is thin (is it a knife edge?), there will probably be somewhat of a gap no matter what band you pair with it.

But, you might be OK with the gap on certain bands and not with others. I think it always depends on the type of band and the overall look.

The solitaire I just got is around 3.5 CT. It’s a 9mm round but apparently cut a bit deep. So I don’t know how the 9mm measurement compares to your stone. It is also set low. I’ve been pairing it with a plain rose gold band. There is a gap, which I thought might bother me. But I’ve found that it doesn’t.

Here is a picture with the plain band so that you can see the gap and what it looks like. The solitaire’s band is 2.5mm, tapering to 2mm at the stone. The wedding band is 2.5mm.

I have a few different bands, including a half eternity diamond band that is about .5TCW. I will try to get some pics of them with this ring, too. So you can see a little variety. At the very least, it might give you some ideas or inspiration. Finding a wedding band can feel like an overwhelming task. But you can do it! 

 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Embrace the gap girl! It’s happening… The only time I didn’t get a gap is when I had a flat solitaire setting and paired it with my Cartier band. You won’t mind it after a while…right now, that ring is everything..eventually you’ll get back to life and business as usual… I get it though πŸ˜‰

 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

3.01ct EC diamond solitaire. 0.45ctw pave diamond 1/2 eternity band. I find this combo works best for me

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Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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flutterbiikisses:  yes i was thinking at least a 2mm band. anything thinner than that compromises the ring. not enough metal to support daily wear, itll bend out of shape, break , etc. im not sure whats the biggest or smallest size stones they use for 2mm bands. or you could do one mm plain gold on either side. but i would def stick with the two mm.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: County courthouse

I have a 2.5 CT engagement ring. I usually wear the plain matching band but, I have a sparkly band that I wear on occasionally. I have a small gap…like 1 mm.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I wear a thin beaded metal band. The beads give off lots of shine. I have a gap because of the swirly design and I love that about it. 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I have both a 2.31 and 3.1 carat. the 3 was a reset family stone that I don’t usually wear as I find it a little too flashy and large for everyday wear, but when I do, I pair it with a 2mm eternity band. There is a slight gap but not too visible and I don’t mind it at all. 

3ct_DK_Eternity1

 

Here is my 2 carat with 5 stone band – also has a small gap. This set is my everyday wear one

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