Post # 1
I have surpassed the initital hype of my new 3ct solitaire moissy and now I am having a hard time finding a band or bands to wear with it. I didnt initially think it would be to much of a concern but due to the basket finishing right on the finger there is literally no room for a band to fit underneath. I went back to moissaniteco and was advised by Chris that he didnt really recommend large size bands and that they would usually provide slim bands. Personally I dont like the look of the really thin bands and I dont want it disappearing under the size of the solitaire.
I have also hunted around the jewelry stores and dont like the look of enhancers or curved bands as they take away from the solitaire and make it look like a ring with side stones.
Can any of you please show me what types of bands you have teamed with your solitaires? preferrably larger solitaires so I can compare the gaps between band and wedding band. Please let me know where you purchased and specs for the bands if possible.
Note: I am hoping for two matching bands on either side of the solitaire as I like the symetrical look.
Thanks Ladies 🙂
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Post # 2
Can. U post pic of this glorious large rock of yours?
Post # 3
Sure? Its currently been spammed all over the board…so didnt want to over do it.
You posted on a few of my posts about it last week 🙂
Post # 4
Oh I remember now! It’s beautiful! Two thin pave bands would be awesome!
Post # 5
How thin? I like the look of the half eternity bands but I am unsure on size. 2mm band with .10s? or is that to big. Kind of confused on exact specs unless I see it.
Post # 6
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
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 😉
Post # 8
3.01ct EC diamond solitaire. 0.45ctw pave diamond 1/2 eternity band. I find this combo works best for me
Post # 9
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 # 10
I’m in a similar situation with my 2.4ct centre diamond e-ring setting not sitting flush with any bands. There were some good ideas in this thread that you might find interesting.
Post # 11
- 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 # 13
I am more than willing to embrace the gap, I am more just wondering if band size and stones in band will make the gap wider in some circumstances. I guess based on what I can find I will go 2mm+ and low set to attempt a closer setting. WI’ll see what it looks like when it’s done 🙂 here I am hoping it will look ok so I don’t have do but any other bands. Currently it’s paired with a plain 2mm gold band that looks sucky 😉
Post # 14
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
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.
Here is my 2 carat with 5 stone band – also has a small gap. This set is my everyday wear one