(Closed) What kind of wedding band to get?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What kind of wedding band should I get?
    Diamonds half-way around : (19 votes)
    83 %
    Diamonds all the way around : (4 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    i am planning on getting the one with the diamonds half way around.. my Maid/Matron of Honor has the eternity band & she complains of loosing diamonds from time to time due to normal wear and tare & says it really isnt worth the extra $ to have them go all the way around… The one you posted is beautiful by the way 🙂

    Post # 4
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    3968 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I vote halfway. If you ever need it resized (or perhaps resized when you pass it down via children or other relatives), there will be the space to do so. Perhaps 3/4’s around would be a nice compromise.

    Post # 5
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    2607 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Both my ering and wring go only halfway.  They sort of hols eachother in place, so they don’t spin around too much.  I’d be worried about losing diamonds from inside my hand too, I’m always smacking my hand on things, and if the scratches on the palm-side of rings are any indication, I’m pretty rough with grabbing things etc..

    Also, a full eternity can’t be sized, so I’d be worried about preganancy, weight gain etc…

    Post # 6
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    2738 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    All the way around! That way you have no spinning issues ever. My rings spin so I’m so happy with my eternity band. Some stores re-size eternity bands by basically re-making them, such as Zales/Peoples. You have to purchase their extended warranty, which is quite decently priced.

    I also love how when I look at the inside of my hand, there is a metal band next to a diamond band 🙂

    Here’s mine!

    Post # 7
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    4714 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    i have 2 semi eternity and love them!

    Post # 8
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    1866 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I vote full eternity.  I had the same question (I have a pave e-ring with diamonds half way around) but I’ve heard that if you get a half eternity wedding band, it will spin like crazy.  I know that would drive me nuts.  It’s not really an issue with the e-ring b/c the diamond always prevents the ring from spinning and showing the “blank” side of the band.

    I know a lot of women worry that they can’t get the full eternity band re-sized, but the way I see it is 2 fold (a) I don’t want to sacrifice my wedding band for a “what if?” kind of thing and (b) it will be that much more motivation to not gain weight!!!

    Post # 9
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    1866 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Responses are surprising.  I swear the last few posts about a semi eternity versus a full eternity came out with the full eternity as the favored choice.  Very interesting!

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    i say semi..  my ering has diamonds on it and there is a total of 10 on the band besides my center stone… we looked and looked at full eternity and looked at a 7 or 9   stone option… we ended up with a semi eternity with a mix of rounds and baguettes… i love the way it looks and ive practiced wearing them and i have no spin- they line up perfectly!!!

    Post # 11
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    452 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I vote half or ¾ eternity.  My reasons for voting are pretty basic: A) no worries about resizing (you don’t only need to resize with weight gain or loss, often as you age you need to resize too – believe me, one of my jobs is in a nursing home, I don’t know how many ladies I’ve had to put band aids around the bottom shank on their rings just so they wouldn’t fall off their fingers) B) it’s tremendously cheaper for the same visual top experience (really other than you, who looks at the bottom of your hand) and C) less chance of losing diamonds.  Either way, it really just boils down to personal preference.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Mine is eternity.  It’s prong set, but it has a thin strip of platinum across the top and bottom of the diamonds to protect it.  So, you can see the full face of each diamond chip (unlike a channel setting).  It was actually cheaper than the non-eternity band of the same size at the same store, because the other ring was a “comfort fit” and more popular.  I didn’t have a strong opinion about eternity vs. non, and to be honest I didn’t do much research or give it much thought.  If you’re worried about spinning but also durability, maybe you should look into a channel setting, or a setting like mine that protects the diamonds a bit more.

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