Post # 1
My ering is a funky shape and I can’t find a band that looks decent with it. I’ve been trying on wedding bands for almost a year now and haven’t found anything. I could have a custom band made to sit flush but I’m not even sure what I would want in a band since I don’t want a matching set. My ering was custom made and is platinum, so I’m pretty sure I’d have a good idea what it’d cost to make a band (~$3k, if I got the same side stones). It seems like a lot of money to make a band that I might not be in love with. My ering only fits on my left hand and I’m not sure I want to resize it for my right hand (it’d be sized up). I might be able to have the jeweler make a curved platinum band with no stones, but it’s still going to cost a lot due to being platinum & the costs of labor. Buying a plain 2 mm band would only be $300-400.
Do I get married with a plain simple platinum band that I won’t wear?
Wear the plain band on my right hand so I don’t have to resize anything?
Make a custom band that I’m not 100% sure I’d like?
Get married with ering and have no band?
Keep trying on and maybe I’ll get lucky before the wedding?
Post # 3
I would go the custom route… they have to show you drawings of what it would look like first. And once that is decided, they’ll even make a mock up mold of the band before you finalize the production. Give it a shot!
Post # 4
I would just get married with the e-ring. If you eventually want a set you can get a custom wedding band made.
Post # 5
Do you have a picture of your ring?
Post # 6
Well, unless you’re just dead set on having a wedding band, I think getting married with the engagement ring and then using that as your wedding ring is perfectly acceptable. My aunt doesn’t have a set, she has the ring my uncle proposed to her with, and it became the wedding ring after they got married. But really I think any of those options are fine. I think what matters most is what YOU are comfortable with.
I don’t think spending all of that money on a custom band you may not like just because having a set is what you’re “supposed” to do is a very good idea, but that’s just me. Also, wearing a band on your right hand is OK too! I really don’t think there’s a wrong way lol
So, I guess, keep looking in case you DO find something you love, but if you DON’T, weigh your options and decide what you are comfortable doing. If you decide to use your engagement ring as your wedding ring, that that’s great! If you decide to buy a stand in band for the ceremony great! (keep in mind that it doesn’t have to be platinum if this is the only purpose for it. It could be white gold, or even silver, especially if you’re planning on not wearing it again.)
Sorry this was so long! Stop worrying and just decide what YOU want to do 🙂
Best of luck!
Post # 7
I like the idea of wearing rings on each hand, mine would just be flipped from the norm because I don’t want to resize my ering.
This is the best picture I have on my phone of the side of my ring. The trellis makes every ring, even curved ones, have the biggest gap ever.