(Closed) What to get???

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

First, your nuts for taking photos while driving. 2nd, I think a plain rose gold band would be beautiful.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

The advantage of a solitare is that you can get pretty much any band that you like. I am going to guess by your far away date and your low post count that you are newly engaged. If so, definitely wait a while before choosing a band. Many Bees expereince diamond shrinkage. In other words, after they get used to having a rock on their hand for months, suddenly their e-ring seems smaller and less shiny. I would wait a while and see if this happens to you. Then, if it does, you can add a seriously sparkly wedding band to get the wow factor back.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

haha i’ve taken pics of it while driving too :-p

I agree, I think a plain gold band would probably be best. Personally, that’d be a little plain for me, but it sounds like it’s probably what you want. I think it would be weird to have a different color of gold, and yes, a pave or similar band might detract from the solitaire. 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

Yeah, no more pictures while driving! For the sake of everyone else on the road at least! Very unsafe (and I bet this would fit under your distracted driving legislation since it is unecessary to task of driving/you are viewing display screen, etc).

 

I think either a plain gold band matching the height & shape of the shank on your e-ring, and the same width or less than it, would be great. So would a diamond band though, with small princess cuts or pave. It does not necessarily need to “detract” from your solitaire. If done right, they can actually enhance the look.

 

 

 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

@getting_hitched:  Phew, okay. That is better. I was like “what the heck is she thinking driving down the highway taking photos!”.

I know rings can look super sparkly in sunlight in the car, though!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think a ring like this would be beautiful:

Personally, I think two plain bands together are, well, too plain. I like the look of a plain band solitaire with a diamond wedding band best.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

personally, I love plain bands so I think that would look good. also, they are very comfortable (no prongs to dig into your fingers). 

but I also think a channel set band would look good too.

can I just say that I love your setting? I absolutely adore basket settings and I feel like I don’t see them very often. 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

A plain band would be beautiful.  I don’t think you can go wrong with that choice.  If I had to pick 1 type of wedding band, it would be that.

For something blingy but still practical, I’m a huge fan of princess channel set rings.  

http://www.brilliantearth.com/Petite-Channel-Set-Princess-Diamond-Ring-(1/4-ct.tw.)-White-Gold-BE2CD18P25/

 

If it’s in your budget, I’d get both a blingy and a plain band and switch it up depending on your mood.  Or save bling for an anniversary.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I think round diamonds in a channel set would look just fine.  you can always try some on. I’ve seen some fakes in yellow gold at nordstrom if you want to just see how they look against your ring.  sometimes mixing up different shapes looks good, but what’s important is that it looks good to you. 

a basket setting is when the prongs have that little bar across them, so it’s like a square shaped basket. 

cathedral setting (I think) refers to the way your band slopes upwards towards the stone — like flying buttresses in a cathedral. 

so maybe you have both?  I’ve noticed that sometimes things have more than one name. like how “asscher” and “step cut” is the same kind of cut. 

anyway, good luck! 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I’d say a plain gold band with that gorgeous e-ring

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