(Closed) When did engagement rings start trumping wedding rings?? VENT

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
3 posts
  • Wedding: January 2001

I say if the store you’re shopping in is giving you hassles you definately should not shop with them and buy because they will continue to hassle you later on about your choices (say if your ring needs work later).

Actually, what we did (at first) was ordered my husbands band then ordered the same band but in 3mm. He had a 6mm and I had two 3mm bands with my center stone on one. No more diamonds than just the center stone.

Post # 33
917 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

ugh.  i know how you feel. i don’t want a wedding band that will blend in with my ering, i want it to be obvious, if that makes sense. i’m thinking about a plain 3 or 4mm band.  or maybe not. i don’t know.  i keep changing my mind.  BUT it will be something substantial and probably without stones, although i’m not sure on that right now.  those tiny diamond bands are lovely, but not for me.  on a side note, they scare me a bit, lol.  i’m a total klutz, always banging my hands on stuff. those bands are so thin, i’d be terrified of warping/bending it by banging my hand on something and losing half the stones in it, lol.

Post # 34
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012


I feel the same way.

I have very small hands – about the size of your average 8 year olds.  When I was married before I wore a very thin white gold band.  I didn’t have an engagement ring –  that is a story in itself, my ex considered them a ‘unnecessary expense’ – but because of the size of my fingers I would have found wearing two rings very uncomfortable.

When I get married this time, I want a white gold band, maybe engraved, but no wider than 3mm.   My ideal would be this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/64487348/antique-ring

Post # 35
2812 posts
Sugar bee

@MerryWidow:  I just cam accross this thread and I know it’s a bit old but I agree 110%! My wedding ring is the most sentimental piece of jewelry I’ll ever own and I want it to be plain! This thread reminds me why we get along so well 😉

Post # 36
1455 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

There is another thread around right now about this. It’s a poll asking what is more important, an ering or a wedding band. Although both are important to me, the wedding band is most important. It signifies what a wonderful life I have now that I married my best friend and soulmate. 🙂

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