Post # 1
While we were at the Jewelry store today getting my engagement ring cleaned, we thought it was the perfect time to look for a wedding band. I really fell in love with 2!
The first is a Channel-set band ring in platinum w/ a half circle of round brilliant diamonds.
The second band is a Share-setting band ring in platinum with a half circle of round brilliant diamonds.
I also tried a 3rd band a plain platinum band; however, they don’t make it the same width as my engagement ring, it’s thinner and almost disappears when placed together with the engagement ring.
Apologies for the dirty engagement ring and Iphone picture, I tried on the bands before getting it cleaned. 🙂 hehe I couldn’t wait to try them on!
Post # 3
AHHH! Apologies for the HUGE pictures of my hands!!
Post # 4
I like #1. From the pics, no one can tell your ring is dirty, nor would anyone notice even with telling them.
Post # 5
I think the first one looks best with your wedding band.
Post # 6
I love the shared prong! Although I’m biased bc thats what I got 🙂 I just think it sparkles soo much more than channel.
Post # 7
Thanks bees for the input!
@CorgiTales: It does sparkle! 🙂
Post # 8
I like the second ring except I would go for smaller stones. The stones now seem like too much to me.
Post # 9
Shared-setting rings sparkle like WHOA! They are both gorgeous, though!
Post # 10
I like the first one…seems to go better with your e-ring (which is gorgeous, btw).
Post # 11
I’m biased toward the channel because I like clean lines and it sits more flush with the e-ring than the shared setting
Post # 12
I like the shared setting. But it is a little too big (ring size wise)? Hopefully it would sit more flush with your e ring.
I think the amount of diamonds balances well with your e ring. Very strong but doesn’t overpower your center stone in my opinion. I’ve heard a rule of thumb for an eternity band – the tcw should equal at most the weight of your center stone. You could do the math and figure what size “point” diamonds that means for your half eternity band. That is supposed to give good visual balance and help avoid “stealing the show” from the e ring. It’s also good to take band width into account. I think that may be why I like the shared setting better than the channel – the channel just looks kind of wide, visually, next to your plain band e ring.
Post # 13
@prettyflowers: Both rings I tried on where not my ring size, and would agree that’s maybe why the shared-setting doesn’t look as flush. Looking at the information the clerk wrote down it says tcw is .57 for the band and my ring is 1.6ct
@Okole Maluna: I love the cleans line on the channel-setting. 🙂 and I think that’s why I’m so torn. I love the “free” look of the shared-setting, and every time I look at the channel-setting, i just feel like they are closed in. But it’s that “closed-in” factor that gives it a clean line. lol.
Post # 15
Really hard to choose. I also like the clean lines of the channel but the shared looks much more significant next to it…maybe it will look better if sized properly. Its so hard to tell when the rings are loose in store its such a pet peeve of mine!
Post # 16
I like the shared prong. not the biggest fan of round channel set. thr “gaps” between the stones would bug me.