Post # 1
I’m in the process of deciding what I want to do for my wedding band. Originally fi and I were going to get fingerprint rings done by the etsy seller “Fabuluster” but fi fell in love with Tungsten, and fabuluster doesn’t work with Tungsten, so I figured I would see what else is out there that I like.
I have a gorgeous Tacori e-ring, but I don’t plan on buying the “matching” band because a) it is waaaaaaaaay too expensive, and b) it’s actually a little too much for me.
Here’s my e-ring:
Isn’t she a beauty??? Well I was browsing Etsy to find someone to custom make a band for me and I came across this gorgeous gal:
The maker of the ring said she could make something similar to that beautiful sucker only design it specifically to feel more like my lovely Tacori (for one thing it will definitely need milligraine edges like my e-ring, and we’ll see what else she can come up with). She can also put gemstones in it.
Now, a little fun fact about me…I love purple. Rarely is there a day where I don’t have any purple on. I love it. And it just so happens that amethyst is my birth stone (I was destined to love purple, lol).
Would it be strange to have little amethyst stones put in my wedding band even though I have an all diamond e-ring? Would it be better to alternate between amethyst and diamond going around the band to incorporate diamonds? Does anyone have a band with colored gems and an all diamond e-ring..cuz I would love to check it out!
Post # 3
I’m going to try to do this actually. We’re going to have my wedding band custom made (we’ve actually seen a wedding band made for my ring) and we’re going to talk to them about incorporating sapphires because I LOVE the look of sapphires especially in vintage looking rings. He said he thinks he has an idea to make it work so I think it could definitely work!
Post # 4
I don’t think it would be weird at all. Mine don’t match, and I think the band you have picked out will compliment your engagement ring very nicely.
Post # 5
I think that would be very nice! My engagement ring has a colored stone, though the wedding ring I like wouldn’t. So backwards not matching. But, I think they could compliment each other really nicely without matching.
Post # 6
Fi was a little weirded out by the idea. Then I realized his birthstone is sapphire, and I asked him how he would feel about it if I alternated amethyst and white sapphire, which would look like my diamonds (especially since it’ll be tiny) but then my wedding band would have both of our birthstones on it. He likes the idea a lot more now!
Post # 7
My sister has rubies and diamonds (rubies are her birthstone). I think it looks really pretty and definitely unique!
Post # 8
My e-ring is only diamonds, but my wedding band has green tourmalines in it.
Here’s pictures (I don’t have my wedding band yet, it’s on order. But these are pics of the sample band; the rings are in the wrong order because the sample was way too big and that’s the only way I could get them to be somewhat-flat against each other.)
Post # 9
@abbyful: That’s lovely! What made you choose green tourmaline?
Post # 10
“That’s lovely! What made you choose green tourmaline?”
I came to green tourmaline working with the jeweler (online jeweler: ID Jewelry). I originally was looking for tsavorite, that’s what the first ring I tried on at a local store was. They aren’t very hard though, so then I thought I could do green sapphires, but the ring didn’t come in green sapphire and it wouldn’t be as intense of color. The store sent me a sample in tourmaline and their tourmalines are just as bright as tsavorites, so that’s what I went with. I honestly wouldn’t have thought of tourmalines if the jeweler wouldn’t have sent me the sample ring to look at!
Post # 11
@abbyful: That’s awesome!
Post # 12
- Wedding: March 2011 - The Viceroy
I love colored stones and I think your idea of incorporating amethyst and white sapphire is beautiful and meaningful! Love both of the rings!
@abbyful: Great rings!
Post # 13
1) I love your e-ring!
2) I don’t think colored stones would be weird at all for your wedding band!
3) I love the idea of using your signature color, purple, in your band! Makes it more personal!
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
I love your idea with the gemstones and I think it would look awesome…I love colored stones as well
Post # 15
@cheetah: Thanks! Things don’t usually just work out like that, I was super excited when I thought of it.
Post # 16
@FutureMrsBondo: Thank you, thank you, aaaaaaaand thank you!