Thursday, January 24, 2013

Here's a new one


ESB-

After a lengthy engagement, my fiance and I are finally getting married in April. I love my engagement ring: vintage-style halo setting in platinum. Now, on to the wedding band. I know we've already covered if the bride and groom's (or bride and bride's or groom and groom's) need to match, but does MY wedding band need to match my engagement ring? Is having a rose gold band with a platinum engagement ring ridiculous? I can't tell. 

THANK YOU!
xo

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NOTHING EVER HAS TO MATCH ANYTHING

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38 comments:

  1. I wear a platinum engagement ring, a rose gold solid band, and yellow gold with a few tiny diamonds. I get compliments galore because it is coordinated, but not matchy. Matchy is boring.

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  2. Do you ever go on Get Off My Internets? In the comments, people are always responding with GIFs. I wish we could image respond on ESB. It'd generally be super helpful for shopping posts but for this post I just want to upload this GIF.

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    1. I love GOMI. Here's another one Hillary...

      Question: Does my wedding band need to match my engagement ring?

      Answer.

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    2. BOTH of those made me laugh out loud.

      This is one of my favorites (both the gif and the site).

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    3. @Hillary...

      When ESB likes one of my dress suggestions, it makes me feel like this.

      When she totally fucking hates it, I'm like ...

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    4. When someone posts a really good shopping challenge, I'm like

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    5. when someone says they're taking their husband's name because feminism = OMGchoicesssss, I'm like

      (posted in the wrong place, so fat, so stupid. I like GOMI too)

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    6. Ha, I love these... let's keep them going.

      When someone wants to spend $2,795 on Valentino shoes, I'm like.

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    7. When some angry hipster goes crazy overboard criticizing something that I did at my own wedding I'm like......

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    8. when a shopping post devolves into links to BHLDN and anthro, i'm like

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    9. When I share a link to JCrew during a shopping challenge, I'm like...

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    10. When it's just us girls hanging out on ESB, I'm like...

      When Rob makes an appearance, I'm like.

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    11. When someone comments anonymously about how bitchy everyone on ESB is, I'm like

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    12. When someone commented that some model needed to eat a sandwich and then everyone freaked out about body issues and skinny people, i'm like

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    13. When someone writes in a stupid/bratty/obvious question and I know ESB is going to snark the eff out of her, I'm like.

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  3. hell, mine are a caterpillar and a chinese finger trap. make your own kind of music.

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  4. That's what I have - a rose gold textured wedding band (Bario Neal) with vintage platinum engagement ring. Though I stopped wearing the engagement ring a few years ago.

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  5. Sometimes I wear my engagement ring on my right finger, because I love how it looks on its own.

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  6. I originally had a white gold vintage ring set, with the engagement ring having a little flower in the center with a teeny tiny diamond, and the wedding band has two little leaves that set in behind the flower. When my engagement ring broke for the second time in a year (apparently 10k white gold rings made in the 70s and bought off of Ebay are made to last?!) I said screw it, I'm sick of being twee anyways, and got a silver Macha Russian Chain ring to wear with my band and it looks awesome-i wish i could have sprung for the gold version for a more mis-matchy look!

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  7. So aesthetically, they don't need to match, but I wonder whether the ring made of harder metal (say, platinum) might destroy the ring made of softer metal (say, gold) over a lifetime of wear. Is this an issue? I have a lovely platinum heirloom engagement ring, but I worry if I go with a gold wedding band it will be destroyed by the harder platinum.

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    1. every jeweller I have been to says you need the wedding band to be the same hardness as the engagement ring or it will wear down over time (ie 18k e-ring? you need an 18k band)

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    2. I was going to say the same thing...

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    3. yeah but then again you can always get them built up again if they wear down ...

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    4. you can't get an antique 'built up again'

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  9. there is also the option of wearing them on different hands.

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  10. Neither I or my huzzband even have wedding bands. I still wear my engagement ring. We eloped w/o rings and have been too lazy/broke/eh to bother with them. The lack of rings doesn't mean we don't have a big ass marriage certificate that annoying doesn't fit into any standard size folders for safe keeping.

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  11. Question-asker here! Thanks for the advice, all. Sorry if my question was totally redundant and ridiculous. I'm neeew heeereeee.

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  12. They so don't have to match. And you don't have to wear both at the same time, on the same finger. My wedding band is peach gold (between rose and yellow) and I wear it most of the time. My e-ring is white gold with sapphires. It mostly sits in a pretty box, but I wear it occasionally when it goes with an outfit better. I don't really like wearing rings, so one at a time is more than enough!

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  13. i have a plat e-ring and a solid flat 2mm catbird rose gold comfort fit band. i love them to death

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