shape
carat
color
clarity

Am I crazy for buying a *slightly* thinner band for my ring stack?

Discussion in 'Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)' started by GlitterInMyHair, Feb 21, 2019.

  1. GlitterInMyHair
    Shiny_Rock

    Messages:
    321
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2018
    by GlitterInMyHair » Feb 21, 2019
    I've been trying different combinations of stacking with my new 5-diamond ring.

    So today, on a whim, I bought a 2mm platinum diamond band because the price was really good. And to my eyes, I think it looks more delicate and in proportion in the stack.

    But please be honest with me. Is there even an appreciable visual difference to justify the purchase of the new band, compared to my original wedding band?

    With my original band, 3mm with milgrain edging.
    IMG_20190221_000218314.jpg

    With new band, 2mm & no edging.
    IMG_20190221_000145375.jpg

    Thanks for reading!
     
    junebug17, Acinom, jbake and 2 others like this.
    


    


  2. JPie
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    1,942
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2018
    by JPie » Feb 21, 2019
    I like the look of the new ring, but I’d worry about the prongs of your five-stone destroying the girdles of its diamonds.
     
    GlitterInMyHair likes this.
  3. kal2021
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    585
    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    by kal2021 » Feb 21, 2019
    I really like the new one!
     
  4. PreRaphaelite
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    1,126
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2015
    by PreRaphaelite » Feb 21, 2019
    I like the new one too, and I think it’s because the original one seems Edwardian in style but the new one seems more timeless. Does that make sense? Anyway, it’s beautiful!
     
    GlitterInMyHair and Ulla like this.
    


    


  5. Bron357
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    3,283
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2014
    by Bron357 » Feb 21, 2019
    It depends....
    If it’s a size 7.5 ring it looks terrible.... pls post on Loupe Troop :kiss2:
    Ok, it’s totally awesome :rolleyes:
     
  6. Alex T
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    4,028
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2012
    by Alex T » Feb 21, 2019
    I prefer the new band too! Wear the old band on your right hand? Or sell it to Bron :lol-2:
     
  7. missy
    Super_Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    25,638
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2008
    by missy » Feb 21, 2019
    Both are beautiful.:love: I love your original band the most however. I think it just feels romantic to me with the migrain edging but they both look gorgeous. And are just different looks. Keep them both if you love them and think you will wear them. It is fun to be able to mix it up.
     
    JrJ and GlitterInMyHair like this.
  8. tyty333
    Super_Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    20,644
    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2008
    by tyty333 » Feb 21, 2019
    I prefer the new band...your old band is nice but looks a little busy to my eyes. Not at all bad though.

    Of course, as others have mentioned, you have to worry about the edges on the new ring and not the old one as much.
     
    GlitterInMyHair likes this.
  9. motownmama
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    7,000
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2008
    by motownmama » Feb 21, 2019
    The thinner looks better with the stack. Maybe wear the original one when you’re only wearing 2 rings.
     
    GlitterInMyHair likes this.
  10. anangel
    Shiny_Rock

    Messages:
    365
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2008
    by anangel » Feb 21, 2019
    They’re both pretty- I think the difference is somewhat subtle, but I understand that when you are the one looking down at your hand all day, you want it to be perfect in your eyes.
    Okay, because no one has asked, let’s see a diamond sandwich!! 3 mm on bottom, 5 stone in the middle and 2 mm on top! :lol:
     
    


    


  11. bludiva
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    1,841
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2017
    by bludiva » Feb 21, 2019
    I like the thinner band, puts more focus on the 5 stone :kiss2:
     
    GlitterInMyHair likes this.
  12. GlitterInMyHair
    Shiny_Rock

    Messages:
    321
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2018
    by GlitterInMyHair » Feb 21, 2019
    LOL :lol::lol::lol:. You are too funny. Both bands are 7.25.
     
  13. violet3
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    3,647
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2007
    by violet3 » Feb 21, 2019
    Love the new band!
     
    GlitterInMyHair likes this.
  14. Jimmianne
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    5,219
    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2013
    by Jimmianne » Feb 21, 2019
    I see that your ring has started asking for presents. Mine does that all the time. Best to give in and buy it a whole collection of stackers over time!

    Ps. I like the thinner one. Gives more oomph to the main event.
     
  15. GlitterInMyHair
    Shiny_Rock

    Messages:
    321
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2018
    by GlitterInMyHair » Feb 21, 2019
    Thank you everyone for chiming in. It's so helpful :)

    I think I'll keep both and alternate. But of course I haven't thought about the issue of girdled & prongs with the new band, so that does add a little worry.
     
    missy likes this.
    


    


  16. Sparkle_ruckle
    Shiny_Rock

    Messages:
    300
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2013
    by Sparkle_ruckle » Feb 21, 2019
    There definitely is a difference and a positive one too! Your new band has great proportions and allows the beautiful five-stone ring to shine! How about a very, very thin spacer band if abrasion and damage are possible concerns? I personally tried on a rose gold one and found that it blended into my skin better and looked almost invisible, but you could get a white gold one too.
     
    GlitterInMyHair likes this.
  17. GlitterInMyHair
    Shiny_Rock

    Messages:
    321
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2018
    by GlitterInMyHair » Feb 21, 2019
    Oooh, I like the idea of a really thin, almost invisible spacer.

    Off to look on etsy now, lol.
     
    Sparkle_ruckle and JPie like this.
  18. Gussie
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    2,261
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2017
    by Gussie » Feb 21, 2019
    I prefer the thinner band with the stack. But I love love love the milgrain band. Keep both! Wear the thicker when you want to stack just 2!
     
    luvsdmb and GlitterInMyHair like this.
  19. blueMA
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    1,257
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2005
    by blueMA » Feb 21, 2019
    I like the thinner band. Looks more delicate and flows better with the 5 diamond ring.
     
    GlitterInMyHair likes this.
  20. pinkgem2522
    Shiny_Rock

    Messages:
    430
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2015
    by pinkgem2522 » Feb 21, 2019
    Nope you are not. Great purchase!
     
    GlitterInMyHair likes this.
  21. the_mother_thing
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    5,340
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2013
    by the_mother_thing » Feb 21, 2019
    I like the new/thinner one better, personally, but I’d swap it with the yellow gold band, allowing the YG band to act as a spacer and prevent damage to both diamond rings. :wavey:
     
  22. MissGotRocks
    Super_Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    11,439
    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2005
    by MissGotRocks » Feb 21, 2019
    They are both beautiful but I think I am partial to the thinner one with your new ring. Beautiful stack!
     
    GlitterInMyHair likes this.
  23. nala
    Ideal_Rock

    Messages:
    3,156
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2011
    by nala » Feb 21, 2019
    Absolutely there is a difference! I own like 20 bands that I rotate constantly! Enjoy your lovely ring! And keep stacking away!
     
    jbake and GlitterInMyHair like this.
  24. purplesilk
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    1,253
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2010
    by purplesilk » Feb 22, 2019
    Ditto, but I'm biased because I wear the same combo and yours is more balanced than mine.
    May I ask you the how many carats is your new band? Is it full or half circle?
    Thanks in advance,
    purplesilk
     
  25. LJsapphire
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    866
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2016
    by LJsapphire » Feb 22, 2019
    I like the old one, but my e-ring is Edwardian so it may be I'm drawn to the milgrain. :love:
    It would fit me too ;))
     
    GlitterInMyHair likes this.
  26. GlitterInMyHair
    Shiny_Rock

    Messages:
    321
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2018
    by GlitterInMyHair » Feb 22, 2019
    The new band is a half eternity, 15 diamonds, 0.35 ctw.

    HTH.
     
  27. purplesilk
    Brilliant_Rock

    Messages:
    1,253
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2010
  28. alisonf
    Rough_Rock

    Messages:
    9
    Joined:
    May 30, 2018
    by alisonf » Feb 27, 2019
    Do YOU love it? Then go for it! Who cares what other people think!!! It's fabulous!
     
    GlitterInMyHair likes this.

Share This Page