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JoeNewbie11

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Hello PSers,

I need your help in choosing the best wedding band for the value, both are similar in style but there''s a significant price difference between the two.

#1: Five-Stone Eternity Diamond Wedding Band from WF: http://www.whiteflash.com/Wedding_Bands/5-Stone-Shared-Prong-Diamond-Band_935.htm
Price $1,750
Description: 5-stone wedding band in platinum with .50 ctw of ACA (F/G, VS), band 3.2mm tapering to 2.4mm.

#2 Seven-Stone Common Prong Wedding Band from JamesAllen: http://www.jamesallen.com/wedding-and-anniversary/womens-wedding-rings/ring/item_63-1891.asp
Price $1,175
Description: 7-stone wedding band in platinum with .47 ctw (G/H, VS2, SI1), band 1.1mm to 2.7mm.

With the WF band, I know I''m getting larger diamonds, slightly larger carat weight, ACA quality, and more platinum, but is it worth the extra $$$. The JamesAllen band is 33% less expensive than the WF ring.

Your opinion is appreciated! Thanks.
 

Maisie

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I can't comment on the JA ring as I haven't bought anything from there yet. I have got a setting from WF with 1pt ACA melee in it and they sparkle like mad. Even though they are tiny they are super blingy!

I would choose the WF ring.
 

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JoeNewbie11

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Hi Ty,

This is a picture of my fiance''s engagement ring from WF

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swingirl

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For me personally I would not put a 5 stone or 7 stone shared-prong next to that ering. I wouldn't want the edges of the stones on the wedding band scraping against the pave of the ering. I don't think everything has to match but for me, these two don't work.

Both of your rings are gorgeous!
 

tyty333

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WOWZA on both those rings Joe! But I have to agree with swingirl. I wouldnt put a 5/7 stone up against that setting. Are you open to
other ideas? I''ll look around and see what I can find....hopefully others will make some suggestions too.

BTW, her ring is TDF!
 

JoeNewbie11

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Thanks everyone for the compliments and advice


I forgot to mention her wedding band would be on her opposite finger from her engagement ring. Because of the 3-side pave and the width of her engagement ring, we decided it would be best to put the wedding band on her opposite hand.
 

JoeNewbie11

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Another option would be a wedding band with her birthstone, which is sapphire.

Anyone have suggestions on bands with diamonds and sapphires?

Thanks again
 

tyty333

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What about something like these...you may have to ask them if they can milgrain the sides of the rings so it will match better...

http://www.jamesallen.com/wedding-and-anniversary/womens-wedding-rings/ring/item_63-3675.asp
http://www.jamesallen.com/wedding-and-anniversary/womens-wedding-rings/ring/item_63-3672.asp


(I''m thinking the bars on this one will hold it off from the ering and keep it from rubbing - a little expensive in plat)

http://www.jamesallen.com/wedding-and-anniversary/womens-wedding-rings/ring/item_63-2850.asp


I think if you soddered (sp?) the rings together you wont have the rubbing problem but a lot of women dont want to do that.

http://www.bluenile.com/diamond-ring-platinum_4908?nav1=jewelry_segment.jsp&show_all_pages=1&catid=8&set_shape=

This may work without being soddered.

http://www.bluenile.com/diamond-engagement-ring-setting-platinum_5839?nav1=jewelry_segment.jsp&show_all_pages=1&catid=8&set_shape=


Have you asked your GF or FI what she wants? Did she say a 5 or 7 stone?
 

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Rock_of_Love

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Ooooooh! I love the idea of incorporating birthstones! So special.

Here is a pretty one from Singlestone...

diamond saphire band ss.jpg
 

AprilBaby

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I love the one Rock of Love posted with the sapphires. You get the two stones AND the milgrain which will match her ering!
 

Noahsmom

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I love the bands Rock of Love posted. That''s my birthstone too, I might just make one of those my RHR or my wedding band. Great idea!
 
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