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Looking to buy my wife a spacer for her ER/WB. Help?

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the helpful folks over in the hangout forum have helped me narrow down a birthday gift/push present to getting a spacer. i figured it might make sense to prod the forum as well for advice (i hope that's OK).

to start, a photo of her set:

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my budget is ~$500 for a platinum band. thinking 1.5-2mm (wide enough for a potential engraving).

i've spoken to a few vendors; David Klass, Raven's Refuge and Deb Blazer as well as finding a few on e-weddingbands.

Klass quoted me $450 for a plain 2mm band. i can get the "same" band via EWB for half that price so unsure why i'd go with Klass for something so basic - you guys might be able to school me on that.

i also think a very delicate design might be nice but i worry about making the finger look too busy.

thanks in advance!!
 

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737lizakg

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Klass quoted me $450 for a plain 2mm band. i can get the "same" band via EWB for half that price so unsure why i'd go with Klass for something so basic - you guys might be able to school me on that.


thanks in advance!!
I think you might want a ring with a high rise off the finger so it doesnt create too much of a dip between the rings. A thicker ring will have a bit more metal than a low profile ring of the same width. Blue niles comfort fit 2mm ring has a high rise of 1.9mm, but it is rounded on top. Not sure if you wanted something flatter? Attached are pics to clarify my attempt at an explanation.

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tyty333

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I like this one from BN because it has a little thickness to it (height-wise)

Edit...no need to go with DK for something so basic IMO
 
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Congrats on your bundle of joy to be!

EWB produce beautiful bands at great prices. Personally, I wouldn’t go above 1.5mm. I actually purchased their platinum 1.5mm band once but it didn’t match the ring I had, so I ended up returning it, but I wouldn’t hesitate to order form then again. Their products and services are excellent.

Alternatively, I would use DK for an engraved 2mm band. I have one band that was engraved by him and he did a wonderful job.
 
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think i'm going with this.

2mm wide, 1.7mm height. wife has pretty long fingers so i think she'll be OK with 2mm.

with an additional coupon code it comes out to $362. engraving is free and the good reviews have me feeling pretty comfortable.

 

tyty333

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I have a 1.5mm from ewb. Its exactly what I expected and what I wanted. BTW, I think 1.5 is too small for engraving (and to be able to make it out
IMO).

I think you would need 2mm like what you are looking at for engraving.
 

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Hi again! Two of the estate brands to look for are Belais and Lohengrin. Both made these types rings in the first half of the 20th century. :wavey:
 
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i like those but she's now gravitating towards something with stones in it which presumably ups the cost quite a bit if we want anything decent.

my concern with that would be that it would make the finger look very busy but it's not my finger.
 

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i like those but she's now gravitating towards something with stones in it which presumably ups the cost quite a bit if we want anything decent.

my concern with that would be that it would make the finger look very busy but it's not my finger.
Is a scattered diamonds band the kind of "something with stones" she's thinking of?
 
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