Sunday, March 14, 2010

Putting a Ring on It

Today was a very big day...we ordered my wedding ring!! We went to a few different stores including Kay Jewelers and Shaw's but ultimately decided to buy a ring at Helzberg Diamonds which we had visited a few months ago. All three stores had a ring there that would have worked and they were all about the same price but we really liked the sales people at Helzberg and we were able to get the lifetime warranty, so I can bring the ring in every 6 months or so for a free cleaning and inspection. If any of the diamonds fall out or get chipped they'll replace them for free as well as re-size the ring for free once I let myself go and get fat after the wedding ;-)

Since my finger is quite tiny, a size 5, they had to order a custom ring in that size rather than re-size the one they already had in the store. The ring should arrive in 4-5 weeks.

Because my engagement ring was a custom design we were having a tough time finding a wedding band to match. Actually we weren't able to find an exact match. You wouldn't think it would be that hard to pick out a basic diamond band but some rings were either too thick or too thin next to my curret ring, or the setting of the diamonds looked odd when sitting next to the setting of the diamonds on my e-ring band. But despite not being able to find an exact match I think we did pretty well with finding a ring that goes nicely with my e-ring and for FAR less the cost of what it would have been to make a custom wedding band.

Here is a picture of my engagement ring again:



And here is a picture of my wedding band:

I think this band is classic and will look really pretty even on it's own for the times when I don't want to wear my e-ring. I'm so excited to wear this ring everyday for the rest of my life!









14 comments:

meredith said...

love it!!! it's gorgeous!!

Larysse Tavares said...

Gorgeous darling! Can't wait to see you wearing it! ;-)

Mrs T said...

It's so sparkly. Bet you can't wait to wear it.

Lacey Bean said...

I had the same problem with my ring! And I pretty much got the same band. :)

bananas. said...

Woohoo...now lets get you down the altar and do this thing! Haha.

Christin said...

Beautiful! My fiance put my bands in his safety deposit box at the bank... probably a good idea because I would want to put them on all the time!

Shayne said...

Simply stunning!!!

Salt said...

Both of your rings are beautiful!! I remember how excited I was when I got mine. :) I was looking for the same type of thing...something that could stand alone and still be super gorgeous. You definitely found that with yours!!

d.a.r. said...

Gorgeous!

Jen said...

Really pretty, and I think they will look nice together too!

Born to be Mrs. Beever said...

How exciting! I opted not to get a wedding band so didn't have to worry about finding something to match. My e-ring will magically 'convert' to a wedding ring on our wedding day :) I think your band is perfect...can't go wrong with a simple ring of diamonds like that :)

Dognbird said...

Lovely! Both rings are gorgeous and go so well together. Congrats!

kanishk said...

Gorgeous darling! Can't wait to see you wearing it! ;
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Ela said...

It matches perfectly!
I had to change my engagement ring (I didn't want to change my wedding ring) because there was always a gap between the two and it bothered me like you wouldn't believe so a year later we changed my engagement ring...stone, setting and all, LOL. Turned the old one into a pendant.