My engagement ring has a unique and beautiful shape, designed by Mr. Cherry Pie himself at Greenlake Jewelry. We looked at rings together just so I could show him the designs that I liked and we could see what best fit my finger, but this was months before the engagement and I had no idea he was working on something custom-made. He really surprised me by coming up with a design all by himself. I love wearing it every day and knowing there’s no other ring like it out there.
There’s just one problem… We’re starting to look into a wedding band to pair with it. The band will have to be custom made to fit with the shape because standard circular bands sit all crazy-like on top if it. My engagement ring, it seems, is kind of difficult to work with. We’re going to have to be creative.
Our jeweler made us a batch of very rough preliminary sketches for wedding band design options. Some of these options are seriously crazy but I’m willing to entertain anything as long as it looks good in three dimensions:
I also remembered seeing an ad in a women’s magazine for a Tacori ring design that was fabulously similar to mine. I think I actually tore the page out and saved it but I’ve since lost it and the ring is no longer in production.
But it occurred to me that Tacori might still have similar rings and probably makes wedding bands to pair with their ring designs. Sure enough, when I wandered over to their site for inspiration, I found the following designs:
The main difference between these bands and my e-ring is that the diamond setting is much higher and more aggressive. But the concept is similar.
I like the idea of designing a wedding band similar to the first Tacori picture, but without the diamond pave all the way along the edges. If I had any pave, it would be limited to the section just over the central diamond. Or maybe, because my band has more pronounced “divets” on the side, we could use small diamonds to fill those spaces.
Seeing the Tacori bands helped me visualize some of the sketches, but I still don’t know what I want to do.
What do you think of the designs above? Are there any that stick out to you?