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#1 JaimeLynne

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    Posted 17 June 2007 - 09:22 PM

    We went band shopping again today. Unfortunately since we had sorta looked at bands the first time we went ring shopping (before we were engaged) I had found one that I sorta liked and so Martin went ahead and bought it. It was just a very simple plain, thin white gold band. Luckily it was less than $100. Anyways, I think we're going to try and sell that one and we've been shopping for something with a little more "bling".

    After going to 3 jewelry stores today we found one that fits REALLY well with my E-Ring! I want to get y'alls opinions on it tho - is it too flashy, too much? That is my only hesitation. There are 2 sizes, one is .25 total carat weight and the other is .5 Believe it or not, Martin is actually pushing for the larger one (lol).

    Here is my E-Ring (1 carat total weight, very sparkly in person):
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    Here is the Wedding Band: (Only difference is this one is the smaller one, the other one has two more diamonds and ends with 2 baguettes on the sides instead of circles, just like my E-Ring. Well, actually it has two more circles on the ends but we'd have those removed and it would match up perfectly...)
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    Let me know what you guys think!

    ~ Jaime & Martin ~
    "Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"

    We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

    We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


    #2 JulieG

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      Posted 17 June 2007 - 09:52 PM

      I think its really nice, not too blingy at all. I think its perfect. I would go with the small one though, but that is just me. Most girls will say go big, but I am not one of them. lol

      I can't believe you picked out your band already, we just got ours yesterday. lol

      #3 BEACHBRIDEMA

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        Posted 17 June 2007 - 09:55 PM

        Well I am not going to lie, I am one of those girls!!! LOL I say go big!!! I dont think it will be too much at all. Personally the more sparkle the better!!!
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        #4 JaimeLynne

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          Posted 17 June 2007 - 10:02 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Julesr
          I think its really nice, not too blingy at all. I think its perfect. I would go with the small one though, but that is just me. Most girls will say go big, but I am not one of them. lol

          I can't believe you picked out your band already, we just got ours yesterday. lol
          Haha, I know - we are so ahead of the curve on that lol

          The deal with the small one is that the diamond shapes don't match up like they do with the larger one. That, and the larger one does seem a little more to scale with my E-Ring. So it's not really a decision between the two, cause the larger one just happens to work better.

          My only concern is that the set will be too blingy (vs. a plain band or something like that). Martin doesn't think it does tho, and he's pretty honest about that kind of stuff. He says it looks "classy and elegant" but I just wanna make sure and get a few opinions before we commit. I guess it's kinda hard to tell over the comp because they are both so much more sparkly in person.

          ~ Jaime & Martin ~
          "Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"

          We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

          We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


          #5 JulieG

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            Posted 17 June 2007 - 10:12 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by JaimeLynne
            Haha, I know - we are so ahead of the curve on that lol

            The deal with the small one is that the diamond shapes don't match up like they do with the larger one. That, and the larger one does seem a little more to scale with my E-Ring. So it's not really a decision between the two, cause the larger one just happens to work better.

            My only concern is that the set will be too blingy (vs. a plain band or something like that). Martin doesn't think it does tho, and he's pretty honest about that kind of stuff. He says it looks "classy and elegant" but I just wanna make sure and get a few opinions before we commit. I guess it's kinda hard to tell over the comp because they are both so much more sparkly in person.
            Than I say go for it. I do not think it will take away from your ering, it will look great and sparkly together. So, get it. lol Or, wait a while and seeif something better comes along, you have a long time. lol

            #6 -Kate-

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              Posted 17 June 2007 - 10:13 PM

              I think it looks perfect with your e-ring. Beautiful!

              #7 SusanK

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                Posted 17 June 2007 - 10:38 PM

                I think it's perfect! Is there really such thing as too blingy ?!?! Lol... actually, yes there is, but no I do NOT think you are overstepping that line between gorgeous and gaudy. I say go for it!
                We are actually going to get my WBs tomorrow. I just broke the news a few weeks ago that I want two :) My one justification is that we don't have to buy him a ring because he'll be wearing his father's (which was also his grandfather's)
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                #8 dragonfly

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                  Posted 17 June 2007 - 10:41 PM

                  Get the ring if it matches nicely, it is not always easy to find the perfect match, trust me, it's why I have had to have my band made.

                  I think it works perfectly, and not too much bling at all, it is very pretty.

                  You really are ahead of the game I am leaving in less then 2 months, and just ordered my ring, won't be ready for 4 to 5 weeks, I am really not ahead of the game.LOL

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                  #9 JaimeLynne

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                    Posted 17 June 2007 - 10:47 PM

                    Thanks for all of your input ladies. :)

                    Jules - lol, I know we have a ton of time to choose them! (Hey, at least it's one thing out of the way, right! ) But, there is a sale going on right now. I know another sale will probably come along, but I don't want to lose out on this style since it is almost a perfect match. We went back to the place where we got my E Ring today and it wasn't there. I would have been so bummed if I had missed out! And we found out it would be about double for most jewelers to have one custom made, which we originally thought we were going to have to do.

                    Susan - That's exactly what I was wondering - if it was crossing the "gaudy" line. Thanks for the reassurance!

                    ~ Jaime & Martin ~
                    "Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"

                    We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

                    We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


                    #10 JaimeLynne

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                      Posted 17 June 2007 - 10:48 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by dragonfly
                      Get the ring if it matches nicely, it is not always easy to find the perfect match, trust me, it's why I have had to have my band made.

                      I think it works perfectly, and not too much bling at all, it is very pretty.

                      You really are ahead of the game I am leaving in less then 2 months, and just ordered my ring, won't be ready for 4 to 5 weeks, I am really not ahead of the game.LOL

                      Kelly~

                      K, thanks for the advice Kelly! Martin wants to go get it tomorrow but I said I had to wait for y'alls opinions LOL

                      ~ Jaime & Martin ~
                      "Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"

                      We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

                      We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!





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