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Monday, November 21, 2011

Wedding plans: jewelry

M and I have continued to work on our wedding plans - you can never plan things too early, especially the fun stuff!

Yesterday we went to the Stony Point Fashion Park to the Tiffany & Co. which opened in September. M had not been, I had been with my Mom a few months ago. It is a great store for the Richmond-area market. Being as the next closest stores are Charlotte, NC and Tysons Corner, VA, I was really impressed by the high and low price points represented at this store. We are an old South town, but we have no major professional sports teams or a ton of locals who sport big bling, unless it is the inherited kind. I really enjoyed seeing what they offered for wedding bands.

Here are some various styles I have previously considered:

1. an antique, or antique-looking, scroll ring in platinum with no more than a carat of round diamonds in the band:





2. a pavé diamond platinum band of no more than one carat, with milgrain detail, which would go with my engagement ring:





3. a pavé and milgrain platinum band of round diamonds and sapphires:






[all of these photos are of rings from BrilliantEarth.com, taken for inspiration only]

Well, I think I may have found the ring - here it is taken from the Tiffany & Co. website:


This is the Tiffany Legacy Collection band ring, which sapphires and diamonds around the entire band. I love the milgrain detail and the subtle, Edwardian-period elegance of it! If you read my Pinterest you know I love that jewelry period!

Milgrain is a detail taken from my parents wedding bands; the platinum, sapphires and diamonds are all on my engagement ring. My Mother's Tiffany & Co. engagement ring is a yellow sapphire, which is her birthstone. So, now you can understand better how it all ties together!

M helped me figure out the band decision. He said he likes the sapphires and diamonds in the band together - which picks up the center stone sapphire in my engagement ring. We would like to get our bands at Tiffany & Co., as my parents did, but we are still on the fence as my engagement ring did not come from Tiffany, but rather a smaller local jewelry store which did a custom ring for M. So we shall see. At least stylistically we have decided what we want!

How did you do your wedding bands? Any tips?

3 comments:

  1. No. 2 is very similar to mine :-)
    All gorgeous choices and I love the pop of color with the sapphires.

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  2. I just have a plain wedding band, but I love your pick!

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  3. I just discovered your blog from your comment on The Daily Prep. My wedding band is the diamond and sapphire Tiffany ring you show (custom-made so that the stones go all the way around the ring). It goes beautifully with my art deco diamond and sapphire engagement ring, which is an heirloom from my husband's family. Have fun with your wedding plans. I wish you and M many happy years together!
    Bitsy

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