I love the fine grain texture even more than I anticipated I would, and I think it is going to be just the width he was looking for. He didn't really give me any input at all, so it's going to end up being a surprise to him on the wedding day.
I ordered three stacking rings with a hammered texture and each of the rings is inscribed inside of the band. The outer rings are inscribed with our names, and the inside is inscribed with the quote that has morphed into the central theme of our wedding.
"Are we not like two volumes of the same book?"
When I wear all three rings together, our names act as bookends to the quote. I love this little, private detail that the casual observer will never know about.
Our rings cost a total of $105 with shipping. Yes, they are not made of the sturdiest metal money can buy, and yes they will tarnish with age, but I ordered them fully aware of both of those facts (the tarnishing I am actually kind of excited about). It meant more to me to stay under budget and find something personalized and unique for us as a couple. I don't plan on wearing my wedding bands all the time, unless I am in Poland, since wedding bands are worn on the right ring finger there and I really just wanted them for that reason. Also because I wanted to have actual rings to give to each other at our ring exchange ceremony :)