We all spend most of our time fussing about the wedding gown or the engagement ring, but in actuality, your wedding band is the piece of jewelry you’ll wear for the rest of your life. While some women wear their wedding band alone, more and more women wear both rings together. Therefore, it’s important that they complement each other without over-powering one another.
- Decide if you want your rings to be worn together or if you will be wearing your wedding band mainly alone. If that’s the case, you can select an even more detailed and intricate design.
- Consider buying both your engagement ring and wedding band from the same jeweler. This lets you pick the engagement ring of your dreams and know which styles of wedding bands will complement it. ringleaders.com.au offer a large range of ring designs for both engagement rings and wedding bands. Visit their website to view their collection.
- Choose the same metal for both of your rings, even if they look similar like platinum and white gold. They wear and age differently over time and you’ll be able to notice. In recent years, platinum and white gold have become more popular for rings as they are trendy and durable, but yellow gold is still a classic option.
- Consider how your engagement ring lays on your hand. If your engagement ring features a large carat diamond as the center stone, you may want to consider interlocking bands so the gap isn’t noticeable. There is also the option of eternity bands, since the diamonds encircle the entire ring. However, choose your ring carefully because traditional rings can be resized easier if your weight fluctuates and eternity rings cannot.
Consider some of our favorite combinations:
- Pair a classic solitaire with an elegant pave band or curved wedding band. The curved wedding bands fit and stack well with solitaires so the gap doesn’t stick out. You can opt for either a plain curved band or the elegant pave band with diamonds if you prefer more sparkle.
- Pair a three-stone engagement ring with a wedding band with the same shape of diamonds. For example, if you have a three-stone princess cut ring, look for a wedding band in with the same cut of diamonds around the band.
- Combine a trendy engagement pave band with a similar wedding band. Only consider adding some colored gemstones for a pop of color.
- Combine several trends and opt for an engagement ring with a center stone of colored gemstone and diamonds encircling the band. Consider a half eternity band, alternating diamonds and colored gemstones.
- Talk to your jeweler if your engagement ring has unique designs because you may want a custom designed wedding band so they’ll at least fit in tastes or proportions.
While your rings don’t need to match perfectly, they do need to complement each other so it pays to buy them from the same jeweler who can work with your tastes.