Choosing the right engagement ring and wedding band is an
important and personal decision that symbolizes your love and commitment to
each other. While some couples prefer to wear simple wedding bands with their
engagement rings, others opt for a more elaborate look. The good news is that
there are many options available for you to choose from, and pairing an
engagement ring with a wedding band can be a fun and exciting process.
Tips on how to pair an engagement ring with a wedding band:
Consider the Style of Your Engagement Ring
Your wedding band should complement the style of your engagement ring. If your engagement ring has intricate details or embellishments, consider a simple wedding band that won't detract from its beauty. If your engagement ring has a simple design, then you have the option to choose a more elaborate wedding band that will add some sparkle and interest. Here are some tips when finding a wedding band that will fit well with your engagement ring.
Choose a Wedding Band that Fits Comfortably with Your Engagement Ring
When choosing a wedding band, make sure it fits comfortably with your engagement ring. Some engagement rings have a raised setting that may make it difficult to wear a wedding band flush against the ring. In these cases, it may be best to choose a wedding band that fits underneath the setting or to have a jeweler custom-design a wedding band that fits perfectly with your engagement ring.
• Consider the style of your engagement ring: If your engagement ring has a lot of detail or a raised setting, you may want to choose a wedding band that has a similar style. This will help the two rings look like a set.
• Pay attention to the width of the band: The width of the wedding band should be similar to the width of the engagement ring. A thinner band will look delicate and elegant next to a wider engagement ring, while a wider band may overpower a thin engagement ring.
• Think about the profile: The profile of the wedding band should complement the profile of the engagement ring. For example, if your engagement ring has a rounded profile, you may want to choose a rounded wedding band. If your engagement ring has a flat profile, you may want to choose a flat wedding band.
• Get a custom fit: If you have a unique engagement ring or a ring with a lot of detail, you may want to consider a custom-fit wedding band. This will ensure that the two rings fit together perfectly and look like a set.
Matching the metal type of your engagement ring and wedding band can create a cohesive look. For example, if your engagement ring is made of white gold, choose a white gold wedding band to match. If your engagement ring is made of rose gold, then choose a rose gold wedding band. If you are looking to have a more contemporary twist with your wedding set, you may opt to choose a different metal color than you band, there are no rules!
Consider the Size and Shape of Your Engagement Ring
When selecting a wedding band, consider the size and shape of your engagement ring. For example, if your engagement ring has a large, round center stone, choose a wedding band that is wider and has a similar shape. If your engagement ring has a unique shape, consider a wedding band that has a similar curve or shape to match.
Select a Wedding Band with Diamonds
If you want to add some extra sparkle to your wedding ring set, choose a wedding band with diamonds. You can choose a wedding band that has diamonds that are the same size and shape as the diamonds in your engagement ring, or you can choose a band that has a different diamond. There is a large variety to choose from, so this is something that will vary based on taste, there are many diamond wedding bands that fit well with every style of engagement ring.
The shape of a diamond can play a big role in determining which type of wedding ring style will complement it best. Here's a look at some popular diamond shapes and the styles of wedding rings that pair well with them:
Round brilliant diamonds: Round diamonds are the most popular shape for engagement rings. They are classic, timeless, and versatile, making them a good choice for any type of wedding band. Round diamonds look great with simple, understated wedding bands, as well as more ornate bands that feature diamonds or other gems. If your round diamond is set high, it will pair beautifully with a eternity wedding band.
Princess diamonds: Princess diamonds have a square or rectangular shape with pointed corners. They are modern and sophisticated, making them a good choice for wedding bands that are sleek and simple. Princess diamonds look great with narrow, flat bands, as well as bands that feature pavé or channel set diamonds.
Oval diamonds: Oval diamonds have a soft, elegant shape that is similar to a round diamond, but with a longer appearance. They look great with wedding bands that have a similar curved shape, such as a curved band or a band with a curved row of diamonds.
Emerald diamonds: Emerald diamonds have a rectangular shape with cut corners. They are elegant and sophisticated, making them a good choice for wedding bands that are simple and understated. Emerald diamonds look great with narrow, flat bands, as well as bands that feature pavé or channel set diamonds. Emerald stones can pair beautifully with an eternity band that matches the shape.
Pear diamonds: Pear diamonds have a teardrop shape that is both modern and feminine. They look great with wedding bands that have a similar shape, such as a tapered band or a band with a curved row of diamonds.
Marquise diamonds: Marquise diamonds have a unique, elongated shape that is perfect for those who want a stylish, modern look. They look great with wedding bands that have a similar curved shape, such as a curved band or a band with a curved row of diamonds.
By following these tips, you'll be able to find a wedding band that pairs perfectly with your engagement ring. Remember, the most important thing is to choose a wedding band that you love and that represents your love and commitment to each other.
If you still aren’t finding something that truly grabs your eye, reach out to one of our diamond experts and ask about the custom design process. Our fluid system keeps you in control of what the final outcome will be, tailored exactly to the specifications that you provided.