Your engagement ring is gorgeous, but now you've got to find just the right wedding band to go with it! The best wedding band for your engagement ring depends on your personal style, and, of course, the design of your engagement ring. Here's what you need to know to find its perfect match.
Finding the Best Wedding Band For Your Engagement Ring: The Basics
There are two schools of thought when it comes to pairing engagement and wedding rings. Either you choose a close match, so that the two rings act almost as a single piece of jewelry, or you choose a complimentary look, which contrasts with your engagement ring and shows off both pieces individually.
Whether you opt for unity or contrast is all about your personal taste, but choosing the right contrasting or complimentary ring can be more of a challenge.
Think about what you love most about your engagement ring (other than the person who gave it to you, of course!). These are the elements you'll want to showcase or elaborate on with your wedding band. With these in mind, you can start looking at the wedding band designs that pair best with engagement rings like yours.
Solitaire Engagement Ring
Both of these designs typically use diamonds around the full circumference of the band, though pave settings are versatile, and there are plenty of designs that alternate with larger stones or contrasting areas of plain metal. If your solitaire is in a raised setting, a regular round band will sit close against it; for bulkier solitaires, you may need to opt for a wedding band with a U or V shape.
Halo Engagement Ring
Halo rings take the idea of a solitaire to the next level. If you're worried even more sparkle might be overwhelming, opt for a simple, streamlined band with few or no additional stones.
Add contrast by switching up the metal—rose gold and yellow gold, for instance, are beautiful together. Halo rings also look great with a "guard," which is a two-piece set designed to sit both above and below the engagement ring.
Vintage Engagement Ring
Whether an actual vintage ring, or a modern piece with vintage flair, these rings take some special care to pair properly.
If you're looking for a matched design, pay close attention to the shape and setting type of the stones in your engagement ring. Opt for a wedding band that uses these same elements. Prefer a modern look? Channel wedding bands provide an understated grace with cutting edge flair.
Three-Stone Engagement Ring
This popular style of engagement ring represents your past, present, and future as a couple, and what better way to tie it all together than with a diamond wedding band? These rings look especially sharp when paired with additional prong-set stones, as it complements the look of the existing setting.
Finding the Perfect Wedding Band at Jewelry Design Center
Think you've found just the right wedding band? Still need some help deciding? Contact us at Jewelry Design Center! We can help with everything from finalizing the design to making sure the fit is flawless.