So, he finally popped the question and you are engaged – hooray! You’re totally in love with the engagement ring, but you’re also thinking about how your wedding ring will look with it. And this may well send him into yet another state of panic.
To help you both out, we’ve put together a quick guide to choosing a wedding ring to match your engagement ring.
Finding a Matching Wedding Ring
Finding a wedding band to match the engagement ring can be daunting. But, don’t just settle for something to get the task over with. Your engagement ring and wedding band are staple jewellery you will wear together for years to come. Use these tips to find the perfect band.
- Get the bridal set together
Some jewellers offer matching bridal sets that include both the engagement ring and the wedding ring. They are two rings specifically made to go together and make choosing the wedding ring very easy.
- The tradition of matching
It used to be that many couples would chose matching metal band sets to signify that they had become one. But, there’s no rule saying you have to do this. It all comes down to personal preferences and many couples are going for wedding bands that suit their individual style. You can get beautiful wedding rings in Sydney at AE Design Jewellery and similar reputable jewellers.
- Lifestyle vs. settings
When choosing the wedding band, you should consider your lifestyle. If you tend to use your hands a lot or if you can be a little rough with your jewellery, bands with multiple diamonds may not be a good idea. Be sure to know your lifestyle and preferences when picking a ring.
- Think about maintenance
Fine jewellery does require some maintenance. Diamond prongs can bend or wear down, meaning your diamonds will become loose. Some metals may need to be professionally polished to take care of scratches and others may need to be re-plated to maintain their shimmer.
- Don’t leave it till the last minute
Finding the right wedding ring to match the engagement ring can take time and consideration. It is better to start the search as early as possible to give yourself plenty of time to browse, research, and sleep on it.
Choosing the Wedding Band Style
Finding the perfect band can seem arduous, especially with all the different options of diamonds, gemstones, and metals. Start with style and consider the following questions:
- Do you want your metal to match your partner’s ring?
- Would you prefer a simple band or one that sparkles?
- Do you want the metal of the wedding band to match the metal of the engagement ring?
Some other elements to consider include:
- Stone shapes
- Stone colours
If you have your heart set on wearing your grandmother’s heirloom engagement ring, then try to find a matching vintage wedding band that will complement it. However, if you are wearing a modern engagement ring, stick with a contemporary wedding band.
Picking a wedding band that matches your engagement ring will take time. Make sure you pick something you are going to love wearing for years to come.