Correctly matching your wedding band with your engagement ring is very important for 3 main reasons:
- Design and visual appeal
The following are some tips to consider matching your wedding ring with your engagement ring.
Selecting a metal colour for your rings is a subjective decision and will depend on the look you are trying to achieve with your rings.
Some of our customers favour the same colour metal and finish to be used in both rings to create a perfect match. Others prefer contrasting colours and bring together white and yellow gold rings – or choose a two tone or alternative colour wedding ring.
My recommendation? Although I’ve some absolutely beautiful two and three colour combinations, I think it is hard to beat matching white gold colour engagement and wedding rings – with a generous sprinkling of diamonds!
Your choice of metal is very important for the maintenance and durability of your rings. Make sure the metals in each of your rings are of similar hardness. Ideally this would mean that the metals are the same.
If you do not do this – for example if your engagement ring is white gold and your wedding ring is platinum – then it is likely that the rhodium plating on the white gold engagement ring will be worn away more quickly by the hard platinum ring rubbing against it.
During a Bliss Rings home consultation one of our advisors can help to ensure the metals you choose will not cause durability problems down the track.
Although there are no specific tips I can give about creating a matching design for your engagement and wedding rings, I do recommend that you try on lots and lots of rings.
It is very common that the wedding ring design that initially catches your eye in a picture or in a jeweller’s cabinet actually doesn’t look very good when it’s on your finger alongside your engagement ring.
Try on lots of different designs, including different ring widths and profiles, to make sure your rings look great together.
Better yet, consider a custom shaped wedding ring…
A custom shaped wedding ring can be designed to fit perfectly next to your engagement ring. There are lots of different styles to choose from – and with a custom designed ring you are limited only by your imagination – and the knowledge and experience of your jeweller.
Importantly, a well made shaped wedding ring will be much more comfortable to wear and much less prone to pinching than badly matched engagement and wedding rings.
Your Bliss Rings advisor will bring to your home more than 220 stunning rings for you to view and try on to ensure you choose a ring that matches your engagement ring perfectly. We can also help you to design a custom shaped wedding ring – or even remodel your engagement ring.