When the best day of life is coming, you want everything to be just perfect. One of the crucial details on this day is a wedding ring, which will stay on your finger for the rest of your life. There exist various types of bands, which you can order. Today, we’ll tell you how to make the right decision. In the previous post of our blog, we talked about why lab diamonds are more profitable, in this article we will consider the issue of engagement ring & wedding rings match.
Choosing a Metal for Rings
In most cases, women wear wedding bands with engagement rings on the 4th finger of the left hand. There’s a common misconception that it’s required to select the same metal of your wedding band as you have in your bridal ring. The truth is today people are more open-minded and creative mixtures are always welcome. Thus, it’s possible to make an outstanding modern wedding set, which will combine various metals, shapes, and even colors.
The choice greatly depends on the general look and impression you want to achieve. Ask yourself: ‘What wedding band goes with my ring?’ There are a few successful mixtures, which will definitely work:
- Platinum with white gold (a wonderful classic, which will suit conservative ladies who prefer cooler shades and reflective surfaces)
- White and yellow gold (it’s the most common combination, which is universal)
- Rose, yellow, and white gold (such a set will look creative, pop, and stunning, underlining an exceptional taste of a woman).
In general, the most widely used metals are platinum and gold. It’s possible to play with diverse combinations to find what you really want and get a truly special wedding band.
Types of Wedding Bands
After making a decision concerning a preferable metal (or, possibly, metals), it’s the right time to think about the general style of your ring. When selecting your perfect design, it’s also required to think about the style of your bridal ring (of course if you’re going to wear them together). It’s required to consider a few issues:
- The way a wedding ring should sit
- The possibility of free space between rings
- Bridal ring setting.
The latest is the most significant thing for the choice of a wedding band. For instance, if a bride has a cathedral-cut ring, it’s advisable to choose a wedding band, which will sit snugly underneath the stone. And no gap is possible in this case! It’s called a classic variation.
Classic Wedding Bands
Such kind of bands leaves no space between the wedding and bridal rings. Such a variety is appropriate when an engagement ring has a high setting, for instance, if you have a classic solitaire engagement ring. This category includes the simplest rings with no curves or notches. They are even and polished, being a reflection of elegance and grace. They might be created out of just one metal or include amazing additions, represented by tiny lab diamonds. The latest can be inlaid all around the ring, which will add awesome sparkling to the whole ensemble.
The rings of this type are usually made of gold and are considered a symbol of eternal love and promises. It’s possible to add some individuality to this ring by choosing special engravings.
Contoured Wedding Bands
When an engagement band doesn’t have a high setting and a wedding ring can’t sit underneath the stone, contoured wedding bands are a wonderful option. Such rings will also sit flush. Thanks to a special design, such bands are made to perfectly suit the curves and lines of your bridal ring. Besides, when wearing them together, you can prevent spinning, so your nice symbols and accessories will always be visible.
Note that contoured varieties are created to wear as an ensemble. Thus, it’s better to avoid putting them on without a ‘companion’.
Notched Wedding Bands
Compared to the previous variation, such type of ring is absolutely straight. They are another way to get a flush look. Thanks to a special notch in the front, the stone of your bridal ring can fit just perfectly. Thus, both bands look like two parts of one puzzle.
Supplemented with sparkling diamonds, such rings can add luxury accents to the general look.
Pairing Suggestions wedding bands & engagement rings
It’s really hard to make a mistake when it concerns the design of the wedding bands with engagement rings. The combinations might be diverse, just let your fantasy soar to find what you really want. To inspire our beautiful brides and their beloveds, we offer a few successful variations of ring cuts.
Round cut diamonds. It’s a universal variation for a ring, which has been popular since the 1900s. The corners of the stone are rounded. The circular includes 58 facets, which are enlarged. Such a type of engagement ring matches almost any variation of a wedding band, being an eternal classic. It looks nice with simple classic rings and underlines the beauty of other shapes, as well as diamonds.
Princess cut diamonds. Such bands are characterized by a square diamond, which is situated in the very center. It looks gorgeous and attracts attention. The corners of the diamond are pointed. All the cuts have a triangular shape, which adds exceptional sparkling. To increase brilliance, it’s a good idea to add a round-cut stone, which will create an amazing effect together with a special pattern.
Cushion cut diamonds. It’s often referred to as a ‘pillow-cut’. The stone here is characterized by a square/rectangular shape. However, the edges are rounded, which adds a certain delicacy and tenderness. Such stones have been known for centuries. The fashion to wear them appeared in the 18th century. Even today, many brides wear bands with cushion-cut stones and enjoy their exceptional sparking. The cut looks great with other stones with a cushion cut.
Emerald cut diamonds. For rings, usually rectangular step-cut stones are used. They are characterized by truncated corners and a flat surface. For such a cut, the clarity of the stone is the most important thing because all the imperfections will be intensified. The emerald cut is not very brilliant compared to the more classic round cut. Thus, it’s a good idea to add a simple round-cut ring.
Marquise cut diamonds. The stones look special and can be identified thanks to the shape of an ellipse. Both ends of the stone are tapered. The cut is also called Navette. If the stone isn’t located high enough, it might be hard to find a perfect pair for the ring. However, a contoured band is always an option. It can create a magnificent and elegant frame.
Oval cut diamonds. It’s one of the varieties of a round cut, which has the same number of facets. The variation appeared in the 1960s. Today it can successfully pair with a wedding band, containing a stone with the same cut. Thus, it’s possible to reach even greater sparkling and create an interesting combination.
Radiant cut diamonds. Created in the 1970s, this cut is featured by trimmed corners and a square shape. The number of facets might be various (up to 70), which is why it’s frequently compared to a princess cut. Such stones guarantee magnificent sparkling. It’s a wonderful idea to couple them with pave bands or rings with smaller radiant-cut stones.
Asscher cut diamonds. It’s another step-cut stone, considering a variety of emerald cuts. The difference lies in its octagonal shape when it’s seen from above. The rings with such a stone look very attractive. It’s recommended to mix them with bands, supplemented with emerald cuts or other step cuts to create a unique ensemble.