How to Choose a Wedding Band to Match Your Engagement Ring
May 10 2022 – Summer Yarbrough
How to Wear Multiple Rings
Traditions on How to Wear Your Wedding Rings
The Vein of Love Wise Tale
Closer to The Heart
Other Ways to Wear Your Wedding Rings
There are many practical reasons for breaking from the traditional way your culture wears wedding rings. Wearing more than one ring on a finger can feel heavy to some hands. Distributing the weight onto a couple of fingers can relieve this discomfort. You can stack your snug wedding band on top of your loose engagement ring if you’ve not had a chance to resize it yet. For the left-handed people of the world, it may drive you up a wall to go through life wearing rings on your dominant hand. In that situation, choosing sanity over tradition is more than understandable. It's encouraged.
When Tradition Isn’t Your Style
You may also like the aesthetics of a new fashion of wearing wedding rings. You invest a lot of thought and money into your rings, so you want them to look amazing. A trend some brides like is to nestle their engagement ring between two wedding bands to give a cohesive look.
Ultimately, you will not know what arrangement of bands works for you until you try a few out, so feel free to play around with it till you find what style fits you best.
How to Match Your Rings
Many couples have questions about matching the engagement rings and wedding bands. The ideal ring match is defined by you as a couple, depending on your story together and your personalities. But rest assured knowing that you have already found your perfect match in a life partner. So, you can definitely find the right match in rings too.
Here are a few options you can consider in picking out the perfect rings to wear together.
Buy a Bridal Set
If you want to be absolutely sure that your wedding band and engagement ring match perfectly, you can find rings that an expert jewelry designer purposefully created to be a set. These bridal sets have pretty clear-cut pros and cons to them. When you choose to go with a bridal set, you can rest assured the rings look good together, and going this route usually shortens the ring shopping process. On the downside, since you give up creative control of the band, it can feel a little less personalized to you.
Matching Metals & Other Materials
We do not necessarily mean pairing two rings of the same alloy and color when we say matching metals. That said, you can unify the look of your bands by choosing bands made of the same metal. But, just like how your and your fiance’s differences highlight the beauty of each other, rings made of different metals can look even more striking than a set made entirely of the same materials.
Ethically Sourced. Sustainably Made.
This ties into an ever more common trend we are excited to see. Today, many engaged couples are seeking out conscientious crafted wedding bands. Here at Rustic & Main, we source our materials sustainably and ethically, from repurposing antique woods from barns, rifle stocks, and US battleships, to getting our elk antler off the forest floor, leaving the mighty elk to roam free. Also, our rings are handmade in the USA by our team of crafters working at our shop in Hunterville, NC which means less shipping and an awesome work environment.
Bold and Basic
More is not always more when it comes to fashion, especially in the jewelry department. Viewing bold rings and simple bands as opposing styles is a massive misconception. In many cases, you want to pair that big, beautiful engagement ring that you could not help but say yes to with a tastefully understated wedding band. This pairing allows the bands to complement each other, whereas two ornate bands war for the eye's attention. A simple band of gold or platinum can be a classy match for engagement rings with large statement gems or with the trending, romantic design of a Toi Et Moi ring.