Choosing the perfect wedding band is a decision that can be both exciting and overwhelming. It's a piece of jewellery that you'll wear every day, alongside your engagement ring, so it needs to be durable, comfortable, and timeless.
It's also important to remember what this band symbolises. Or rather, who this band symbolises. You’ve chosen your forever and you’re going to wear this band forever as a symbol of your promise to love one another unconditionally.
This is so much more than just a ring. Here’s how you can make sure it's perfect.
1. Design Design Design
The first step is to consider the design of your engagement ring. If your engagement ring is a classic solitaire, you have the flexibility to choose almost any style of wedding band. If your engagement ring has a more complex design, such as side stones or a unique shape, you'll want to select a wedding band that complements the design and doesn't overshadow those features.
2. Metals Matter
Traditionally matching the metal of your wedding band to your engagement ring was crucial for a cohesive and elegant look. Popular choices of metals include platinum, white gold, yellow gold, and rose gold. Ensure that both rings are made from the same metal or at least have a consistent tone to maintain a harmonious appearance.
3. Ring Widths Through Thick and Thin
Traditionally the width of your wedding band was proportional to that of your engagement ring.
However, in today’s world, it has become more popular to have a wedding band of a different width to the engagement ring. This is why we highly recommend visiting our studio to try on different styles of Wedding bands to see how the width works with your engagement ring.
4. Your Rings Should Be Soulmates
The style of your wedding band should complement the design of your engagement ring. For example, if you are going for a classic and timeless look, a simple, plain band or a band set with diamonds works well. If your engagement ring is chunkier or has intricate details, consider a wedding band with similar design elements to create a cohesive look.
5. Try Before You Buy
Most importantly, try before you buy! When it comes to choosing the right wedding band design, we highly recommend you try on different styles and combinations alongside your engagement ring.
Pop into our studio to try our ready-to-wear wedding bands on with your engagement ring or visit your nearest jeweller and experiment with various options to see which one feels most comfortable and most YOU.
That’s everything you need to know to select the perfect wedding band. If you’re unsure, our team would love to help you. Remember, this band is a symbol of your love – no one else's. That’s why the only rule is that it should be absolutely and entirely you.