Getting married is an exciting process. From choosing a dress to locking in the perfect venue, the entire thing is a whirlwind of events and planning. To start off, however, you need to commit to your partner with an engagement. The experience of asking someone else to be your forever person is quite possibly the most exciting and advertised part of an engagement, but there’s a lot people don’t talk about when it comes to engagements — and engagement rings, in particular.
You might have a few questions when it comes to engagement rings, and that’s perfectly fine! Between size, style, and even the different stones within any given ring, deciding on an engagement ring can be a tricky task. What about the wedding band, though? What’s the difference? Is the band included with the engagement ring as a set? These questions, among many others, are common when beginning your search for rings. Don’t worry because we’ve got you covered on all of your wedding band and engagement ring questions. Here’s what you need to know.
Understanding The Differences Between Rings
When initiating the wedding ring buying process, it’s easy to get confused. The first step is to know that, yes, wedding bands and engagement rings are different. An engagement ring is typically worn only by the woman and is the ring that is usually adorned with a diamond or gemstone on top. There are an abundance of options when it comes to engagement rings for women, and styles are customizable to fit the wearer’s personality and overall style preferences.
Wedding bands, on the other hand, are traditionally worn by both partners. The man typically wears this as his only ring, while the woman wears both the wedding band and her engagement ring together at the same time. Men’s wedding bands tend to be more simplified and they traditionally wear a solid gold or silver band as their wedding ring. Though this is sometimes true for women as well, recent trends have exemplified a flashier and more sparkly wedding band to complement the engagement ring.
Considerations to Keep in Mind While Shopping
When you’re ready to begin the search for an engagement ring and wedding bands, there are a few things to consider. Conducting some preliminary research and looking for inspo are the most important parts! Get online and search for different wedding ring styles and complementary wedding bands that work best for your favorite engagement ring styles. If you’re looking to make the process even easier, peruse wedding ring sets that are sold together. Know that the wedding band is not always sold with the engagement ring as a pair.
Wedding ring sets are the perfect way to get a cohesive wedding ring look without the hassle of having to search for an engagement ring and a wedding band separately. If you’re looking for a specific look, however, you might consider buying the engagement ring and wedding band separately to achieve your intended look.
Consider a Bridal Set or Stackable Rings
A bridal set is an easy way to ensure you have a cohesive and effortless engagement ring look. This is especially true if you are thinking about a nontraditional metal or ring material. Buying your wedding rings as a set means there is no difference in color, material or ring quality.
If you want even more width on your ring finger as a bonus, consider a stackable ring set. You can mix and match simple and jeweled bands that are sure to give you a unique look. This is totally customizable and, as always, we have many options for you to choose from to get this look.