Although it makes sense to buy both the engagement ring and the wedding band at the same time, some people choose to get them separately. If you are one of these people, there are a few things you need to consider when looking for a wedding band that will complement your engagement ring.
Finding a Wedding Band to Complement Your Engagement Ring
Styles– If possible, choose a style that matches extremely close to the design of your engagement ring. In fact, you can probably purchase the wedding ring from the same designer who made your engagement ring and ask them if they can replicate the ornate details that are on your ring. If your ring is too detailed then your next best bet is to choose a plain and simple ring.
Sizes– Choose rings that are close in size. For example, if you have an engagement ring with a large stone, a wider wedding band will look better and balance out each other.
Comfort – Make sure both rings are comfortable to wear and fit well together. Jewelers can create a small cut in the wedding band so that that the rings mesh together perfectly.
Metals – This is very important. By not matching the metals of the ring you may be putting your rings at risk for potential damage. For example, if you have a white gold engagement ring and a titanium wedding ring, your wedding ring could rub the engagement ring to the point where the band is damaged or becomes misshapen.