HOW TO WEAR YOUR WEDDING RING

Discover our expert tips for styling your wedding ring, whether you choose to wear it with your engagement ring, or let it shine on its own.

MATCHING YOUR WEDDING AND ENGAGEMENT RINGS

MATCHED SETS

Many women want their rings to match perfectly. If you find this appealing, opt for a matched wedding ring set. These perfectly paired rings have the same details, embellishments, and/or gemstone accents, all of which end at the same point on both rings. An ideal choice for those drawn to symmetry, matched sets are available in a variety of styles.

STRAIGHT VS. CONTOURED RINGS

If the center gem protrudes, or if there are natural curves in the engagement ring, the wedding ring will need to be contoured for a perfect match. A contoured wedding band, also called a shadow band, will have a slight curve to accommodate the engagement ring as necessary in order to sit flush. Keep in mind that many women don’t mind a slight gap of a few millimeters between the engagement ring and the wedding ring. It is a matter of personal preference.

CHOOSING A COMPLEMENTARY WEDDING RING

If you want your wedding and engagement rings to fit nicely together but do not feel that they must match perfectly, consider a wedding ring that complements your engagement ring. In these pairings, the engagement and wedding rings play off of one another beautifully.

 

PRECIOUS METAL

Choose the same precious metal—platinum, 18K gold, 14K gold, or palladium—so that both rings have the same properties and will “wear” and can be maintained in the same way over time.

HEIGHT, SHAPE & FINISH

If you decide to include gemstones in your wedding ring, keep in mind the size, shape and setting of the gemstones relative to those in the engagement ring, as well as where on the wedding band the gemstones end. It is best if the diamonds align, or go all the way around, as in a diamond eternity band.

STYLE

If you plan to wear your rings on the same finger, it is best to keep the style and aesthetic similar. For example, if you have a vintage-inspired engagement ring, take a look at vintage style wedding rings. Keep the same in mind with contemporary styles. Classic solitaire engagement rings have more versatility and can be paired with different styles for the wedding ring.

WOMEN’S WEDDING RING STYLES

Learn about the many different types of wedding rings for women.

SHARED PRONG DIAMOND RINGS

These feature a row of diamonds without a metal border to allow maximum light reflection and sparkle. In prong-set diamond rings, all you see is diamond brilliance.

SCALLOPED PAVÉ DIAMOND RINGS

Many women gravitate toward scalloped pavé diamonds. This style features rounded cutouts on the sides of the band, which minimize the amount of visible precious metal to create an effect of pure shimmer.

FRENCH PAVÉ DIAMOND RINGS

French pavé refers to a method of setting accent diamonds to maximize the amount of light that hits them from the sides, increasing their sparkle. In French pavé settings the metal forms a “fishtail,” or a small U or V shape underneath each diamond, exposing the sides of the diamonds.

PRECIOUS METAL OPTIONS

ENGRAVING & SIZING YOUR WEDDING RINGS

Once you have selected your desired ring styles, determine the ring size and consider if you want to add engraving.

ENGRAVING YOUR WEDDING RINGS

For both brides and grooms, personalized engraving—typically on the inside of the band—is a sweet and sentimental way to add a special touch to wedding rings. You can choose to engrave with your monogram, wedding date, a special saying, or even a fingerprint. The length of the engraving depends on the ring size and type of ring.

SIZING YOUR WEDDING RINGS

Use our ring sizing guide to find your correct ring size. If you find your ring is not the perfect fit, we also offer complimentary sizing of your wedding rings within 60 days when within the jeweler’s recommended sizing range. Please note our eternity rings cannot be resized due to their design. In order to maintain structural integrity, certain vintage rings are final sale if they are resized. Vintage rings that are final sale if resized are marked clearly when a ring size is selected. We will also provide a free FedEx return shipping label so that your resizing process is seamless and easy.