When selecting a unique engagement ring, the most common question couples have is "How will I match this with a wedding band?" When you choose to go with a more vintage style engagement ring, there won't be a wedding band that matches exactly, especially if you buy them separately. A vintage style ring comes in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes resulting in quite the dilemma if the bride desires a wedding band. This may be due to the size of the ring, gemstones in interesting patterns, or other features that make it difficult to pair with a wedding band. However, there are many possibilities to choose from.
Embrace the Gap
A trend in engagement and wedding band sets that has become more popular in recent years is to have a gap between the engagement ring and wedding band. Embrace the gap. Go with the flow. Having a gap will show the world your individual style and personality and will make choosing a band much easier and simpler. If you would like a more unified look, choose a band that shares a similar design as your ring, like diamonds of the same size and scale or special details like engravings. If you would rather have the focus stay on your engagement ring, choose a simple band to pair it with.
Design Your Band
Instead of trying to find a band in the store to match your ring, consider having your ring designed. This is a difficult feat for ring designers especially if the ring is quite unique. Try and find a picture of what you are looking for to give the designer some inspiration. Jewelers can add incredible detail to your customized wedding band by using hand finishing and revisiting old world techniques to make your ring one of a kind. It is possible to have a designer create what you are looking for. Just be sure that you are willing to spend the extra money.
Choose a Set
If you are set on having both an engagement ring and wedding band, consider choosing a wedding set that already has a band matched with it. This will eliminate the headache of trying to find a band that will go with your vintage ring or trying to design a band. It may also save you quite a bit of money if you choose to buy your ring as a set instead of separately. When choosing your set, make sure to choose one that has a thin band with the same type of metal as your ring. You do not want to have contrasting metals as this may take the focus off your engagement ring. Your engagement ring should be the focus of the set. Choose something simple that will allow it to sparkle and shine.