Rings are one of the most important pieces of jewellery you’ll ever wear. So, it’s only fair that you spend some time considering which ring band will go best with your wedding bands when choosing a new set.
Here are seven things to consider before making your final decision:
Your fingers change sizes a lot.
Your fingers change sizes a lot. It will be obvious and uncomfortable if you’re wearing a too-tight or loose ring.
To avoid this problem, measure your finger size at different times of the day, then compare those measurements with what’s available in the store.
Trying Different Sizes is Important
You should also consider the size of your ring band. The best way to figure this out is by putting on an engagement ring band and seeing how it fits or trying on different sizes at jewellers or jewellery stores.
If you’re worried about matching your engagement ring with your wedding band, don’t worry!
There are so many options when it comes to choosing the perfect fit for both pieces:
Matching sets are often available in gold and silver settings; however, they may not be as elegant as matching bands made from metals (such as gold and platinum) if this sounds like something that would appeal to you, then go ahead and look into purchasing one!
As a rule of thumb, thick bands are more casual, while thin bands feel more formal.
As a rule of thumb, thick bands are more casual, and thin bands feel more formal. Narrow bands are easy to resize and can be resized by a jeweller. Thick rings are harder to resize, so if you’re planning on getting your ring resized after purchase, choosing a thinner band that is easier on the wallet, in the long run, might be worth it.
Thin rings tend to cost more than their thicker counterparts because they require much less metal when made—but this also means they won’t fit as snugly or smoothly around your finger as one with extra material would (and may even get caught up in other things).
If this sounds like something that concerns you personally when wearing thin rings: don’t sweat it! It’s possible for someone with an active lifestyle without being limited by size constraints.
Consider a band with added intrigue or symbolism.
Symbols are a great way to show your style. They can be subtle or dramatic, meaningful or completely random, and they can be used in any combination. Symbols are also quite common on jewellery pieces because they’re often simple and easy to reproduce.
If you’re looking for something more unique than the typical symbol-laden band, consider adding intrigue or symbolism to your ring band by going with an animal print (for example) rather than just plain silver.
Go for the metal you prefer.
If you’re already in love with the idea of a ring band but aren’t sure which metal is right, it’s time to consider some options. Here are some questions to ask yourself:
What colour do I like? Do I want something bold or subtle? Do my tastes change over time?
What kind of jewellery do I wear most often? Do my preferences vary depending on the occasion (e.g., wedding rings vs. everyday rings)?
Do I want something that stands out or blends in with my wardrobe choices more than others might—or vice versa?
Matching isn’t always a must.
It’s important to note that matching isn’t always a must. Your engagement ring and wedding band can be made of different metals with different styles, sizes, and shapes.
You may also consider whether you want your engagement ring to contrast with your wedding band—or vice versa.
There are many different ways to do the same thing.
You can wear a wedding band that is different from your engagement ring. For example, you may have an oval setting and want to add some sparkle by wearing a round band.
Or maybe you’re looking for something more modern and prefer square or rectangular-shaped stones.
You can also wear the same metal as your engagement ring (and vice versa). Gold is considered traditional by many cultures, but silver and rose gold are becoming increasingly popular too!
If this isn’t what you’re looking for—or if it’s not available where you live—you might consider buying one that falls in between those two categories: platinum or palladium alloyed with 14k goldsmithing techniques such as rhodium plating or electro-galvanized coating (which gives it its yellow tint).
So, there you have it. It’s not always necessary to go out and buy a specific engagement ring band (or at least not if you’re looking for something that won’t cost an arm and a leg).
Still, we hope this guide has helped you understand the different types of bands available today and what style is right for your preferences.
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