Planning a wedding is one of the most special times in a couple’s lives. Wedding planning comes with a number of details that need to be attended to, such as where the wedding reception will be hosted, what food will be served, what kind of cake/dessert will guest enjoy, and importantly, what wedding bands the couple will pick out together.
For many couples, the engagement ring has already been selected, though it is important to note that this is not always the case. Each couple has their own timing and own decisions to make when it comes to shopping for rings, and what might suit one couple may not suit another. Traditionally, however, the engagement ring is given on or around the time of the proposal with a complimentary wedding ring to come at the marriage ceremony. While lots of planning and preparation may go into the engagement ring, it is easy to not know where to begin when it comes to a wedding band.
Here are some simple tips and things to look for that will help you pick out a wedding band that will fit nicely with your existing engagement ring.
First, the right wedding band will largely depend on the size and shape of the engagement ring and gemstone. For example, you may need a curved diamond wedding band or a contour diamond wedding band to fit the shape of your engagement ring.
Size and gemstone count are also an important consideration. A perfect wedding band should complement, and not overpower, an engagement ring. Symmetry and balance are achieved in a good wedding band and can stand the test of time. Some couples choose diamond engagement rings, and others choose a solid gold band. The style and design of the wedding band really depends on the couple’s style, personal taste and budget.
Another part to consider on how to pick out the right wedding band is to start the process earlier rather than later. Especially if you would like the wedding band to be ready in time before a marriage ceremony, start looking and selecting the right band when you can in the wedding planning process. In many cases, it will take some time for the band to be resized, custom designed or prepared for you to pick up.
The very best way to find a wedding band that works with your existing engagement ring is to go with a trusted jeweler. While you don’t necessarily have to go to the same jeweler for your wedding band as the one you purchased your engagement ring with, it definitely has its advantages. An experienced jeweler will be able to walk you through the process and ensure that the wedding band you select not only compliments, but truly highlights, the beauty of your engagement ring.
At Master Jewelers, our experienced jewelry artists will be able to help you pick out the right wedding band to fit with your engagement ring. Our showroom professionals will also be able to help you plan ahead during engagement ring shopping, so you will know your options for wedding band pairing from the onset. Contact us today or stop by our showroom in Indianapolis to talk with one of our professionals today. We will help you start the journey of finding the perfect ring for both you and your loved one.