Wedding Band 411: Matching Your Engagement Ring
While your engagement ring is the belle of the ball, the wedding band is its perfect complementary piece. Wedding bands are exchanged during the wedding, symbolizing the endless circle of love. Whether you want a simple wedding band to accompany your engagement ring or one that will fit and match it perfectly, there are several factors to consider when pairing it with your engagement ring.
The first step to choosing a closely-fitted wedding band is determining whether your engagement ring can sit flush with a straight wedding ring. Many classic engagement ring styles are already designed to sit flush with a straight band. Look for an elevated head that allows the center gemstone to sit above the band.
A contoured wedding band is designed to match the curvature of your engagement ring. In laymen’s terms, that means a contoured band is shaped at the front to follow the contours of your engagement ring, and then is straight in the back. Contouring is the most common technique for flush wedding ring design, and elegantly accommodates a wide range of engagement ring styles.
Unlike a contoured wedding band, a notched wedding band is completely straight. Instead of bending around an engagement ring, the wedding band features a notch that allows the two rings to fit together like puzzle pieces.
If your engagement ring both has a dramatic, elongated shape (which might be the case if your center gemstone is an oval, marquise, or emerald), and there are very fine details around the center gemstone, your wedding ring may need to be both contoured and notched to create a beautiful close fit.
But if your engagement ring has an elaborate shape that requires a custom fitted wedding ring, contact Master Jewelers today! Our team will help you customize your wedding band to fit your needs. Since the intention is to wear these two rings for the rest of your life, the custom design process will ensure you have a timeless piece to cherish for a lifetime.