Part 2: Guide To Matching A Wedding Band To Your Engagement Ring
In our last blog, we covered metals, bands, and styles you can choose to match a wedding band to your engagement ring. Now we get to the specifics: matching a wedding band to the cut of your stone and your engagement ring’s setting!
Round diamonds are designed to produce maximum brightness, fire, and sparkle in a colorless diamond — which is probably why they have a timeless look to them! Always a classic choice, round diamonds also have the benefit of being the most versatile of cuts. It’s not uncommon to see a round diamond paired with a halo setting or pavé band. You can also choose to keep it simple with an elegant, solid metal band. Or take it up a few notches with a double-band that wraps around either side of the engagement ring for some flair. With a round-cut stone, the sky’s the limit.
Emerald and Asscher-Cut Stones
Rectangular cuts such as emerald or asscher diamonds highlight the geometry of their angles. Because of that, they tend to be statement pieces all on their own. If you want to let the engagement ring stand alone, consider an eternity band with round stones all the way around. If you want high glam all the way, go for a wedding band that has baguettes the same shape as the main stone in your engagement ring. Either way, have fun with the art deco vibe of your engagement ring to make your wedding band pop!
Another shape that highlights the geometry of its angles is the princess cut. However, unlike the emerald and asscher-cut stones, this stone is all about the sparkle. Play that up by adding a wedding band with round-cut stones, also known for their high-sparkle element. The different shapes contrast one another beautifully, and will make your finger dazzle all day long!
Marquise, Oval, and Pear-Cut Stones
These cuts all share one thing in common: illusion. All three shapes can appear larger than they actually are. They also can enhance the shape of one’s hand, which is always a plus. We love mixing them with bands that have interesting details themselves. Play up the drama of the main stone’s cut with a nested chevron band — or flip the V in the chevron so the wedding band itself has some drama. Or choose a band with twists or beading that can keep the focus on the stone while adding some extra flavor. And you can never go wrong with an elegant, contoured band that follows the shape of your stone. We can even help you design one!
No matter what wedding band shape you choose to match your engagement ring, it’s ultimately about you and your style. Browse our collection online and see if anything catches your eye. Or schedule a private consultation and browse our offerings in person. And if designing a wedding band is more your speed, we can do that too. We’re here to help you find the perfect wedding band to match your engagement ring!
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