Guide to Wedding Ring Sets
Many couples think solely about the engagement ring leading up to a proposal. But pairing with your wedding band from the start, as well as selecting a wedding ring set for the two of you can directly influence what engagement ring you choose.
Your band is an expression of your personal style and love story. Today, there are many options that go beyond the traditional round band. With different diamond shapes, widths, metal colors, and settings, the wedding ring sets of today truly stand apart from those you’ve seen in the past.
From classic to contemporary, discover wedding ring sets for every style and find the one that’s right for you and your future betrothed.
What Are Engagement And Wedding Ring Sets?
Most sets match in one way or another — whether they’re both made from platinum or 18k solid yellow gold, are the same shape or style, or feature a pavé band, for example. Sets do not have to match, however; a growing trend is to mix and match different designs and metal colors for a look that expresses your unique style.
How Do You Pair Engagement Rings With A Wedding Band?
Whether you’ve decided to wear your wedding ring and engagement ring on the same finger or want to wear them separately, it’s best to consider how they pair. Below are examples of how you can match your wedding band to your engagement ring by setting, by diamond shape, and by metal color.
Wedding And Engagement Ring Sets By Diamond Shape
The majority of wedding bands featuring VRAI created diamonds highlight two different shapes — Round Brilliant and Baguette.
Eternity, Infinity, Devotion, and Half Pavé bands showcase either Round Brilliant diamonds or rounded melee diamonds. These will pair well with a Round engagement ring, as well as other rounded shapes, like Oval and Cushion, as well as Marquise, Trillion, and Pear. But there is no rule against wearing these wedding bands with other diamond shapes.
Baguette Infinity, Devotion, and Brushed Baguette bands highlight a linear Baguette shaped VRAI created diamond. This shape pairs well with square or rectangular shapes, such as Emerald, Asscher, Princess, and Radiant. But again, there is no rule against wearing a Baguette wedding band with other diamond shapes.
For those who don’t want to choose and have a love for both rounded and squared diamond shapes, the Alternating Shapes Band is the perfect match.
Wedding And Engagement Ring Sets By Style
The curves, dips, and edges of certain engagement rings don’t necessarily pair well with all wedding bands. There are certain ring styles that are expressly designed with a matching band. The domed top of the Curator engagement ring pairs perfectly with the Curator band, for example; the same is true of the sloped edges of a Knife-Edge engagement ring and band.
While Chevron and Signature V wedding rings can work with a variety of different engagement rings, they are also designed to match with specific settings. A Chevron is the ideal match to a Duet engagement ring, whereas the Signature V band aligns perfectly with the Signature V solitaire engagement ring.
Wedding And Engagement Ring Sets By Metal Color
Matching your engagement ring and wedding band by color is the most common way to pair the two together. Explore metal color options below to create a set that’s true to you.
A wedding and engagement ring set in 18k solid white gold is clean and bright, highlighting the brilliance of your VRAI created diamond to perfection.
Yellow Gold Wedding Ring Sets
The warmth and classic hue of your 18k yellow gold set is perfect on its own or enhanced with handset pavé stones for added brilliance.
Platinum Wedding Ring Sets
As it is slightly harder than solid gold, those who choose a platinum wedding and engagement ring set do so for its extra durability and strength.
Rose Gold Wedding Ring Sets
Because it pairs well with yellow and white gold or can stand alone, a romantic rose gold set is ideal for fine jewelry collections featuring a variety of metal colors.
Custom Wedding Ring Sets
Speak with our diamond experts to begin the custom design process. Tell them your ideas for a custom engagement ring and wedding ring set — whether it’s featuring a unique diamond shape or adding pavé details to a design, for example. They’ll help you understand which custom details are possible, then guide you through the white-glove design process.
What Are Popular Wedding Ring Sets For Women?
The most popular wedding ring sets for women include best-selling engagement rings, such as the Signature Solitaire, Classic Solitaire, and Three Stone settings. These are often paired with Infinity Baguette bands or Infinity bands, as well as Eternity and Devotion bands.
What Are Popular Wedding Ring Sets For Men?
The most popular wedding ring sets for men include pairs of Brushed Baguette bands, Round bands, and Flat bands. All-diamond styles such as Eternity and Devotion bands continue to grow in popularity.
What Are Engagement Ring And Wedding Band Rules?
Traditional rules usually dictate when and where these rings are worn. The engagement ring is worn from the time of your engagement up until your wedding; most continue to wear their engagement ring every day for the rest of their lives. Wedding rings are worn from your wedding day on. Many couples exchange these rings during their wedding ceremony.
Both engagement rings and wedding bands are traditionally worn on the left ring finger. If stacked together, the wedding band goes first.
Regardless of whether you follow these traditions or not, an important rule is to measure your ring size before you purchase your rings. This ensures a perfect fit on whatever finger you might decide to wear your rings.
The most important rule is to select an engagement ring and wedding bands that are true to your personal style and taste — and your values.
How Do You Wear A Wedding And Engagement Ring Set?
The traditional way of wearing both together is to put on the wedding band first, then the engagement ring after. The idea is to start your stack with the most recently-received ring.
The most important thing to do is to wear your rings in a way that is both comfortable and secure. Measure your ring size beforehand and speak with a diamond expert to ensure that your set will stack well together.
What Are “His And Her” Wedding Ring Sets?
“Hers” or “his” or “theirs”... Define your love on your own terms!
The term “his and hers” matching wedding bands was coined by the diamond jewelry industry, but there are matching wedding rings for all couples. Our unisex designs come in multiple sizes, widths, and metal colors, as well as with various pavé options. So customize your wedding ring set to reflect both of your individual preferences and styles.
How do you match your wedding bands by style?
Many wedding bands come in an array of sizes and widths, meaning you and your spouse can have the same wedding rings, but customized to fit you uniquely.
Eternity Bands are available in ring sizes 3-14, and can be selected in Petite, Medium, or Large width, meaning they’re perfect for both of you to wear. Flat and Round wedding bands are also available in this size and width range for those looking for a more traditional style.
Even if you don’t wear the exact same wedding ring design, you can match your rings based on look. Are you both drawn to vintage-inspired rings? Consider mixing and matching Curator bands with Round bands. Do you both love a sleek, minimal design? A Brushed Baguette Band paired with a Baguette Infinity Band might be your favorite option.
How Do You Match Your Wedding Bands By Diamond Shape?
If you both choose a diamond wedding band, you can match your diamond shapes. Eternity Bands feature an array of Round Brilliant shaped diamonds, while the Baguette Infinity Band features a row of Baguette shaped diamonds. Other Infinity Band styles and pavé bands feature rounded diamonds, as well.
Depending on your diamond shape of choice, you can pair your rings to complement one another. The Brushed Baguette Band is also perfect for those who want a diamond wedding ring in a more classic setting. The Alternating Shapes band lets you mix and match both diamond shapes together.
How Do You Match Your Wedding Bands By Color?
Matching your wedding bands by color is perhaps the most classic way of pairing your rings.
Platinum Wedding Bands
These matching wedding rings highlight platinum’s renowned luster and strength.
Yellow Gold Wedding Bands
Wedding ring sets in classic 18k solid yellow gold create a look of timeless elegance.
White Gold Wedding Bands
Your perfectly paired wedding rings shine bright side by side in 18k solid white gold.
Rose Gold Wedding Bands
Create a look that is regal and vintage-inspired with matching 14k solid rose gold bands.
Speak With Our Diamond Experts
Ready to explore all your options when it comes to pairing your engagement ring and wedding bands? Book an in-person or virtual appointment and let our diamond experts help you navigate your choices. You’ll also receive in-depth diamond education to help you select your VRAI created diamond.