Wedding Bands 101: Pairing The Right Band With Your Engagement Ring

The Purpose Of The Wedding Band:

The original purpose of a wedding band was to advertise the transition from "engaged" to "married" but nowadays, its purpose has been reinvented.

Of course, we all love our engagement rings but many people find themselves wearing their wedding band more often than their engagement ring. Bands are more practical for day-to-day wear. Since the band will often be worn alone, it needs to be substantial enough to stand alone while also not overwhelming when worn with the engagement ring.

Just like engagement ring designs, there is no wedding band that is superior to all the rest. Bands are a matter of taste and style. In many ways, the wedding band is used to accent or accessorize your engagement ring.


If simplicity is what you're after, follow this general guideline while searching for the right band: The band should be the same thickness, or smaller, as your engagement ring. 

 
 This wedding band is a perfect example of creating a subtle look while expressing your unique style!
 This band achieves the simple and classic look without loosing the shine!
 
 

This wedding band is a perfect example of creating a subtle look while expressing your unique style!

This band achieves the simple and classic look without loosing the shine!

 

If you want a more robust look, search for a band that contrasts your engagement ring for a bold look.

 
 This wedding band creates a loud and robust contrast with the engagement ring by having larger diamonds and a wider band.
 
 

This wedding band creates a loud and robust contrast with the engagement ring by having larger diamonds and a wider band.

 

How The Wedding Band Should Be Worn:

The wedding band is meant to be worn on the inside of the third finger of the left hand, closest to the heart (where your spouse placed it on your wedding day). 


What Types Of Styles Are In?:

Today, the hottest style in Wedding Band fashion is to mix and match. From design, shape, and even metal color, a band that is a bit different will create a beautiful contrast to your engagement ring. It is also common to stack a band on either side of the engagement ring to create a fun and versatile set.

 
 
 

These alternating shaped bands in yellow and rose gold offer a unique look while keeping the set dainty with their milgrain detail.

These simple diamond bands give you a classic look with a modern twist by creating a three-tone metal wedding set.

 
Michael Alan Jewelers