How to Select a Wedding Band that Complements Your Engagement Ring

How to Select a Wedding Band that Complements Your Engagement Ring

He proposed. You love your beautiful engagement ring. Now what?

It’s time to pick out the wedding ring to go along with it — and we’ve got real advice to help you with your next big purchase. Before saying “I do”, check out our guide.

Your wedding band should not only highlight your engagement ring, it should represent the commitment you will make on your big day. Depending on your style, your wedding band can either compliment your existing piece or make a statement of its own. Take a look at a few our customer's favorite pairings below.


Our Top Wedding Band Matches


If Your Engagement Ring is a Solitaire:

A solitaire engagement ring, whether its a princess, round, or emerald cut, is easiest ring style to pair.

Engagement Ring and Wedding Band Stack

If you are looking for a more sophisticated, timeless look, try one of our diamond eternity bands like this one from Memoire.

Solitaire Engagement Ring and Band

If you are looking for a more eye-catching look, pair your solitaire ring with a wedding band made from a different colored metal like the rose and yellow gold options here from Christopher Designs (click here for a version in white gold) and Hearts On Fire (click here for a version in rose gold).

Yellow Gold and Rose Gold Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands


If Your Engagement Ring is a Three-Stone:

A three-stone engagement ring can be easily paired with a band featuring the same shaped stones as the center or side stones. If you have a three-stone ring that features round stones on the side, try it on with a band that also features round gemstones.

If you are looking for a classic look, pair your engagement ring with one of our eternity bands like this one from Christopher Designs.

Three-Stone Engagement Ring and Wedding Band

Mirroring the gemstones in both your rings, also allows you to mix and match metals and create a clean, beautiful look. Pair your three-stone engagement ring with a slightly curved, yellow gold and diamond band, like this one:

Three Stone Engagement Ring and Yellow Gold Wedding Band

If Your Engagement Ring is a Halo:

Halo engagement rings are one of our customer's favorite styles because they offer a show-stopping appearance with for a more approachable price point. That being said, halo rings can grandly take center stage on their own so we would suggest that you match yours with a simpler band - one that is all metal band or made with the same sized diamonds as the halo.

Halo Engagement Ring and Wedding Band

You can always choose to mix metals styles like with this Hearts On Fire engagement ring and rose gold band - it's definitely a fashion-forward way to express your sense of style.

Halo Engagement Ring with Rose Gold Wedding Band

I Love These Combinations! What Are My Next Steps?

Once you know what you like, it’s time to start shopping! Plan to select and purchase your ring no later than two months before your wedding date. You’ll need time to come in to our Winston-Salem or Greensboro locations and try on as many rings as you want (and maybe get the opinion of your friends...)

It’s also important to be open minded to trying on options that aren’t shown above or on your Pinterest board. We can pull all the options you love and suggest a few more based on your individual style. Our staff is truly dedicated to helping you find you your dream wedding band.

One last thing – as you look at different styles, don’t forget about comfort. You may love the look of a ring, but find that it doesn't fit as well as you thought. We'll have you wear it around our stores for a few minutes and write your new name as a comfort test.

Another option is that we can consult our service department to adjust any band to fit you perfectly.


Don't Miss Our Spring Diamond Event!

Shop expanded designer collections of engagement rings and wedding bands for him and her this month! Join us April 26th at our Winston-Salem location and April 27th at our Friendly Center location. We'll also be giving away a special gift with every purchase.