Picking the Perfect Wedding Band
There’s no doubt that your engagement ring will be the centre of attention in the lead up to your big day, but your wedding band is equally as important. Not only is it an extension of your commitment to your partner, but chances are you’ll also wear it every day for all to see and admire.
Whether you choose to wear your wedding band right next to your engagement ring, on a different finger, or even a different hand, you’ll want it to complement your engagement ring, but not necessarily match in metal.
Confused? Don’t be. By the time you reach the bottom of this article, you’ll be a wedding ring expert, and most importantly you’ll be ready to choose your perfect wedding band.
Guidelines on how to pick a wedding band that’s right for you
It’s just as important to put as much effort into finding your ideal wedding band as you did for your engagement rings. However, with so many styles, settings, gemstones, and metals to choose from, finding your perfect wedding band can be overwhelming.
We get it. There’s a lot to consider when picking a wedding band, such as:
Wedding band metals
When it comes to your wedding band metal, take a second to consider how you want to arrange your rings. If you’re wearing them on the same finger, do you want to match the hue and style of your engagement ring, or would you rather your wedding band contrast?
For example, if your engagement ring is made of white gold, your wedding band could be made of the same metal to keep the traditional look. Or, if your style is more contemporary, you could opt for an entirely different metal, such as yellow gold.
Of course, you may wish to wear your engagement ring and wedding band on different fingers, on different hands, or perhaps to just wear your wedding band. Whatever your preference, you’ll want to factor in how your wedding band will look with other jewellery and with your favourite clothing.
The carat conundrum
The next thing to consider is the number of carats for your dream wedding ring. This will depend on things like your budget, your lifestyle, and the type of jewellery you like to wear.
Your first instinct might be to get the finest, purest gold. But it’s important to remember that high purity gold is extremely soft and cannot hold its shape. So if you’ll be wearing your ring every day, you might want fewer carats for a stronger, more hard-wearing finish.
Many couples choose 18-carat gold wedding rings because of the bright, radiant tones that exude luxury. However, our 14-carat and 9-carat gold wedding ring options provide exquisite beauty and peace of mind with the added durability.
Learn more about the carats of gold in this blog post.
The diamond details
Whether your engagement ring features an exquisite solitaire diamond, bed of beautiful halo diamonds, a gorgeous baguette cut diamond, or another precious coloured gemstone, it will no doubt sparkle and shine on its own.
You can choose to make an even bigger statement with a wedding band that features diamonds clustered all the way around the ring, like our 9ct white gold diamond ring. This will create a lovely diamond ensemble if you choose to stack your engagement ring and wedding band.
Alternatively, a popular wedding ring choice is to keep it simple and timeless with a plain band, like this Love by Michelle Beville ring. Add that personal touch by having your names and the date of your wedding engraved on the inside.
If you’re thinking of getting a diamond wedding band, you might want to get acquainted with 6 of the most popular diamond settings for rings over on our diamond settings guide.
A match made in heaven
As mentioned before, your engagement ring will dictate the shape and style of your wedding band.
While you shouldn’t choose a wedding band that will outshine your engagement ring, they should still complement each other. This means choosing a band that is similar in width to your engagement ring, as this tends to look best.
If your ring features a large centre diamond or gemstone in any shape, you may want to choose a shaped band that will lay flush next to the stone, so there is no visible gap between rings.
It also goes without saying that the wedding band stones should match the engagement ring stones - so, pair round with round; baguette with baguette, and so on.
Wedding bands for him
Your rings should be complementary, but they don’t necessarily have to match. Many couples choose the same metal or diamond placement to keep it cohesive. If traditional metals such as silver and gold don’t match his lifestyle, he may be better suited to tungsten. Harder than steel, our tungsten black ring is both sleek and stylish.
Buy wedding bands for him and her
Wedding bands are a symbol of your love and commitment, but they’re also an investment. That’s why it’s so important to get a quality band from a trusted jeweller like Bevilles.
For over 80 years, we have helped couples all over Australia connect with the perfect wedding band that suits their style and means. Not only do we offer stunning wedding bands for women but we also supply men’s wedding bands too.
Browse our collection online and contact our friendly team for personalised advice on your jewellery. With stores in South Australia, Victoria, and New South Wales, you can also come in and try them on to see how they look on your fingers and next to your engagement ring.