Choosing an engagement ring is a big decision, but selecting the right wedding band offers the perfect way to create a complete bridal set. Here are a few things to consider when you visit your local jewelry store to select a wedding band.
Simple Gold Bands
One option is to choose a simple gold band. If having matching wedding bands is important to you, a simple gold band can be the perfect option. Even with a simple band, there are many different options to choose from. You can opt for a polished finish or a matter look, and you can even select gold bands with elegant engravings. If you are religious, you may want to select a ring with crosses or other religious symbols. Simple gold pairs perfectly with a solitaire engagement ring, but it also pairs well with a variety of other silhouettes.
Wraps And Enhancers
Wraps and enhancers offer a stunning way to create a complete bridal set. When you choose a wrap or enhancer, you'll want to make sure that the silhouette of the engagement ring fits perfectly. The experts at your jewelry store can help you narrow down your choices. In some cases, you can have a wrap or enhancer customized with extra stones or metal to create a perfect look. When you choose this option, your future spouse will place both the engagement ring and wedding band on your finger during the wedding ceremony.
Colored Stone Bands
Your wedding band doesn't need to feature only diamonds. If you prefer a bit of color, you can opt for a band that features a combination of gemstones and diamonds, or you can opt for all gemstones. For example, a band with emerald-cut or round-cut sapphires can create a striking contrast for a diamond solitaire. When you select a band with stones, you'll want to choose between a band that features only stones in the front or one that has a continuous row of stones. If you select a band with stones, your spouse also has a bit more freedom to choose a design that doesn't necessarily match yours.
It's a good idea to look for rings together so you can both choose the bands that are perfect for each of you. Look at the rings side by side, as you'll also want to think about how well they photograph together. Be sure to try on several styles of each type of ring so you can feel confident you've chosen the perfect piece for your special day.