A Guide to Choosing a Wedding Band to Match Your Engagement Ring

A Guide to Choosing a Wedding Band to Match Your Engagement Ring

Apr 29, 2024

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With so much attention given to choosing the perfect engagement ring (and rightly so!), the choice of a wedding band often takes a backseat. Yet, selecting the perfect wedding band is an important decision, and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. There are several points to consider, and finding the right wedding band to match the engagement ring can seem overwhelming if you don’t know what you’re looking for.

Here at Pompeii3, we’ve been crafting quality bridal jewelry for over 100 years. Over that time, we’ve been able to help guide scores of couples on their quest to find the right wedding band to match their engagement ring. If you’re unsure of how to choose a wedding band, here are three questions that can help you make the right choice:

Should I Choose a Bridal Set?

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If you’re looking for an engagement and wedding ring that are a perfect match for each other, take a look at bridal ring sets. These sets are a great choice for many couples for a number of reasons:

  • Bridal sets are always an ideal pair. Because the engagement ring and wedding ring are designed and crafted as a set, you can be assured that they’ll be a match made in heaven.
  • Bridal sets help ease stress. There are dozens of decisions to make before the big day, and choosing a wedding band is another choice that can cause anxiety. Choosing a bridal set allows you to bypass this potential stressor by selecting the engagement ring and wedding ring at the same time.
  • Bridal sets can save you money. Because you’re buying an engagement ring and wedding ring together, you’ll often save over buying each piece individually. This is especially true at Pompeii3, where we always offer affordable pricing.

The one potential downside to purchasing a bridal set as your method of getting a wedding band to match your engagement ring? You’ll need to buy the rings together before you get engaged, which could be a financial concern for some. However, the decision to purchase separate rings or a bridal set is deeply personal—there’s no right or wrong answer.

What Wedding Band Style Should I Choose?

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For couples who are wondering how to choose a wedding band without buying a bridal set, there are a number of considerations to keep in mind. First and foremost, you’ll want to narrow down what style of wedding band will match best with your engagement ring. Just because you love a certain style doesn’t necessarily mean that they’ll look fantastic together.

Check out these wedding band styles to find your favorite engagement ring match! 

  • Plain gold band: Sometimes, simple is best! If you’re looking for something understated, or if you’re afraid a flashier wedding band will take away from your scintillating engagement ring, a plain (yet beautiful!) band may fit the bill. Check out some of our his and hers plain bands.
  • Diamond band: Are you looking to add some sparkle to your already phenomenal wedding ring? Diamond wedding rings for her will be just the ticket.
  • Gemstone band: One of the hot trends in bridal jewelry right now is gemstone wedding bands. Thankfully, we have a large selection of diamond and gemstone rings that could compliment your engagement ring.

Once you have a better idea of what style ring you’d like, it makes the task of getting the wedding band to match their engagement ring much simpler.

How Do I Make Sure My Rings Fit Together?

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Getting a wedding band to fit flush against an engagement ring isn’t always easy. To help make the task simpler, there are different types of bands you can choose from to ensure that your rings fit together snugly.

  • Stackable diamond rings: These rings are crafted to sit alongside an engagement ring with a flat shank. Some stackable rings feature diamonds while others are set with dazzling gemstones.
  • Guard wedding bands: This type of ring is notched in such a way that it will fit more easily with an engagement ring, particularly a diamond solitaire. Some guards even surround the ring on both sides!
  • Diamond eternity bands: Looking to make a statement? Consider an eternity band, which features 360 degrees of diamonds surrounding the shank. It’s a sight to behold, and it’s worth considering when looking for the perfect wedding band to match an engagement ring.

Choose Your Wedding Band from Pompeii3

You may have questions about how to choose a wedding band, but there’s no question about where to buy it: Pompeii3! We craft all our jewelry here in the United States, and we sell directly to our customers. Because we’ve cut out the “middle man,” we’re able to pass on exceptional savings back to you. With Pompeii3, you’ll always find outstanding jewelry, affordable prices, and industry-leading customer service.

Still have questions about getting a wedding band to match an engagement ring? Contact us today. We’re glad to help you!