What’s the Difference Between an Engagement Ring and a Wedding Band?
Your engagement ring and wedding ring are given for two different moments. You’ll typically receive your engagement ring when your partner proposes – although some couples prefer to pick the ring together after becoming engaged. At the same time, your wedding rings will be exchanged on your wedding day itself.
Most engagement ring styles feature a center stone or a center form of stones in design, such as a solitaire diamond, a halo or cluster feature. Wedding rings are often a band without a centerpiece, though they might feature different designs, diamonds or gemstones set into the band.
If you want to wear both your engagement ring and wedding ring after the big day, your wedding band will traditionally go onto your finger first (due to a belief that this ring should be nearest to your heart), with your engagement ring stacked on top.
What’s the Best Way to Choose a Wedding Ring?
Then choose what you’d like to achieve with your wedding ring – would you want to make this band simple and let your engagement ring keep the spotlight? Or do you want to increase the size and sparkle of your engagement ring or build a unique look? With all this in mind, you can narrow down the range of wedding rings. Then, you can try on your preferences virtually or book your Virtual Appointment to let our specialist team help you find the ideal one!
Should It Match My Engagement Ring Exactly?
Should My Wedding Ring Match My Partner’s?
Of course, if you and your partner are attracted to different styles, there is no requirement to match your wedding rings. They’re a symbol of your relationship with each other, whether or not they look alike.
How Do I Ensure My Wedding Ring Is the Right Size?
For a different ring you’ll wear for life, we constantly suggest you get expert advice on picking the right size – so if you aren’t sure, book an appointment and let our expert teams help you find the ideal fit. If you prefer to shop online, there are a few steps you can find out your ring size – find more information here.