by Suzanne Sachs • 5 min read
THE BASICS --
A solitaire engagement ring is an elegant and romantic statement for any bride-to-be, but what about after walking down the aisle? There are many amazing vintage wedding bands that can be paired with solitaire engagement rings for a sophisticated, stunning look that will be enjoyed for many happy anniversaries.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW--
The Versatility of Solitaire Engagement Rings
A simple solitaire engagement ring can be matched with nearly any type of wedding band. They are easy to coordinate with different styles to create a truly unique look that represents the bride’s personal style and fashion flair. Matching different styles can also add extra layers of meaning to the complete set, bringing even more personal connection to this very intimate and meaningful piece of jewelry.
Best Wedding Band Options for Solitaires
There are many choices for wedding bands that can match solitaire engagement rings. Some of the most popular styles include…
• Vintage Bands
To keep a set looking simple and chic, consider a vintage wedding band in a matching metal. This will provide a coordinated look and allow the engagement ring’s stone to remain in the spotlight even after the wedding.
• Pave Bands
For a bit of extra sparkle, a pave-set or eternity band is a great choice to pair with a solitaire engagement ring. The band could be fully or partially set with stones, and the settings may be channels, bezels, or prongs.
• Wraps, Guards and Sets
These bold bands frame an engagement solitaire with extra glitter, but cannot be worn individually. They are often soldered to the engagement ring to create a lasting look in a single ring.
• Complementary Curves
A curved wedding band has only a slight bend to accommodate the solitaire, but still retains the classic wedding band simplicity. These bands are typically set with stones and nestle close to the engagement ring.
Matching Your Solitaire Engagement Ring
When choosing the best wedding band for a solitaire engagement ring, consider the engagement ring’s style, metal choice, jewelry era, diamond shape, and any accents to be sure the wedding ring will coordinate well. The rings should fit smoothly together without obvious gaps, and their styles should be complementary – such as using the same or similar diamond shapes or band details. This will create a stunning look of rings that belong together, rather than seeming like two disparate rings simply worn on the same finger.
Avoid choosing a wedding band that is dramatically different from the engagement solitaire. If the rings don’t coordinate, their clashing styles will create a jarring, irregular look instead of creating a cohesive set. Furthermore, if the rings aren’t well suited to each other in size and shape, any rubbing or mismatched shapes could cause scratches, chips, or other damage.
Other Wedding Ring Options
If you do want a dramatically different wedding band, there is no reason why the engagement solitaire has to be worn with it. Many newlywed brides wear their engagement ring on their right hand after the wedding, while the wedding band is worn on the left. In this way, it’s easy to embrace radically different styles that showcase different fashion preferences without sacrificing either ring. Another option could be to reset the engagement solitaire stone into a more elaborate ring after the wedding and just wear one ring that is part of both the engagement and wedding.
Ultimately, the best wedding band for a solitaire engagement ring is one the bride-to-be loves, that matches her style, and allows her to wear the engagement ring after the wedding in any way she wishes. There are many ways to do this, from coordinating bands to matching sets to different styles meant to be worn separately. Whichever band is chosen, it is sure to be a stunning piece that reflects the bride’s personal flair and represents the love both partners share.
Vintage Wedding Bands For Everyone:
No matter which era is your favorite, these time-honored rings have a rich history and individualized character and will continue to have a timeless beauty and elegant appeal that is part of a legacy to pass on to future generations.
Find The Perfect Wedding Ring:
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