How to Select a Wedding Band that Beautifully Complements your Engagement Ring

How to Select a Wedding Band that Beautifully Complements your Engagement Ring

As your wedding band is a symbol of your love and commitment for one another, it’s important to choose a band that not only reflects your style, but one that complements your existing engagement ring in every way.

But, how do you know if the wedding band you’ve selected is the right band to enhance your engagement ring? To help you choose, we’ve put together a safe guide to follow when selecting the perfect wedding band for your engagement ring.

From elegant, detailed diamond bands to more simple and traditional designs, SH Jewellery has a wide range of wedding bands to suit your personal style, budget and existing engagement ring design.

If Your Engagement Ring is a Simple Solitaire Design

Whether your elegant engagement ring is round, princess cut or a fancy shape, a solitaire engagement ring is best complemented with a thin and equally elegant pavè straight diamond band. A simple pavè band adds extra sparkle and complements your stunning engagement ring design without taking away from the centre piece.


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If Your Engagement Ring Features a Single Row of Diamonds…

If your engagement ring features a number of existing diamonds, such as a straight row of diamonds, we recommend selecting a wedding ring with a similar setting style that matches your engagement ring i.e. if your engagement ring has channel set diamonds in the band, then select a wedding band which also has this style. The wedding ring is usually selected to be a matching width for consistency with the original engagement ring although some brides-to-be opt for a different width band to ensure both pieces stand apart from each other.


Timeless Engagement ring with 3/4 Eternity Pavé-Set Women's Thin Diamond Wedding Band (1.7mm)

If Your Engagement Ring is a Halo Style...

If your ring is a halo engagement ring we recommend pairing it with a diamond band, either straight or curved in shape. This is because halo designs are made to give a bright diamond look and using diamonds in a matching wedding band will allow this consistency to flow.

Choosing a plain band without any diamonds tends to detract from the beautiful bright look created by the halo, so choose a wedding ring with a row of diamonds and you can be sure to end up with a stunning finished set.

If Your Engagement Ring is a Trilogy Style…

We recommend pairing your three-stone engagement ring with a wedding band that features similarly cut gemstones, such as the baguette wedding band pictured below. If your trilogy engagement ring is crafted with Emerald Cut diamonds or Princess Cut diamonds, we suggest selecting a wedding band with similar shaped stones, or something similar that resembles this style.


If Your Engagement Ring is a Show Stopper…

If your engagement ring turns heads, ideally there are two styles of wedding bands to choose from that complement your show stopper beautifully. You can either opt for a simple diamond band, one that still lets your sparkler do all the talking, such as the pavé set diamond eternity band pictured below. Or, choose to wear a wedding band of your choice on your opposite finger for balance - you decide!

If Your Engagement Ring is a Vintage Design or Family Heirloom…

If your engagement ring is vintage inspired or a family heirloom that’s been handed down for decades, the chances of finding a suitable wedding band to match your engagement ring may seem rather low. Which is why our team suggest choosing a wedding band that has one main element in common with your vintage design.

For example, if your vintage design features rose gold elements, then we suggest selecting a rose gold wedding band. If your vintage design features symbols or hand-crafted elements, then we suggest choosing a wedding band that reflects these elements. A design such as the Vintage Baguette and Round Channel Set Diamond Band or straight band with milgrain detail pictured below, are popular with brides who have a vintage inspired engagement ring.

Your Engagement Ring is Rose Gold or Mixed Metal…

If your engagement ring is rose gold or mixed with both white and yellow gold accents, don’t be afraid to incorporate another these tones into your wedding ring. This option is becoming increasingly popular with more ‘modern’ brides, who love wearing their sets with consistent beauty.


Need help finding the right wedding band?

Our friendly sales team have many years of experience and can help you find the perfect ring for your loved one. Simply visit our SH Showroom in Springvale and take advantage of a free consultation to discuss your jewellery and diamond requirements. However, so that we can better serve you, we recommend that you book an appointment for your consultation, especially for weekend times.

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Alternatively, contact our team, or shop our collection of engagement rings online today.