You’ve secured the engagement ring, but now you must make yet another decision. The wedding band is exchanged on your wedding day, and unlike your engagement ring, your new husband gets one too! While traditionally, you and your partner will wear matching wedding bands, this isn’t a set in stone rule. Wedding bands can be as elaborate or as simple as you want, but deciding what style you want may be tricky. We’ve gathered our favorites in hopes to give you some guidance on what to choose.
His and Hers Matching Bands
On your wedding day, the rings you exchange will represent your love and devotion to each other as a married couple. You two are the perfect pair, so why not wear matching wedding bands as well? While traditionally the groom only had the option of wearing a simple, metal band. Today, men have more choices than ever when it comes to wedding band styles, adding diamonds, metalwork, or details that normally weren’t available. This means, if you’d like to match your husband’s wedding band, there are tons of options to achieve the look of perfectly matched bands. We’ve pulled together some of our favorites to show you what styles we love.
The men’s Myron Diamond Band and woman’s 11 Stone Milgrain Channel ring both feature this beautifully intricate milgrain detailing on the band. Both elegant and crafted for a lifetime of wear. The men’s Niko Band and women’s Corin Diamond Rings, which come in various diamond sizes, look fantastic together, with both bands featuring lab diamonds handset in a channel setting. Great for the couple that’s always on the go, as this setting style protects your diamonds. For the modern couple, our Arden Men’s Band and Serendipity Ring go together like red on a rose. Modern but simple, these bands are studded with our lab-grown diamonds, adding just a touch of sparkle to an otherwise simple band.
Mix and Match
Of course, you and your husband don’t have to match at all when it comes to wedding bands. You probably have different styles and tastes, and you’ll want to wear a band that reflects who you are. If your husband wants a gold wedding band and you want a rose gold ring studded with diamonds, that’s okay! It’s important to remember that you and your partner’s rings should represent who you each are as individuals — the symbolism behind the rings is what unifies you.
Women’s Wedding Bands
Lucky you, you get two rings! But while this may not look as glamorous as your engagement ring, the wedding band is definitely something you don’t want to think about lightly. Many brides choose to wear their wedding band instead of their engagement ring on a day to day basis because they are less prone to get damaged with everyday wear, so you’ll want to choose something you love. You’ll also want to choose a style that matches your engagement ring, meaning it sits nicely against your engagement band. Most women receive their engagement ring and then pick out their wedding band down the line with their partner. Clean Origin offers matching wedding rings that fit a range of styles and designs, so if you go back and buy your band later on, as most future brides do, you have plenty of options to choose from that fit a variety of styles. For many solitaire and classic style settings, our handset diamond bands will pair beautifully. Our favorites are the Eleganza Matching Band, which matches our Eleganza ring, or any other ring that has a similar style. Another style we love is our Charmant Matching Band, which matches our Charmant Ring. If you want something without diamonds, our Antique Solitaire Matching Band has lovely vintage details and pairs with our Antique Solitaire. Our Tulip Soilatire band is also a beautiful option if you’re looking for a plain metal band, and while it’s made for the Tulip Solitaire ring, it looks great alongside other setting styles like our Gioioso Oval Halo. With most engagement rings you can go back and buy its matching wedding band. And since you most likely have some time between your engagement and wedding day, you have time to figure out what wedding band is right for you! But if you know exactly what setting and band you want, it could be beneficial to buy the bridal set.
If you’ve poked around the Clean Origin website, you’ll notice we have a wide selection of engagement rings, but did you know that many of our engagement rings have perfectly coordinated bands? These are called bridal sets, and they take one less step out of the process by showing you exactly which band goes perfectly with your setting that you can buy together! We love bridal sets for a number of reasons. First, it will save you time. Both rings will come at the same time, and you won’t have to worry about ordering your wedding ring later on. Second, it will take out the guesswork of figuring out which style matches your setting. We offer many intricate and elaborate settings, like our Garden Ring, Filigree 3 Stone, or MoonBeam setting, that need a special band that will sit properly against your ring. You want the two rings to go hand in hand like you and your boo. However, unless you are absolutely certain that the ring you hinted at is the ring you will keep, we would not recommend having your future fiancé purchase the bridal set immediately. Bridal sets are great if you are absolutely certain that you’ll like both ring styles, otherwise it’s best to buy individually. Besides, once you get your dream engagement ring, you may want to play around with different band styles and metal colors for a more unique look.
Engagement Rings Without a Matching Band
Depending on the type of setting you have, there might not be an exact ‘matching wedding band’ to coincide with it. However, there are still many different wedding ring styles you can choose from that will go great with your engagement ring setting style. If you have a simple solitaire setting, you definitely get your pick of wedding bands as solitaire settings typically fit well next to most style bands. However, any ring with a classic band shape will fit nicely against most of our wedding band styles. If you’re looking to add more bling to your hand, try our classic Coupé 9 Stone Diamond Ring, which features 9 stunning handset diamonds around the band. Our Trellis Ring has 5 stones totaling 1 CT, that sit on top of the band, rather than going around as an eternity band would. This ring is available with a range of diamond sizes, allowing you to have more or less bling. Another Clean Origin favorite is our Fleur Diamond Ring, with 14 lab-created diamonds connected by a single prong to create a striking look that really emphasizes the diamonds. All our wedding bands come in 14k and 18k white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, and platinum. And if you’re confused as to which band will match best with your setting, contact our team and we’ll be happy to point you in the right direction.
The diversity of products on our site gives you tons of flexibility in terms of his and her matching wedding bands, as well as your matching band to your engagement ring.