Styling a Wedding Band and Engagement Ring Together
Your engagement ring is more than just a chunk of sparkly metal. It's a shining symbol of promise, expectation, and commitment — a visual representation of your love and union.
Combine that with a wedding band, and you have a deep reminder of your romantic past — a hallmark of the months or years gone by. How special is that!
There are no hard and fast rules on how to wear your rings. We’ve already looked at a few different ways that people wear their rings, including on different fingers. But if you’ve decided that you want to wear your rings together, you’ll need to make sure that they fit on the same finger comfortably.
Whether you’re buying an engagement and wedding ring set or choosing the rings individually, there are a few different ways that you can style your rings to be a unique representation of your personality and love.
Wearing your Engagement and Wedding Rings Together
Wearing your wedding ring and engagement ring on the same finger is a timeless tradition that is still commonplace today. Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, wears her wedding ring on top of her engagement ring — both are symbols of her relationship with Prince Harry.
If you want to wear your rings together on the same finger, you could:
- Stack your rings with the wedding ring on top of the engagement ring.
- Stack your rings with the engagement ring on top of the wedding ring.
Many people say that the wedding band should be stacked underneath in order to be closer to the heart, but that’s not a rule. There might be other considerations for the decision, such as the shape of your finger and the size of the rings, as well as how they fit.
Eternity Bands: A Sign of Forever Love
There is a growing trend of people choosing an eternity band as their wedding ring. Since eternity bands are a symbol of eternal love, this makes perfect sense! These bands are set with stones all around the entire ring, so you don’t have to worry about it twisting on your finger. And every time you look at your ring, you’ll be reminded of the endless connection to your sweetheart.
Styles of Engagement-Wedding Ring Sets
Sometimes engagement and wedding rings don't sit well alongside one another. All rings have a particular shape and style, and two different rings might knock against each other or cause discomfort.
You can prevent these problems by choosing a wedding ring that matches your engagement ring or, if you're looking for something extra special, interlocking the two rings to create a custom design. There are several ways you can do this.
- Notched Style: Create a notch or curve in the edge of your wedding ring, so it interlocks with your engagement ring. This is usually how matching rings sets are designed.
- Fused Style: Fuse your engagement and wedding rings into a single ring. This can be more comfortable than wearing two rings that might rub together, but it is permanent.
- Stacked Style: A collection of small stackable bands that can be worn many ways, instead of one ring. This also makes it easy to add milestone rings.
- Cradle Style: Invest in a third ring that acts as a frame for your engagement and wedding ring or acts as your wedding band. These styles are more interlocking than the others.
Design a Custom Style
Your engagement-wedding ring combo should reflect you and your partner's style. Working with a professional jeweler to create a custom set of rings will ensure that you’ll be wearing a truly unique and special symbol.
Here at David’s House of Diamonds, we love helping brides and grooms discover that perfect ring. We have rings in an enormous range of styles and also create custom rings, letting you design bridal jewelry on your terms.
If you’re in the area, schedule an appointment to visit our full-service jewelry store in Fullerton!