The engagement ring
is normally the hot-ticket item when a proposal is made, but the wedding band
is equally significant. Traditions vary by country and culture when it comes to who, where and even whether a wedding band is worn. Even in the United States, for example, double-ring ceremonies - where the groom also gets a wedding band - did not become common until the 20th century.
One of the first steps in finding your perfect wedding bands is deciding if you want the bride's band and the groom's band to match. Here are some things to consider.
Match your bands if you want:
Matching doesn't sound quite like your style?
Consider separate style bands if:
Not sure where you stand on wedding band styles as a couple? You might want to consider the following:
What if the two of you still can't decide?
Complementary rings could be your answer:
For example, a band with three diamond accents placed vertically across the center will look traditional in yellow gold but contemporary and masculine in gray tungsten.
If you and your partner can not decide if you want to match or complement each other, your Kay jewelry consultants can offer advice and show you all of these options in store. It is important that both of you love the band you will wear every day for a lifetime, whether it is part of a matched set or not.
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