Matching Wedding Bands

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Should You Get Matching Wedding Bands?

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

  • The rings to express that you and your partner are one unit.
  • To show that you have similar styles that are matched for each other.
  • To honor tradition.

Matching doesn't sound quite like your style?

Consider separate style bands if . .

  • You each want to show your individuality.
  • You don't want to pressure your partner into a style he or she doesn't totally love.
  • You want a personally customized ring, suited to your hand size, shape and skin tone.

Not sure where you stand on wedding band styles as a couple? You might want to consider the following:

  • Do either of you have skin sensitivities and need to choose a hypoallergenic metal?
  • What gold color suits each of your skin tones?
  • Is there a wedding band that is already part of a set with her engagement ring?
  • What is your personal style? Your wedding band should complement the type of clothes you wear.

What if the two of you still can't decide?

Complementary rings could be your answer

  • Two bands of different styles but identical metals
  • Two bands of different metals but the same style

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.