“Does my wedding ring need to be the same type of metal as my engagement ring?”
At the beginning of your engagement ring shopping, it’s all about the aesthetic, what is going to look the nicest on my finger, which diamond will sparkle the brightest, and which ring will compliment my finger most. For the partner who is on the hunt is likely to feel the pressure, what will get the approval of her family members, friends and most importantly the fiancé to be.
With all of these thoughts rushing through your head, what metal the engagement ring will be, might be one of the last things that you consider. However, this decision, although not the first to ponder, it will influence the kind of wedding band that follows later.
Here is a list of the top three most commonly asked questions when it comes to choosing the engagement ring and the wedding band afterwards.
“Can I wear gold jewellery with a silver engagement ring?”
“Should my engagement ring be silver or gold?”
“Can you wear a yellow gold wedding band with a white gold engagement ring?”
Lets be honest ladies and gentlemen, there are no rules when it comes to what your engagement ring should look like and what metal the wedding band should be. The rules for styling bridal jewellery are changing year by year, and the norm for having a uniform styled metal ring is out. In modern times brides everywhere are beating to their own drum and preferring their engagement rings and wedding bands to be less matchy-matchy. The rings that you choose should be a true representation of your individuality and style and not based on what fashion magazines tell us is correct and acceptable!
Just remember, platinum looks just as good next to a gold or rose gold wedding band.
For those of you who want a little help with mixing your metals, here is our basic engagement ring and wedding band pairing run down:
1. What do you want?
You need to remember, you’re the one who has to wear the rings, so you may as well stack whatever metals you want and wear them proudly!
2. How to make mixing work for you.
If you’re not into the matchy-matchy look but don’t want to look like a hot mess with rings that clash. Our tip for you is to look for subtle similarities, this could be shape, stone type, or design.
3. Have fun with shapes.
The best thing about our modern society and creative jeweller minds, is that wedding bands offer so many shapes that allow you to express your individuality. Gone are the days of restricted styles and basic ring designs, we have so many more options! You might like to try the criss-cross band with a central stone engagement ring or maybe something else you notice in the shop that creates a harmonious layer.
When it comes to mixing your metals, like the silver engagement ring and gold wedding band. Colour can become a feature in the stacking process and act as a catalyst to bringing the look together.
5. To pull the look together.
Find an identical element that you like the most about engagement rings and wedding bands and roll with it. Even though you’re planning on having different metals you can play with identical shapes and diamonds to tie the stack together.
You can rock whatever style you like, but a good rule of thumb is to stick with a mood. This means sticking to styles that are vintage inspired or modern, for example, this can help to ensure your rings don’t clash. Like we say though, your ring should represent you and these are just guides laid out as suggestions. It's for those who struggle to encapsulate the style they see themselves wearing.