Exciting Bridal and Wedding Ring Sets in a wide variety of styles
The diamond wedding set is a tradition that goes back generations. An engagement ring is presented for the proposal. Worn alone it symbolizes the promise of marriage. On the wedding day a wedding ring is added completing the wedding set and symbolizing the union of marriage. Wedding sets come in all styles from simple to very ornate.
The classic solitaire engagement ring paired with a simple gold band comprises the most basic style. It is sleek, uncomplicated and timeless. But todays array of artistic and visually exciting styles present a world of options for the modern bride. While most brides still prefer a matching set, many of the styles are far from simple. Engagement rings and the wedding rings that go with them are often adorned with lots of accent diamonds and artistic design elements.
Most wedding sets are designed so that they fit flush together. In some cases the wedding band must be contoured to an asymmetrical shape to fit flush to the engagement ring. The two together are a matching set, but the wedding band when worn alone may look deformed. To counter this problem many engagement styles have flat sides and elevated tops to allow for a symmetrical band to fit flush.
For those wishing to eventually purchase a matched, flush fitting wedding set it is highly recommended that both rings be purchased at the same time. This ensures that everything is matching on the rings, in particular the alignment of any diamonds. Purchasing both at the same time will avoid the possibility that a matching band is no longer available or that the engagement ring has to be sent back in order for the band to be properly matched. Often there is a financial benefit to buying both at the same time, in addtion to the fact that diamond and precious metals can increase in cost over time.
A growing number of popular styles with design features such as wide tapered bands, split shanks and integrated basket heads are sometimes chosen as stand-alone wedding rings and not worn as wedding sets. Too, some women don’t mind that the wedding band does not fit flush. If it is stylistically compatible, the fact that a little space is created between engagement ring and band is just fine- for some even preferred. And it allows the wedding band then to be worn by itself on occasion and look good and straight.
From simple and classic to complex and intricate, beautiful choices abound in the market today. All the top jewelry designers
provide a wide assortment of styles for a distinctive, personalized look for that forever piece of jewelry.