The Ultimate Guide For Styling Your Wedding Rings
September 19, 2017
Now that you’re married, you have two very important rings to wear. Your engagement ring and wedding band each represent different aspects of a beautiful tradition. Your first ring is a promise of marriage, and your second ring solidifies that promise. The etiquette of how to wear these rings can get confusing. Luckily, there is no one tradition set in stone, and ultimately you can choose to display the beautiful representation of your marriage however you’d like. For your inspiration, here are a few common techniques we love.
Many brides choose to get their engagement ring and wedding band soldered together to create a bridal set. Soldering means you are permanently connecting the metals of both bands together. Soldering is a beautiful and practical way to put your rings on display. When you solder your rings, the two bands stop rubbing up against each other which means less money on maintenance in the future. It also creates a more comfortable fit because the soldered ring is less likely to spin around and bump into other fingers. Another benefit is that the bands always line up perfectly. You don’t have to worry about your five-stone wedding band not sitting squarely against your engagement ring.
Both rings on ring finger (Engagement ring on top)
If you keep your rings separate, many women follow the tradition of keeping their engagement ring on top. This is so the wedding band (that was slid on their finger during their wedding ceremony) will remain closest to their heart.
Alternate between rings
Some women choose to alternate between their engagement ring and wedding band. This could be because one ring is very expensive so they only choose to wear it on special occasions. Or because they have a career that could damage their engagement ring. Another reason to alternate rings is that for some women, two rings at a time is too much, and they prefer to keep it simple with one at a time.
As your love grows, and the years go by, your jewelry collection should grow as well. A great way to do this is with an anniversary band. Anniversary bands are typically chosen to compliment the engagement ring and wedding band. Anniversary bands are typically eternity bands because of their symbolism. Eternity bands are often made up of a row of identical stones to represent everlasting love.
A common way to wear an anniversary band is to stack it with the engagement ring and wedding band. This gives the finger a fuller appearance, and it creates an all-around gorgeous look.
Stacking rings on smaller knuckles
Another way to wear stacked rings is to stack rings on smaller knuckles. This is a trend that has gained popularity is the past few years. This look can work on your ring finger, index finger, or anywhere you want.
Our final idea is to add nonstandard band shapes to your ring arrangement to make a statement. One way to do this is to use alternate metals such as platinum or titanium. Or adding nonstandard finishes like matte, hammered, satin, or high polish. Textured bands and geometric shapes also add uniqueness and variety.
Ultimately, you can wear your wedding band and engagement rings however you’d like. You can be a tradition follower or trail blazer, but no matter what, Greenberg’s has what you need to make a statement on your ring finger.