There are many factors to consider when choosing a wedding ring. Does it fit well with your engagement ring? Can it be worn on its own for those times you need to remove the engagement ring for exercise or travel?

It isn’t always necessary to match the metals in your wedding and engagement rings. The distinction can be attractive.

You should choose a wedding ring that is similar in width to the engagement ring. If you have a large stone on the engagement ring, it will create a gap between the two bands so it’s a good idea to consider a shaped band or one which interlocks with the stone.

A contoured wedding ring is flat on one side and shaped on the other to accommodate the engagement ring. A wedding ring which interlocks with the engagement ring is completely straight but has a little groove on top, which enables the engagement ring to slot into it like a puzzle piece.

A customised wedding ring can look gorgeous but there are some points to consider:

 

Pros

  • your engagement and wedding rings will fit together beautifully with no gap
  • your engagement ring won’t swivel on your finger as it will be held in place
  • since you’re planning to wear the two rings together for the rest of your life, it’s worth the effort to invest in a custom design

Cons

  • you’ll have to give up your newly acquired engagement ring for a few weeks so a jeweller can make the fit
  • it may be harder to wear the wedding ring by itself if you need to remove the engagement ring at any point as it could look incomplete without its other half.

A last alternative, if your heart is set on a statement engagement ring and a straight wedding band, is to simply wear the two rings on different hands.