How to Match a Wedding Ring to an Engagement Ring

Ballerina Tiffany style setting with 6 claw design

Our Ballerina wed fit engagement ring, with a matching profile wedding ring.  

Matching wedding rings – ensuring both rings match.

One of the biggest concerns raised by brides is looking for a matching wedding ring.

Since there are so many styles and profiles for both the engagement ring and matching wedding ring, this can be an exhausting process, involving a great deal of conflicting advice, and head-scratching along the way. Factor in diamonds and many people will ask the question – “Where do I begin?”

We take much of the agony out of this process, by providing a very comprehensive service for matching wedding rings to an engagement ring. This requires a good working knowledge of both engagement rings and wedding rings, with the backing of jewellery making services adept in various styles.

Whether it be straight plain bands to more complex shaped wedding rings that will flow around the setting of an engagement ring.

The best metal for a matching wedding ring

We always recommend going for the same precious as your engagement ring. This it to ensure the metals are the same colour. But also, wearing two different precious metals against each other can cause them to wear.

What is the best wedding ring width for me?

Think about what width will suit you. Some rings vary from behind the finger, to the top of the setting. Think about what will match best. Sometimes matching the ring width all of the way around works nicely. In certain circumstances, choosing an in-between width will match best. Some clients prefer a much wider ring to greatly differentiate the two types of wedding ring when worn together.

The Popular Arreton plain wedding ring matching many engagement ring profiles

What is the best wedding ring depth?

The band of an engagement ring is often shallower under the finger than at the shoulders. Think about how deep you would like the wedding ring at each point.

A wedding ring created equal in depth to the engagement ring shoulders will potentially deepen more than necessary behind the finger, giving a stepped appearance between the rings.

For some rings, this difference is minimal, so less of a consideration. It is important to ensure that for the inclusion of diamonds within the matching wedding band, there is enough depth to accommodate the stones.

Light medium and heavy weight wedding rings

Do I want to mirror the diamonds to my matching wedding ring?

If you have diamonds set across the shoulders of your engagement ring consider adding a row of diamonds to your wedding ring, in the same style of setting, using the same shape of the diamond, and in the same diamond size.

We mirror the start of the diamonds to match your engagement ring. Small details such as this, usually have a dramatic effect in the final appearance of both rings.

Should my matching wedding ring be the same finger size as my engagement ring?

If your engagement ring is already tight on the finger, consider re-sizing this first. Once at a comfortable size, choose the same finger size for your matching wedding ring. In such circumstances (and especially with shaped wedding rings) arrange any re-size work at the same time, with both the wedding and engagement ring being matched in finger size.

Do I need a shaped ring?

Some engagement ring settings are unsuitable for a straight matching wedding band. You will easily see this by placing a straight band alongside, with gaps being clearly visible. The straight ring may even rock, connecting only with the setting of the ring.

There are two ways for a matching wedding band to sit with an engagement ring setting. Either a shaped matching wedding ring can be created to flow around the design (this can be angular or sweeping depending on preference and style) contoured on both sides, or alternatively, a wider band can be contoured, or recessed on just one side.

Examples of wedding rings matched to engagement rings

Look at the chart below and view some of the matching wedding rings we have created to match engagement rings. Click on the chart below to find out the approximate cost of each design.

Matching wedding rings to engagement rings

Need more wedding ring advice?

If you’re a little stuck, or even in need of some guidance, we’re happy to talk you about matching wedding bands. Since we cost jewellery based on material costs and labour, with no hefty “designer” price tags, you can rest assured we do our very best on not only the item produced but also on the cost. contact us for more information. 

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website.

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website.