It’s no secret that some things just pair together perfectly. A hot day at the beach and an ice cold one. Peanut butter and jelly. The list goes on and on. Well, what about an engagement ring and a wedding band? Sometimes it can be a little rough to find couples’ rings that perfectly complement each other, but Manly Bands is always here to help you find the ideal match, dude.
Engagement Ring vs. Wedding Band
Before moving forward, let’s set something straight and define the difference between engagement rings and wedding bands. An engagement ring is given to the bride-to-be at the time of the proposal. On the other hand (puns? always intended), wedding rings or bands are worn by both the bride and groom.
Tradition says that it replaces the engagement ring during the wedding, but they can still be worn together (we won’t tell, promise). It’s actually becoming more popular and trendy to wear them at the same time, either “stacked” on top of each other on the same finger or on different fingers.
Engagement Ring Styles
Engagement rings usually feature one stone very prominently ... ya know, that big diamond stud you always picture when you think of an engagement ring. But sometimes this one mega-stone is surrounded by other smaller stones. There are tons of different styles out there like solitaire, halo, three-stone, and so many more. There’s also lots of different stones used in engagement rings, as they can all offer a cool and different look. Diamond, emerald, ruby, sapphire, and topaz are some of the more popular ones.
Wedding Band Styles
Wedding bands used to be traditionally gold, but the times they are a-changin’. Gold is still popular but there are TONS of other options available. Wedding bands are made from all different types of metals and feature intricate designs, engravings, inlays, and sleeves and can even be custom ordered.
There are some engagement and wedding ring pairings that are already pretty popular, bro. For a long bleepin’ time, tradition said that the engagement and wedding ring should be made of the same metal. This isn’t as strictly followed as it once was, but it’s still a pretty popular way to keep it consistent.
So, let’s say you bought your lucky significant other a diamond engagement ring. First of all, pat yourself on the back because you made an excellent choice that they definitely loved. Well, you can pair it with one of our rings that features a diamond inlay like The Tony.
Pairing the designs is also fairly common, dude. It makes a lotta sense ... you want the two rings to look pretty similar, right? It’ll accentuate their unique features. If the engagement ring has a grooved design or pattern, it would pair perfectly with The Northstar and its blue cerakote accented grooves.
Etching (yes, just like Etch-a-Sketch) is another frequently used pattern for engagement rings. Instead of turning a couple of knobs to create your art, some scientists use chemicals to create a unique and cool pattern on the ring. Well, The Architect and its laser-etched design would match it perfectly!
Many folks love to mess around with the color coordination of their engagement and wedding rings. Let’s say the engagement ring has a red ruby stone. Well, it’s a match made in heaven with The Daredevil and its super-cool dark-red cerakote pattern. You can also do a quick 180° and pick colors that contrast but still look awesome when paired together. We’ve got tons of solid black wedding rings such as The Panther that can be the yin to the yang of a lighter silver engagement ring.
Well, there you have it. That’s how to pick a wedding band that complements the engagement ring. But, remember, at the end of the day, it’s your call. There’s no right or wrong answer. All that matters is that you and your partner think the engagement ring and wedding band look great together. If you have any other questions about finding that perfect pair of matching rings for couples or other wedding band stuff in general, we’re always here for you, bro. Check the FAQ page and, if you still need an answer, reach out directly.