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Jun 17, 2020

Do Wedding Bands Have To Match?

Yes, no …maybe? Decades ago, it was quite standard that a mans and ladies wedding band matched. Generally, the lady’s band was essentially the same style as the man’s wedding band but a lot thinner. Lots of matching plain gold bands and carved bands were sold to show marital unity between a man and a woman. Fast forward to today and with all the metal options from cobalt, tantalum, titanium and ceramic and classic options such as gold and platinum, to an array of colorful gemstones and laser engraving options; people are customizing their rings to fit their unique personality and style. No more do couples match just to match!  

Does The Wedding Band Have to Match The Engagement Ring?

Woman are enthusiastically introducing additional bands of varying styles to their engagement ring stack. Popular mixes include adding a contemporary or vintage style to your classic set by placing a one of these styles in between your engagement ring and wedding band. Below you will see an example of a what a Ben Garelick customer styled when she added Gabriel’s Luminous ring in between her classic prong set wedding and her halo engagement ring. Another option is to add color by introducing a new metal color to your stack. Why not add two rose gold accent bands on either side of your platinum engagement ring? This popular look is definitely trending!  

Vintage Style Band Added to Classic Prong Set Engagement Stack

Obtain “Matching” Band Status By Engraving Your Bands With The Same Inside Inscription Or Sharing A Metal Color

If you are the sentimental type AND want a wedding band that represents your own taste and style, getting them engraved on the inside of the ring with matching inscriptions really ties your bands together. Here are some engraving examples below:

  • Wedding date
  • “you complete” and on the inside of the other band “….me”
  • P&L forever (use your first initials)
  • Our love is eternal
  • To my wife/husband
  • Pooh Bear (your secret nicknames for each other)
  • Mon amour (My love, French)

Two-tone bands are another great option for those that want the shine of their favorite metal color to coordinate between two spouse’s rings. If the engagement ring is made from rose gold, and your fiancé is a diamond and platinum kind of person, you can order this Simon G. Two-Tone Diamond Wedding Band and customize the inside to a blush rose gold. This way you both know deep down inside the inner secret that your bands are a match! At Ben Garelick we make it easy for you to tie the knot with style!  

To match, or not to match, that is the question!

In the end, whether to match, coordinate or each go their own route on the design of your wedding bands is up to you two. Marriage is about compromise and with all the options available today, it’s should be quite easy to settle somewhere in the middle. No matter which way you decide to go, Ben Garelick will help you choose a one-of-of-a-kind wedding ring that is perfect for your personality and style. You can try on wedding rings in our showroom in Buffalo, NY, or chat with our pros online where you’ll find a huge selection. We treat all of our customers like family and would love to help you find the perfectly sized ring that will symbolize your future together, without starting that future in debt.