Creating the perfect matching band to your engagement ring.
When it comes to custom wedding bands, your imagination is the limit. However, ideas on paper and what is practical and aesthetically pleasing in reality can often clash. Here are some easy to follow tips to help in the design process.
Match your stone shape.
Does your engagement ring have a traditional flare compassing diamonds or gems with soft curves like rounds, ovals, or cushion shapes; or is your engagement ring modern and bold set with diamonds and gems with hard angles and lines like emerald, asscher, or Princess cut stones? You’ll want to consider continuing the same shapes of gems into the wedding band to make the two rings flow harmoniously together.
Use the same quality of metal.
Using the same quality of metal ( i.e 14K with 14K) becomes especially important if you choose not to soldered your engagement and wedding ring together. Differences in purity between the different karats of gold and mixing gold with platinum, silver, or palladium can cause the metal to wear at different rates. Lower karat gold rings rubbing next to higher karat rings will cause indentation marks overtime and may require costly repairs in future years.
Seamless design with your engagement ring.
A custom fitted band ensures you are getting a perfectly fitted and tailored band with no gaps between it and your engagement ring. The fear of a gap is often why couples choose a wedding band and fits seamlessly to the engagement ring. If you are choosing a band with diamond, to match the diamonds in your engagement ring, the diamonds in both rings will start and end and the same place, something that is hard to find shopping out of a case.