Wedding Rings and Bands: a Comprehensive Guide to Choosing the Perfect Match

Wedding Rings and Bands: a Comprehensive Guide to Choosing the Perfect Match

Do you need help choosing the perfect ring and band match for your partner’s wedding ring? Look no further than Mark Broumand. Our experts have a series of tips and tricks that ensure our gems and bands complement one another. You can rely on these tricks when customizing a band for an upcoming wedding ceremony or engagement.

Where, though, do you start when sorting through the different metals, stones, cuts, and settings available on today’s wedding ring market? Don’t let your wealth of options overwhelm you. You can break the selection process into manageable categories to create your partner’s perfect ring without going over your personal budget.

Select a Wedding Band

The first thing you should do when choosing the perfect wedding band is choose the metal for your partner’s band. You can select your choice from a range of metals, including traditional gold and platinum.

When in doubt, take a look at the jewelry your partner already wears. If your partner wears a considerable amount of gold jewelry, for example, you likely want to consider a gold wedding ring over a platinum alternative. You can always discuss the look and design of a loved one’s wedding ring with them or with someone who understands their personal style.

Customizing Your Fit

You also have the opportunity to request a more complex wedding band, depending on your loved one’s personal style. The range of stylistic wedding band customizations includes:

  • Straight
  • Knife edge
  • Tapered
  • Pave
  • Side stoned
  • Split
  • Twisting

You should base the customization of your loved one’s wedding band based on their comfort and style. When in doubt, ask your partner whether they want a more complex band, like a twisting band, or if they’d prefer a straight or tapered ring. You can then fit a ring’s other features to suit the band your partner’s chosen.

Choose Your Diamond

You have your band and metal picked out. Now it’s time to choose your stone. Diamonds continue to rank among the most traditional wedding stones and display a range of colors and levels of clarity. You can customize a diamond further, however, by selecting the cut that you think best suits your partner.

Some of today’s most popular diamond cuts include the following:

  • Round
  • Princess
  • Emerald
  • Marquise
  • Oval
  • Pear
  • Heart
  • Radiant
  • Asscher
  • Cushion

You can view these cuts courtesy of Mark Broumand’s digital diamond catalog and choose the one that you think best flatters your partner.

Don’t forget about the four “C”s, either! You can work with diamond experts to assess your diamond's color, clarity, carat, and certification before you make a purchase. While you can prioritize diamonds of a higher clarity or clearer color, you should always look for the gem that you think your loved one will like best.

You don’t Have to Commit to a Diamond

We offer lab diamonds but always advise natural diamonds are a better investment

You’re not obligated to include a traditional diamond along with a wedding or engagement ring. Many newlyweds are investing in alternative stones, including emeralds and sapphires, in an effort to both reduce the cost of a wedding band and customize it. 

With that in mind, if the diamond you thought you wanted doesn't work well with your ideal carat, setting, or band metal, consider alternative gemstones. An expert can help you color and style-match your available options to the ring decisions you’ve already made.

Consider Your Setting

The metal of your wedding band and your stone of choice aren’t the only ring elements that have to coordinate. You also have to consider how your band and stone work within the stone’s setting. Fortunately, there are several different ways to set a wedding ring’s stone, including the following:

  • Solitaire
  • Pave
  • Three-stone
  • Cluster
  • Halo
  • Bezel
  • Channel
  • Cluster

Alternatively, if you want to invest in a smaller wedding band, a solitaire setting may allow you to highlight your stone of choice without requiring you to purchase a thicker or more complicated band.

Think About Your Unique Flair

Last but not least, consider the personal features that you and your partner will love on a wedding ring. Do you want your wedding rings to match your engagement rings? There are designs that fit together, representing both your engagement and your marriage. Do you want to engrave a personalized message on the band?

You can even find wedding rings that marry your loved one’s personal interests, be they Star Wars or Disney princesses, with the formality of a traditional wedding band. If you want to go down this kind of customization route, you can work with an experienced designer to outline your goals, cost-estimate the process, and purchase the final product.

More often than not, it’s these individual features that ensure that a wedding ring truly represents the love you and your partner have for one another. If you want to invest in a highly-customized wedding ring but aren’t sure where to start, sit down for a conversation with Mark Broumand’s sales team to discuss your options.

Let’s Find the Perfect Match for You

Matching a wedding ring’s stone and band can prove challenging, even if you have a specific image of the ring you want in mind. Fortunately, you’re not the first person to ask questions about the best band-to-gem matches, and you won’t be last. Keep the ring’s metals, cut, and setting in mind, and you can create a custom ring that your partner will adore.

Mark Broumand offers engagement and wedding ring shoppers access to a wide range of unique and customizable band and stone combinations. You can browse our catalog for inspiration and bring home a ring that represents your love forever. You can even contact our sales team to discuss how you can better customize a ring to suit your needs.

Let Mark Broumand help you mix and match your wedding or engagement ring materials today.