What Are Bridal Ring Sets? Our Top Picks For 2022
What are bridal sets? We look through the difference between bridal ring sets and wedding band sets and show off our top picks for 2022.
When it comes to getting engaged and then married, there are plenty of things you need to think about. One of the most important parts is choosing rings - you’ll need to select the perfect engagement ring as well as a pair of wedding bands that you and your partner will want to wear for the rest of your lives.
There is almost an infinite amount of choice when it comes to wedding jewellery. Whether you want to select your wedding bands separately or together, there are plenty of options available. A popular choice for buying wedding rings is to go for a bridal set, but what exactly are they?
What Are Bridal Ring Sets?
A bridal set essentially consists of a matching engagement and wedding ring. They are designed to perfectly complement each other and can even be worn at the same time to create an impressive look. While over the last few years their popularity has declined, ring stacking has become a trend supported by plenty of celebs - why not pair wedding and engagement rings in the same way?
There are no set rules around buying both rings at once, but if you're someone who has a good idea of what they are after a bridal set could be the way to go. If you’re looking at building a custom ring you could also work the wedding bands into your design and create the ultimate bridal set.
As well as matching, bridal sets often feature clever designs that mean they give a different look when worn together. This could come in the form of a specially shaped setting or a diamond placed in a certain position. You’re also not limited to two rings either, further down the line there is always the option of adding an eternity ring to showcase your love for one another.
Why do You Need a Bridal Set?
Bridal sets are particularly good if you have a uniquely shaped diamond on your engagement ring or a design that makes it hard to pair with traditional wedding bands. Marquise and oval diamonds that extend along your finger will require custom bridal sets if you’re after a matching pair.
One of the misconceptions that lead to a decline in the popularity of bridal sets was that options are limited. This is no longer the case, especially with the easy availability of custom rings that allow you to own a truly unique set. If your engagement ring features a white gold setting, you may choose to include a different coloured metal to complement it for your wedding band - rose gold looks particularly good alongside white gold.
Our Favourite Bridal Jewellery Sets
We’ve looked through our current line of bridal jewellery sets and put together our favourites for 2022. As the trend of ring pairing continues, we’re excited to see bridal sets become more and more popular throughout the year.
This elegant set incorporates a round diamond with a shoulder set and matching wedding band. This beautiful bridal set features smaller diamonds working their way around the setting, creating a sparkling effect that looks particularly good when paired with white gold.
A marquise diamond always stands out from the crowd. This particular bridal set works so well because when worn together the large diamond covers the wedding band, making your engagement ring seem larger and more impressive.
This intricate design shows how bridal sets can be designed to create a totally different look when paired together. The curves of the ring flow around the round diamond, emphasising the brilliance of the centre stone. However, the diamond-studded wedding band creates an equally stunning although simpler look.
What is the Difference Between a Bridal Set and a Wedding Ring Set?
The difference between a bridal set and a wedding ring set is who they are bought for. A bridal set is bought for the bride and consists of a matching wedding and engagement ring. These can be worn together or separately.
A wedding ring set, on the other hand, is a pair of matching wedding bands for both the bride and groom.
If you think a bridal set would be perfect for your partner then book a consultation at one of our UK stores today. Our jewellery experts will be able to advise you on everything from the shape and stone to the setting and style.