What is a Wedding Ring Set? All you need to know
If you're engaged and getting married, it is time to start thinking about your wedding bands.
When it comes to getting engaged and getting married, one of the most important aspects people focus on is the engagement ring, and the wedding ring comes in later, when the planning of the wedding is in full swing. You'll need to find the perfect men's diamond wedding ring and/or women's wedding rings that you and your partner will comfortably wear for the rest of your lives. However, you need to decide whether you want a bridal ring set or a wedding ring set before you purchase one.
What is a wedding ring set?
A wedding ring set has three matching rings - an engagement ring that matches the style of the bride and groom's wedding bands. Most reputable jewellers sell wedding rings and engagement rings as a set so that they look stylish when they're worn together, and the other matching wedding ring can be purchased alongside it.
What is the difference between a bridal ring set and wedding ring set?
A bridal ring set is the engagement ring that is sold with a matching wedding ring, for the person who has been proposed to. A bridal ring set does not come with a third ring. The proposer (the bride or groom) gets to choose their own wedding ring if the proposee has a bridal ring set.
What hand do we wear a wedding ring on?
Once you have said "i do" and are officially married, tradition dictates that the wedding ring should be worn on the fourth finger of your left hand. This is because it was believed that the fourth finger of the left hand had the "vena amoris" which is Latin for "vein of love". The vena amoris was believed to be a vein that ran directly from the ring finger of the left hand to the heart. Find out more about wedding superstitions and myths here.
Should we get our wedding rings engraved?
Whether you choose to get a wedding ring set or a bridal set, there is the option of engraving your wedding rings. Whether it is a men's wedding ring or women's wedding ring, they do not have to be plain. You should think about what you want engraved on your wedding rings and where you would like it. Find out more about what to consider if you want your wedding rings engraved, here.
Diamond Heaven's favourite Bridal Ring sets
Round Diamond Shoulder Engagement Ring and Diamond Wedding Band
This stunning round-cut diamond with diamond shoulders is the perfect engagement ring for those who want to combine elegance with sparkle and shine. The brilliant round diamond sits in a four prong setting, and the round diamonds in the wedding band sparkle in their channel setting. Choose from yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, platinum and palladium.
Oval cut diamond engagement ring and matching wedding ring
For those after something striking, this pave set diamond engagement ring and diamond wedding band will certainly do the drink. The oval cut diamond sits in a beautiful halo of diamonds. The curved detail of the diamond wedding ring makes it the perfect fit for this beautiful halo engagement ring with shoulder detail. Check it out here.
Heart cut engagement ring with matching diamond wedding ring
If your beau has stolen your heart, then this heart cut diamond engagement ring with diamond shoulders and diamond wedding band is the perfect bridal set. The brilliant heart shaped diamond sits in a three prong setting, and the shoulder diamonds on both the wedding ring and engagement ring enhances its shine. Choose from platinum, palladium, yellow gold, rose gold and white gold.
Diamond Heaven's favourite men's wedding rings
5.5 MM men's 3 row diamond wedding ring
If you're looking for a statement wedding band then this three row men's diamond wedding ring is the perfect choice. This half-set channel diamond ring features brilliant round cut diamonds and has a polished finish. Choose from platinum, palladium, rose gold, yellow gold and white gold. We think this will look great with any bridal diamond shoulder set!
5 MM round diamond men's wedding ring
For those who want diamond detail but believe that less is more, this 5 MM men's wedding ring with a single row of round cut diamonds is for you. The diamonds sit in a channel setting along 40% of the ring. Available in rose, yellow and white gold, you can personalise your wedding ring or tailor it to match your other half's bridal set.
5 MM double row 40% diamond wedding ring
This double row 5 MM diamond wedding band features brilliant round cut diamonds in a half channel setting. This is a very popular ring design and goes with many bridal sets. Personalise yours with yellow gold, rose gold, white gold, platinum and palladium.
Download our essential guide to buying your wedding ring here.