Getting a mismatched wedding and engagement ring pair is a trend that’s on the rise these days. Frankly, it’s a great way to get creative and establish your own sense of style on two of the things that will stay with you through life. What’s more, there’s virtually no end to the number of potential styles you can come up with. This is because “mismatched” often means different things to different people – maybe it’s the metal color they’re thinking of, or maybe it’s the diamond shape.
White Diamonds Bring In Flexibility
We’re not knocking colored stones here, but with that said, white diamonds are the easiest things to work with. Being neutral, they blend into just about any color combo you can think up, and with every metal color. Colored stones can sometimes make it difficult when you’re trying to mix up the look of the wedding band.
Using Different Stone Shapes
Plenty of ways exist in which you can create a splendid mismatched engagement ring/wedding band pair. Metal colors are hardly the only thing you can tweak around. A wedding band with a different diamond shape from the engagement ring can stand out starkly and turn heads easily. This combo idea works very well when you’re using eternity bands.
The Stones On One Ring Should Complement The Stones On The Other
Plainly put, you should be making sure that the diamonds set on the wedding band go well with the stones present on the engagement ring. Neither ring should have stones which are big enough to overshadow the stones on the other (such as a diamond 2 carat ring alongside a diamond 3 carat ring). Sizing differences of this kind can cause a clash in the overall look. Thinner or daintier wedding bands are generally a good way to go, and then you can work your way up depending on how big the stones on the engagement ring are.
Express Your Intended Style
Basic guidelines can be good to follow, but there is no rule you should be sticking to that’s set in stone. The whole idea of mismatched bands is to get creative and to get real when it comes to the style idea you have in mind. Individuality is at the core of this trend, so most of the time it’s acceptable to eschew traditional jewelry guidelines.
It helps to keep sight of what matters the most: getting rings that reflect your inner sense of self and style. There are very many different shapes, sizes, and colors to explore in terms of stones and bands, and if you remember what you want and stick to it, chances are you’ll do no wrong.