How to Pick a Matching Wedding Band

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Struggling to choose a ring to match the engagement ring? Here are our top tips to finding the perfect ring you will love for years to come.

1. Narrow the Choices

Since this is probably the most important piece of jewellery you will shop for together and wear every day, it’s important to think about it before hitting the shops. Do you want the band to match the metal of your engagement ring? Do you want the metal to match your husband’s ring? Would you prefer something simple, or rather unique? Should the band include gemstones or diamonds? Work these things out beforehand if you want to zero in on what you’re looking for.

2. Buy the Ring and Bands Together

Knowing which bands go with the engagement ring can help make the decision easier. For instance, a unique engagement ring goes well with a simple band but a classic solitaire matches up with a diamond pave band. Also consider how the rings will touch. If you’re going to be wearing both the engagement ring and band together, pick a shadow or contour band that is designed to interlock with the engagement ring.

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3. Mix Things Up

Don’t stress if your partner prefers yellow gold but you love platinum. There’s really no rule that says you have to wear the same metal or style. Compromise with braided bands that mix two metals together or go for something completely different. The key is find something you both love and that reflects your individual styles.

4. Think About Your Lifestyle

What’s the point of buying a pricey band if it’s going to be uncomfortable, or if you need to remove it often? You need to remember that you’re going to wear this band every day, so it should seamlessly fit in with your life. If you play an instrument or play sports, go for a slimmer ring that has rounded edges. If you tend to work with your hands, look for a solid metal, simple ring and avoid gemstones or carvings that can trap dirt or become loose. For a variety of ideas, take a look at the stunning Sydney wedding rings at

5. Think Long Term

While it’s okay to be trendy, you’ll want to choose a style that you can wear for the rest of your life. This ring should last through all the jobs, the parenting and social functions for, say, the next forty years. So pick something you love and that you can envision yourself wearing for a very long time.

6. Think About Maintenance

If you choose a wedding band with stones, you’ll want to keep them sparkling and clean. You can wash the band in warm, soapy water and gently brush it with a toothbrush, rinse it and gently pat it dry using a lint-free cloth. If this sounds too fussy for you, choose a plaint platinum or gold ring that simply requires rubbing with a lint-free, soft cloth.

7. Get the Size Right

Most people tend not to take off their wedding bands. They will wear them through summers, winters, pregnancies, exercise and more – all those times when fingers contract and swell. To find the best size that will last through those changes, schedule the final ring fitting at a time when you are calm and you have a normal body temperature. 


Don’t forget to check the quality of your wedding band. Make sure the ring comprises to marks on the inside: the quality mark and the manufacturer’s trademark.

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Disclosure: This article is published in partnership with Mediabuzzer.

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  1. Really interesting post...thx for sharing! xx

  2. I do not know, I do not think getting married someday but just thanks for these tips.

  3. Daisy and mine don't match, Her's is gold and mine is silver

  4. Yeah, so important that they are of good quality!