You found your ideal, beautiful, one-of-a-kind antique or vintage engagement ring…and then realized you need a wedding band to go with it. Pairing the two can be tricky, since vintage engagement rings rarely come with matching bands, and many modern bands don’t accommodate their shapes and designs. All-original wedding bands can be difficult to find, as they often got a great deal more wear than their engagement counterparts. Though, we do adore fabulous examples when we find them!
For a simple, perfect fit with almost any vintage engagement ring, we created a line of vintage-style wedding bands, modeled after original pieces from our collection. The contoured bands vary in depth to fit against gently sloped Edwardian filigree or the sleek geometry of the Art Deco. Our straight bands work great with solitaires or higher-profile rings, as stacking rings, or as spacers between an engagement ring and a band with larger stones, like a three-stone ring. These bands also pair seamlessly with our vintage-inspired Lang engagement ring collection.
All of our bands are available in platinum, 18k white, yellow, or rose gold—choose the one that matches your engagement ring, or mix your metals for a stylish and eye-catching look. Ring stacking is nothing new—buttery yellow gold bands were often paired with diamonds set in platinum or white gold, making the mixed-metal style both traditional and contemporary.
What if you fall in love with a gorgeous wedding band…that absolutely does not work with your engagement ring? After all, we know that opposites attract! Simply wear your wedding band on your right-hand ring finger and your engagement ring on your left, or vice versa. This is also an excellent option if the profile of your vintage engagement ring will simply not allow another ring to be worn on the same finger, or if you don’t want to put anything next to it that might block beautiful detailing on the ring’s shank.
Sometimes you’ll find that a wedding ring alone is more comfortable or practical for certain activities, and your “set,” however you choose to assemble it, better for others. In the future, you may find yourself adding another special ring to your collection—a sapphire, for example, if your engagement ring is a diamond, or a larger or differently shaped stone—that you alternate with your “original” ring. Additional bands, like an anniversary band, stack well together on either one or both hands.
In the end, there’s really no “right” or “wrong” way to pair an engagement ring and a wedding band—only what looks best to you!