Wedding Ring Guide

Choosing a wedding band is generally far simpler than finding the perfect engagement ring - It's just a question of choosing your metal and selecting a comfortable width. 

The tradition for a woman is to wear her wedding ring on the same finger as her engagement ring but positioned first so it is closer to the heart. If you choose to follow this tradition, you should consider how the rings will look together in terms of colour, style and width.

To match or compliment

There are no hard rules about whether or not a wedding band should be the same metal as an engagement ring. For many, the traditional symmetry of two matching rings is appealing. While others prefer the bold, contemporary look of contrasting metals. 

The same rules apply when you are deciding whether to match or complement your partner's wedding band. It’s perfectly acceptable to prefer a different metal than your spouse. To be sure you’ll enjoy the rings for the years ahead, our advice is simply choose rings that you love.

Traditional and comfort fit wedding rings

Getting your wedding band to fit correctly and comfortably involves more than accurate sizing - you should also consider the general design of the ring and how it will sit on your finger. Facets has an extensive range of ring profiles, from traditional to comfort-fit designs, which can be explored in depth on our wedding ring pages. The traditional band has a flat interior surface and simple domed exterior; this is sometimes referred to as D-shaped band. The comfort-fit band has slightly rounded inside edges to provide a close fit and enable comfortable long-term wear. The comfort-fit band is sometimes referred to as a Court band.

The perfect width

At Facets, mens and ladies' plain and patterned wedding bands are available in a wide range of widths. When selecting the width, first consider the shape of your hand - Is your hand long and narrow or short and broad? Generally, your ring width should match this shape. Narrow bands work best on slender hands and broad bands are better for larger hands. Again, the bottom line is always personal preference.

When selecting the width of a ladies wedding band, always consider the engagement ring it will sit beside. While it is perfectly acceptable to opt for two bands of different widths, many women prefer an identical or similar width wedding band to compliment their engagement ring. Shaped bands, which are designed to fit the profile of its partner engagement ring, are another popular option for the modern bride. Again, it’s a matter of personal choice.