Do men’s and women’s engagement rings have to match?
Engagement rings mark the beginning of a new journey. It is a time-honoured tradition that involves quite a few etiquettes.
One of the most frequently asked questions by both the bride and groom-to-be is “do our engagement rings have to match?” Since it is a critical time that demands several decision-making steps including choosing the actual engagement ring for the significant other, we get it you’re puzzled.
When is it necessary for engagement rings to match?
An engagement ring is an integral part of a marriage proposal. It represents the unspoken and spoken promises you are going to make before you embark on a beautiful journey together.
Traditionally, the groom-to-be pays for the engagement ring. Therefore, he must consider his significant other’s style, personality type, and finger size.
And these are only a few of the factors that go into choosing the right engagement ring.
If you are thinking of flaunting an engagement ring the entire time your SO wears theirs, that’s incredibly thoughtful. Although it is not mandatory for the man to wear an engagement ring too, you might choose to wear one due to family traditions or because you hosted a formal engagement party.
Men in many families wear an engagement ring until they replace them with the wedding ring on their wedding day.
Why should your engagement ring match hers?
While choosing a man’s engagement ring isn’t difficult, it does beg the extra attention to detail since there should be some parity between the two engagement rings you and your beloved wear till your special day. Keep it simple, buy a pair.
Matching rings show that you have similar tastes, and at the same time, you are ready to undertake the unknown journey in stride with each other irrespective of the odds. They are the cohesive expression of the love you share.
What’s our take on non-matching engagement rings?
Non-matching engagement rings are not deal-breakers either. Distinct wedding rings for the man and the woman signify that each has their unique styles. Moreover, just because two rings are different in looks, does not mean they will have nothing in common. You can get matching engravings, same or complementary gemstones or your birthstones, or the stones of the months you fell in love on two very different bands for your engagement.
Wedding rings typically replace the engagement ring for the man. Many women choose to wear their engagement rings and wedding rings stacked together long after their marriage day. So, in addition to worrying about your ring style matching your significant other’s, you should also consider the design of the wedding ring that you will wear forever after the “I Do’s”.
It is a practice to purchase wedding rings that match for the man and the woman. If your significant other wants to wear their wedding ring only after your special day, you should spend more time looking for a set of wedding rings that match, instead of worrying about your engagement ring design.
How to be sure about a design?
The best way to make sure you are buying the right ring for both of you – take her along when you shop. Unless, of course, the proposal is a surprise!
Always talk about the designs and styles you like. Who knows? Maybe secretly she has always wanted a steampunk-themed engagement ring just like the one you like.
Simply come to our Ovadia Jewellery shop in Hatton Garden to try on some of our stunning and unique engagement rings so you figure out which style is right for you and your partner.