We often get asked to help couples select wedding rings that both express their individual personalities and coordinate with each other in a meaningful way. Here are some of our favorite pairings of engagement rings and wedding bands that complement one another without being too “matchy matchy.” THE BEACHY BABES This 2.19ct black diamond engagement ring by Lauren Wolf Jewelry sets the tone here, with it’s stingray skin texture and stormy stone. The matching simple stingray gold wedding band continues the seaside vibe. We’ve paired these with Lauren’s thicker, more masculine band in the same texture, but chosen an oxidized silver material to bring out the pattern and complement the dark diamond.
THE ROSE GOLD ROMANTICS
This sweet three-diamond ring in 18k rose gold by Lauren Wolf Jewelry has an updated vintage look that is totally timeless. The trinity of stones is often selected as an engagement ring for it’s deep symbolism: the past, present and future of the relationship. The romantic sensibility is continued in the diamond eternity band – an unbroken circle of stones representing an eternal commitment. Shawn Roberts’ Damascus steel wedding band is the perfect complement to these romantic and feminine rings, with just a hint of rose gold peeking out from a tough and unbreakable exterior.
THE ORGANIC SOPHISTICATES
This stunning 18k yellow gold solitaire ring by Johnny Ninos has a .86ct old European cut bezel-set diamond. The organic band (inspired by coastal tide pools) is made to wrap around the solitaire with a perfect fit, adding visual interest to the classic solitaire. Many couples like the idea of having one artist design all of their rings – matching in style but not exact replicas of each other. Johnny’s one of a kind, 18k gold extra wide cigar band with organic texture and scattered .09ct white brilliant cut diamonds completes the trio.
THE MODERN MINIMALISTS
This set is for the modern duo who are into simple adornments with architectural shapes and minimal mass. We start with a one of a kind engagement ring featuring a gray, marquise shaped diamond balanced atop a pink, square diamond by Rebecca Overmann. The wedding band by Katrina LaPenne is a striking complement to the sculptural engagement ring, with a perfect fit. Rebecca’s thin men’s band in a minimal design and subtle texture completes this chic couple’s look.
THE ECLECTIC ARTISTS
This grouping is perfect for the couple that wants truly unique wearable art to commemorate their relationship. The engagement ring by Johnny Ninos fuses gold and steel, no easy feat, in an intricate organic web of diamonds. Paired with Polly Wales unusual cast 7-diamond band it creates a totally one of a kind set of miniature sculptural masterpieces. A steely palladium white gold band with modern matte finish and uneven edging from Rebecca Overmann coordinates perfectly, bringing out the cooler tones of the steel and diamonds.