Neil Lane on wedding bands

Jewelry & Accessories

Courtesy of Neil Lane

Celebrity jeweler Neil Lane has created wedding bands for everyone from Debra Messing to Gwen Stefani. Here, he gives his tips on choosing a wedding band and saving without sacrificing style. —Kathryn Papanek

How should a bride choose a wedding band to match her engagement ring?

If you can, go back to the person who created your engagement ring. If that is not an option, look for something that suits the engagement ring and doesn't fight it. If you have a white metal—platinum or white gold—for your engagement ring then your wedding band should also be white. Sometimes you might choose unmatched rings because they are family heirlooms. In that case, wear the rings if they will make you sentimentally feel well, but aesthetically, it's better to keep both rings the same color...

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