Coupled Up: Engagement Ring-and-Wedding Band Pairings

Engagement Rings
Engagement Ring and Wedding Band Pairings

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You may or may not have had some influence on what engagement ring your guy gifted you when he popped the question, but the wedding band? That bridal bauble can be entirely up to you. These ring duos are modern, gorgeous, and full of surprises — just like the lucky girl who gets to wear them. Here we share our favorite combinations for flawless fourth-finger style, from classic shapes and vintage looks to bohemian picks and more modern pairings, there's a perfect wedding band to match any engagement ring.

1. Me & Ro
This rose-cut diamond engagement ring showcases lots of shiny 18-karat gold, so it's only fitting to pair it with a similar, warm-toned band. We love the way the thin band of the engagement ring looks the thicker band, and what bride-to-be wouldn't want a little extra sparkle courtesy of five smaller diamonds? Rose-cut-diamond engagement ring, in 18-karat gold, price upon request, and matching band, $2,575, Me & Ro

2. De Beers
This princess-cut diamond engagement ring sits on a unique double platinum-and-pavé band — on one side, the diamonds are out, on the opposite, they face in. Paired with a similar thin diamond-encrusted white gold wedding band, you'll have lots of sparkle to show off in any engagement ring hand selfies! Princess-cut-diamond engagement ring with diamond pavé in platinum, from $4,350, and diamond band in white gold, $2,000, De Beers

3. Cartier
A round-cut diamond engagement ring will never go out of style, but for a look that's a little more interesting, consider a baguette-cut diamond band. Paired with a blingy platinum-and-diamond wedding band with both baguette-and-round-cut stones, this duo is a far cry from your mom's bridal gems. Diamond-solitaire engagement ring in platinum and diamond band in 18-karat white gold, prices upon request, Cartier

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4. Kwiat
Kate Middleton may have made non-traditional engagement ring stones cool again, but you can channel the trend in your own chic way with this sapphire-and-diamond beauty from Kwiat. Pair it with a matching band for a timeless look. Emerald-cut-diamond engagement ring with blue sapphires in platinum, $8,650, and matching band, $3,450, Kwait

5. Irina Ferry & Beverley K
This radiant-cut yellow-sapphire engagement ring is certainly a sparkler to behold! Set in an 18-karat gold-and-diamond band, rock it with a thin, unique band that features square, round, and triangle-cut diamonds. Radiant-cut-yellow-sapphire engagement ring in diamonds and 18-karat-gold, $7,250, Irina Ferry, and diamond band in 18-karat gold, $1,860, Beverley K

6. David Yurman
A ring with this much bling deserves a band equally as shiny. Wear your cushion-cut diamond engagement ring with a pretty twisted band for a style that feels similar yet can still be identified as a separate piece of jewelry. Cushion-cut-diamond engagement ring in platinum and diamond band, prices upon request, David Yurman

For more beautiful engagement rings, check out our April/May issue, available on newsstands and for download now!

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