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Your Engagement Ring: Simple Solitaire
A solitaire engagement ring—whether the cut is princess, round, or emerald—is the most versatile style to match. While your bauble will look lovely alongside nearly any wedding band, we recommend pairing a simple solitaire with a thin pavé diamond band for an extra dose of sparkle.
Your Engagement Ring: Pavé Band
If your engagement ring features an eternity or half-eternity diamond band, opt for a simple gem-free wedding band to let your sparkler take center stage.
Your Engagement Ring: Three-Stone
Pair your three-stone engagement ring with a band featuring similarly cut gemstones.
From top: Platinum engagement ring with tapered baguette side stones and emerald-cut diamond center stone, from $2,565 (without center stone), Ritani; platinum eternity band with emerald-cut diamonds, $26,000, De Beers
Your Engagement Ring: Colored Stone
If your engagement ring features a colored center stone, consider a wedding band that also incorporates that gem. A band that alternates between colored and white gemstones is a smart choice—it coordinates, but doesn't compete with, your engagement ring.
Your Engagement Ring: Unusual Shape
Uniquely-shaped engagement rings have seen a surge in popularity in recent years. Choose a band that complements the curves of your engagement ring so that the pair will lay flush on your finger.
Your Engagement Ring: Pavé Band
A trend we've been seeing more of lately: engagement bands. For your wedding band, choose a thin band in the same metal, but opt for a style that incorporates colored stones.
Your Engagement Ring: Stand-Out Design
Some engagement rings command more attention when worn alone. If your bauble falls into this category, forgo the traditional band entirely (use your engagement ring for the ring exchange part of the ceremony) or select an equally eye-catching band to wear on your right hand.
From top: 18k white gold engagement ring with diamonds and round-cut diamond center stone, $3,400 (without center stone), Vanna K; 18k white gold and diamond band, $5,105, JudeFrances Jewelry, available at Michael C. Fina
Your Engagement Ring: Modern
A heavily-adorned band will look out of place next to a modern engagement ring. Avoid flowery designs and opt for a sleek band with minimal decoration.
Your Engagement Ring: Vintage
Vintage-inspired rings often feature filigree, engraving, and other intricate decorations. Give your ring pairing a cohesive feel by selecting a band that highlights a favorite design element from your engagement ring, like engraved flowers.
From top: Style HT2198, 18k white gold engagement ring with marquis-cut diamonds and round-cut diamond center stone, $1,510 (without center stone), TACORI; 18k white gold and diamond Laurel band, from $1,350, Shaesby
Your Engagement Ring: Organic
When it comes to selecting selecting your wedding ring, texture and finish are just as important as the type of metal used. For example, a hammered metal band plays up the hand-hewn vibe of an organic engagement ring.
From top: 18k white gold and diamond Wood Nymph engagement ring with rose-cut diamond center stone, $1,375 (without center stone), Megan Thorne Fine Jewels; 18k white gold hammered band, from $576, Ravens' Refuge