If you thought stacking was just for your wrists, think again. Instead of flying solo with a solitary engagement ring, say yes to a wedding ring set. According to jewelry designer Payal Shah, a wedding ring set traditionally has three matching rings: an engagement ring with the couple’s wedding bands. The concept is that these rings complement each other to form a cohesive set.
Meet the Expert
Payal Shah is the founder of the fine jewelry label Lˊ Dezen, which combines precious stones with architectural design. Her pieces have been worn by Rihanna, Michelle Obama, and Jennifer Lopez, among others.
Why Should You Choose a Wedding Ring Set?
Shah feels that choosing a ring set is a marker of unity and a symbol of the couple’s commitment to each other. “When chosen purposefully, it serves as a great metaphor for equality and your new life together,” she says. “It’s a sign that this is not just another jewelry piece you own.” When bought together, there is also the added advantage of possible price incentives.
Tips for Buying a Wedding Ring Set
This is jewelry you will be wearing every day for the rest of your life, so it’s important that the design and colors reflect your personality. Invest time in your research—whether you’re buying a ready set or customizing it—to keep any unpleasant surprises at bay. Shah suggests playing with proportions for an interesting look: “Mixing shapes promises a visual appeal. Certain center tops with a wedding band style may not look elegant. So your engagement ring could be a semi-mount, set with a loose diamond of your choice.”
She advises against mixing metals. For starters, the finishing for each is different, so it’s hard to achieve an even look. “Moreover, if the metals are of different strengths, the wedding band could end up scratching the engagement ring or vice versa if not well thought out,” Shah explains.
She adds that 18 karat gold is a sound investment, flexible, and has a stronger alloy to keep the prongs in place. Platinum is ideal if you are not setting in any diamonds, and will wear the metal by itself. Since it doesn’t change color, your band will not dull down over time.
Ahead, scroll through 15 wedding ring sets we love.
Ben Bridge Vintage Styled Diamond Bridal Set
Brides with a penchant for old-world glamour will be drawn to this combination of a focal round solitaire in a halo setting flanked by marquise-cut diamonds on either side.
SHOP NOW: Ben Bridge, $4,699
Neil Lane Morganite Bridal Set
Part of the brand’s Studio collection, this romantic set is for the bride-to-be on the lookout for unconventional finger frosting. The princess-cut morganite is framed by brilliant round diamonds on the band as well as on the matching ring, finished in 14-karat rose gold.
SHOP NOW: Kay.com, $3,360
Bliss Lau Nigerian Sapphire Centered & Acute Ring Set
For brides keen on a gemstone ring, this one is a winner. The unique outer ring in a pavé of handset diamonds creates the illusion of two bands when worn with the split shank center ring that is set with a Nigerian sapphire in a modified Asscher cut.
SHOP NOW: No. 3, $13,036
Clean Origin Braided Solitaire Bridal Set
A classic round solitaire but with a twist, quite literally, that comes in the form of the braided bands that gives it an outline of modernity. Fun fact: the ring features a lab-created diamond.
SHOP NOW: Clean Origin, starting at $1,245
MeadowLark Hex Geo Ring Set
A wedding ring set that also doubles as a cocktail ring? This geometrical ring works double duty. Sold as a set of four, the showstopper is the morganite flanked by white diamonds (you also have the choice of black diamonds) in a hexagonal setting.
SHOP NOW: MeadowLark, $5,585
Aurate City Lights Ring Set
Love New York as much as you love ‘less is more’ jewelry. Here’s your perfect match. The pair by this conscious fine jewelry brand includes the Brooklyn Bridge band with a three-stone diamond bezel ring, both set in 14-karat rose gold.
SHOP NOW: Aurate, $720
Diamonds Mine Rose Gold Ring Set
This Art Deco-inspired ring marries an oval-cut ring on a classic rose gold band paired with a matching braided band.
SHOP NOW: 1stDibs, $2,390
Rachel Boston Anaya Ring
A signature design of the label, this double knife-edge band ring creates the illusion of a set, for those who don’t want the hassle of managing two rings. The marquise solitaire adds to its charm.
SHOP NOW: Rachel Boston, $7,250
Spinelli Kilcollin Anath Ring
This one spells love at first sight for the fashion-forward bride. The four linked rings are in a mix of 18-karat gold hues with pavé-set cognac, champagne, and white diamonds topped off with a white diamond solitaire.
SHOP NOW: Spinelli Kilcollin, $6,800
Tomasz Donocik Royal Asscher Bridal Set
This decidedly contemporary engagement ring features baguettes and princess white diamonds with a square emerald Royal Asscher. The eternity band is fashioned from baguette diamonds.
SHOP NOW: Tomasz Donocik, $11,754
CaratLane Scintillating Bridal Ring Set
Only love for this heart-shaped center in an invisible setting on an 18-karat white gold band elevated with a minimal diamond-studded band.
SHOP NOW: CaratLane, $923
Black and White Diamond Bridal Set
Go monochrome with your ring. This one is centered around a black diamond framed with round white diamonds and a matching band.
SHOP NOW: Kay.com, $719
Simon G Wedding Set
Blake Lively and Hailey Beiber love their oval-cut rings. If you’re a fan of the shape too, say yes to this oval-cut wedding ring paired with matching pavé-set diamond bands.
SHOP NOW: Simon G, $3,300
Vine-Shank Vintage-Style Interlocking Bridal Set
In the mood for something ornate? Your search ends here. Milgrain-detailed vines and diamond leaf frames adorn an elegant open shank in this beauty. The clincher is the rose gold Heart-Lock™ inside that binds the two bands together.
SHOP NOW: Zales, $1,250
Lab-Created White Sapphire Ring
On a budget? Don’t let that dull your sparkle. Opt for this set that is crafted using a pear-shaped lab-created white sapphire, accentuated with 41 round lab-created white sapphires.
SHOP NOW: Helzberg, $160