Wedding Ring Sets – What to Know
We have talked a lot about engagements in the past, where to start, how to choose rings, how to pick an engagement ring dealer, the whole gamut. That’s because we are committed to being your partners in your journey. At Stewart Kuper Jewelers, we want every one of our customers to have the best experience. To continue on with engagement help, we decided to focus this blog on wedding ring sets – what they are, why some people prefer them (and others don’t), and more.
What Are Wedding Ring Sets?
Your first question might be, reasonably, ‘What are wedding ring sets?’ You may have never heard that term before, maybe thinking they are matching groom and bride rings. While a reasonable thought, that is not the case!
Wedding ring sets consist of a wedding band and engagement ring for the bride that both match stylistically as well as a ring for the groom. Note: a bridal set contains just the bride’s engagement ring and wedding band. Often these terms are used interchangeably, outside of the jewelry industry that is.
Why Choose a Wedding Ring Set?
The big reason to take a look at wedding ring sets instead of individual rings is it guarantees matching rings. Essentially it takes all the guesswork out of the equation when all three rings are of a piece. If shopping for rings individually, you may find an engagement ring that is perfect, but then agonize over the proper wedding band when the time comes, unable to find one that fits the engagement ring’s style. Rings are made up of many different components, the gems, the metals, and that’s not even getting into the actual ‘style’ of them.
Looking at wedding ring sets will ensure you don’t end up with mismatched metals, styles, or shapes. This can be a bigger problem then you realize!
Why Mismatched Rings Are No Good
Imagine you bought an engagement ring with a nice teardrop stone as the focus. It’s gorgeous no doubt! When it comes time to buy a wedding band, that teardrop can become a hurdle, not letting the rings get situated together without damaging one of them.
Mismatched metal can make for rings of different hardness, which can be a recipe for scratched rings!
A ring made of platinum, for instance, could scratch up a ring made of a softer metal, like white gold.
Wedding Sets Can Save!
Another wonderful byproduct of wedding ring sets for customers can be savings! Purchasing the rings as a set can cut off some of the excess price in buying rings individually, as well as the intangible costs of having to hunt down matching rings.
Does a wedding ring set sound like the answer for you? You can browse some example wedding sets on our site, or schedule an appointment today! Stewart Kuper Jewelers is your by-appointment-only jeweler, and we work with you to find the perfect ring, whether it’s a part of a set or a unique piece all its own.