The engagement ring appears to eclipse the wedding band with all its brilliance but consider the following...
Firstly, the engagement ring is worn by one. Secondly, wedding bands are the actual rings that soon-to-wed couples exchange on their big day making them highly significant pieces, mutually. Therefore, they are to be considered with more weight – don’t make them an after thought – prioritise them, front and centre.
Here are a few tips on selecting the perfect wedding bands...
QUALITY OVER QUANTITY
Consider wedding bands with a unique design that highlights fine craftsmanship. Avoid generic pieces that you can get from every jeweller. It may cost a bit more, but remember you will be wearing it for the rest of your life. The Boucheron Quatre Classic Edition is a prime example, featuring a delightful pairing of ‘gadron’ and ‘clou de paris’ forms.
MIX IT UP
Wedding bands don’t have to match exactly and share identical features. Show your individuality, whilst also maintaining visual consistency between the rings. Pick a design, in which there are textural or colour variants that allows personal and mutual connection. For men, we suggest the Boucheron Quatre Black Edition and for women, the Quatre White Edition with paved diamonds. Both stunning and unique while also sharing common design elements, notably the ‘clou de paris’ textures and ‘gadron’ edging.
MATCHING THE ENGAGEMENT RING
It’s common practice for the wedding band to be worn against the engagement ring – again the rings don’t have to match exactly. Distinct design and material variations of each ring provides an intriguing combination. As a rule of thumb, diamonds link two different rings together, even if the designs are quite different. The Boucheron Radiant Edition is the perfect example – a multi-textural display, elevated by a row of paved diamonds.
This is particularly relevant for men, as they usually only wear one ring. A simple rule, depending on hand size, determines the width of the ring. Too narrow, and the ring will almost fade away to nothing, losing its presence. Too wide, and it will overwhelm the wearer’s finger. Boucheron’s Quatre rings come in 0.3cm, 0.6cm, and 1.2cm widths, to perfectly cater to all men.
The 3 sizes are pictured below -
Of course, irrespective of the above, some men prefer to make a subtle statement and opt for a thin ring. In this case, the 0.3cm Boucheron Quatre band is perfect with its narrow width.
Unlike some generic bands, this Boucheron Quatre band is detailed with its signature design codes - grosgrain, mirror finish, clou de Paris and gadron.
Finally, and most importantly, please make sure you get a ring that you love, as you will, hopefully, be wearing it for the rest of your life!!!