WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WEDDING BAND AND A WEDDING RING FOR WOMEN?
Wedding rings and wedding bands are terms that are often used interchangeably, despite there being no technical difference between the two.
HOW MUCH SHOULD I EXPECT TO SPEND ON A WOMEN'S WEDDING RING?
This depends almost entirely on which material(s) you choose to go with for your wedding band and whether your ring has diamonds or any other precious gemstones in it. Less expensive materials like silicone rings can be purchased for less than $100, whereas precious metal rings in gold or platinum will typically cost around $500-$1,000 or more. If you're adding diamonds to the ring, you're typically looking at around $1,300-$5,000 total for the wedding band.
SHOULD I MATCH MY WEDDING BAND TO MY ENGAGEMENT RING?
You can certainly do that if you prefer to have a more consistent look in your wedding ring set. However, it's also become increasingly popular to pair an engagement ring in one metal with a wedding ring in a different metal. There are a couple of different ways you can mix your rings:
- Choose two different colors of gold. For example, you could pair a white gold engagement ring with a yellow gold or rose gold wedding band. This is a classic look that is both elegant and timeless.
- Choose two different metals. For example, you could pair a platinum engagement ring with any kind of gold wedding band.
WHO BUYS THE WEDDING BAND FOR THE BRIDE?
Traditionally, each person pays for their partner's wedding band. However, every couple's situation is different and you should communicate with your partner to discuss how you want to handle purchasing your wedding bands for your big day.
IS THE WEDDING RING WORN ON THE INSIDE OR OUTSIDE OF THE ENGAGEMENT RING?
Typically, the wedding ring is worn inside the engagement ring (closer to the palm of the hand). This is because the wedding ring is seen as a symbol of the couple's commitment to each other, and so it is placed on the inside of the finger to represent that it is closest to the heart.
However, there is no right or wrong way to wear your rings. Some couples choose to wear their rings on the same finger, but with the engagement ring on top of the wedding ring. Others choose to wear their rings on different fingers. Ultimately, it is up to the couple to decide how they want to wear their rings.