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The significance and tradition of wearing a wedding ring goes back centuries. It's something that two people in love wear not only to symbolise their eternal love, but also a way in which to profess their commitment to the world.
And do you know why married couples wear this special piece of jewellery on their ring finger on the left hand? It's because it was once believed that a vein ran directly from this finger to the heart. While this is a beautiful notion, it was actually proved by medical professionals to be untrue.
Either way, a wedding ring is always something to be cherished for its beauty and everything it stands for. Which is why many couples love the idea of matching wedding rings in order to symbolise their union.
A matching wedding ring is when a couple choose their beloved jewellery in such a way that they align on design, style, and compositional components. In short, it's when husband and wife have (near) identical wedding rings.
These matching wedding rings could resemble each other by either using the same metal, the same finish, the same symbol (such as a heart or infinity sign), and or the same design elements - such as diamonds.
Today, more and more men are choosing to wear a wedding ring. But it wasn't always so. In fact, pre-World War II it was only women that wore this piece of jewellery.
But when World War II came around, soldiers began wearing a wedding ring as a means to feel closer to and to be reminded of their wives back home.
If it's decided that you and your soon-to-be husband or wife will have matching wedding rings, here are a few different kinds to choose from:
Just as you'd place huge importance on the colour scheme of your wedding, or the location of your first home as husband and wife, your wedding ring is equally as important. This is because you're going to be wearing it every day (for eternity).
So before you choose your matching wedding rings, here are a few tips for you to consider.
Kind of Metal and Colour
What kind of metal do you and your partner love? You could go for the most popular metals, such as gold or silver, or you could choose something a little less mainstream but equally as beautiful.
Rose gold has become an extremely popular choice of late, and looks exceedingly elegant. Alternatively, you could consider platinum or palladium, two excellent metals that are understated yet beautiful.
Or, a multi-coloured ring is a great choice for those who want to be bold. In this way, you could have a two-toned or three-toned combination of either yellow, white, or rose gold.
It may seem like one of the less important aspects of a wedding ring, but the way in which your precious piece of jewellery is finished can really increase its elegance. Here are five different kinds of wedding ring finishes to consider:
Would you love to have one or more precious stones on your wedding ring? In terms of design layout, you could choose either bezel, section, channel, cross-channel, side bezel, side-section, or a customised position.
Then, when it comes to the stone type, do you fancy a brilliant stone? A princess stone? Or perhaps a baguette stone?
And lastly, the size, colour, and quality of the stone is also an important aspect to think about.
One last aspect to consider when it comes to matching wedding rings, is whether you'd like to get it engraved. To do so is the ultimate way in which to personalise your ring, and there are so many great and creative ways you can incorporate this wedding ring trend.
You could choose to have your engraving inside the ring for a more intimate effect, or you could engrave the outside of the ring for the world to marvel upon. It's also the perfect opportunity to use your favourite quote, saying, poem, or even symbol to complement one another effortlessly.
Did you know? AURONIA offers a free engraving service for your rings.
More information you find in our article: 15 Important Things to Consider When Choosing a Wedding Ring
If you are, or your partner is, a bride who would like to choose their own engagement ring as well as wedding ring, you could consider getting a trio set.
A trio set is when an engagement ring, and the bride and groom's wedding ring, are chosen all together at the same time.
In this way, you'll be able to create trio matching wedding rings that go together beautifully, and that are adored by both man and wife.
Feeling a bit lost or overwhelmed? Why not play around with a wedding ring configurator? By doing so, you'll be able to look at your options, and pick and choose every aspect of your jewellery to make sure that what you're dreaming of, can in fact, be brought to life.
And now comes the fun part! Are you ready to buy matching wedding rings for you and your partner? Have you found the perfect way in which to build your precious jewellery from the information above?
We hope that, whichever wedding ring you choose, be it matching, complementary, or unique from your partner, that you are gifted with the ring of your dreams. Happy wedding ring shopping!