Great! You have finally settled on an engagement ring. You found something that is as unique as the story that brought you and your fiancée together. Now the question becomes whether to add a wedding band along with the engagement ring and if so, do you need to buy the wedding band now.

There is no right or wrong answer here. A decision like this will usually boil down to a decision between you and your fiancée. However, if you are having trouble making that decision, here are a few things to consider:

will it be a long engagement?

If you know you will be engaged for quite a while before the actual wedding occurs, you will have time to select a band. This way you can shop around until you find just the right one to go with the engagement ring you selected.

do you buy your engagement and wedding ring as a set?

Whether you go ring shopping alone or with your soon to be fiancée, you may stumble upon a perfect ring that is part of a set. In this case, it would be appropriate to buy the set together. 

If you are not able to pay for both pieces at the same time, talk to the jeweler about buying the engagement ring first and then the wedding band later.

will a band enhance the ring?

Not all engagement rings are designed with a wedding band. You may find that the engagement ring alone does not seem or feel complete. If you can find a wedding band that adds to the engagement ring to enhance it and make it even more beautiful and personal, then go for it!

will both rings be worn all the time?

Some women will only wear their engagement ring on special occasions but wear their wedding band as their “everyday” ring. 

By having both a wedding band and engagement ring, you are providing some variety. 

Remember, there are no rules when it comes to choosing a wedding ring. Many people choose to do things that are completely different from what tradition may dictate. The most important thing to consider is what the ring will mean to the person you are giving it to.

To learn more about wedding ring options, we invite you to visit Hamra Jewelers. Come see our endless selection of wedding rings and bands. If you have a specific question, give us a call at 480-946-5110.