Since many women chose to wear both an engagement ring and a wedding ring on the same finger, purchasing a bridal set (also known as a wedding set) makes choosing the two a piece of cake. Since with a bridal set, the engagement and wedding ring come as a set, and are designed to fit seamlessly together, you will never have to worry about finding a wedding band to match an existing engagement ring.
BUDGET BRIDAL SETS
The design of this set is taken from vintage die-struck rings, but these rings have been newly cast instead. They still have the same highly detailed designs and filigree as the originals. The wedding ring curves perfectly to fit around the engagement ring.
($1425 from Apples of Gold)
MID-RANGE BRIDAL SETS
A more modern choice, in this wedding set, a thin pave diamond band fits underneath the engagement ring’s diamond halo mounting.
($1,287 from James Allen. Price does not include main diamond.)
This dainty designer set features a just over .50 carat center diamond surrounded by a halo of diamonds. The rose gold setting further adds to its feminine appeal.
($3,200 from Studio 1040 on Etsy)
HIGH-END BRIDAL SETS
This platinum bridal set is one of the only in the group without a halo setting. Go with a larger center diamond (sold separately) for similar a sparkle, but with a more streamlined look. With .49 CTW of diamonds french-set into the bands for maximum light reflection, this set is truly a brilliant classic.
($4,230 from Ritani)
This set is truly stunning and unusual. Every surface except the inside of these rings is covered with diamonds. The engagement ring features a pear shaped sapphire (available in blue, pink, or yellow) surrounded by a halo of diamonds. A milgrain texture gives both rings a vintage look. Even better, though normally rather steep in cost, the set is available at 25% off through 8/21/13 with coupon code LUVSUM25.
($7,433 from My Love Wedding Ring)