Matching Wedding Bands
A Symbol of Unity
Matching wedding bands are a wonderful way to show a couple's commitment to one another.
His and Hers Wedding Bands
Since the dawn of ancient civilisation, the exchange of rings has been seen as a symbol of eternity,
reflected in the round shape of the ring which has no beginning or end.
When a couple chooses identical rings, the symbolism is even stronger as a true commitment to a
life together "as long as ye both shall live."
But his and her wedding rings are not always perfect as many couples disagree on the style, width and weight
It should also be remembered that what suits one person may not suit the other,
for example a tiny celtic knot may suit a bride who has small delicate hands
but not her groom who works on a building site!
Buying Matching Wedding Bands
His & Hers wedding rings are great for couples who both want to wear a ring. But what if the groom is a little reluctant?
If he is, consider buying identical rings in different metals. For example, white gold or even expensive
platinum for the bride but cheaper silver metal or even hardwearing titanium for the groom.
They will look the same and there's no point spending a lot
on the groom's ring if it is likely to be in a drawer for much of the time.
Make sure the professions of both partners are taken into account when choosing matching wedding rings.
Do the rings need to be hard wearing or can the person even wear a ring at work (in the medical profession most rings
Don't forget that your wedding ring needs to match your engagement ring if you have one and not just the groom's ring!
A style that fits well with an engagement ring may not work for the man so choose wisely.
Considering a diamond wedding ring? You can still have matching rings by just choosing a simple style with only a few stones like
the rings in our picture below. Of course, your husband-to-be may not want a sparkling ring so just omit the
stones on his ring altogether.