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Engagement Rings & Wedding Jewelry - FAQ
What's the difference between engagement and wedding rings?
While their names are often used interchangeably, the term engagement ring is typically used for diamond rings (also featuring different gemstones) that are given to a bride-to-be or groom-to-be during a proposal. Traditionally, it goes on the left hand and is worn throughout the engagement and beyond.
At the wedding ceremony, brides and grooms exchange the wedding ring as they're reciting their vows. Traditionally, this is worn on the left hand of both the bride and groom – with the bride wearing both. Modern couples may choose to not have a ring commemorating the engagement or have both partners wear one, they may choose to not have a separate wedding ring and instead exchange the diamond engagement ring at the ceremony, and so on. The choice is ultimately up to you!
How much is an engagement ring and wedding band?
The price of diamond rings and wedding bands varies greatly on the quality, brand or designer, and style of the pieces. When purchasing, it's important to buy from a trusted source, jeweler, or shop. They'll be able to help you with details like deciding which metal color – for example: white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, or platinum – is right for you, as well as help you choose the right diamond ring style or design custom styles with your choice of stone.
The price of any gemstones or diamonds will depend on a variety of factors. You've likely heard of The Four Cs – cut, color, clarity, and carat weight – and jewelers can help you find a stone in your price range when shopping based on these factors. There are also alternative options like unique center stones such as an emerald or sapphire set in a range of various metals to create a personalized look.
Where can I find wedding jewelry inspiration?
Inside Weddings offers a range of wedding jewelry inspiration on this page, as well as looks from real brides, grooms, bridesmaids, and groomsmen in our real wedding and galleries sections!
What wedding jewelry do I need?
Of course, the final choice is up to you, but the most common wedding pieces include: an engagement ring, wedding ring, earrings, necklace, bracelet, and any family heirloom!