A new custom for engagements and weddings is to buy both rings at once. It’s also becoming popular to buy coordinating engagement and wedding bands. Wedding sets, a pair of matching diamond rings, fulfill both of these trends. One ring is meant to be worn during the engagement, and the other joins its companion during the wedding ceremony. After the wedding, the couple may solder the two rings together to prevent loss and to keep the jewels from rubbing against one another.
In a wedding set, one ring is usually more lavish than the other. The fancier band is worn as the engagement ring while its subdued partner plays the part of the wedding band. The two dominant styles of wedding sets include two rings of a similar design that look attractive when worn together or separately. The other version is a set that looks like a single ring split down the middle, leaving two bands that don’t look whole without the other. Worn together, a complete pattern emerges.