What Is a Bridal Set?
Bridal sets are matched engagement and wedding rings
By Kim Kirsch
Bridal matched sets of two rings--engagement and wedding rings. They look like one ring, but are two that are designed to fit closely together and can be soldered together by jeweler after the wedding. There are different kinds of sets, and for the budget-minded couple, bridal sets with guards or inserts are a good option.
Matching Wedding Band
A traditional style for a bridal set includes a diamond engagement ring with a matching wedding band. This style offers the ability to wear both rings together or separately. Some bridal sets also offer a matching man's wedding band.
The ring wrap or guard is a wedding band that is typically designed with small diamonds or other gemstones. It connects to the engagement ring and the smaller stones surround the large stone. The two pieces of a ring wrap or guard set can be soldered together, creating one ring.
The style of the insert wedding band allows the engagement ring to sit between two bands that are connected at the bottom. When worn together the set looks like three rings instead of two. Soldering is also an option to keep the set together, creating one ring.
When purchasing any type of bridal set, make sure the band enhances the engagement ring and does not detract from it. Too many stones in the band or guard can overpower the stone of the engagement ring, making it look smaller or even hidden.
When choosing a bridal set, consider cost and lifestyle. The wrap, guard and insert are typically priced less than a matching engagement ring and wedding band. If you damage the engagement ring or the wedding band in these types of bridal sets, you will have to return the entire set to the jeweler for repairs.
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Kim Kirsch is a freelance writer and a contributor to DexKnows.
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