Bridal & Wedding Ring Sets: Buying Guide

Traditionally, buying wedding jewellery was all about finding the perfect engagement ring, with the wedding bands viewed as a minor consideration. Today, it's common for both rings to be viewed as equally important investments in your future together. Bridal sets combine an engagement ring with a matching wedding band, creating a two-ring set that has a unique, harmonious look.

Purchasing a bridal set offers several advantages over buying an engagement ring and wedding band separately. First, it makes it easier to match the engagement ring to the wedding band. It's also a great way to give your partner two unique, special rings to wear on the same finger.

From matching to complementary sets, modern bridal sets come in a range of different designs and types. Below, we'll walk you through:

  1. The advantages of buying a bridal set instead of separate rings.

  2. The difference between a bridal set and a wedding set.

  3. What to consider when buying a bridal set.

  4. The most common bridal set purchasing mistakes.


Buying an engagement ring, wedding bands and other marriage essentials can be a daunting task. Add in other things, such as planning the wedding and building your life together, and it's easy to see how the simplicity of a bridal set can be appealing.

Compared to buying an engagement ring and wedding band separately, there are several key benefits to buying a bridal set:

A Bridal Set In Rose Gold

A Bridal Set In Rose Gold.

Bridal Sets & Wedding Sets Difference

Outside the jewellery world, the term "wedding set" is often used to refer to any set that includes an engagement ring and one or more wedding rings.

In the world of jewellery, a bridal set is a set that consists of an engagement ring and a matching wedding band for the bride. With a bridal set, the groom needs to purchase his wedding band separately.

A wedding set consists of an engagement ring and matching wedding band for the bride, as well as a matching wedding band for the groom. Buying a wedding set means that all three rings are taken care of at once, helping you save money and time when you're preparing to get married.

Buying Consideration

Just like buying an engagement ring and wedding band separately, it's important to understand what you're looking for when you compare bridal sets:

If you like gold jewellery, make sure you're aware of which gold purity level is the best match for your budget and lifestyle:

Luckily, most jewellery brands make it easy to pick a matching wedding band for any engagement ring.

A Bridal Pave Set

A Bridal Pave Set.

Finally, if you're not sure what to buy, don't be afraid to ask your jeweller for assistance. The right jeweller can help you work out the best options for you and your partner based on your style and budget, helping you avoid common mistakes, as explained below and get the best set for your needs.

Common Mistakes To Avoid

Choosing the right engagement and wedding ring set is a huge decision. While the jeweller you purchase your bridal set from will usually do their best to help you, it's still possible to make one of several common mistakes when you're shopping for wedding jewellery.

Luckily, these mistakes are usually easy to avoid with some basic research. Some of the most common bridal set purchasing mistakes include:

Final Thoughts

Like always, most of these mistakes can be avoided by asking your jeweller for their advice and recommendations. They'll be able to help you choose a bridal set that looks great and matches your budget.

All in all, choosing a bridal or wedding set can help you save time, spend less and avoid several common headaches while you shop for engagement and wedding jewellery, all while getting rings that are the perfect match for each other.