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How to buy a ring wrap

So, what is a ring wrap/guard? Wraps and guards are the same thing. Ring guards accompany an engagement ring and is a common alternative/addition to the traditional “wedding band.” Guards are worn on one or both sides of the solitaire ring as added protection, and also to enhance the overall appearance and compliment the ring.

There are many types of engagement rings that can be worn to fit a ring wrap, and TwoBirch has dozens of handcrafted wraps to fit those designs. The first step to determine what ring wrap best suits your engagement ring.

Once you determine what you have, then we can help you determine how to fit a ring guard wrap to it! Scroll down and match your engagement ring to the descriptions below! If you have any questions, our TwoBirch experts are here to help. Read on for Ring Wrap 101!

Top Choice: Solitaire Rings:

Solitaires are the most common kind of engagement ring! A solitaire means that there is one single center stone, and no accent stones on the rest of the ring. This style easily fits into many ring wraps!

Solitaires also vary in terms of their center stone shape, with the most popular choices being princess and round cuts. There are also oval, marquise, heart shape and trillion. The shape of the center does not necessarily dictate anything about what style ring wrap you choose!

When measuring for a wrap, thickness does not matter, it’s height! The shank makes the difference on if a wrap is the right choice for your solitaire. Solitaires with wide shanks, but the profile is flat, will work with wraps. If the shoulders are raised, it would not be able to fit a wrap.

Some solitaires also vary because of the way that the center stone fuses with the shank. The traditional styles above taper into the shank. On solitaire rings with a higher set stone and a tapered shank, measure how wide the bezel is at the base so the ring wrap can be opened.

If the center sticks out much further than the shank andthe head is also very wide, it most likely will not work with a wrap. If the head is low and the shank wide, the wrap itself has to be wider. Note that high shoulders on your ring will also need to be taken into consideration!

The center stone has a huge effect on the ring wrap choice, measuring is essential.

Difficult Choices: Halo

There are also engagement rings that have side stones, which are not considered “solitaire” engagement rings, like Halo styles! The popular halo engagement ring is a center stone with smaller stones surrounding it. A ring wrap is not a good match to any of the styles below since it will over a majority of the side stones. Also, the opening will need to be opened beyond what is recommended to fit your halo.

The most important thing to remember when trying to fit your ring wrap to these is that your ring wrap will cover your side stones. It will not look right, and you will risk damaging your stones both on the wrap and on the engagement ring.

Three Stone

Three-stone rings are also becoming increasingly popular! Thanks, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry! The same idea applies here, as all of the styles above. Ring wraps will not work well with these styles.


Another popular style of engagement ring that is not the traditional solitaire is the cathedral style engagement ring. Cathedral styles can be solitaires, but do not have to be.Cathedral means that the shoulders sweep upwards toward the center. Notice that the cathedral solitaire below sits too high to fit a ring wrap.

Want to know more to see if a ring enhancer is right for you? Let’s chat about it!