Tips to Select a Diamond Ring Guard or Enhancer
Shopping for wedding bands with your partner is an exciting time. It’s the symbol of love and commitment you’ll wear every day.
If you’re considering a dazzling ring wrap or guard to compliment your engagement ring, you’re at the right place. Our diamond experts have helped countless couples pick the perfect wedding ring enhancers.
The TwoBirch team is here to help break down the difference between the common wedding band and wedding ring enhancers. Ring wraps and guards are the same thing, often called ring enhancers. Wedding ring guards accompany an engagement ring and are a common alternative/addition to the traditional “wedding band.” Guards are intended to wear on one or both sides of the solitaire ring as added protection, and also to enhance the overall appearance and compliment the ring.
TwoBirch has dozens of handcrafted diamond wraps to fit common engagement ring designs. The first step to determine what ring wrap best fits your engagement ring, and your budget. Buying the perfect diamond ring enhancer has never been easier, more fun, or more affordable.
Your engagement ring type affects the options!
Most Common Ring Types:
Solitaires are the most common kind of engagement ring, so there are many options for great engagement ring enhancer to compliment your solitaire ring. A solitaire ring features 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. The shape of the center does not necessarily dictate anything about what style ring wrap you choose, as you can see below. However the size and setting, do!
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.
Some solitaire engagement ring enhancers 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.
As you can see, the center stone has a huge effect on the ring wrap choice, measuring down to the millimeter is integral, which is why we offer Virtual Fit Kits. This allows you to measure from home, and we can match you with the different diamond ring guard options that fit your engagement ring and style preference.
There are also engagement rings that have side stones, which are not considered “solitaire” engagement rings, like Halo styles! A ring wrap would need to be carefully chosen/crafted with this ring style, as it will cover 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 your Halo engagement ring is to avoid covering any side stones. With this, you will risk damaging your stones both on the wrap and on the engagement ring. Plus, don’t want to take away from that dazzling halo engagement ring!
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. The first photo shows the traditional non-cathedral solitaire, and the second shows a popular cathedral solitaire engagement ring. Cathedral rings feature shoulders sweeping upwards toward the center.
Ring wraps and guards are the same thing, often called ring enhancers. TwoBirch has dozens of handcrafted diamond wraps to fit common engagement ring designs. The first step to determine what ring wrap best fits your engagement ring, and your budget.
Did you know your engagement ring type affects your engagement ring enhancer options? We’ll help you decide which styles will best accentuate your engagement ring, like the common solitaire, halo and cathedral styles. We can also help you measure your ring from home with our virtual fit technology, giving you dozens of perfect wedding ring enhancer options that match your engagement ring down to the millimeter.
Ready to find the wedding ring enhancer that is the perfect ‘fit’ for you? Let’s chat about it with our jewelry team, or get started today with Virtual Fit Kit from home.