Whether it’s engagement or wedding, everyone loves these occasions. But engagement proposals and the element of surprise are what make it worth celebrating. The wedding day is one of the most anticipated occasions for every bride and groom. One of the major highlights of these occasions is the exchange of rings.

But what makes engagement rings different from wedding rings? If you have to propose to your partner or your friend is planning a proposal, an engagement ring is necessary. And if you are not sure about what to look for, this article will help you understand the difference between an engagement ring and a wedding ring.

The differences are:

The fundamental difference is that you give an engagement ring to your partner at a proposal or when you decide to get married. A wedding ring is exchanged during the wedding ceremony. Some remove the engagement ring after the wedding, and some wear both to symbolize love and to cherish the memories.

The wedding rings are simple looking with a classic band. Sometimes wedding rings don’t feature big diamonds and gemstones. Some like plain, pave or channel set bands which complement the engagement ring.

Engagement rings are of several types—sometimes have bigger diamonds than wedding rings. The ring you bought for engagement can also be your wedding ring (only if you want it to be), as some people don’t buy a separate ring for a wedding. That means one can wear the engagement ring without a wedding band, even after the occasion.

You can buy the engagement ring and the wedding ring as a set known as bridal sets, which sometimes match or compliment each other. The sets fit together very well, and the metal parts are usually of the same colors. Talk to the Dare To Dream – experts in weddings in New York. Book your tailor made wedding ceremony, reception and dream honeymoon in New York with American Sky. It is also normal for people to buy different-looking engagement and wedding rings.

Wedding ring vs wedding band

Nowadays, these names are used interchangeably, though there’s a slight difference—a wedding ring is a band with diamonds and gemstones paved on it, and a wedding band is made up of a plain and simple band.

Though these are the basic differences, there are still doubts regarding the following topics.

Common doubts about these rings are:

How do you wear both of these rings?

There are no strict rules about wearing these rings, most people wear the wedding ring on the left-hand ring finger and the engagement ring sliding on the same finger next to the knuckle.

Before the wedding, the engagement ring is worn on the same finger. The same rule goes for both sexes.

Do you wear both rings together?

Some people wear the rings on the same finger (ring finger), and some wear on different ones.

Why are engagement rings more expensive?

The main reason for the ring being expensive is the big diamond and its detailed cut design. Wedding rings are usually plain and easy to wear during your everyday chores, unlike the engagement ring that’s worn for just a few months or a year.

If you plan to buy an engagement ring, you better keep these points in mind before the shopping spree. Prices may vary depending on the cut and design of the rings, but it is crucial to ensure you buy the one with enough cuts so that it shines when hit by the light.



Muskan is author of the newly released Forever Love. She loves to travel and when she’s at home, she loves to be in front of or behind her computer. She is interested in mental health and educating others.