Curved Wedding Bands
Discover your ideal curved wedding band to beautifully hug your engagement ring. Explore Michael Hill’s range to discover your forever pieces.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do you need a curved wedding band?
Curved wedding bands are an elegant solution to fit your wedding ring snugly around the contours of your engagement ring. Some engagement ring designs feature large centre stones that aren’t as raised or sit lower to the finger, which can make a traditional-shaped wedding ring unable to sit flush. This is where a curved wedding ring becomes a popular choice—you get the beauty of a diamond curved wedding band, with the modern shape of the curve, without impacting the look of your engagement ring.
These curved rings come in an array of styles, designs and contours to help you find your perfect match. Whether you have one large stone in your engagement ring, or a few subtle stones, there is a contoured wedding band to suit.
Whether you choose a curved wedding ring comes down to your own personal preference—some like their wedding ring set to sit flush together, ensuring minimal or no gaps between them. Others simply love the look of a curved wedding band, and will wear it alone or paired with their engagement ring.
Does a wedding band have to match an engagement ring?
Traditionally, a wedding band would often be made from the same precious metal as your engagement ring and other wedding accessories, with an oval engagement ring and wedding band set creating a stylish sense of harmony.
Nowadays, it’s become quite common to mix precious metals when it comes to your wedding and engagement rings, reflecting your unique style while giving the classic bridal set a modern twist. Pair a white gold contoured band with a yellow gold oval engagement ring, or use a rose gold curved wedding band to make a white gold engagement ring shine. While mixing metal colours is a great way to express your unique style, it’s best to choose rings in the same metal type and caratage to avoid a significant difference in metal hardness, which could cause one of your rings to wear against the other. Ask our jewellery specialists in-store for help choosing your perfect combination.
Layering or stacking your rings (including eternity rings) can also offer a contemporary take on these sentimental pieces. Start with a classic base and combine different metals, shapes and gems. Make your oval engagement ring the focal point and build up rings over time.
By embracing your unique style, you open yourself up to an endless array of options for wedding bands to fit an oval engagement ring.
What wedding band goes with an oval engagement ring?
Thanks to its classic, elongated shape, an oval engagement ring can accommodate a wide variety of curved wedding band styles and designs.
A contoured wedding band for an oval engagement ring can ensure a perfect match, fitting snugly around the gemstone and echoing its curves, sometimes featuring diamonds. A chevron band can also create a crown-like effect, offering a contemporary take on a wedding band with its inverted V-shape, while still feeling regal.
Minimalist wedding bands for an oval engagement ring are timeless yet understated, offering balance while letting your gemstone take centre stage. Channel or pavé wedding bands, meanwhile, provide a beautiful sparkle, as can a row of round or emerald cut diamonds, creating a truly classic look.
When choosing the right curved or contoured wedding band, consider stone size and design, as well as the overall aesthetic of your ring. Ornate contour or chevron rings can beautifully frame a larger gemstone, while a smaller oval can benefit from a minimalist band or multi-stone ring, enhancing its sparkle. Also consider the way your rings fit side-by-side, and avoid choosing a diamond wedding band that could rub against your engagement ring setting. For expert advice on choosing your perfect wedding band fit, book an appointment with our jewellery specialists.
Even your choice of precious metal can make a big impact. White gold can accentuate a diamond’s glacial beauty, making it appear brighter. While precious metals like rose gold and yellow gold rings have a classical elegance that contrast beautifully with a white diamond.
How to choose wedding bands for oval engagement rings
There are a few things to consider when choosing a curved wedding band to go with an oval engagement ring.
Think about band width and thickness: thin or medium bands can make a diamond appear larger, while wider bands make more of a statement. Or to create balance, make your curved wedding band and engagement ring of equal size and width. Mixing and matching bands of different sizes has also grown increasingly popular, especially with those who love to stack their rings.
Also look at the complexity of your engagement ring’s design. Try to strike a balance between elegance and simplicity by complementing embellishments and the size of your stone. Highlight your oval diamond by matching it with a chevron or contoured wedding ring, frame it with a more minimalist band or create contrast by incorporating diamonds of different shapes. An enhancer ring, meanwhile, can amplify the look of your engagement ring, adding symmetry while creating the illusion of two wedding bands.
It’s important not to rush the process: Try on different wedding bands with your engagement ring to ensure a seamless fit and to see what style combinations work best for your unique style.
What really matters when choosing a wedding ring for an oval engagement ring is whether you love the way it looks and how it feels.