by Maegan Crandall
You're engaged! Now it's time to start the shopping process. Before committing to an engagement ring, consider shopping for bridal sets. Bridal sets offer many advantages over engagement rings and wedding bands that you purchase separately. Bridal sets have a distinct look and may even save you money when shopping for wedding jewelry.
The uniformity: Even if you buy a wedding band specifically to match your engagement ring, you may not be able to achieve the uniform look that a bridal set offers. Bridal sets are designed to incorporate the engagement ring and the wedding band into one piece of jewelry. This uniform look is desired by many brides.
The great deal: Bridal sets include both the engagement ring and wedding ring in one piece, which can save you money over purchasing two separate rings. Many jewelers offer great deals on diamond bridal sets. Think of it as buying jewelry in bulk.
The classic look: Bridal sets have a unique look all their own. Instead of looking like two or three different pieces of jewelry, the sets look like just one stunning ring. This look is synonymous with an elegant bridal style.
The convenience: When you choose a bridal set over separate pieces of wedding jewelry, you only have to buy once. This means that you only have to choose one style, make one payment and deal with one store. The process of buying a bridal set is often much more convenient than shopping for an engagement ring and a separate wedding band.
The comfort: It takes time to get used to wearing an engagement ring and a wedding band. An engagement ring may shift and move and a wedding band may turn, making it more difficult to comfortably wear your wedding jewelry. A bridal set is worn as just one ring, which is more comfortable for many brides. Some bridal sets feature two separate wedding bands that hug the engagement ring on both sides. This style is much more difficult to wear if all three pieces stand on their own.