The giving of a wedding ring as part of a wedding ceremony dates back to at least the Romans, and possibly even further than this. Traditionally the wedding ring was the last of a number of wedding jewelry gifts which included the engagement ring. Until the 20th century, only the bride wore a wedding ring. Now it is very common for the groom to also wear a wedding ring.

For many years the engagement ring and wedding ring were purchased separately and often did not match very well. For many people this is not an issue, but others like the idea of having them match. Now wedding ring sets are becoming increasingly popular. They usually consist of two or three rings, most often an engagement ring and either one or two wedding rings for the bride. All of the rings are designed to match as a set, to improve the overall effect. Often the rings will physically attach to each other. Some of these sets are not designed just for the bride, and consist of matching rings for the bride and groom.

As with other types of ring, the price of these sets will vary depending on the number and quality of gemstones in the rings, the quality of the stones being graded by their colour, clarity, cut and number of carats.

In addition to the traditional ring metal yellow gold, a set may be made using such metals as platinum, white gold, rose gold or even a non-precious metal such as titanium. Titanium is quite a new development in the world of wedding rings, and is popular as it is very hard wearing and light in addition to being modern and trendy. There are so many different designs to choose from that a couple should have no difficulty in finding one that is right for them. Whether their taste is for simple unfussy designs or something more ornate, or whether they are looking for white gold wedding ring sets or other designs, there should be a set to suit every couple’s taste and budget.