What is the difference between the wedding ring and the engagement ring?
Engagement rings are gifted before the wedding band. Traditionally engagement ring is a gift from the man to the woman and is a symbol of intent to be wed in the future. The diamond solitaire which would be a single diamond on a plane band is the most classic version. Most people today are using micro Pave set diamonds in the band, witch give the ring a diamond encrusted look.
People do their own variations of the engagement ring they come in all different shapes and sizes some with additional gemstones aside from the Diamond. Some have smaller diamonds around the diamond which is the popular halo style or with smaller accent diamonds set in the setting which is usually white gold, yellow gold, platinum, and Rose gold.
At the wedding ceremony wedding bands are exchanged, wedding band is traditionally totally round with no holes or breaks. This is a symbol of the eternal bond of marriage it’s usually in United States worn on the left hand on the ring finger. Some Europeans however wear the wedding bands on the right-hand. Those who wear it on the left like the idea of having the ring closer to the heart.
In my current experiences I see the majority opting for a diamond version of the traditional wedding band. Many choose wedding bands with diamonds going all the way around the band and sometimes just a few diamonds across the top.