Brides and Tiffany & Co. present the ultimate guide to choosing your wedding ring. Lots of lovely, shiny, pretty jewellery to choose from? Oh, if you insist… 

You've been staring at the sparkling engagement ring on your finger for months (and probably dreaming about it for years!) but it's time to think about a companion for your twinkly friend. Don't fall into the trap of leaving choosing your wedding rings to the last minute, your wedding band will stick around long after your dress has been relegated to the back of the wardrobe! It's time to get serious about one serious piece of jewellery.

The big question is which way to go when it comes to choosing your wedding ring? Do you follow a trend or go timeless? Pile on the diamonds or keep it clean and simple? Match your fiancé or stick to your own style?

The most important thing to consider is if you want your wedding band to snugly fit your engagement ring or sit happily underneath it with a small gap between the two. Both are totally acceptable, it's all down to personal preference.

If your ring is a solitaire, or single stone, there are some fantastic options of contoured and tapered rings made to fit around the diamond. The Tiffany Harmony bands are perfectly shaped to accommodate your solitaire, no matter the cut of the stone. Plus, they actually look great on their own, so no need to worry if you don't want to keep wearing your engagement ring every single day!

If your engagement ring is a cluster, trilogy or a more unusual style then a straight wedding band is the way to go. Rather than paralleling the design of the engagement ring, the straight band will act as more of a silent partner. Not taking the limelight from the main event but complimenting it beautifully and letting it shine. 

That's not to say a wedding band can't be the ring that steals the show. A wedding ring full or half set with diamonds is a gorgeous touch and often a great way to make your ring that little bit more special than his (but sssh, we won't tell). If his heart's set on a classic platinum band, why not go for the same design? Just add a few carats for good measure!

When it comes to choosing the metal, most brides will opt to match their engagement ring, but that's by no means necessary. Mixed metals are becoming more and more popular, so there's no need to stick. A rose gold wedding band with a platinum engagement ring is a combination we love!

Whatever you go for, make sure it's going to stand the test of time, after all diamonds are forever. 

Take a look, we bet you'll find another perfect partner at Tiffany & Co.