Our Guide to Spacer Rings

At Hogans Family Jewellers, we understand the importance of creating a flawless, durable ring stack. One crucial element in achieving this is the inclusion of a spacer ring. Spacer rings play a vital role in both the aesthetics and longevity of your cherished jewellery. In this blog, we'll delve into what spacer rings are, why they are needed, and how to choose the right one for your unique style.

What is a Spacer Ring?
A spacer ring is a simple, often plain band that sits between your engagement ring and wedding band. It serves as a buffer to prevent direct contact between the two rings, thus protecting them from potential damage. Spacer rings can be crafted in various styles and widths, allowing you to find one that complements your existing rings seamlessly.

Why You Might Need a Spacer Ring
1. Preventing Damage
One of the primary reasons to use a spacer ring is to protect your engagement and wedding rings from damage. When two rings sit directly next to each other, the friction can cause scratches, especially if one or both rings have stones. Diamonds, being harder than most metals, can wear down the prongs or settings of adjacent rings over time, so a spacer ring acts as a protective barrier, minimising this risk and preserving the integrity of your rings.

2. Ensuring a Comfortable Fit
Rings with higher settings or protruding stones, like the elegant Petite Cleo Ring, often sit higher on the finger, creating gaps when stacked with other rings. This can cause discomfort and make the stack look uneven. A spacer ring fills this negative space, providing a more comfortable fit and a cohesive look.

3. Enhancing Aesthetic Appeal
A well-chosen spacer ring can enhance the overall appearance of your ring stack. It can add balance, symmetry, and a touch of elegance. Whether you prefer a simple, plain band or a more ornate design with stones, a spacer ring can elevate the look of your ring stack or wedding set, particularly if your engagement ring or wedding band features larger stones.

4. Accommodating Large or Unusual Stone Shapes
Engagement rings with large or unusually shaped stones often require additional spacing to avoid damage from adjacent rings. Spacer rings create the necessary distance to protect the stones and settings, ensuring your rings remain beautiful and intact.

How to Choose the Right Spacer Ring
When selecting a spacer ring, consider the following factors:

1. Style and Material
Choose a spacer ring that matches the metal and style of your existing rings. For a seamless look, a plain band in the same metal as your engagement and wedding rings is an excellent choice. If you prefer something more decorative, opt for a spacer ring with small stones or intricate designs.

2. Width
The width of the spacer ring should be determined by the amount of space you need to create between your rings. For lower profile engagement rings or large statement wedding bands, a wider spacer ring may be necessary. Popular options like our Classic, Cuff, and Inlay Cuff Rings offer various widths to suit your needs.

3. Comfort
Ensure that the spacer ring is comfortable to wear. It should not be too tight or loose, and it should sit comfortably between your other rings without causing irritation.

Spacer rings are more than just functional accessories, they are essential components in creating a beautiful, durable ring stack. By preventing damage, ensuring a comfortable fit, and enhancing the look of your ring stack, spacer rings play a crucial role in maintaining the longevity of your pieces.

Visit our showroom at 241 Margaret Street or our online showroom to explore our exquisite collection of spacer rings and find the perfect addition to your ring stack. Our expert team is here to help you make an informed choice and ensure your jewellery remains as stunning as the day you first wore it.

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