Engagements and weddings are beautiful events in your life, but they can be overwhelming. One of the most rewarding parts of wedding planning is picking a sentimental piece with your partner to wear as a symbol of love for your whole life together. However, it can be challenging to find a ring that you want to wear for the rest of your life. Our guide to diamond wedding bands for women will give you an idea of the styles you’re interested in to make finding them a bit easier.
When to Buy Your Wedding Band
There’s a lot to do when planning a wedding; where should wedding ring shopping fall on the list? The sooner you start looking, the better. You will be wearing this band for a lifetime, don’t let it become an afterthought. You can start looking for a band as soon as you get engaged. When you can identify styles you like and ones you don’t, you’ll know what to look for when you head to your local ring boutique or browse the Fink’s collection. You’ll be able to decide whether you’re looking for a solid band, or a more dazzling women’s wedding band with diamonds. Shopping for a wedding ring early on will reduce the pressure of finding the perfect ring before your special day.
How to Choose a Women’s Diamond Wedding Band
There are a lot of factors that go into picking the right wedding band. Luckily, you can decide as a couple. Grooms, you won’t be on your own like you would be when buying an engagement ring.
The most important things to consider when wedding band shopping are:
- long-term wear
- your engagement ring
- ring sizing
- wedding band options
Your Wedding Band Budget
Weddings are a beautiful celebration of love, but they can be pretty costly. When you’re budgeting for your big day, make sure you consider the cost of your wedding bands. Before you start shopping, identify what you’re looking to spend on your ring. Knowing your budget ahead of time will help you find the most stunning ring possible within your price range.
Long-term Wear of a Band
Another critical factor to consider is that you will be wearing this piece for the rest of your life. You want it to symbolize your love and commitment to your partner, as well as your sense of style. Pick a wedding band that you will be in love with for years to come. The ring needs to be durable and high-quality to withstand your lifelong journey as a couple. Read reviews, ask questions, and research a brand before purchasing your wedding band to ensure it’s made to last.
Complementing Your Engagement Ring
Diamond wedding bands beautifully accentuate the engagement ring and its stones. It’s up to you whether you want to match your band to your engagement ring, but you should make sure they complement each other. Traditionally, the wedding band is made to match the engagement ring, but this isn’t a rule that’s set in stone. Feel free to mix metals or fit the rings to your style in any way you prefer. All that matters is making sure you’re in love with the rings on your finger. Make sure you’re wearing your engagement ring when it comes time to look for wedding bands so you can see what styles you prefer.
Wedding Band Ring Sizing
Like you already know, wedding bands are meant to be worn for a lifetime. Therefore, it’s important to get sized for your ring so you can wear it throughout the years, even when your fingers swell in the heat or shrink in the cold. Chances are, if you’re engaged and looking for a wedding band, you already have a good idea of what your ring size is. Any sizing issues were probably confronted when you started wearing your engagement ring, so you should know what size to look for now. If you’re still unsure, there are several ways you can measure your ring size at home.
Wedding Band Options
You will find a vast selection of unique styles when you start your wedding ring shopping journey. Knowing what band styles are out there and which are your favorites will narrow down the search. First, you need to consider what type of metal you want in your wedding band. You might go for the same one that’s in your engagement ring or look for something different. The most common types of metal you will find are platinum, yellow gold, white gold, or rose gold. Choose a metal that speaks to your style and personality.
It would help if you also considered what types of stones you are looking for within your ring. For example, you might look for a women’s wedding band with diamonds or a solid one. Another crucial factor is the width of your band. Band widths range from 1mm to 8+mm, and you can match it to that of your engagement ring or choose something different. Mixing widths can create a unique look, so don’t be afraid to try it out and go for something outside your comfort zone.
What to Know When Buying Diamonds
If you’re a groom who’s just purchased an engagement ring, or a jewelry lover who loves adding diamond pieces to your collection, you know how much thought goes into buying the right diamond. When you want a women’s wedding band with diamonds, you have to know what qualities to look for, what questions to ask, and how to identify value in a diamond. Knowing a little more about diamonds before you shop will help ensure that you’re picking the most valuable and high-quality piece possible.
The Four C’s of a Diamond
There are many aspects to consider, such as the four C’s of a diamond. The four C’s are a diamond’s color, cut, clarity, and carat weight. These characteristics will determine the quality and value of a women’s wedding band with diamonds over time. The color of a diamond is graded on a D-to-Z scale. The variations, while subtle, make all the difference in the band’s grade. The cut of a diamond refers to its brightness, fire, and scintillation (the amount of sparkle it produces). Diamond cuts are graded on a scale of excellent to poor, and of course, ones with a higher grade are more valuable.
When identifying the clarity of a diamond, the GIA grading scale has six categories:
- flawless (FL)
- internally flawless (IF)
- very, very slightly included (VVS1 and VVS2)
- very slightly included (VS1 and VS2)
- slightly included (SI1 and SI2)
- included (I1, I2, and I3)
The less included a diamond is, the higher its value will be. Lastly, the carat weight measures a diamond’s apparent size. 200 milligrams define a metric “carat.” The higher carat weight a diamond has, the greater its value will be. Once you know how to identify a diamond’s four Cs, finding a women’s wedding band with diamonds will be much easier.
Our Favorite Diamond Wedding Bands for Women
Get a head start on your wedding ring shopping by taking a look at some of our favorites. All the diamond wedding bands for women at Fink’s are made to high-quality standards that you can trust.
Some of our favorite wedding bands are:
- Yellow gold curved band
- Studio Collection rose gold band
- Yellow gold halfway band
- Baguette and tapered diamonds band
Yellow Gold Curved Band
Are you looking for a band to compliment your yellow gold engagement ring? Do you want something that will stand out without being too overpowering? A curved band is a perfect way to make a simple statement. This ring is covered in gorgeous .11cttw round white diamonds. This diamond wedding band for women is sold exclusively at Finks, so order it on our site or book an in-store appointment with us if this is the perfect band for you. Remember that you can get free shipping on any online orders!
Studio Collection Rose Gold Band
If rose gold is your all-time favorite metal, get a wedding ring that will express your style. This women’s diamond wedding band from the Studio Collection is a timeless piece that you will love wearing forever. The milgrain edge adds a unique touch to this band that will set it apart from the rest. The .13cttw diamonds reach halfway around the band. You can choose between 14K, or 18K rose gold to customize the metal quality. Any bride with a ring size from four to eight can order this women’s diamond wedding band right from the Fink’s website.
Yellow Gold Halfway Band
If you want a sparkling piece that will accentuate the beauty of your engagement band, you need a women’s diamond wedding band in yellow gold from the Fink’s Studio Collection. Rings with a halfway diamond band add the perfect amount of shine to your ring finger. It features white diamonds that are .15cttw. Like the last ring, you can choose from 14K or 18K gold between sizes four and eight. If you decide to order from us online, keep in mind that bridal orders take between one to four weeks to ship.
Baguette and Tapered Diamonds Band
For some brides, a simple band with round diamonds just isn’t enough. If you want your ring finger to stand out among the rest, you need to check out the Fink’s women’s diamond wedding band with baguette and tapered diamonds. It features three stones in the center, along with a rose gold band. You can customize the band to be 14K or 18K gold, as well. We guarantee this classy yet unique piece will forever be your favorite accessory.
Wedding Ring Insurance
When you purchase your sentimental piece that is meant to last forever, you likely don’t want to consider the damage that could potentially come to it. However, unexpected things can happen at any time, and it’s essential to keep your band protected should it be stolen, lost, or damaged. Insurance is one of the most important parts of purchasing a wedding band since it’s a piece you want to keep for the rest of your life.
Make sure you get your band insured as soon as possible to protect you from sentimental and financial loss. Wedding band insurance will confirm, in writing, that you will not be liable if something happens to your piece.
Insuring your band will require a small cost, but it will be saving you in the long run. Paying a set, annual amount to keep your ring safe forever is more financially responsible than having to spend thousands of dollars every time something happens to your ring.
The cost of jewelry insurance will vary based on the value of your piece, where you live, and the crime rates in your area. When you insure a women’s wedding band with diamonds, insurance will likely cost about 1-3% of the value or amount it would cost to replace your sentimental item. Each insurance provider is different, so prices may vary, but they will stay within the same general range.
There are a few different ways you can go about getting insurance for your wedding band. If you own or rent a home, you can purchase an extension through your renter’s or homeowner’s insurance to cover the item.
However, a jewelry extension could affect your entire policy, so it’s vital to consider how it would affect your lifestyle. When you file a jewelry claim under your homeowner’s policy, it could cause your premium to go up or affect your eligibility.
The safest option is to go with specialized jewelry insurance. There are many different companies, like Jewelers Mutual, that will craft a specific plan to best fit the needs of your wedding band along with your lifestyle. You can work with these companies to find a manageable, trustworthy, and affordable plan for your ring.
How to Care for Your Diamond Wedding Band
Your wedding ring is likely one of the most valuable and sentimental pieces in your collection. That’s why it’s important to take proper care of it. You can do things to maintain your ring and keep it in pristine condition for as long as possible. About once a week, take your ring off and give it a twenty-minute soak in warm water. You can also add a gentle solution like mild dish soap for a deeper clean. To get rid of smudges or dirt, use a soft-bristled toothbrush.
At-home cleanings will help maintain your ring, but they can’t remove all the build-up accumulated after long periods of daily wear. It’s best to get your ring cleaned and inspected by a professional about once a year to keep it in the best shape possible. When you purchase a ring from Fink’s, we encourage you to bring it back to our knowledgeable staff for a cleaning every year. When you are attentive and caring towards your ring, it will show in its shimmer and shine.
We hope this guide of all things related to women’s diamond wedding bands helped you along your ring shopping journey. When you start shopping early and assess your specific wants and needs, finding the perfect wedding ring will be an easy task. Congratulations on your engagement, and cheers to finding a stunning wedding band.