We know you have a million things swirling through your head the moment your engagement is official. Planning a wedding is very exciting, yet it can also be a hectic experience. With a long list of tasks to complete, don't put off your selections until the last minute when it comes to your wedding bands!
There are several considerations to make when choosing your wedding bands, and this could take some time. However, we want you to enjoy this precious time together with as little stress as possible, so our team of wedding ring experts has compiled a list of the top four things you should consider when selecting your wedding bands.
Top 4 Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing Your Wedding Band
Wedding Band Durability
For some brides-to-be, durability is a carefully considered factor when selecting their engagement ring. Likewise, the security of the center stone is a crucial factor if your ring may be prone to bumps, scratches, or harsh elements.
Selecting a wedding band will need the same considerations. Consider the setting, design, and prongs if you have your heart set on a band with stones. Stones may become loose or chipped. If your stones are set in taller prongs, they can snag easily or become worn from bumps. Take your activity level and environment into careful consideration as you browse for your perfect wedding band.
For men, the metal of his band may be chosen for its appeal or its durability. Titanium, tungsten, and stainless steel make excellent choices for men who work with their hands under strenuous conditions or are often on outdoor adventures. A wedding ring made of tough metal will take a little wear and tear without cause for concern.
For both men and women with active hands, we suggest trying on a channel set band. A diamond channel set wedding band features dazzling diamonds nestled within the band. This design keeps your stones secure while the diamonds remain flush with the band’s shank for optimal light. The setting creates a stunning sparkle, halfway or all the way around the band.
Wedding Band Style Options
Undoubtedly, the best part of your wedding band shopping experience will be browsing through various styles. One of the simplest ways to begin your wedding band selection is to choose bands that complement your wedding ring style.
For instance, you can magnify the delicate baguettes surrounding your center stone with a baguette-set band. Or perhaps you’d like to keep your pair traditional with a dainty metal band. You could also choose to enhance your wedding set with a V-shaped or curved band design for added appeal. Finally, you may wish to pair it with other pieces in your jewelry collection.
If your wedding ring is a solitaire, the possibilities for your band are endless! Here are some of the most stunning wedding band style pairings our diamond experts and clients can’t get enough of:
- Vintage Band
- Sapphire and Diamond Band
- Eternity Band
- Step-Edge Band
- Two-Toned Diamond Band
If you prefer a vintage band to accompany your wedding ring, there are many intricately engraved wedding bands to fulfill your vision. Our Engraved Round Diamond Wedding Band is a stunning choice to complete this aesthetic.
Sapphire and Diamond Band
Wedding bands full of colorful stones are more popular than ever. The brilliance of a sapphire and diamond wedding band paired with a wedding ring is a sight to see. You’ll love the array of diamond shapes, gemstones, and metals to choose from.
The Eternity Band
An eternity band will capture the heart of any woman. This gorgeous band design radiates beauty with practically any wedding ring you pair it with. Choosing this breathtaking band style comes with significant meaning, symbolizing infinite time and eternity together.
There are many more options for today's groom-to-be than the traditional gold and silver metal wedding bands. Your wedding ring can be as casual or as eye-catching as you desire.
The subtle design of a step-edge design is ideal for the man who has his mind set on the traditional band yet doesn’t mind a hint of detail. A step-edge offers depth to the traditional band and can highlight its center finish.
Two-Toned Diamond Band
Your Band’s Fit and Comfort
Your wedding bands and engagement ring will be with you for eternity. Therefore, ensuring a comfortable fit is vital. A band’s fit includes its width, weight, and size – all of which require trying on for good measure.
Test out each band on your finger and with your engagement ring. How do they sit together? How do they feel as you move and use your hand? Will it interfere with your normal daily activities? Does it feel restrictive or not snug enough? Think of this time as your little test drive and take each band for a spin before committing.
The rings you fall in love with may require minor adjusting or resizing. This is one reason why you shouldn’t wait until the last minute to go band shopping. Your jeweler will need sufficient time to make the necessary adjustments to ensure your wedding bands' perfect fit and ultimate comfort.
Budgeting for Your Bands
As with any significant investment, budgeting for your wedding band purchase is always wise. As you continue to make plans for your wedding, set aside a budget for your bands. Consider how extravagant your bands may be as you agree on a comfortable budget for both of you and your goals.
Wedding band prices may be affected by:
- type of metal
- metal width and weight
- gemstones and diamonds
- custom work, such as engraving or custom designs
- sizing or adjustments
The Symbolism and Simplicity of Matching Wedding Bands
Many couples still love the idea of selecting matching wedding bands. His and her bands symbolize a couple’s eternal bond. Even the experience of shopping for your matching rings together is a precious memory you will always treasure.
Matching men's and women's wedding bands come in an array of metals and styles that are sure to suit your taste. The once traditional metal ring has blossomed from its classic design to colored gemstones, diamonds, and multi-metal options.
Between venues, dress fittings, and honeymoon planning, we know you have a lot to consider. Know that with the help of our diamond wedding ring experts, we’re confident your wedding band shopping will be a successful one!