Traditionally wedding rings are a pair of matching bands worn by the couple to show off their love. These rings are typically forged from some type of precious metal, such as gold vermeil, sterling silver, rose gold, etc.
The rings come in a variety of styles. While traditionally, the bride and groom used to wear matching rings, these days, couples like to mix in a little bit of their individual styles.
Types of Wedding Rings
1. Classic Wedding Bands
A timeless option for couples is matching wedding bands. A men's wedding band is a simple thick band, typically made of gold vermeil, white gold, yellow gold, or sterling silver. Women’s rings are often made of the same materials but are thinner.
Modern couples can choose to have their bands made from titanium, platinum, wood, and sometimes, even carbon fiber.
Brides can pair this basic band with a prominent engagement ring style, such as a halo or solitaire.
An eternity ring is highly symbolic and is a popular choice among brides for years. This type of ring features a ring of diamonds around the entire band. You can also choose from different gemstones instead of diamonds.
Diamonds or gemstones on the eternity band can be placed in various settings, including prong, pave, or channel.
You can also opt for a half eternity ring for a less flashy and more affordable option.
One thing to keep in mind is that eternity rings are hard to alter if your finger size changes through the years.
“Pavé” is French for “to pave”. A pavé band is a metal band with diamonds or other gemstones on half of the ring.
There are different setting styles for this ring style. A scalloped pavé diamond band, where the diamonds or gemstones are placed in a rounded base, is a popular choice since it reduces the visible metal and puts the spotlight directly on the stones.
Brides often pick a mixture of gemstones and diamonds for their pavé band.