by Suzanne Sachs • 5 min read
THE BASICS --
A wedding ring is much more than just a plain band, and many couples are interested in unique wedding bands that showcase their style as well as the commitment they have made to each other. There are many gorgeous and meaningful options to choose from – let these 10 best favorites inspire your search for the perfect wedding ring!?
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW--
In this guide, we will explain the following:
- Why choose a wedding band?
- 10 Best unique wedding bands
- Bezel set ring
- Contoured bands
- Stacking bands
- East-West baguette bands
- Eternity bands
- Gemstone rings
- Knife edge bands
- Open work bands
- Vintage wedding bands
- Choosing your unique wedding band
Why Choose a Wedding Band?
Which wedding band or ring a couple chooses is a matter of personal preference and style, and a wedding ring can be just as unique and distinctive as any engagement ring. Because the wedding band represents the lifelong commitment a couple makes – not just the promise to make that commitment in the future – this piece of jewelry is just as significant, if not more so, than the engagement ring. Because of that, choosing a wedding ring takes just as much careful consideration as choosing the right engagement ring. This is especially true if the wedding ring will be worn independently, as well as if it should be matched to the engagement ring for a coordinated look. A unique wedding ring can be a beautiful and distinctive option for anyone to wear to showcase their romantic union.
10 Best Wedding Bands
There are many beautiful and unique wedding bands available. These are just a few of the top styles we love!
• Bezel Set Ring
The bezel setting carefully protects diamonds in a wedding band, allowing it to be worn safely everyday with little risk of losing or damaging the stones. Connected bezel settings have a fun texture, and bring great bling to the wedding ring for extra sparkle.
• Contoured Bands
A slightly curved or contoured wedding ring can nestle close to an engagement ring, creating a beautiful set. The shapes of a wedding band may range from a gentle curve to a notch, point, bypass, or other unique options.
• Stacking Bands
A hot trend in diamond rings, stacking bands are perfect to create a unique wedding ring. A simple diamond or gold band can start the stack, which can be added to for anniversaries, holidays, or other special occasions the couple shares.
• East-West Baguette Bands
Extra bling on a wedding band is common, but east-west oriented bands are more unique and add elegance to any ring. The band may incorporate just a few stones, or could be completely encircled with baguettes for the ultimate bling.
• Eternity Bands
An eternity wedding ring is one with a complete circle of close-set diamonds around its circumference. Choosing a band that uses different diamond shapes, such as hearts, marquises, or ovals is a more unique and distinctive choice.
• Spaced Bands
Couples who want some bling on a tighter budget can consider spaced stone bands, where several diamond are spread across the ring. The stones may be evenly spaced or scattered in a more organic, random pattern for a stunning look.
• Gemstone Rings
For a burst of eye-catching, unique color, couples may choose a gemstone wedding band instead of one accented with diamonds. Gemstones can also add symbolic meaning to the band, by representing significant dates or spiritual connections.
• Knife Edge Bands
Most wedding bands have a flat or somewhat rounded surface, but a knife edge band has a sharper profile and small stones set at an angle to give it a bold and unusual style, perfect for an edgy couple.
• Openwork Bands
Open metalwork on a wedding band is generally a wider style ideal for wearing solo, but the open spaces add delicacy and distinction to suit any finger. These rings are often paved with diamonds, or may have some stones as glittering focal points.
• Vintage Wedding Bands
Vintage and antique wedding bands can be the most distinctive and
unique of all, with rich histories and outstanding designs. Metalwork, beading, etching, and other fantastic designs are beautiful vintage options for unique wedding rings.
Choosing Your Unique Wedding Band?
When looking for a wedding ring, couples should carefully consider a variety of options before making their final choice. Is it important for both partners to have matching or coordinated bands? Must the ring match an engagement ring to be worn as a set? Will the design be one that can be worn for many happy anniversaries without feeling outdated or out of style? Trying on different styles can help couples explore their options and choose the very best wedding rings they will enjoy for many years.
Vintage Engagement Rings For Everyone:
No matter which era is your favorite, these time-honored engagement rings have a rich history and individualized character and will continue to have a timeless beauty and elegant appeal that is part of a legacy to pass on to future generations.
Find The Perfect Engagement Ring:
Vintage rings are prized not only for their beauty but also for their exquisite attention to detailing. If you’re looking for a wedding ring with a sense of glamour, sophistication and vintage charm, explore our collection of vintage wedding rings today!