Stack, style and stun. Choosing the right wedding band, while enjoyable, isn't always easy. While so much emphasis is on picking the perfect engagement ring, many forget about the wedding band until just before the big day. Not only does the wedding band hold sentimental value, but it is also a big part of the wedding set. You should spend just as much time choosing the right band as you do the engagement ring so that the entire wedding stack is everything you want.
To find out how to style wedding rings, know the ins and outs of wedding band styles. The overall look of your rings can change immensely depending on which setting and stone you choose. From a simple shank to robust details, we have the perfect design for any look. Learn about each style to know which one will pair nicely with your engagement ring and complete your wedding set.
How to Create a Wedding Set
One of the first steps in choosing the perfect wedding band is being aware of the setting and design details of your engagement ring. All styles- whether classic, vintage or glam- will have different features. The style you choose will have a drastic impact on which type of band will pair well next to it. While a solitaire engagement ring will look beautiful with either an accented or classic band, other styles like halo and three stone might be harder to find a good pairing band.
In addition to deciding on the overall style, you should also consider how you want the wedding band to pair with your engagement ring. Preferences range from nesting bands which feature no gap between the rings, to dazzling eternity bands and everything in between. Deciding on a preference for this, along with figuring out the design details of your engagement ring, will help you choose a stunning wedding band style.
Wedding Band Styles
Wedding bands come in a variety of different designs and styles, similar to engagement rings. The style that’s right for you will depend on the overall fit and details you’re looking for. While many opt for a comfort fit band with minimal details, many also opt for a stunning band that accentuates the dazzle of their engagement ring. To determine which one, or ones, are right for you, learn each of the most popular wedding band styles.
A classic wedding band is an unembellished band that is simple and as timeless as it gets. Although it may seem rather plain, there is a lot you can do with a classic band to make it a perfect match. Changing the metal type, width or the profile of the band can add extra details that help it stand out. Since a simple shank pairs well with just about any stone and setting combination, you can be free to add whatever details you like to your engagement ring knowing your design won’t be too loud.
Pavé Set Bands
A pavé wedding band features a plethora of small accents held securely in place by tiny beads of metal or prongs. This makes for an exceptionally sparkly shank as it is usually designed with multiple rows of accents. The purpose of this type of band is to show the least amount of metal as possible. While many different styles of engagement rings are paired with this type of wedding band, it is most commonly paired with vintage inspired looks.
Eternity bands are one of the most dazzling styles you can opt for. They feature diamond accents around the entire shank, and because of this are said to symbolize never-ending love. What makes them so great is there wearability. Not only do eternity bands look trendy paired with an engagement ring, but they can also be worn alone. One of the downsides to this type of band is their sizing issues. Most eternity bands are not able to be resized due to the stones being set around the entire shank. This means you should be sure of the correct ring size before purchasing your band.
The latest and greatest to invade the wedding ring space is ring stacking. You can achieve a diverse wedding set by incorporating multiple wedding bands to your stack. This can include anything from sparkly eternity bands to classic, unadorned bands and everything in between. You can also choose different metal types to create a mixed-metal look that is chic and trendy.
Channel Set Bands
This type of wedding band features small diamond accents set within a wall of metal so they sit flush with the rest of the shank. This type of band is popular paired with modern ring styles as it appears chic and minimal. While this setting works well at protecting stones, it may be easier to get dirt trapped inside the setting which means this style of ring should be cleaned properly and often.
Now that you are aware of the most popular wedding band styles you can be confident you’ll choose the right one to complete your wedding set. While there is no right or wrong way to style your wedding rings, there are some tips to ensure it’s the right match. Whether your wedding set is robust with a ring stack or simple with a classic wedding band, it should embody your personal style so you can enjoy wearing it every day.