From Concept to Creation: Designing the Ultimate Wedding Band
The time has come! It’s time to begin your wedding band journey, but where do you start? With endless options available, choosing your wedding band can be both exciting and overwhelming. There are a few key considerations to keep in mind when selecting your natural diamond wedding band, but first, let’s explore some of the most popular options.
Metal Wedding Bands
A metal wedding band is a timeless and classic choice when it comes to wedding bands. The most popular metals include gold and platinum, but contemporary and alternative options such as titanium, tungsten, and Damascus are also available. A metal wedding band design complements various engagement ring settings, making it an excellent choice for many.
Pavé Wedding Bands
For those seeking extra glamour in their wedding band, pavé bands offer a brilliant way to add more sparkle. Pavé setting is where tiny diamonds are set close together, creating a continuous shimmer across your wedding band.
Channel-set Wedding Bands
Channel-set bands are adorned with delicate diamonds or accent gems, securely nestled within two metal channels. These styles are ideal for couples searching for exquisite wedding ring designs.
Eternity bands symbolize eternal love and commitment. Featuring a continuous line of gemstones, typically diamonds, encircling the entire band, these rings are among the most popular styles. Eternity bands are available in various designs, and you can choose between a full, ¾, or even ½ eternity band. From classic round-cut diamonds to intricate designs, eternity bands cater to a wide range of preferences.
Now that we've explored different styles, let's consider a few essential factors:
Think about your style & inspiration –
Begin by seeking inspiration on platforms like Pinterest. Gather ideas for bands that resonate with your personal style. If you lean towards Art Deco, consider options like a ballerina/headdress band or a thick gold band. If you're contemplating a custom band, be sure to allow ample time for collaboration with your jeweler. We recommend allowing at least 8-12 weeks for style adjustments and modifications, but this timeline can vary depending on the level of customization.
Consider your lifestyle –
When selecting a wedding band, practicality for your lifestyle is crucial. Think about which band not only fills you with joy but also aligns with your daily activities. For instance, if you work in a hands-on profession, an eternity band might not be the best fit. In such cases, consider having a silicone band for moments when you're concerned about potential ring damage.
Imagine how it’ll look with your engagement ring –
Contemplate how your wedding band will complement your engagement ring. Do you want your main diamond to take center stage, or would you like to enhance the overall ring? Consider whether you want to always wear them together or occasionally separately. Mixing metals is also an important consideration. Once you've answered these questions, you're one step closer to your ideal wedding band!
Ask us for help –
Keep an open mind throughout this process. Similar to selecting a wedding dress, your wedding bands should reflect your personal style. Be flexible and try on bands you may not have initially considered. When choosing a wedding band, there are no hard and fast rules, so feel free to mix and match or even select more than one band if you desire. While the process may seem daunting, remember that professionals are here to guide you in choosing bands that suit your lifestyle and personal style best. And most importantly, enjoy this time as a bride and try on as many sparkly bands as you'd like!