Seasons change, and this one has brought you a whirlwind of new decisions about stone settings, wedding vows, honeymoon plans, cake flavors, and more. Though dreamy and exciting, wedding planning can often be an overwhelming process to journey through.
Whether you still need to square away details like save-the-dates or are in the beginning stage of considering marriage with your partner, exploring your options when it comes to wedding rings is something to celebrate. Let’s explore some of the various styles to choose from when picking the symbol of devotion you’ll wear for years to come.
Kinds Of Bands
A wedding ring is made of several parts, and all of these individual components are customizable. How special is it that you and your sweetheart can personalize nearly every detail of your rings to match your tastes and to symbolize your one-of-a-kind relationship?
A few things to consider at the beginning of this process are the style of band you’d like your ring to have, the metal that band is created from, what setting you prefer for the stone (if there’s a stone at all), and what grade diamond or other gemstone suits you.
A classic wedding band is always an option. A plain, circular ring to be slipped on your finger is still a powerful symbol and falls in line with a minimalist aesthetic.
Alternatively, if you choose to add a personal touch, engraving a word or small message into the ring compliments this style well. Even with a classic band, you can still decide on what thickness suits your comfort most.
Couples looking to add some flare to one or both of their wedding bands could consider this style. A Pavé band showcases a band paved with stones either partially or completely encircling the band.
Though this is already a unique variation on your classic wedding band, there are many variations of the pavé band, from more modern, minimalist options to vintage, art deco options. A pavé band elevates your ring’s overall luxury without distracting from its elegance.
If you’re looking for a style with a little bit of whimsy, a twisted wedding band could be just the thing for you. It essentially features two bands twisted around one another around the ring, often with two different colors of metal.
The twisted band is often combined with a pave style, making it a beautiful option for those who want to incorporate aspects of more than one style. This twisted shape can represent the intertwining of two lives and is a strong contender for those who enjoy uniquely shaped bands.
If you’re interested in the styles of the past that have stood the test of time, a baguette band may be just what you’re looking for. With baguette-cut diamonds encircling the band, Noémie’s Baguette eternity band provides a luster from every angle in a geometric fashion.
These baguette diamonds are placed back to back and set into the band itself to create a dazzling band that would complement an engagement ring with classic elegance.
Are you the sentimental kind, looking to incorporate styles that mirror the rings that your more seasoned family members sported? Whether you and your soon-to-be spouse are paying homage to the past or simply enjoy the geometric styles that marked historical eras, a vintage style wedding band may be for you.
Our Noémie Vintage Band features whimsical shapes in an art-deco style, and the band is accented by 14 white diamonds in an 18-karat gold bezel setting.
Minimalists can still enjoy a bit of flare. A chevron band adds a geometric shape to complement an engagement ring uniquely. Its subtle curved shape makes this 18-karat gold band an exquisite base that highlights our conflict-free diamonds.
Perhaps you’d enjoy a wedding band that is truly set apart from the rest. In that case, a chain-link band might be just what you’ve been looking for. With individual links creating a circle around your finger, this band is a reminder that you and your partner are stronger when you’re together.
Our Noémie Chain Link Diamond Band is a brilliant, non-conventional option that can stand alone or be paired with other slim rings.
Eternity And Anniversary Bands
Another well-loved, timeless style among the many options for wedding bands is the eternity band. Like the pavé band, this style features stones encircling the band for an elevated look. Whereas the pavé band contains stones set into the band, the eternity band features fine stones installed into settings that rise off of the band.
The choice of stone is all up to you, of course, but opting for a diamond eternity band is an excellent choice for those looking to incorporate diamonds into a band without a central stone.
A variation of the eternity band is the anniversary band. It is often given after a wedding, at milestones of five, ten, and fifteen years, with different stones traditionally commemorating those milestones.
This is an option to keep in mind for future anniversaries, or for those who want something less traditional in place of typical wedding bands. After all, this is your journey, and you have the freedom to choose what styles of band you and your partner love the most.
The next detail to consider when planning out your wedding bands is the metal used to create the band. The metal you choose will influence the overall value of your band, as well as the look and durability of it.
Even if durability is not your biggest concern, the metal used to create your wedding band provides the foundational tone for the look of your ring, and at Noémie, we provide options for you to decide which metal suits your budget and preferences most.
Platinum has been one of the most popular metal choices for wedding bands since the mid-1900s. This metal is quite dense and very high in value. It has a hardness rating of 4.5-5.
Additionally, platinum can be resized in case that is a desired feature for those who would like some flexibility. Its neutral, cool tone makes it a perfect pair with diamonds.
Another well-loved option for wedding bands is yellow gold. Yellow gold is slightly less valuable than platinum and has a hardness rating of 2.5-4.0. It is resizable, with a melting point lower than platinum.
A yellow gold wedding band could be the perfect foundational layer for a bride or groom looking for a warm-colored option that fits the bill.
A white gold wedding band is similar to yellow gold in its hardness, value, and resizability. While yellow gold is an alloy of gold with some copper and silver included in small amounts, white gold is an alloy of gold and palladium, which is plated with rhodium. White gold provides a neutral tone with all the flexibility of platinum but a more affordable value.
Rose gold is a metal option in jewelry that has become increasingly popular today. If you’re looking for a fresher, less traditional style, it is an option at Noémie. Rose gold is an alloy of gold and copper, with silver included in small amounts.
Like white gold and yellow gold, it has a hardness rating of 2.5-4.0 and is resizable. Its warm tone with a rosy hue can add a feminine, soft touch to whichever stones you choose to accent your band.
The biggest choice to make may be whether you want to include stones in your band. If so, will they be the focal point, like a traditional engagement band, or will you choose multiple accenting gems to draw one’s focus to the full ring?
Our wedding band collection can be a compass for you in reviewing your options for stones to be used in your wedding band, from diamonds to sapphires.
Your Story, Your Choice
This is your moment, and you’ll share this journey with your soon-to-be spouse. You may want a ring that reflects your unique relationship, and we have taken that into account with our fully customizable wedding band option.
You can decide on details ranging from metal used, to what style of pavé band you’d like, to the shape of your diamond and carat size. With this option and each of the other wedding band options available to you, all that’s left for you to do is decide which style fits your journey most.