Wedding specialists, The Knot, have highlighted one of the most exciting trends to hit the wedding jewelry scene this year: statement bands—the kind that can steal the shine from (or even replace) the most beautiful engagement ring imaginable. Wedding bands have an advantage over other ring styles that hasn’t been utilized to full avail—their width! Wide styles provide the perfect backdrop to encrusted diamonds, delicate pavé designs, and larger rocks alike . Below are just a few design ideas for a wedding band that is out of the ordinary.
Pavé Plus Classic Solitaire Shapes
Imagine a wide, yellow gold band comprising five rows of diamonds, graced with a marquise diamond jutting out from its lowest row of diamonds and both an oval and a pear-shaped diamond rising above from its highest layer. This type of ring blends the best of fashion with the classic appeal of a fully sparkling wedding band. Its shape and flamboyant style is more akin to that of a statement or high-fashion ring, which makes it all the more suitable for truly sartorial brides.
Custom Wedding Bands
If many brides and grooms complained about one thing when it came to wedding bands, it was undoubtedly about the “sameness” of available designs. Essentially, brides and grooms were able to choose between yellow, white, or rose gold bands, most of which were made in a simple, Cartier-style band, engraved on the interior. In this era of personalization, custom wedding rings are enabling couples to pick from a bevvy of features that reflect their personal sense of taste and style. As such, clients are having jewelry designers create unique styles such as band with serrated edges, bezel-set, mixed cut eternity rings, and armor plate wedding rings. Rock ‘n rollers are even opting for bands with one or more rows of skulls. Finally, the era of unique, personalized, unique wedding bands has arrived.
Sparkling Eternity Bands
Eternity rings are no longer for those celebrating anniversaries. For lovers of all things that shine, including those who do not wish to sport an engagement ring, preferring a more neutral look, they are the perfect way to have something sparkly to look at. There is no doubt that the new millennium has been dominated by layering and stacking. Eternity bands provide beautiful support to stacked diamond and gemstone bands of all sizes and colors.
Vintage Wedding Bands
Vintage engagement ring designs are back, but if you opt for this design, your band should ideally suit your ring in style and spirit. The range of styles is wide and includes embossed and engraved designs, filigree designs, and vintage platinum and yellow band combinations. Hammered bands also hark back to the past while bearing a surprisingly youthful feel.
It’s an exciting time for couples wishing to sport wedding bands that can be so much more than a yellow band. Sartorial couples are opting for blends of pavé and solitaire designs, sparkling eternity bands, and vintage bands. Custom wedding bands that celebrate the life passions of their wearers, meanwhile, bridge the gap between high fashion and tradition.
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