If you’re planning a wedding, then a crucial aspect of that process is choosing your wedding rings.
These are rings that you will both wear for the rest of your lives, so you must take the time to think about what you want from them and consider what your future self might also appreciate.
Most of our wedding ring customers come to us with no idea of the options available to them — and when it comes to choosing a wedding ring, there is a lot more choice than most people realise.
In this blog post, we’ll outline some of the leading wedding ring styles to give you an idea of your options.
The classic wedding band
Classic wedding bands are simple metal bands — symbiotic of an eternity — made from yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, or platinum. Often, couples will choose matching wedding bands to symbolise their love further.
Wedding bands come in several shapes and designs, as outlined below.
The court shape
Court wedding rings are the most classic wedding ring shape.
The court shape has a straight line along the top and bottom of the ring, and a soft curve on the inside and outside of the ring — offering both comfort and classic styling.
These wedding rings come in a selection of widths and thicknesses, including light and heavy court rings, for the ultimate fit.
Thanks to its smooth curves, this shape is the best for not getting caught on objects, too.
The ‘D’ shape
D-shape wedding rings are very similar to court shaped rings, with one crucial difference; the outside of the ring is gently curved, but the inside of the ring is flat against the finger.
If you were to take a cross-section of this ring shape, it would look like a capital ‘D’ — hence its name.
Due to the flat inside surface, this ring type is ideal for engraving a name or date.
Shaped wedding rings can be court or D-shaped and they have a dip in the front as they are designed to fit around an engagement ring.
This type of band could be something to consider if your engagement ring features a large centre stone or is an unusual shape.
In these scenarios, a regular court or D-shaped wedding ring might not sit flush to your engagement ring, which can be aesthetically unpleasing — and uncomfortable to wear, too.
Bridal sets are another option if you have yet to buy your engagement ring; these are an engagement ring and wedding rine designed to fit together perfectly.
The eternity band
Eternity bands are often given to commemorate milestones in a relationship and represent everlasting love, so they are a much-loved option for a wedding ring.
Ideal for individuals who love diamonds and sparkle, there’s the option of a half eternity band or a full eternity band — both being incredibly beautiful.
Combined with a solitaire or multi-stone engagement ring, an eternity wedding band can create a real statement look for your left hand.
The five-stone ring
Five-stone rings represent the five essential aspects of a relationship — love, commitment, communication, trust and empathy — making them a natural option for a wedding ring.
While eternity bands tend to incorporate many smaller stones, a five-stone wedding ring has just five larger stones — making it eye-catching differently. These stones are often of equal size, but sometimes the design will incorporate graduated diamonds with a larger centre stone.
The design and settings of five-stone wedding rings vary widely and so you can choose a minimalist design, a bold design, or anything in-between.
Five-stone rings are ideal for showcasing diamonds cut into less common shapes or best utilising the incredible shine that comes with the most popular cuts.
It’s also worth noting that the stones don’t have to be diamonds — you can choose whichever gemstones you most adore.
If you’d like to explore our wedding ring range, you can take a look at our online shop or visit us in-store to try rings on. We also create custom wedding rings to your exact requirements so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’d like to discuss this service with us.