Wedding rings – Finding the perfect ring that will be loved for a lifetime is definitely not an easy task. With so many things to consider, including budget allocation, personality and lifestyle, it will be better to tackle one thing at a time.
Our guide bellow will cover a few essential things that will help in making your decision.
Wedding Rings for Women
First of all, we are going to take a closer look at different rings for the bride.
Traditionally, women wear their wedding rings on the left ring finger. It’s been said that the finger has the closest connection to the heart. The wedding ring is always worn on the base of the fourth finger, with the engagement ring over it.
Wedding rings for women are more elaborate with more intricate details and feminine designs. It is usually highlighted with one or more gemstone in the center of the ring.
For a start, let’s take a closer look at wedding rings with the adornment of sparkling gems.
Swarovski Wedding Ring
Swarovski is the name of a company. It is famous as the manufacturer of glass crystals.
As the most recognized crystal in the world, Swarovski crystals are considered man-made gems, and famous for its exquisite precision cut, brilliant sparkle and high quality. The rich beautiful details and pure brilliance of the crystal visually resemble those of genuine diamonds, which is why it’s also known as simulated diamond or imitation diamond.
The crystal maker has a wide array of charming designs to be used for wedding rings in combination with precious and semi-precious gems, and usually metals plated with gold or silver. Simply said, Swarovski wedding rings are exquisitely beautiful and much more budget-friendly.
Sapphire Wedding Ring
Sapphire is a gemstone variety of the mineral corundum. It is typically blue in color. But there are rarer – and more expensive – natural sapphires in yellow, purple, orange and green color.
The sparkling deep blue color of sapphire resembles that of deep ocean water.
It will be perfect to symbolize the depth of love that both bride and groom will have for each other the rest of their life. With Sapphire, a simple silver or platinum plated prong wedding ring will further highlight the mesmerizing gem.
Ruby Wedding Ring
Ruby is one of the most important gems in the colored stone market. It’s famously loved for the deep blood-red color. The quality of a ruby is determined by its color, cut and clarity together with karat weight.
Ruby wedding rings are fiery and captivating. Being one of the highest value colored gemstone, and known as the king or queen of gemstone, it’s not surprising that ruby lends an aura of utter elegance and nobility for any women wearing ruby ring.
Emerald Wedding Ring
Also known as panna or zamrud, has been the world’s most popular green gemstone for over 5000 years.
Emerald wedding rings are considered non-traditional. The deep lavish green of Emerald is perceived to symbolize wealth, fertility and intellectual, making it the perfect gemstone for women’s wedding ring.
Diamond Wedding Ring
From the ancient Greek adamas, meaning unbreakable or unalterable, diamond is the most sought after gemstone. Diamond’s high dispersion of light, or sparkle, make it very desirable as jewelry.
The brilliant sparkle of diamond wedding rings is probably the most expected focal point for many women. It is considered classic, timeless and signifies a very important milestone in life, like engagement, anniversary, and weddings. Diamond can make an affordable or very expensive wedding ring, depends on the color, cut, clarity, and carat.
Pearl Wedding Ring
Pearl, the beautiful gift from the sea, is highly valued as gemstones. The finest quality pearls are determined by certain attributes like color, symmetry, and luster – with a heavy emphasis on luster.
Pearls have been the objects of beauty since centuries ago. Women’s pearl wedding rings are considered to symbolize husband’s admiration and appreciation. Beautiful pearl wedding rings with the adornment of other sparkling gemstone are an elegant gift from the sea.
Opal Wedding Rings
Opal, the national gemstone of Australia, has an amorphous character. It’s widely famous for its attractive multicolor shine. For gemstone use, doublet opal is considered as the most genuine and precious.
A non-traditional choice of gemstone, opal wedding rings are unique and dreamy, making it the sixth most popular choice for those getting married. The uniqueness of opal wedding rings has been used to profess loyalty since centuries ago.
Turquoise Wedding Ring
A unique mineral with greenish blue color is known to be among the first gems to be mined. The gem was first brought to Europe by Turkish merchant, hence the name. In history, it is also known as callais or chalchihuitl.
For thousands of years, rare and valuable finer grades turquoise has been considered as a gem, decorative stone, and even a holy stone. Turquoise wedding rings are unique and non-traditional. It might not sparkle as other gemstones, but it gives an exotic and much more meaningful touch.
Now, let’s leave the gemstone.
We move on to more beautiful wedding rings for women, classified by color. Although it doesn’t shine like precious gemstones do, colors on women’s wedding rings are incredibly beautiful and most certainly lend more character.
Above is an exquisite wedding ring with clear, sparkling diamonds, carefully arranged on the elegantly designed platinum band. It’s a classic and delightful token to symbolize the purity of one’s everlasting love.
Pink Wedding Rings
Adorn the bride’s finger with something that reflects her feminine side. We love the arrangement of the three heart-shaped gemstones and complemented with sparkling smaller ones, all tied together in the beautifully designed wedding ring.
Rose Gold Wedding Rings
Rose gold is a name to refer the pinkish color – due to the presence of copper – of the metal gold. The color is rapidly regaining its popularity in recent years. Rose gold is an excellent choice for women’s wedding rings, as it reflects compassion and warmth.
Black Diamond Wedding Ring
Without a doubt, black diamonds can make a very stunning and enigmatic wedding ring. The ring would stand out event more with a platinum plate in an intriguing elaborate design. The ring would most fit confident women with strong personality and character.
Moving on to the next section. Below are a few wedding rings for women classified by design.
Vintage Wedding Rings
In some cultures and traditions, passing down a wedding ring from one generation to another is considered an honor. A vintage wedding ring will remind us of the wisdom and value that runs in the family since a long time ago. Vintage wedding ring designs are typically timeless and romantic, sometimes with floral or petal details.
Russian Wedding Rings
The signature style of Russian wedding ring is that it consists of three interlocking bands of white, yellow, and rose gold that represents the holy trinity. Typically, no stones are set on the ring. A very romantic and timeless alternative for women’s wedding ring.
Princess Cut Wedding Ring
The term refers to a specific cut that brings out more dazzling sparkle, in an overall inverted pyramid shape with rectangular face-up. The classic and glamorous design of princess cut wedding rings suits any styles and is the perfect way to show and profess an unending love.
Oval Wedding Rings
The beautiful and feminine curves of oval cut gemstones are very darling and romantic, and also a chic alternative to the common round brilliant cut. Oval wedding rings are usually designed with bead sets surrounding a larger oval gemstone. Women will love this particular wedding ring for the finger-elongating effect from its rounded shape.
Big Wedding Ring
High-profile wedding rings, with wider bands, more elaborate design, and most definitely with larger gemstone, are definitely made to make a bold statement. The striking opulence of this wedding ring is certainly not something that everyone can have, but if the budget allows, why not?
Wedding Rings for Men
The size of men’s wedding rings, or wedding bands, are 4 to 8 mm or slightly larger than those of women. The shape, style, and design of the ring are mostly classic and simple, with very little to no gemstone. Non-traditional alternative for men’s wedding rings includes titanium, palladium, the uncommon recycled precious metal.
The stunning simplicity of a men’s wedding ring exudes from the clean lines and understated details. With high polish finishing, the most traditional and popular choice, the intricate outside engraving design looks very modern and sophisticated.
Irish Wedding Ring
With a combination of white and yellow gold, the above men’s wedding ring features the intricate knot engraving of ancient Celts. It is an elegant display of proud heritage, and make for a striking alternative to the more traditional and conventional wedding ring style.
Titanium Wedding Rings
The very durable but light weight material, titanium, has been the most popular modern alternative for men’s wedding rings for a long time. It’s also famously known for the ‘strong’ and elegant appearance. The above titanium men’s wedding ring feature is using a stunning combination of both matte and high polish texture.
Wedding Rings Sets
A matching pair of wedding rings, usually with an almost identical design, but simpler for the groom and with more sparkle from the gemstone for the bride. Wedding ring sets are romantic and look so perfect together.
Our first set displays a simple prong design with high polish finishing. For the groom, the exquisitely simple design remains unpretentious and stunning. The simple design of the bride’s wedding ring is adorned with a row of sparkling gem, and together, both rings are a perfect pair for a loving couple.
Simple Wedding Ring Set
Another example of a wedding ring set with an even simpler design. Both rings are using a yellow gold material with identical design and width. It features a groove in the center, with small triangle accent that looks very modern and sophisticated.
Silver Wedding Ring Set
Here’s another identical pair of wedding rings, a silver material with the polished satin finish, with simple prong design in the same width. Such rings are a lovely alternative for a practical and modern couple who values the elegance in simplicity.
Platinum Wedding Rings Set
Platinum is widely known as one of the most popular noble metals used for wedding rings. Being the least reactive metals, it has a very high resistance to corrosion, making it the perfect metal for a lifetime ring. With the same combination of matte and high polish finishing, the differentiator to bride’s ring is the adornment of sparkling beads where it’s left blank for the groom’s.
Palladium Wedding Rings Set
Palladium is precious metal with hypoallergenic nature and will not tarnish. It is formerly known as a mix component to gold, to create white gold, palladium is now famous as the symbol of modern elegance. A pair of palladium rings typically shows an exquisite craftsmanship.
Gold Wedding Ring Set
Gold is a traditional and most beloved noble metal for wedding rings. It has been used as the symbol of the union by the marriage of two people, since many centuries ago. A simple pair of gold ring is more than enough to indicate that the wearer is married. In recent years, unconventional inlay engraving, like voice graphs and fingerprints are rapidly becoming popular.
Camo Wedding Ring Set
The perfect pair of wedding rings to complement the couple’s camouflage attire. The bride’s ring is adorned with a dazzling solitaire diamond with camo details around the ring. Groom’s wedding ring is much simpler and understated without any gemstone.
Black Wedding Ring Set
For couples looking for non-traditional options, beyond the sheen of noble metals and precious metals, black wedding rings make a bold statement. The modern and sophisticated vibe can be achieved with materials like carbon coated titanium and even wood.
Tattoo Wedding Ring
As the name suggest, it is a permanent tattoo in the form of a personalized wedding ring. Tattoo wedding rings are very personal and intimate. Perfect for the daring and free-spirited couple. Couples can get inked with symbols, initials, wedding dates, or whatever they may prefer, that may reflect their strong everlasting love.
Have you found your perfect wedding ring?
We suggest that the first you decide is the gemstone that will be used for the wedding ring. Then move on to design and style with the budget allocation always in check.
Wedding rings will be a token of love and commitment, that will be loved and cherished for a lifetime, and signifies that the wearer is married. The most important thing is, pick the ones that best reflect the personal style and taste of either couple.