Wedding Ring Styles Guide

Weddings require a million and one decisions, but there are a few decisions that are much more important than others. One of these is the wedding ring.

Ideally the wedding and the engagement ring will pair together. To create this engagement ring and wedding ring match will require a bit of research.

The Top 5 Wedding Ring Styles

To simplify your purchase here are five popular styles of wedding rings on the market today. One of which is sure to match the bride-to-be’s personal style and flair. Remember that within these five categories there are sub-categories to also choose from. This should not intimidate the shopper who has so many other decisions to make. Use these sub-categories to personalize your chosen style.

Art Nouveau Vintage Wedding Band

Art Nouveau Vintage Wedding Band   

Classic Band

The Classic Band is just as it sounds. Classic in design, it is the perfect choice for a man, or woman, who prefers a timeless choice that will never go out of style. This ring is usually a streamlined band of yellow gold, white gold or platinum. The width of the band can differ depending on personal choice with the men’s band tending to be thicker. There are few, if any, styles of engagement rings that this band will not accompany as well. When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with this choice.

Diamond Wedding Band

One thing is for sure: diamonds never go out of style. Women who opt for a pave style engagement ring style instead of a solitaire ring may prefer a diamond wedding band as well. The diamond wedding band is a touch of simple elegance with a dash of sparkle.

Most often this ring is embedded with one or two rows of diamonds that cover the entire width of the band. There are, of course, variations on this theme. However, the most highly sought-after diamond engagement ring mirrors this design. It is important to remember that the idea behind the styling of the wedding should not distract the eye from the dazzle of the engagement ring.

There is no hard-and-fast rule that a man’s and a woman’s wedding band has to match. If she wants diamonds, buy her diamonds!

Vintage Style

One popular wedding ring style is the Vintage Style. Most vintage engagement rings are made of either platinum or white gold since the style the vintage ring is copying harkens back to the Edwardian style or Queen Victoria era when silver was all the rage. However, if you or your soon-to-be spouse prefers a yellow-gold engagement ring, the choice of Vintage Style is still available.

Harkening back to a day of King Edward and Queen Victoria, the Vintage Style wedding ring is two parts elegance and one part historical icon. The Vintage style wedding ring reminds the wearer of a time when men and women believed in the power of love and celebrated the thrill of romance.

Many women are rather torn between a Classic Style wedding ring and a Vintage Style. However, there is no reason to choose one over the other when many jewelry designers of today have created a hybrid of the two styles.

Contemporary Style

This category covers wedding rings that feature unusual angles, swirls, sizes and colors. The contemporary style is certainly made for the man or woman who has made a conscious choice to create a personal style that is all his or her own. When none of the other styles of wedding rings seem to do the job, the contemporary style should fit the bill.

This category covers a wide range of wedding rings, which can make the buying decision somewhat more time consuming. There are so many innovative and interesting designs and styles to choose from that it may become a bit overwhelming.

Contemporary Style wedding rings also include those that show off stunning semi-precious stones as well as the classic diamond.

Wedding Sets

Wedding Sets (Bridal Sets) are two rings that are designed together as the engagement ring and the wedding ring. This idea differs slightly from the idea of choosing a wedding ring that matches the engagement ring.

Not only do Bridal Sets look brilliant and dazzling when sitting next to each other on a woman’s hand. The rings are often created with the intention of looking like one large and dynamic ring. Either ring is stunning all by itself but when the two are put together, the look is breathtaking. The wedding band nuzzles perfectly up to the engagement ring and vice versa.