What are the Different Types of Wedding Rings?

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So you have reached a huge milestone in your life. There is nothing more significant than a bride and groom expressing their commitment to each other and choosing their wedding rings. Now comes the big decision of many, what are all the different types of wedding rings and which one should you decide on?

There are 4 main types of wedding rings. 

  • a plain wedding band (white gold, yellow gold or platinum)
  • an eternity ring
  • a classic diamond ring
  • a sapphire ring

To keep it simple we are going to talk about the top four different types of wedding rings that are the most popular. We have the plain wedding band which can be comprised of white gold, yellow gold or platinum, next is the eternity ring, of course, the classic diamond ring and last but not least the sapphire ring.

Why Choose a Simple Plain Wedding Band?

’m sure you have heard the phrase less is more? Well, that phrase certainly holds true when it comes to choosing a wedding band. Sometimes simple and traditional really is the best option and offers the most classic look. Not only is a plain band more comfortable but they match everything and can be worn tirelessly.

Women's 10K Rose, White or Yellow Gold 4MM Classic Plain Simple Wedding Band by Brilliant Expressions
Women’s 10K Rose, White or Yellow Gold 4MM Classic Plain Simple Wedding Band by Brilliant Expressions

Some people choose to save cost on the wedding ring by eliminating the diamond and choosing a more expensive finish like platinum or something of higher gold value like 18K rose gold or white gold. It’s whatever you would appreciate more and sometimes big bulky diamond embellishments on a setting are not practical for everyday wear.

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Why Choose an Eternity Ring?

An eternity ring, also is known as in infinity ring, is lovely because it can be worn on its own or with your engagement ring. The highlighted feature of an eternity ring is the fact that diamonds or gemstones wrap completely around the finger.  This is really such a beautiful element as it allows the band to give off its lustrous sparkle from every possible angle.

5 Carat (ctw) 14K White Gold Round Diamond Ladies Eternity Wedding Anniversary Stackable Ring Band
5 Carat (ctw) 14K White Gold Round Diamond Ladies Eternity Wedding Anniversary Stackable Ring Band

One factor that you may want to consider is that it can be more difficult to re-size this type of ring if your size fluctuates.

Eternity rings are so special because they represent never-ending love and can be given on the day you propose or on a special anniversary or occasion.

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Why Should I choose a Classic Diamond Ring?

There is really nothing like a scintillating brilliant diamond shining in the light. There are so many beautiful cuts and designs to choose from that you can truly find something that suits the person perfectly. The round or princess shapes are stunning and so sparkly.

Vir Jewels 3/4 cttw Certified I1-I2 Diamond Wedding Band in 14K White Gold 9 Stones
Vir Jewels 3/4 cttw Certified I1-I2 Diamond Wedding Band in 14K White Gold 9 Stones

If you do decide that you would like to have a diamond on your ring there are so many different settings you can choose. Maybe you want just a solitary diamond so you can keep it simple or choosing three stone engagement rings can be absolutely breathtaking too.

Everyone knows that fascinating diamonds have been a very longstanding symbol of love that lasts forever. Diamond rings have really evolved, are romantic, and seem to just be a cut above the rest.

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Why Should I choose a Sapphire Ring?

If you are thinking about choosing a vibrant classy sapphire ring you are making a wise choice. Not only are they unique in themselves but the very color signifies commitment and that is a beautiful thought.

Royal sapphires are much more intimate then diamonds but don’t have to be paired alone. The stunning blue adds such an allure and really compliments white clear diamonds making them highlight and look brighter.  So you might consider using sapphires on either side of your main diamond in a three-stone setting. The choices are endless!

10K Gold Round White Diamond & Pink Sapphire Ladies Anniversary Stackable Wedding Band
10K Gold Round White Diamond & Pink Sapphire Ladies Anniversary Stackable Wedding Band

Sapphires also symbolize more than just commitment they stand for trust, faithfulness, and loyalty. What a heartwarming beautiful thought and something that a couple would cherish forever. They truly are timeless and yet stunningly unique.

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If you are looking for a wedding ring for that someone special, be sure to really think about their style and personality so you can choose something that would best suit them. It’s also wise to see what’s most popular and most loved currently on the market. There is much to learn and discover about all the different diamond or gemstone settings, the type of band and all the little finishing details, but discovering and searching is half the fun!

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Carl Jones

Carl has been involved in the jewelry business since his youth. Growing up in South Africa his parents were jewelers who worked in the industry for decades.

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