In the rush to complete wedding plans, it's not uncommon for couples to put off buying the all-important element that seals their vows: their wedding bands. Shiny circles of precious metal made to last a lifetime, your wedding bands won't go out of style if you select a timeless, rather than a trendy, style. Choose from these beautiful designs:
The iconic symbol of a wedding ring, a simple polished gold band complements any style of engagement ring. Models made with a "comfort fit" have rounded edges and are easiest to wear for those not accustomed to jewelry. Note: The higher the gold content, the softer (and more yellow) the ring will be.
Three interlocking bands of yellow gold, white gold, and rose gold create one great-looking band in this contemporary classic. It's also known as a rolling, or Cartier Trinity ring. Couples who forgo an engagement ring may find this more-elaborate design especially appealing.
This style (also called beaded or granulated) sandwiches a shiny metal band between two beaded edges. Whether wrought in yellow or white gold, or the more contemporary platinum, this is a good-looking and enduring style. A custom jeweler may be able to offer you milgrain-edge rings in a choice of widths and metals. Men's rings are traditionally narrower than women's.
In the past, an eternity band (a ring set with small diamonds all the way around) was a traditional gift that marked an important wedding anniversary. Couples waited until such a ring was within their budget, then used the sparkling upgrade to replace a simple gold band from their long-ago wedding. Today, some couples opt to make a diamond eternity ring the bride's first and only wedding band. Grooms typically opt for a band in the same metal color but without the diamonds.