If you are getting married soon and want to design your own ring or even if you are not sure which ring to buy, you should read about the following five stunning wedding ring designs to give you inspiration.
Designing your own ring or even choosing one can be incredibly daunting because of the sheer amount of choice, but if you look for some inspiration first you will find that you have a much clearer idea of what you want.
The following five stunning wedding ring designs range from the traditional to the modern, but all are beautiful and all will work perfectly with almost any wedding and almost any individual.
The traditional gold band
The traditional gold band is the most common wedding ring and is worn by most married couples. The plain band signifies an eternity together and the ever-lasting quality of the couple’s love.
This sort of ring is usually a thin band depth-wise that is approximately 5mm in width. It is usually plain without any engravings or stones on the outside.
In the past, the majority of couples went for yellow gold bands. Today, however, white gold and platinum have become more popular, but you should go with whichever metal suits you best.
The eternity ring
The eternity ring is a thicker band depth-wise that has stones laid along the whole circumference of the ring, usually diamonds.
This ring symbolises eternity, because of the stones going all the way around, and is traditionally given to one spouse by the other after the birth of their first child or on their one year wedding anniversary, but it has become increasingly popular as a wedding ring.
The diamond wedding ring
Another popular wedding ring is a band set with one to several diamonds in a particular design. This ring is often quite similar to the traditional diamond engagement ring.
The interlinked double or triple ring
The interlinked ring consists of more than one ring that fit into each other, similarly to a puzzle piece. Sometimes, the engagement ring will fit into the wedding ring or the wedding ring itself will consist of two rings. It is also possible to have one wider ring flanked by two thin rings on either side.
The coloured stone ring
While wedding and engagement rings are traditionally set with white diamonds, other precious stones are becoming more and more popular. Many people choose a specific colour because it is their birth stone or because of some other relevance.
Some hints in choosing the right ring
Whether you are designing your own ring or buying a ring at a jewellery store, you should keep in mind the following points to ensure that you make the right choice.
If you are buying the ring for your fiancé, you should consider:
- The individual’s taste in jewellery
Do they seem to prefer any particular precious metal or stone? Do they prefer chunky, statement pieces or is their other jewellery understated and subtle? Think about this when you are choosing their wedding ring as you want it to fit into their lives and represent who they are.
- The individual’s skin tone, hair colour and eye colour
Yellow gold can look great on some people, and not so good on others. Consider what colour your partner’s eyes, hair and skin tone are before making your choice of metal and stone.
If you are choosing your own ring, you should consider:
- What sort of ring could you wear every single day of your life?
Make sure that the ring you choose is something beautiful enough to signify your commitment and love, but practical enough to fit into your everyday life.
- Your own colouring
You will definitely want to choose a ring that looks good on you. Think about your own skin tone, hair colour and eye colour when you make your choice.