When it comes to choosing a wedding band you might be wondering how to choose from the massive range of different styles available today. We love creating epic content for all our new and returning readers, We decided to focus our time on an easy wedding band profile guide to help you decide before the big wedding day.
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Court Wedding Ring
The court wedding ring is the most traditional band. It has a elegant curvature making it the most comfortable to wear. This ring has a unisex design and comes in a few different weight styles. Most plain wedding bands range from 2.5mm to 5mm in width. The men tend to go for a fuller weight and the ladies stick to nice slim width style.
Beveled Wedding Ring
Beveled Wedding Rings have a modern sleek finish to them. The band has a flat inner finish but oozes a designer feel with the outer angled edges.
Concave Wedding Ring
The Concave wedding band steals it’s design from the beveled wedding ring finish. The main surface of the outer band boasts a subtle elegant second curve. This adds a little more dimension to the final look and feel of the ring.
D shape Wedding Ring
D shape wedding rings also have a flat inner edge. The outer edge has a beautiful curve, making the cut through look like a D on its side. This design works well when the wearer puts the wedding band against an engagement ring.
Flat Wedding Ring
The Flat wedding band is popular with the men as it offers a clean, masculine, contemporary finish. The rectangle design looks heavy and expensive. These rings are very popular in a platinum metal.
Grooved Wedding Ring
Grooved wedding rings are aimed at the buyer who is looking for something a little different. These wedding bands look very stylish and work well with other diamond rings such as Eternity or Engagement rings.
Multi metal Wedding Rings
Wedding rings come in many precious metals including: 9ct and 18ct White, Yellow and Rose Gold, 950 Platinum, Palladium and Silver.
Diamond Set Rings
Diamond set wedding rings look very stylish and elegant. These types of bands look stunning with other diamond rings on the finger, or own their own. These a very popular with jewellery collectors.
Mens Wedding Rings
Men’s Wedding bands are normally heavy in weight and look very chunky. There are many designs to choose from. Men tend to increase the width of a wedding band as it looks better on the hand of a man.
So what does a wedding ring symbolise?
The wedding band or ring, represents the eternal circle of a joint relationship between two people who have decided to spend the rest of their lives together. This moment in time is celebrated in many different ways around the world. This civil or religious act is a promise to stand by each other and bonds the feeling of love between the couple.
The wedding history.
In times now past, the wedding rings were not only a sign of love, but were also linked to the bestowal of ‘earnest money’. According to the prayer book of Edward VI: after the words ‘with this ring I thee wed’ follow the words ‘This gold and silver I give thee’, at which point the groom was supposed to hand a leather purse filled with gold and silver coins to the bride.
Historically, the wedding ring was rather connected to the exchange of valuables at the moment of the wedding rather than a symbol of eternal love and devotion. It is a relic of the times when marriage was a contract between families, not individual lovers. Both families were then eager to ensure the economic safety of the young couple. Sometimes it went as far as being a conditional exchange as this old (and today outdated) German formula shows: ‘I give you this ring as a sign of the marriage which has been promised between us, provided your father gives with you a marriage portion of 1000 Reichsthalers’. I wish my father in law had given me 1000 of anything when I got married!
A wedding ring or wedding band is a metal ring indicating the wearer is married. Depending on the local culture, it is worn on the base of the right or the left ring finger. The custom of wearing such a ring has spread widely beyond its origin in Europe. Originally worn by wives only, wedding rings became customary for both husbands and wives during the 20th century. Therefore, wedding rings are usually found on a person’s fourth finger, next to the pinkie, as it connects to the vein that flows directly to the heart. Ref: Wiki
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