As much fun as engagement rings are to shop for, wedding bands can be even more exciting to peruse. Especially since there are so many uber creative designers constantly rethinking and reimagining the notion of traditional wedding bands. Before making a decision, check out our guide on everything from the best style for your personality to how to wear ladies' wedding bands in unexpected ways.
Ways to Wear Them
Traditionally, wedding bands are the second and final piece of a wedding set, worn closest to the heart before the engagement ring. Many bridal jewelry designers feature engagement rings coordinated to match ladies' wedding bands. While that's still a very popular way to go, more and more brides are opting for something a little less conventional.
Stackable ladies' wedding bands have taken the bridal world by storm, adding ample gorgeous ways to complete your bridal jewelry. From nested looks that frame a center stone to eclectic compilations that add texture and surprise, stackable wedding bands up the fun factor ten-fold.
To PavÉ or to Prong
Diamond wedding bands are available in diverse stone settings—bezel, channel, prong, and of course pavé. The latter two are easily the most popular ladies' wedding band styles. Prong wedding bands form a basket around the diamonds, and tiny little tips grasp the stones. Prong settings show off diamonds very well, thanks to the amount of light the prong setting allows through the stone.
Pavé wedding bands use a technique that creates the illusion of a glittering paved surface. One of the things that makes these striking settings a repeat favorite is their ability to look delicate and understated while actually being quite extravagant.
The name pavé comes from the French word meaning "to pave" and is derived from the look that's achieved by setting stones into small holes on the metal shaft of a ring. Small beads are shaped around the stone to secure it, and the resulting look is that of a cobblestone road. Pavé settings offer modern elegance while still retaining a bit of timeless, vintage appeal.
If you're looking into the stackable trend, other settings such as bezel or channel bands can really make things interesting and unique.
Try Them All On
When to Play Matchmaker
If you're wanting a perfectly coordinated wedding ring set and don't want to go through the hassle of trying on endless rings, consider a matching designer set. This approach guarantees a flawless result and leaves you more time for all the other wedding planning on your list.
Few bridal jewelry designers are as inimitable as California-based Tacori. Offering collections that range from dainty and delicate like Petite Crescent to ones bold and elegant like RoyalT, Tacori's gorgeous bridal collections are a sure bet for finding a bridal set that will feel like a dream come to life.
Explore Ladies' Wedding Bands at Barons Jewelers
When you're ready to try on wedding bands, our expert jewelers can guide you through the process. Located in Dublin, California, our showroom carries a large selection of luxury bridal jewelers and wedding bands for men and women. Give us a call at (925) 344-8317 with any questions or to request an appointment. We're happy to help you find the perfect wedding band for you and, of course, your loved one too!