Finding the Perfect Wedding Bands: A Symbol of Eternal Love

His and her yellow gold wedding band. A plain, wide men's band and a smaller diamond eternity band ring.
His and her gold wedding bands. Plain and wide men

Your wedding band is more than a piece of jewellery; it represents your love story. It is a tangible reminder of your promises on your special day and represents your bond with your partner. Finding the perfect wedding might be daunting, but I am here to make it easy. It is something you will wear every day for the rest of your life. But with so many options available, how do you choose the right one? From classic gold bands to modern designs with diamonds, there is a wedding band for every style and preference. Whether you are into something more classic or you prefer something bold, pick a design that reflects your aesthetic and lifestyle to tell your unique love story. In this article, I will guide you through the process of finding the perfect wedding bands. I will cover everything from choosing the suitable metal and setting to understanding diamond quality and evaluating craftsmanship. I will help you make an informed decision and find a wedding band that you will cherish forever.


Importance of Wedding Bands

Two yellow gold wedding bands displayed on a book.
A man holding out his hand with a white gold wedding band in it.
Two wedding bands with sound engraved on the top of the band, displayed on a grey surface.

The significance of wedding bands goes beyond just an accessory. These rings symbolize the everlasting union between you and your partner, reminding you of your love and commitment to one another. They are worn chiefly on the left ring finger here in North America, believed to have a direct connection to the heart, signifying the emotional connection and eternal bond between partners. We have a blog post about the symbolism of wearing your wedding ring on your right or left finger (click here to read). Shopping for the perfect wedding band is meant to be a fun task for you both to enjoy before the big day. They will be cherished keepsakes that hold sentimental value for a lifetime.

When selecting wedding bands, it is crucial to consider not only the aesthetic appeal but also the durability and comfort they offer. These rings are meant to withstand the test of time, so opting for high-quality materials and craftsmanship is essential. Whether you prefer a traditional, classic band or a more contemporary design, the wedding bands you choose or custom create should reflect you as a person and your lifestyle. With the right choice, your wedding bands will become cherished heirlooms that tell the story of your enduring love.


Two sets of hands overlapping with custom-made wedding bands

Different Types of Wedding Bands

There are wedding bands to suit every taste and preference. Traditional bands are typically plain metal rings, such as gold or platinum, symbolizing simplicity and elegance. For those seeking a touch of glamour, diamond-paved bands offer a splash of sparkle and sophistication. Modern couples may opt for unique designs, such as two-tone metal or intricate patterns, to showcase their individuality.The choice between matching or contrasting bands is also a consideration. Matching bands symbolize unity and harmony, while contrasting bands allow each partner to express their personality while complementing each other. Ultimately, the wedding bands you choose should resonate with your style and symbolize the union and commitment you share with your partner.

There are wedding bands to suit every taste and preference. Traditional bands are typically plain metal rings, such as gold or platinum, symbolizing simplicity and elegance. For those seeking a touch of glamour, diamond-paved bands offer a splash of sparkle and sophistication. Modern couples may opt for unique designs, such as two-tone metal or intricate patterns, to showcase their individuality.The choice between matching or contrasting bands is also a consideration. Matching bands symbolize unity and harmony, while contrasting bands allow each partner to express their personality while complementing each other. Ultimately, the wedding bands you choose should resonate with your style and symbolize the union and commitment you share with your partner.

Wedding band and engagement ring combined, sitting on a jeweller

Factors to Consider When Choosing Wedding Bands

Several factors should be considered when selecting the perfect wedding band. The first consideration is the metal type, with popular options including gold, platinum, silver and titanium. We will discuss distinct attributes of each material, such as price point, colour and durability. It is essential to choose one that aligns with your preferences and lifestyle. Additionally, the ring's width, thickness, and comfort fit impact the overall look and feel of the band. When measuring your finger for a wide band, use a wide sizer! Comfort fit is when the inside edge of the ring has been chamfered or rounded; this is a great option to make wider rings feel more comfortable and allow the skin to breathe. Another crucial factor is the setting of the wedding band, especially for those opting for diamond or gemstone accents. The setting style can range from channel and pave settings to prong and bezel settings, each offering a different level of security and aesthetic appeal. Understanding the quality of diamonds is also vital, as factors like the 4 C's influence the brilliance and value of the stones. These factors deserve more depth, so I will blog about them in the future. Keep checking back!

Popular Metals for Wedding Bands

Picking the right metal for you can significantly impact their appearance and longevity.

  • Gold¬†is a classic choice. It is available in various shades, such as yellow, white, and rose, each offering a distinct aesthetic appeal. Picking the karat of material you want is also essential. Usually, people want to match the colour of their engagement ring, so stick to the same karat. Every jeweller uses a different recipe to alloy their metals, so if you get rings from different jewellers, the colours might not match exactly. That's something to keep in mind.
  • Platinum¬†is hypoallergenic (perfect for those with sensitive skin), durable, naturally white and does not oxidize. If you want a band with stones, platinum is the best material to accommodate melees (small stones). This incredible material just folds over itself rather than chipping away, which makes it last a lot longer than other metals.
  • Silver¬†is an affordable option,¬†although it requires more maintenance to prevent tarnishing. Silver has many exceptional qualities but is soft and difficult to fix. If you want to wear your wedding for years to come, I would invest in something with more lasting attributes.
  • Titanium¬†is an incredibly durable and scratch-resistant metal, ideal for individuals with active lifestyles. However, it cannot be sized, so this is something to remember.

The metal you select aligns with your style preferences, budget, and maintenance requirements.


Choosing the Right Style and Design


When selecting the style and design of your wedding bands, it's essential to consider your taste and lifestyle. Classic bands feature a simple, timeless design that can easily complement any outfit or occasion. For those looking to make a bolder statement, bands with intricate patterns, engraving, or unique finishes offer a touch of individuality and flair.

Diamond or gemstone-studded bands add sparkle and elegance to any wedding band. Two-tone bands combine different metals for a striking contrast, while vintage-inspired bands feature intricate details and romantic motifs. Ultimately, the style and design of your wedding bands should reflect your personality and serve as a symbol of your unique love story. Please download my guide to unlock your style here.

Classic yellow gold wedding band with five flush-set diamonds evenly spaced out around band.

Customizing Your Wedding Bands

Customizing your wedding bands allows you to get your creative juices flowing and reflects your individuality and love story. From selecting the metal and gemstones to choosing the engraving and finish, customization offers endless possibilities for creating a one-of-a-kind design. Many jewellers offer custom design services, allowing you to bring your vision to life and create something as unique as you.Personalizing your wedding bands with meaningful symbols, dates, or initials adds a special touch and further enhances the sentimental value of these rings. Whether you opt for a subtle engraving on the inside of the band or a more elaborate design on the exterior, customizing your wedding bands ensures that they are truly one-of-a-kind and a reflection of your love and commitment.

Two his and her wedding bands, in two-toned metal . One plain with hammered texture, the other with hammer texture and  diamond eternity on either side

Sizing and Fitting Your Wedding Bands


Ensuring your wedding bands' proper sizing and fit is essential for both comfort and security. A well-fitting band should slide onto your finger easily but not be too loose to risk slipping off. It's recommended to have your ring finger sized professionally by a jeweller to ensure an accurate measurement. Remember that fingers can swell or shrink due to various factors, so it's essential to consider these changes when selecting the size of your wedding bands. In addition to sizing, the shape and width of the band can impact how the ring feels on your finger. Comfort-fit bands are designed with a slightly rounded interior, offering a more comfortable wearing experience than traditional flat bands. When trying different styles and sizes, consider lifestyle, daily activities, and personal preferences to find the perfect fit for your wedding bands.

A jeweller sizing a white gold ring on a ring mandrel.

Wedding Band Maintenance


Caring for your wedding bands to stay in the best shape. Clean your rings and harder gemstones with dish soap, baking soda, and a toothbrush to restore the shine of the metal and gemstones. Avoid exposing your wedding bands to harsh chemicals used in cleaning or at the pool and drastic temperature changes (stones usually don't like this). For bands with gemstone accents, a yearly inspection by a jeweller is recommended; they will check stones and materials to ensure everything is in order. Please remove your wedding bands when doing heavy lifting, sports, or household chores. Storing your wedding bands in separate little plastic baggies will prevent them from scratching one another and prevent chain tangles, ensuring they remain in pristine condition for years to come.

hands holding an engagement ring in one hand and scrubbing it with a toothbrush in the other.

Where to Buy Wedding Bands

When shopping for wedding bands, consider reputable jewellers and retailers specializing in fine jewelry and offering a wide selection of styles and designs. Local jewellers often provide personalized service, expert guidance, and customization options to help you find the perfect wedding bands. Online jewellers also offer a convenient shopping experience. Make sure it is a jeweller you have a natural rapport with, where you feel comfortable and confident. Before making a purchase, research the jeweller's reputation, return policy, and warranty options to ensure a seamless buying experience. Consider visiting multiple stores and trying on different styles to find the perfect wedding bands that match your preferences and budget. Whether you shop in person or online, selecting a trusted retailer is crucial for finding high-quality wedding bands you will cherish for a lifetime.

Conclusion: The Significance of Finding the Perfect Wedding Bands

Whether you create a custom, diamond-studded design or choose something timeless and classic, your wedding bands should reflect your personality and the enduring love you share with your partner. These cherished keepsakes will symbolize your eternal union and serve as a testament to the enduring power of love. Go, Love!


When shopping around here are the things you should remember:

Shopping for wedding bands should be fun and reflect your love and commitment to your partner

These rings are a daily reminder of the promises made on your special day and the bond shared in marriage.

Things to consider are design, metal type, customization, and care. 

Select wedding bands that complement your style and tell your unique love story.

Black and white picture of jewellery designer Sabrina Melendez

The Author: Sabrina A. Melendez

Sabrina, the Chief Creative Officer at Janine Jewels, isn't just another designer. Swiss-trained and with a passion for jewellery that began in 2006, Sabrina's creations are more than just accessories; they're tiny works of art. But her expertise goes beyond design. With years of experience in fabrication, Sabrina understands the entire jewellery creation process, from the initial sketch to the finished piece. This not only ensures the quality and craftsmanship of Janine Jewels, but also fuels Sabrina's constant innovation as she pushes the boundaries of what jewellery can be.

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