A Guide To Different Wedding Band Styles
Wedding bands come in a wide range of styles. If you’re looking to find a ring to propose to your loved one, check out the following styles of wedding bands:
1. Pave Band
Comfort-Fit Flame French Pave Diamond Band
The pave band is a style that refers to diamonds placed closely together in a continuous row, held in by little beads of metal. This style is ideal if you want to minimize the appearance of metal from the side.
2. Multi-Row Pave
Unlike the pave band that comes with one row, multi-row pave can come with three to even six rows. However, the most common is a three-row dome band where all the stones are the same size. Another option is to have a larger middle row with two small rows on both sides. For this one, a prong is set in between each diamond which is also shared with the diamond next to it. This means the appearance of metal prongs is minimized while the diamonds are still secured.
3. Prong Set
Five-Stone Round Diamond Prong-Set Wedding Band
4. Shared Prong
For this one, a prong is set in between each diamond which is also shared with the diamond next to it. This means the appearance of metal prongs is minimized while the diamonds are still secured.
Round Diamond U-Prong Wedding Band
A U-shaped prong allows each diamond to be visible from all angles while still being supported and held secure.
6. Basket Setting
This style refers to the use of prongs along a metal bar to hold the diamond in place. Although the diamond is less visible on the side, the overall look is more structured.
7. Bezel Setting
Bezel Sapphire and Prong Diamond Patterned Band
A rim of metal encases each diamond following the shape. This style is perfect if you’re looking for a vintage or retro look.
8. Channel Set Band
For this type of setting, the diamonds are held securely in place by grooves on both walls of the "channel" which is made of two strips of precious metal. It's considered the most secure type of setting along with the bezel.
9. Plain Band
V-Edge Plain Wedding Band
As the name suggests, a plain wedding band is a smooth-surfaced band without any diamonds or stones on it.
10. Bright Cut Pave
This one is similar to channel set band in terms of a thin wall of metal on each side, but the difference is that this kind of band has tiny beads in between each stone.
11. Fancy Cut Stones
Fancy cut stones are any shape of stones that are not basic, round diamonds. Some of the most popular ones include oval, emerald cut, and radiant. However, you should note that these cuts are always more expensive than round diamonds.
12. Gemstone Colored Band
If you want to add a little something to your wedding band, you can pick color stone bands such as sapphire. These can be used in combination with diamonds to create a more unique look as well.
13. Burnished Set
Burnished Diamond Rose Gold Band with Meteorite Inlay
This style of wedding band features diamonds that are inlaid into the surface of the band without any prongs or bezels for support. The stones are spaced out equally across the surface.
14. Wide Pave Band
This style of wedding band is most suitable for larger diamonds as the area of the band is wide. Each diamond is also visible as there is a small curvature in the metal.