Did you know that half of all American adults are married?
If you and your special someone are ready to join that number, no doubt you’re swamped with decisions you have to make in preparation for your big day. Among all the other things you have to plan, your engagement rings and wedding bands are probably the most important. After all, you’ll be wearing them for as long as you two are together. It’s important that your choice be perfect, right?
While you may not decide exactly what style of wedding bands are right for you from an online article, this one will show you some of the current trends in wedding bands. Maybe one of the following will help spark an idea for your perfect rings.
This year, there seem to be more couples than before choosing precious metals for their wedding bands. Gold is a popular classic, available in yellow, white, and rose colors. But platinum has been a very popular metal choice as well. These have made up the top two choices for wedding band metals this year.
Usually, brides-to-be will choose the same kind of metal for their wedding band as their engagement ring. This makes sense since women typically wear their wedding bands and engagement rings together. Again, gold and platinum is the consistent choice for bridal wedding bands.
For men, the choice of metals for wedding bands is more diverse. In the past, contemporary metals like stainless steel were highly popular choices for men’s wedding bands. These continue to be popular options, but this year it seems men are showing more interest in traditional precious metals.
When it comes to diamonds, this year bigger is better.
Wedding bands have often featured several small diamonds inlaid within the ring together. This year, women are opting for fewer diamonds, but much larger ones.
Wedding bands with larger diamonds tend to better complement solitaire-style engagement rings (which continue to be the most popular style of engagement ring). On the other hand, small diamonds appear even smaller when they’re next to a begemmed engagement ring. This may be why bridal wedding bands are being requested with fewer, larger diamonds than before.
Not One, But Two Wedding Bands
Why would anyone need two wedding bands?
Since women wear their wedding band with their engagement ring, having two bands can create a more satisfying sense of symmetry. Instead of having one band next to the ring, which can appear imbalanced, they can wear one band on either side of the ring. This causes the entire set to look and feel more complete.
While men wouldn’t generally wear two wedding bands together, they may choose to have two different rings: one made of a less-valuable metal, such as stainless steel, to wear while working or exercising; another made of a precious metal, such as gold or platinum, to wear when there’s less danger of it getting scratched.
And there you have it — the top three trends in wedding bands for 2019. Precious metals are making a comeback, larger diamonds are preferred over having more of them, and it’s becoming commonplace for couples to buy two wedding bands each.
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