Disclosure: We may get commissions for purchases made through links in this post.If you're planning your wedding, we're sure there are a lot of things on your mind. From color scheme to lighting, a lot is involved in making your big day perfect, but the rings can make or break your special day. The rings are the things you'll take with you into your blossoming relationship--they have to be perfect. So, how do you pick out your rings? It isn't that difficult, stick with us and we'll guide you through it.
Common Ring Choices
These are oldies but goodies, they're what you see on your grandparents' hands and what you see advertised on jewelry commercials. It's pretty hard to go wrong with these.
Now, the plain band can be much more lucrative than it sounds. If you're looking for a ring that has little hassle with all of the glam, a plain band may be the way to go. These rings are also great for those who work with their hands and don't want a big diamond getting in the way of things.
Here are some examples of plain wedding bands that can be found on Amazon.
The Unisex Stainless Steel Mirror Ring by Wintefei
The Unisex Stainless Steel Wedding Band by Silverline
The Sterling Silver Comfort-Fit Wedding Band by Sac Silver
Diamond-set rings are probably the most beloved traditional wedding bands there are. They're agelessly beautiful and endlessly customizable.
But maybe you're looking for something a little less traditional. Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here are a few examples of stunning diamond-set rings.
If you want the sparkle with the simplicity, as well as a lower price point, these two rings may be right up your alley.
14k White Gold Ring With Lab-Grown Diamond
Lab-grown diamonds are highly sustainable, eco-friendly, and almost indistinguishable from a real diamond, don't let the name scare you away!
10k Gold Diamond Accent Ring
Want something more stylish? Something that immediately draws attention to your hands? Maybe these are more up your fashion-savvy alley.
14k White Gold Lab-Grown Diamond Ring
Classis Twist with White Diamond Sterling Silver Ring
Two-Tone or Dual-Metal Rings
Dual-metal rings are the perfect way to add a subtle "Wow!" factor to your ring without making it too flashy. Often, these rings contain tungsten or are a type of Damascus, both of which usually make gorgeous combinations of metal. Here are a few examples:
Caius Tungsten Wedding Ring with a 14k White Gold Inlay by Crown Rings
Damascus Ring made of Sterling Silver and Rose Gold by Three Keys
Gray and Blue Tungsten Ring by Silly Kings
Looking for something a little more out-there? We understand, sometimes you need a bit of pizzazz, and the ring choices above won't do it for everyone. Perhaps these beauties may suit your interest a little better.
These rings are a bit self-explanatory; they're bands with non-traditional shapes. With these, the possibilities are endless. However, while beautiful, small bits and pieces or shards that stick out more than others will be more prone to damage. Also, some of these may be more delicate than your average ring due to extra thin pieces.
Open-tail Platinum Ring with White and Red Zirconia Rhinestones by Uloveido
Heart-Shaped Ring with Platinum-Plated Sterling Silver, Zirconia, and Swarovski Crystal in the Amazon Collection:
Sterling Silver Wishbone Ring with White-Cubic Zirconia by Pandora
Celtics had a pretty wide variety of beautiful and meaningful symbols and patterns that, these days, are incredibly appealing for important pieces like wedding bands. If you think you want to go the Celtic route, we've got you covered; here are a few Celtic-themed rings we think are pretty hard to pass up.
Black and Green Tungsten Ring with Celtic Dragon by King Will
Sterling Silver Celtic Eternity Knot Ring by GEMSME
Sterling Silver Ring with Celtic Turquoise Inlay by Gem Avenue
Sterling Silver Celtic Knot Ring with Oval Garnet by Silvershake
Looking for a more natural look or not interested in breaking the bank with pricey metals? Or maybe you're drawn to the unique things that can be done with wood that can't be replicated in metal? Either way, we've got just the thing for you.
White Ceramic with Hawaiian Koa Wood Inlay by Three Keys
Wooden Wedding Band with Rosewood and Ebony by SOLEED
Wood Ring with Black Tungsten filling by King Will
If you can't fully design and customize your rings or put raw metal to the fire, laser-engraving may be the next best thing. Whether it is a name, a fresh out-ring design, or a pattern that looks akin to acid-etching, laser-engraving can do it all.
Black Tungsten Ring with Customizable Laser-engraving by LerchPhi
Gold-plated Customizable Stainless Steel Ring by VNOX
Stainless Steel Ring with Pre-Etched Inner-Ring that reads"I Love you" by King Will
Sand-cast rings are just as they sound: they're rings that were made by being cast in sand. This gives the outside of the ring a uniquely textured outer-ring that, if we may say, give a ring a gorgeous finish. Unlike the others, these rings aren't as readily available on Amazon, but here are some beautiful examples anyway.
A risk of having this type of band is structural integrity. Thinner bits and holes that can cause fracture points are common, so keep this in mind if you decide to go this route.
Simple Sand-Cast Band by Justin Duance:
Oxidized Ristic Rose-Gold Sand-Cat Ring by Justin Duance:
Sliced rings are rings with slices through or through part of the band itself, sometimes filled with jewels, other times not, and can add a lot of character to your ring. Here are a few unique examples of this type of ring.
Stainless Steel Ring with Clear Crystal by Classy not Trashy
Sliced Stainless Steel Ring by Classy not Trashy
Other Band Types
These rings belong in the out-there category not just because they're pretty unique, but because these, maybe more than the other examples, have such a diverse range of interpretations and loosely-defined boundaries that searching for rings like these can be difficult, but also an absolute delight.
These come in all shapes and sizes, but the most well-known type of interactive rings may be the fidget or spinner rings. If you have a partner that won't sit still, you might want to consider one of these.
Black Stainless Steel Spinner Ring by POVAN
Rotatable Fidget Ring with Cubic Zirconia by Bling Toman
Sterling Silver Anti-Anxiety Ring by KELYNN
Contemporary can mean anything; the definition varies so widely it can change from person to the next. Contemporary rings are cool and an excellent choice for such an important event.
Yellow Gold Duble Laurel Leaf Filigree Ring by Modern Contemporary Rings
Step-Edge Rubber Wedding Band by ThunderFit
Sand Dollar Stackable Ring by Alex and Ani
We hope this list helped you pick out the perfect ring!