If you are engaged and planning a wedding, a very important and personal part of the process is choosing your wedding bands. You may already have an engagement ring and for most, it is important to select a wedding ring that will complement this and be suitable for everyday wear.
Just like engagement rings, wedding bands come in a whole host of different metals, colors, and details, whether these be gemstones or intricate designs. When it comes to shape there are three standard wedding band shapes for women that we see on the market, keep reading to find which is the perfect option for you.
Court-shaped wedding bands are probably the most common to see in jewelers and online stores. These types of bands are a good option to fit in with engagement rings of all different styles and shapes and are generally very comfortable to wear throughout the day. Court-shaped refers to the fact that they are softly curved in shape on both the inside and outside of the ring and this is what gives them their comfortable feel. The edges of this type of ring are flat. This style works well if you are thinking about different bandwidths and want something a little chunkier. Court shapes are a good option for male wedding bands too.
D-shaped wedding bands are not far behind in popularity for women. These rings are flat on the inside and curved on the outside, hence the name given to the style. Again, D-shaped rings are very versatile and comfortable for everyday use for both male and female wedding bands. The curved outside of D-shaped rings is a little more pronounced than the curve shape on court rings so bear this in mind when choosing your shape. If you are looking for wedding bands in other metals such as platinum, the D shape is a good option if you want your piece to have some weight to it and not feel so delicate. This ring shape is adaptable for many people as it can carry a lightweight, medium weight, or heavy weight with no problem.
If you want a wedding band with some pizzazz, a shaped band is the one to go for. The options when it comes to shaped bands are endless, you could go for a wishbone or geometric style or even incorporate an extra bit of sparkle with some additional diamonds or gemstones. Many brides choose a shaped band simply to fit around their engagement ring more comfortably, for example, if the gemstones are particularly large or fancy cut in style. A popular trend at the moment is to go for a bridal set meaning that your wedding band and engagement ring will match perfectly and a shaped band complements this style very well.
In short, choosing the shape of your wedding band is about choosing the right fit for your personal style, your budget, and the level of practicality you need.