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Guide to Women's Wedding Band Styles

Guide to Women's Wedding Band Styles

A lot of thought must go into choosing an engagement ring. But a wedding band, which signifies your commitment to marriage to your partner, is equally important. Wedding band styles are as diverse as any type of jewelry. At Jeweler’s Touch, we have an extensive catalog of beautiful diamond wedding bands, but here’s an informative guide to help ease finding the right one.

Types of Women’s Wedding Bands

Once you have a budget, it’s time to think about the type of wedding band you want to wear. The most common types include:

  • Eternity Wedding Bands: An eternity band features diamonds or colored gemstones around its entire circumference. The stones can have alternative cuts instead of being round. On a half-eternity band, the gems go only partway around.
  • Infinity Wedding Bands: Can incorporate just one infinity symbol or repeat the figure-eight shape around their circumference.
  • Classic Wedding Bands: A simple metal band is a timeless way to express love, devotion, and eternity. This wedding band style often features yellow gold.
  • 5-Stone Wedding Bands: The stones are usually equal in size and are said to represent love, trust, commitment, communication, and empathy.
  • Vintage/Antique: These include Georgian bands with natural motifs like birds and flowers, Victorian bands with bright colors and bold designs, and art nouveau bands with symmetrical lines and wrought metalwork. Edwardian bands are delicate and sophisticated, while art deco bands are known for their geometric shapes and neutral hues.
  • Curved Wedding Bands: A curved band can take on a V or wishbone shape representing luck, hope, positivity, wealth, and good fortune. Another variation of the curved design is a twisted wedding band. It has two metal bands representing two different people joining together for eternity.
  • Stackable Wedding Bands: Some people choose to pair their wedding band and engagement ring. This can be accomplished by adding a third band, combining multiple thinner bands, or adding a ring guard.

Wedding Band Metals

A wedding band can be a single metal or combine two or more metals. Diamonds are often absent, creating a simple and timeless ring. The most common metals used for wedding bands are:

  • Yellow Gold: Yellow gold is often chosen for its vibrant glow. Yellow gold is also rust-, corrosion-, and tarnish-resistant. Compared to 18k gold, 14k yellow gold is harder, more scratch-resistant, and slightly richer in color. 
  • White Gold: Pure gold is mixed with nickel and silver and plated with rhodium to create a brilliant silver-colored band. White gold is typically lower in cost than platinum.
  • Rose Gold: Created with a copper alloy, rose gold wedding bands have a modern-vintage appeal. A 14k rose gold wedding band is deeper in color, while an 18k band is lighter.
  • Platinum: A noble metal, platinum resists oxidation and corrosion. Its natural white sheen is brilliant on its own or can accentuate the sparkle of diamonds. Platinum is also hypoallergenic.


Various types of settings can define a wedding band’s style. The most popular include a channel setting, which is often used for eternity bands. Diamonds are set into a groove where they are protected against damage. This style is recommended if you work a lot with your hands. Channel set stones won’t snag on items or knock against surfaces.

A pavé setting creates a paved effect in which diamonds, gemstones, or both form a continuous line. French pavé bands set diamonds amongst V shapes in the metal, exposing the stones to more light, while a scalloped pavé band has a rounded base with less visible metal around the diamonds, increasing their brilliance and sparkle.


No conversation about women’s wedding band styles would be complete without mentioning diamonds. A band can be metal-only or feature a single diamond, a series of stones in a row, or a more intricate design. But diamonds aren’t your only option. Other common gemstones for women’s wedding bands, which can be used in combination with or as alternatives to diamonds, include:

  • Sapphire: Sapphire stones are known most for their deep blue color, but they also come in pink and a range of other colors. Hard and durable, sapphire is suited for everyday wear and traditionally symbolizes romance, truth, and nobility.
  • Ruby: A ruby and a sapphire are both made of the mineral corundum. However, ruby is associated with its fiery crimson hue. It’s often preferred for its strength and is a symbol of romance, devotion, and vitality.
  • Emerald: An emerald’s rich green hue and color saturation have been sought after for centuries. A variety of beryl, which has hexagonal crystals, emerald is rarely flawless but it pairs well with any type of jewelry metal.

Other Considerations

Now that we’ve covered the basics of women’s wedding band styles, here are some other factors to consider when selecting your ring: 

  • Symbolism: Different ring styles come with symbolism like gemstones do. What a band represents may be deeply important to you, but it’s also acceptable to select a wedding band that is simply beautiful.
  • Durability: Whether its design is simple or intricate, a wedding band should tolerate accidental knocks and impacts without being easily scratched or tarnished.
  • Price: Generally, the more elegant and elaborate your wedding band is, the more it will cost. Setting your budget first will help you focus on wedding band styles that fit within your price range.

Find Great Women’s Wedding Band Styles at Jeweler’s Touch

There’s much to consider when choosing a wedding band. And more styles and options may be out there than we’ve listed. At Jeweler’s Touch, dozens of unique diamond wedding bands are available. Browse our listings for inspiration or purchase an item directly on our website. We can also help custom design a wedding band or ring that suits your style and preferences. To learn more, call (714) 579-1616 today.

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