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Top 5 Wedding Band Trends for Couples - 2015
So you have found your special someone, starting planning your wedding and now it is time to choose the wedding ring. This doesn’t have to be a stressful decision. Go with a wedding band that meets your individual fashion sense and make shopping fun. To give a little assistance in this important purchase I have compiled the top five wedding band trends I have noted while working with brides and grooms in all age brackets.
Move over traditional yellow gold, rose gold is taking your place as the new gold of choice among men and women of all ages. Yellow gold has always been a classic choice for couples that want a traditional band, however they can still have that with rose gold. Rose gold takes on a pinkish bronze appearance that looks fantastic on all skin tones. Rose gold carries the same maintenance as yellow gold where over time the ring may show slight wear, needing to be polished and dipped into a rhodium plating over time. This is completely normal and shouldn’t deter your decision.
Tungsten carbide became trendy 8 years ago and has now become the new classic wedding band metal. Tungsten originally was a durable choice for men and women who worked in industries such as construction or welding where the ring could become quickly destroyed. Tungsten was known as a durable, relatively scratch resistant choice that would continue to look great no matter what kind of beating it received. Tungsten Carbide is also a safe choice as the ring has a cracking point if it gets caught on heavy machinery. The ring being such a dense material will crack upon impact before your finger received irreversible damage.
Tungsten rings have also come such a long way, originally being manufactured in simple classic styles. You can now find unique and intricately detailed styles in most jewelry stores that look just as great as their precious metal competitors. The price point of tungsten also comes drastically lower than gold and platinum helping couples remain on budget.
Stackable rings seem to be the new choice among women seeking a unique option to the classic wedding band. Stackable rings come in approximately a 2mm width and range from being a classic band to more detailed with color and stones ordained in the metal. The new trend is to receive a simple thin band at marriage and to add onto it through important milestones such as anniversaries, birthdays and children. It is best when the rings are all slightly different to add a touch of individuality to your everyday look.
Unique inlays have been on trend for many years now due to advancing technology producing many unique styles. Current popular inlays consist of genuine wood, colorful shell and carbon fiber. The inlay can sit centered in the ring of off center for a stylish touch that will draw attention to your ring. Just like most rings, inlays will need maintenance after many years of wear. The inlay in most cases in protected by the metal and coated in a water proofing crystal to allow for everyday wear. The inlay can break down over time needing to be replaced with new material. Most companies should offer repair or replacement for a fee or within their lifetime warranty.
Wide Width Rings:
Wide width rings are a trendy choice for those that want a rugged, masculine ring that deserves attention. Wide width rings consist of styles above a 10mm width and can even go as large as a 20mm! Wide width rings definitely will take an adjustment period to get used to and fingers need to be long enough to support the weight. If you decide to order a wider width it is best to order a half size up to ensure proper comfort for continuous wear. I hope that the 5 trends will becomes useful on your wedding band hunt. Remember this is your day, your style and ultimately your decision to be made. Have fun with this decision and understand that anything goes as long as it is your vision of the perfect wedding band. Last Updated: November 15, 2016
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