Popping the question used to happen around Christmas time and weddings were scheduled for spring months, particularly the month of June. But since the world got turned upside down, couples are getting engaged more quickly, less formally and weddings are year round. Those that were put on hold were rescheduled. Additionally there is a whole range of smaller family affairs, elopements, quaint destination weddings and larger outside ceremonies. And all of these celebrations of nuptials call for a wedding band.
Perhaps this is why more and more independent designers have entered the bridal market and the newcomers into this realm of design feature a wide variety of imaginative, symbolic and high style wedding bands.
If you choose to wear one ring, there are beautiful styles that can act as an engagement/wedding band with exclusively cut diamonds and other gemstones. If your style is more streamlined and tactile, there are a range of textural modern and futuristic styles or engraved meaningful motifs that conjure up feels from the past. There are also the combination of textural details and gemstones that captivate with their creativity and balance of old and new details and elements.
Here are a wide range from which to choose if you plan on walking down the aisle anytime soon:
Loren Nicole nod to antiquity with this Viking Twist with tiny granulation all around in 22K ring.
Berlinger Jewelry’s Art Deco inspired Star Ring in 14K gold.
Walters Faith’s 18K rose gold architecturally inspired fluted stackable band ring.
Ashley Zhang’s feminine vintage inspired carved floral ring in 14K gold.
Sofia Zakia’s 14K gold wedding band engraved with the last line in Dante’s Divine Comedy—By the Love that moves the sun and the other stars.
Marian Maurer’s Porch Band in 14K gold features granulated balls with a satin finish for a streamlined look that can stack with other wedding bands with texture or gemstoens.
Anita Ko’s 18K gold braided band with a high polished finish is also available in rose and white gold for the woman who prefers a wide yet pared-down ultra modern ring.
Kaylin Hertel’s 18K gold band with scattered signature Petal Print and pavé stripes of white diamonds is reminiscent of Japanese kimono prints.
Grace Lee’s 14K gold engaved band with diamonds on top and bottom recalls the weding bands from the early 20th century.
Single Stone’s Makayla band features an antique feeling with old European cut diamonds set in an oxidized handcrafted 18K yellow gold and silver eternity band.
Sofia Kaman’s 14K gold Rounded Infinity Ring with Diamonds. The continuous pattern symbolizes everlasting love The perfect symbol of love everlasting while the pavé diamonds reinforce the endurance and strength of the bond and is entwined into into the design of the band.
Karen Karch’s Studded Vine Eternity Band offers an alternative rendition of a classic diamond eternity ring with twining vines and an organic edge. Vines symbolize connection, strength & determination, perfect for a wedding band.
Adel Chefridi’s ring in 18K white gold features his signature satin finish which allows the bead set diamonds and hand etched patterns to blend simplicity with artistic craftsmanship.
Sethi Couture’s Ivy Rose ring blends the romance of ivy leafs for fidelity in a feminine pattern in 14K gold with brilliant and rose cut diamond interspersed throughout the band and a old mine cut in the center in 18K yellow gold.
Estate Diamond Jewelry masters the art of balancing geometric Art Deco details with a modern sensibility in this pave set chain link platinum band.
Elizabeth Street’s spinner with polished rims and textured inside band with gray diamonds.
Dru Jewelry’s14K gold ring with rubies on one side for passion and diamonds on the reverse side for enduring love.
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Megan Thorne’s 18K yellow gold mix of past and present with a distinctive presence of different antique cuts of diamonds including old mine cut, European cut and rose cut—for a feminine, heirloom feeling in a wedding band or an all in one wedding band/engagement ring.
KATKIM’s 18K gold, Asscher cut diamond eternity band for those who prefer their bands with a subdued sparkle and a dose of sophisticated modernity.
Katherine Jetter’s grey blue spinel and diamond Origami ring offers a subtly colored feminine yet contemporary take on a wedding band. Although it is current in stone color, cuts and style—it’s a ring that will endure time and generations.
Single Stone’s French-cut diamonds are arranged in a geometric pattern in a an eternity band ring reflects strong lines and a pared-down streamlined style.
Orly Marcel’s 18K Mandala Petal diamond band ring represents the interconnectedness of love and the “opening up to possibilities.”
Berlinger Jewelry’s Half Moon Lace Diamond Mosaic band with half moon shaped diamonds stands alone or could be worn at the top of a simple gold band or pave eternity ring.
Estate Diamond Jewelry’s platinum and cushion cut diamond eternity band is reminiscent of Art Deco eternity bands—in which simplicity, form and function rules and the juicy cushion cut diamonds give the ring it’s personality and character
The Olivia Chantecaille x Walters Faith collaboration celebrates the love of timeless fine jewelry, coupling the sleek design of Chantecaille’s signature perfecting powder compact with Walters Faith’s classic modernity.The OC x WF collection features a range of lockets blending the two company’s aesthetics but newes additions are the 18K gold band rings with a multi-media mix of diamond shapes and sizes set into 18K gold.