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Wedding Band Types
So it’s time to pick a wedding band to have with you for life. Unlike musical taste which frequently shifts, you’ll want this band to fit you forever. The following slide show describes the cross-section or profile of the band and vary in shape, style and comfort.
A "comfort fit" ring is a ring that has a rounded interior and an oval cross-section. The benefit of having a 'comfort fit' ring is that with a rounded interior less metal touches the finger resulting in a comfortable feel.
A "flat band" is a wedding band that is flat on top; it actually has no oval shape. Think of a pipe, for example. Some of the "flat band" ring designs are called pipe rings, for that purpose, and for that reason.
The "half-round" wedding ring is one of the more classic and traditional styles. This is a wedding ring that has a rounded top section. The under section of the ring can either be flat or a comfort fit.
DIAMOND WEDDING RINGS
Diamond Wedding Rings, available for both men and women, feature prong or channel set diamonds. Eternity rings, sometimes referred to as an anniversary band feature diamonds encircling the entire ring.
FANCY WEDDING RINGS
Rings that feature unique design elements, engraving, hammered details, or symbols fall into the Fancy Wedding Ring category. A diamond or other gemstone may be used to accent details in a fancy wedding ring.
PLAIN WEDDING RINGS
Simple elegance is the best way to describe a plain wedding ring. A band of platinum or yellow gold is a classic symbol for the bride and groom, but white gold and other alternative metals also are popular options.
RING WRAPS AND GUARDS
A ring wrap or guard complements and enhances a diamond engagement ring. Pavé diamonds or other gemstones set in the wrap frame the center diamond, creating a spectacular and unique ring.
COLOR GEMSTONE RINGS
Color gemstones, such as sapphires, amethysts and rubies can represent a birthdate, an anniversary, or the birth of a child. When set in a thin band, they can also be worn with an engagement ring on the left hand.