A wedding ring or wedding band, also known as an engagement ring, is simply a finger ring which typically signifies that its wearer is already married. It’s usually forged out of either gold or another similarly valuable metal and is often forged with the same signet mark which is used for the marriage ceremony.
The most famous examples of these are those from Anne Bancroft and Betsey Johnson, but there are many more available today. The most traditional type of wedding bands that you will see are those which feature some sort of Hebrew or religious wording. These can include phrases such as, ‘love is a many splendored thing’ or ‘do unto others as you would have them do unto you’.
There are no real rules to follow when designing your wedding bands, though they are commonly worn by Orthodox or Jewish couples. Other types of wedding rings incorporate both the concept of eternal love, and the Christian concept of hell, which are associated with divorce.
Eternal love rings come in several different styles and materials. Some use diamonds as the main material, while others use gold, silver, or titanium for their design. Wedding rings are also available in a variety of styles, including flat bands, prong bands, and the common three-stone ring.
Flat bands are made of a single continuous piece of metal. Prong bands have a number of prongs which screw on to one another. The common three stone ring style is usually made of three different metals, often including gold, silver, and platinum.
When shopping for your wedding ring metal type, make sure to get one that not only looks good on your hand, but also blends in well with the rest of your attire.