What are the different types of wedding rings?

What are the different types of wedding rings?

Choosing your wedding ring is a big decision, considering that you intend to wear it for the rest of your life! That is why, when making such a paramount choice, you must choose the perfect ring which complements your style. Luckily, the choices of wedding rings are endless and there are plenty of timeless styles to browse. Furthermore, here at Shining Diamonds, we have a variety of customisable options to create the ring that’s right for you.  

Wedding rings for women

When selecting your wedding ring, there are four C’s to keep in mind – clarity, colourcut and carat! All these components work together to create the sparkling rings you see before you. Here are some features you should consider when making that all-important decision: 

Wedding band style

The style of your wedding ring is perhaps the foundation of your ring design, and is the first thing you consider when designing your wedding band. There are a few styles to choose from, all with unique qualities:  

  • Plain metal: this stunningly simple style is perfect for those who prefer a more traditional look.  
  • Diamond set: similar to plain bands, only with the addition of diamonds encrusted inside – this is perhaps the most popular women’s wedding ring choice. You can customise with a range of different diamond cuts, clarity and colours.  
  • Shaped: you may opt for a shaped wedding ring, rather than a plain band – these rings could have a curve in the centre of the ring or have a different design altogether.  
  • Designer: if you are looking for a more unique style, different from your traditional classics, a designer wedding ring is perhaps for you.

Wedding rings for men

Similar to women’s wedding rings, men’s rings also have a variety of choices – from simple styles to more statement pieces, our collection has something for every man’s taste.  

Wedding band style

  • Plain metal: despite being a relatively simple style, when choosing a plain wedding band, there are still so many aspects to consider. For instance, the ring profile can have a significant impact on the style of the band.  
  • Ring profile: this affects how the ring is viewed from the side. A flat court is the most popular and is seen as an easy-fit, as they have an inner curve in the ring. Whereas a classic court is more traditional oval shaped ring, curving both on the inside and the outside of the ring.
  • Diamond set: in contemporary times, diamond sets in male rings have become increasingly popular – opt for diamonds that feature across the edge of the ring, or for a bolder ring, you can get a cluster of diamonds on the outside. 
  • Depth: this refers to the thickness of the ring – you could go for a lightweight ring, or a more subtle band. However, you can get rings as thick as 1.8mm thickness. 
  • Patterned: many male wedding rings come with a range of patterned options. There are many types of engravings and ridges you can get, from thicker ridges to more delicate lines.  

Wedding band metal

The type of wedding ring metal you choose is just as important as any other feature of your wedding ring. The metal colour can transform the accents in the jewellery.  

  • Platinum: a white metal and is one of the rarer metals, which really accentuates the sparkle of your diamond. It’s also naturally hypoallergenic, which is great for those with sensitive skin.
  • Classic yellow gold: is a seemingly more traditional choice, and suited for those who want a more blingy ring. 
  • White gold: seems to be the rage in recent times, and is a really elegant style.  
  • Rose gold: is considered a charming and romantic colour due to its soft warm tones.  

Learn more about what the best metal for wedding rings is from our detailed guide.

Browse our full selection of wedding rings online, and once you’ve found yours, search for men’s wedding bands to find one that tastefully complements your own. Visit us in our Hatton Garden showroom for more.