Wedding Band Styles
Wedding Band Styles
While the wedding band is traditionally the finishing touch to compliment an engagement ring, it can also be a statement-making piece of its own. With several styles to choose from, each wedding band can easily be tailored to suit the wearer's unique style. Choose between a classic unadorned metal band or one encrusted with diamonds, each setting type creating its own distinct look. Explore our wedding band style guide to discover which ring will perfectly express your love.
Characteristics of Prong Wedding Bands
Easily the most popular style of all women’s wedding bands is the prong wedding band. Wondrous luminosity and additional sparkle are created with limited use of metal. Allowing diamonds to be visible from every angle, the prong setting is the most commonly used diamond mounting technique. Shared prongs clasp diamonds in place without metal blocking the amount of light reflecting from the stones. Light is then able to reflect from every angle of multiple lined diamonds, held in place by shared prongs on either side.
Characteristics of Pavé Wedding Bands
Creating a field of sparkle, pavé wedding bands are a much more lavish option. Set within two bars of precious metal, the empty space between the stones is filled with precious metal to create a bead that holds them in place. Reminiscent of a cobblestoned road, the paved look provides an endless shine throughout the wedding band. Similarly, the micro-pavé setting utilizes the same technique, but with the use of incredibly small diamonds. The additional rows offer an illuminating effect for maximum brilliance.
Characteristics of Channel Wedding Bands
A traditional style, channel set wedding bands offer a timeless sophisticated look. Secured at the girdle, channel-set diamonds are safer from potential damage. Encircling the entire ring, small diamonds sit alongside one another, without the separation of metals or other material between them. Two horizontal metal pieces form the channel and hold the diamond in place from parallel sides, creating a smooth edge to minimize snagging. Both convenient and attractive, the channel wedding band continues to soar in popularity.
Why Shop for Women's Wedding Bands at Northeastern Fine Jewelry?
Explore a stunning assortment of designer engagement rings, wedding bands, GIA-certified loose diamonds, and more at Northeastern Fine Jewelry. With locations in both Albany and Glen Falls, nearby residents of Troy, Upstate New York, and the Greater Capital area can enjoy exclusive pieces from top designers, including Cartier and Tacori. Visit Northeastern Fine Jewelry today at one of our showrooms or give us a call at 1-855-795-NEFJ for more information on the products and services we offer.