Traditional solitaire rings are no longer your only option, although still beautiful. But don’t limit yourself, and don’t be afraid to step outside the box when it comes to choosing wedding rings. They not only represent your union as a couple, but your individual; personality. Below are some traditional and non-traditional options for you to consider. The most important thing is to stay true to you when choosing. This is a ring you will be wearing for a very long time!
Consider something old: Since the beginning of marriage, brides have been passed down rings from generation to generation. This gives your wedding ring such special sentimental value, and one day, you can pass it onto another member of your family. However, if this tradition is not in your family, consider starting it, especially if you love antique or vintage jewelry. There are so many antique stores that specialize in vintage wedding rings. Check out your local shops and even browse online. You are sure to find something that speaks to you, and possibly that even has a story to go along with it.
Consider something new: New wedding ring designs are all over the place as far as shape, size and even color. Colored stones are a big trend, with lots of brides going for their birthstone or even just their favorite stone. Popular colors include sapphires (for your something blue!), rubies, pink diamonds, yellow diamonds and the exquisite black diamond recently made very popular. The newer wedding rings also have a contemporary and often geometric design that really stands out. Cutting-edge designs include settings like tension (gives the illusion of floating) and bezel (the stone is flush or flat with the surface of the ring).
Consider Something classic: Maybe you are a bride that likes to stick with tradition. If that is the case, good for you. Regardless of the latest trends, timeless, traditional, and classic wedding rings will never go out of style. They are a staple and they are here to stay. These types of wedding rings, such as a regular princess or opal cut are widely available and still gorgeous. Over the years, white gold or platinum rings have become all the rage when it comes to classic designs. A simple band with a simple setting and stunning stone can be just a gorgeous as an antique or ultra modern ring.