Wedding Band Guide: How To Pick The Perfect Rings For You And Your Partner

That sweet moment when the bride and groom exchange their vows and wedding bands is arguably the highlight of any wedding ceremony - and it won’t be any different on your wedding day, of course!

It’s when you and your soulmate will pour your hearts out with promises of everlasting love - and that’s exactly what your wedding bands symbolize. That’s why it’s important to find the perfect wedding rings. After all, they’re the embodiment of your vows and the love you feel for each other.

Two yellow gold wedding bands

To help you with that, we’ve put together this guide with everything you need to know about wedding bands, including expert answers to some of the most common questions we get about these beautiful rings.

Title Text Yellow gold wedding bands on hand of woman and man

How to wear wedding bands

Traditionally, you should wear your wedding band on the ring finger of your left hand - but there are two different ways you could do that. The first one is to wear your wedding band and engagement ring in the order you’ve received them, so first your engagement ring, then your wedding band.

The second option is the most traditional one - and it’s also super sweet. According to tradition, you should wear your engagement ring on top of your wedding band. That way, your wedding band is closer to your heart. How precious is that?  

Are wedding bands supposed to be gold?

In the past, wedding rings were usually a sleek yellow gold band - and that was the only option brides and grooms had. But the good news is that the days of limited wedding band design options are gone. Now, there’s such a wide variety of unique designs and precious metals to choose from that your options are virtually endless!

So, you don’t need to go for the traditional gold ring if that design doesn’t speak to your personal style. Besides white, yellow, and rose gold, you’ll also find gorgeous wedding bands in platinum, tungsten, palladium, carbon fiber, tantalum, and titanium - to name a few. With so many options, it’s easy to find the perfect ring for you.

Three mixed metal wedding bands

How to choose a man's wedding band?

The great thing about having so many wedding band designs to choose from is that you can opt for a ring which truly expresses your own unique personal style.

Lady placing wedding band on man's hand

Not to mention, you can even narrow down your options before you start looking for wedding bands. An easy way of doing so is by thinking about what you like and don’t like in jewelry, such as your personal preference in precious metals, ring styles and widths, engravings, inlays, and so on.

That way, when the time to pick your wedding band comes, you’ll have a clear idea of what you’re looking for. And, no matter which design you opt for, don't forget that it’s crucial to pick a ring that’s high-quality, durable, and comfortable to wear. After all, you’ll be wearing your wedding band every day for the rest of your life!

What are the most popular styles of women’s wedding bands?

With a multitude of different women’s wedding band styles to choose from, narrowing down your options is the first step to finding the perfect ring for you.

The best way to do that is to analyze your engagement ring, taking in every detail, and then look for bands which have something in common with it. That can be anything from the precious metal to the overall style or even accent gemstones. The important thing is that both rings complement each other.

 To help you find the best wedding band style for you, here are some of the most popular wedding bands for women:

• Gold wedding bands
• Stackable wedding bands
• Eternity bands
• Half-eternity wedding bands
• Gemstone wedding bands
• Engraved wedding bands
• Curved wedding bands  

Man placing gold band on ladies hand

Where to find the best wedding bands in North Carolina?

Schiffman's Jewelers is your go-to jewelry store for the best wedding bands for men and women in Greensboro and Winston-Salem, NC.

Our experienced staff has helped countless couples find the perfect rings to celebrate their love story, and they’ll be happy to help you find the wedding bands of your dreams, too.

Visit us today, and explore our exclusive wedding band selection. And, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up with our latest news and get some stunning jewelry inspiration.

Diamond wedding band