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Measuring Size of Wedding Bands Correctly

Measuring Size of Wedding Bands Correctly

There are many tables showing the size conversion of a ring from one country’s measurements to the other country’s  measurements; but very few publications showing how to measure a finger size correctly for different styles wedding bands.

 

Many jewelers are measuring the size of  wedding bands incorrectly.

 

In WeddingBands.com we measure the ring size based on the smallest internal diameter of the ring. Wedding bands are made different thickness, width, and profile.

Some are made flat inside, some the edges are slightly curved inside and some inside is round where the narrowest part of the ring is in the middle.

Normally ring size should be measured by inside diameter. The smallest inside diameter should specify the size of the ring.

See figure 1 for different made rings should be measured differently on a jeweler mandrel.

 

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Wedding Bands That Will Prove You’re In Love

Wedding Bands That Will Prove You’re In Love

It’s finally happening. You’ve found the love of your life and you’re discussing spending that life together forever. When you’re looking for wedding bands as a symbol of your love, regardless of whether this is your first time getting married or you’ve found a second chance, wedding bands from us are artfully crafted and thoughtfully made.

Whether you’re interested in only one type of precious metal, or maybe a combination, we have everything you need right here to get you started on representing your love. Here we discuss why WeddingBands.com is the ideal place to buy your wedding bands.

3 Great Reasons To Choose Wedding Bands From Us

We all know that wedding bands have a significance in our culture, and cultures all around the world. It symbolizes wholeness, perfection, unity. It has no beginning and no end, just like the vows you make when you get married. But why buy them from us?

Wedding Bands Offers a Lifetime Warranty

Not only are our wedding bands of the highest quality, but we also have a lifetime warranty against manufacturing or workmanship defects, should you have any. We also offer a money back guarantee on the off chance you aren’t 100% satisfied with your purchase.

At WeddingBands.com, we value your satisfaction, and we work hard to make sure you get exactly what you want. We don’t sell gold plated or hollow rings. All  our wedding bands are solid 14k or 18k gold, or 950-platinum and 950-palladium. We pride ourselves on bringing something that not only symbolizes love, but on being your go to source for rings that you will love.

We Offer Manufacturing With CNC Machines

One of the best things about WeddingBands.com is the fact that we utilize the creation of the artisans using CAD-CAM systems. This includes the latest high precision CNC machines to create unique wedding bands for men and women. The age we are in now is groundbreaking in terms of wedding jewelry designs. A lot of that progress is leading to more elegant engravings and smoother lines.

We also use only the highest quality of precious metals and diamonds for both men’s and women’s rings. We utilize hand fabrication, which means that after the basic frame has been created, we blend hand fashioned Rose Gold and White Gold Ringcomponents of platinum and gold twists, wires, and braids so that every tiny detail complement each other.

Endless Options and Outstanding Customer Service

There are so many wedding bands and so many different options to choose from when you order from WeddingBands.com. We are in the business of helping you find exactly what you’re looking for, and if you can’t find it, we have the capabilities to make it custom just for you! Browse by category, by material, ring type and more.

And when you’re having issues ordering, or have questions our FAQ section can’t answer, we have a team of dedicated team members who welcome your questions and feedback. Let us help you through the process of choosing wedding bands for the love of your life.

Once you browse through our high quality wedding bands, you’ll have no problem seeing why we are one of the leading experts for ordering wedding bands online. When it comes to that special someone in your life, whether you’re getting engaged, renewing your vows, or just winning your anniversary, we have everything you need to blow your significant other away.

 

Guide to the Perfect Spring Wedding

Guide to the Perfect Spring Wedding

Though most weddings tend to be in the fall or summer months, there is nothing better than a perfect springtime wedding. The air is fresh, the grass newly green; if you’ve always wanted a spring wedding look no further. Here is a guide to the perfect spring wedding!

Color Scheme: When picking colors out for a spring wedding, there are couple things to keep in mind. Choose colors that encompass spring like pinks, greens, yellows, and purples. Pastels are often associated with the spring time as well! Either way you can’t go wrong; go for what you love! Here are some of our favorite combinations.

Pastels: cream, mint, mauve, lilac, and pink!

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Navy blue and blush pink: a beautiful contrast of colors for a perfect wedding.

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Lemon Lavender: lavender, light grey, pale yellow, lilac, and lemon yellow

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 Mint and Grey: mint, jade, and pewter grey.

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 Champagne and grey: blush, gold, champagne, and grey.

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 Pink, Orange, and Blue: turquoise, tangerine, and fuchsia.

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Flowers: Picking flowers for spring are relatively easy; there are many flowers in bloom during the springtime, so there are many to choose from! Almost every flower can come in a wide variety of colors, so choose which flower you like best and the rest can almost always be customized. Tulips are iconic for spring, but here are a few of our favorite options.

 

The Dress: A big trend for spring wedding dresses is lace. We love these looks by Ellie Saab and Marsheca in their 2017 Spring Collection; when shopping for a dress, keep your eyes out for lace, floral undertones, sweetheart necklines, and A-line dresses.

 

Hairstyles: Spring time means flowers and greenery! We love the look of adding a floral piece to your hair for the most spring-y look. Loose braids and barrel curls are a few of our favorite as well! Go for a fishtail down the back or a french twist with babies breath pieces added for extra flair.

These elements add a touch of spring to your wedding hairstyle!

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References:

“20 Stunning Cascading Bouquets & Expert Tips from Florists.” Bridal Musings. N.p., 11 Aug. 2014. Web. 18 Feb. 2017.

Staff, InStyle. “The Prettiest Spring 2017 Wedding Dresses from Bridal Fashion Week.” InStyle.com. InStyle.com, 28 Apr. 2016. Web. 18 Feb. 2017.

Popular Ladies Wedding Band Styles

Popular Ladies Wedding Band Styles

If you are looking for the perfect wedding band to go with your engagement ring, here are a few popular styles we have seen lately for women.

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Stackables: 

Stackable wedding bands have become a big trend among women. They are nice to wear if you want to wear multiple rings on one finger. They are called stackables for the obvious reason that they stack easily on the fingers! This style of wedding band is becoming very popular especially with geometric shapes in the band of the ring.

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Complimentary Rings:

Complimentary wedding bands are called complimentary for, again, the obvious reason that they compliment the engagement ring! They will not necessarily match, but can be used to mix and match different styles. For example, if you have a simple solitaire engagement ring, you could get a wedding band that is a different style and color to wear. Great for someone who likes more than one style!complimentary 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matching Rings:

Matching wedding bands -you guessed it- match the engagement ring! This can easily be achieved by getting a ring with same setting so the two rings match completely (besides the big rock missing from the wedding band.) A great look that cannot go wrong!

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Eternity Bands:

Eternity bands are wedding bands with diamonds covering the entire band. This style matches every kind of ring, and can be worn for extra sparkle on the finger! It can be worn to match the stone on the engagement ring (example: getting a diamond eternity band in oval cut diamonds if the engagement ring has an oval cut diamond on it.)

 

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Plain Rings:

Plain rings are simple bands that are usually in white gold, yellow gold, or rose gold, depending on the color engagement ring. They can vary in band thickness (2 mm to 10 mm) and are used by many people for a simple, everyday, easy to wear look.

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Gemstones for each Anniversary

A fool-proof guide to the different stones used for each different anniversary milestone. Use this to celebrate your continuous love!

First year Anniversary: Gold

Gold does not corrode and so it became a symbol of immortality and power in many ancient cultures.The value and beauty of solid gold made it an ideal material for particularly important political and religious objects such as crowns, symbolic statues, and offerings. Since the first year is such a wonderful milestone, what better way to celebrate than with a gold wedding band for him and her. Gold is also used for the 50th anniversary. Symbolizing prosperity, strength, and wisdom, it represents the essence of what a fifty-year marriage should be.

18K Yellow Gold 6 mm Wide Wedding Ring

10th year Anniversary: Diamond

Diamonds have a long history as beautiful objects of desire. In the first century AD, the Roman naturalist Pliny stated: “Diamond is the most valuable, not only of precious stones, but of all things in this world.” Upgrade your original wedding bands with beautiful new diamonds to celebrate ten years of unconditional love. Diamonds are also used for 60 year anniversaries! You can bring it back full circle as you reminisce on your time picking out her first diamond. Treat yourselves to gifts of diamond jewelry that you both can enjoy!

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15th Anniversary: Ruby

Symbolizing love and passion, the ruby is one of the most desired gemstones of all. Early cultures treasured rubies for their similarity to the redness of the blood that flowed through their veins, and believed that rubies held the power of life. As a symbol of passion, ruby makes an ideal romantic gift. Like the 15th year anniversary, the 40 year anniversary is also celebrated with rubies. Within this stone is thought to lie a flame of fire that grows brighter with each passing year, just like the flame of a forty-year marriage. Express your gratitude and love with this elegant red stone.

14Kt White Gold Ruby Halo Necklace

20 Year Anniversary: Emerald

The emerald is used to celebrate the 20th anniversary. The emerald was once cherished by Spanish conquistadors, Inca kings, and pharaohs. The beautiful green stone represented royalty and wealth.This beautiful stone celebrates a radiant and growing marriage; choose from many emerald pieces at weddingbands.com.

14K Emerald Diamond Eternity Band

25th Anniversary: Silver

Twenty five years uses silver to celebrate! It comes from the Latin word “argentum” which means “shiny” or “white.”  Like silver, may your marriage and love continue to shine in splendor and radiance as you grow old together. At weddingbands.com, we have many silver wedding bands along with silver jewelry to help you both celebrate.

Silver Hand Made Wedding Band

30th  Anniversary: Pearl

Thirty years means pearls! Symbolizing hidden beauty, the pearl reminds the maturing couple that what is most valuable is the shared experience of life with another. Celebrate three whole decades together with beautiful pearl pieces.

 

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Let’s Explore: The Beautiful Sapphire Gemstone

Let’s Explore: The Beautiful Sapphire Gemstone

Did you know blue is the most common favorite color in the world for both men and women? It’s no wonder people love sapphires. This beautiful gemstone has always played a role in history. In Ancient Rome & Greece, it was believed those who worn the stone were protected from envy & harm. Here are 5 things you need to know about sapphires:

  • Sapphire is the birthstone of September. It’s also the 5th and 45th wedding anniversaries. What better way to celebrate these moments with a sapphire. Diamond & Sapphire Anniversary Ring
  • Sapphire is part of the corundum family; along with ruby. It comes in an array of colors; aside from the ruby red. Colorful sapphires are called fancy sapphires and come in a rainbow of colors; from yellow to violet. There are also color changing sapphires that alter colors based on the lighting. There are so many different options with sapphires; you could easily create a beautiful anniversary ring as well as a birthday gift.
  • The most famous sapphire engagement ring is Princess Diana’s and now Kate Middleton. Using sapphire in an engagement ring is a great option for those who want something less traditional or want a specific color in the center rather than a white diamond.
  • Sapphires are 9 on the Mohs hardness scale. A diamond is 10 on the Mohs hardness scale. If we were to recommend a color stone in an engagement or wedding ring; we would recommend a sapphire; because of the hardness.
  • The symbolism of sapphire is truth, loyalty, and sincerity; among others. When you give a sapphire, you are professing your loyalty to your loved one.

With all these great features to a colored gemstone; you can’t pass up the opportunity to add sapphire jewelry to your collection.

4 Diamond Rings That Compliment Any Engagement Ring

4 Diamond Rings That Compliment Any Engagement Ring

You have the engagement ring. It was all that you imagined. He got the perfect ring. Now, it’s time to find a matching diamond ring. In the past, it was customary to get a band that match exactly your engagement ring or your future husbands wedding ring. You would solder the two together and wear them all the time. But in today’s world, the matching ring can compliment your engagement ring and be worn alone while you travel or exercise. Maybe you have a halo engagement ring or a simple solitaire; there are many diamond rings that will add to your engagement ring. Here are our picks of four diamond wedding rings that compliment any engagement ring, including that curved halo engagement ring.

1. Eternity rings set in prongs

This style is great for basically any engagement ring. It’s simple, it’s a classic and can be worn alone or with the engagement ring. An eternity ring symbolizes the eternal 13796Wlove you have for each other. Diamonds are set around the whole band. The diamonds can either be set in a smooth channel or with prongs. We think a simple eternity ring is a perfect compliment to any engagement ring.

2. Channel set diamond ring

If your engagement ring is a classic and elegant solitaire with smooth edges, then the channel set diamond ring is a great compliment to your engagement ring. The diamonds are set perfectly in a smooth channel with either platinum, gold, white gold or rose gold surrounding them. This style of diamond wedding ring is another great option to wear alone while traveling.

3. Spotted diamond wedding ring Spotted Diamond Wedding ring

For someone who likes the idea of getting something different and unique from the classic styles; a ring with the diamonds scattered on the ring is a great fit. Depending on how the ring is styled, it could fit well with either a classic solitaire engagement ring or a vintage engagement ring.

4. Pave diamond wedding ring

Pave diamond wedding rings generally include multiple smaller diamonds set closely together. You can get either one row or multiple rows of pave diamonds, depending on the style of your engagement ring. It’s a great fit for vintage and halo engagement rings.

All four options are wonderful for your engagement ring. You will be able to wear all styles either together or by itself.

The Top 5 Trends for 2016 Wedding Bands

The Top 5 Trends for 2016 Wedding Bands

Every year millions of couples plan their weddings and the start of the rest of their lives. Whether you’re searching for a classic wedding band, diamond wedding ring, or a piece of contemporary art to occupy your ring finger, here are some trends to keep an eye out for 2016.
5.) Sleeker Lines: With more bridal jewelry designed by CAD programs and created using advanced robotic machinery, we’re in an age of physic defying jewelry designs. Part of that progress means more defined and finished lines in bridal ring designs.

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Look for more elegant carving and etchings throughout rings. It’s where science meets art as deco designs with smooth lines make way for evolved ivy and floral etchings.
4.) Color Stones: Black diamonds, lavender sapphires, and color gemstones Oh My! 2016 will see a rise of more bridal jewelry incorporating color precious stones throughout the designs. Diamond eternity rings, may come with sapphires and secret settings for on the side or in the shank may offer more color. Diamond-Sapphire Wedding Band
We will see more people using gemstones with the same color theme as their weddings. As well as, diamonds with other precious gemstones. Emeralds, rubies, pink sapphires, and color diamonds.

3.) Rose and White Gold Two-Tone Wedding Bands: We’ve seen it more and more in years past; adding rose gold to white gold to create an elegant and modern Wedding ring. Rose Gold offers a contrast that’s both unique and classic in ways many other trends cannot. Two-Tone Gold wedding Band
Taking it a step further we may see more teal gold pop up as well. With a pastel look that offers an interesting and elegant sheen to the gold. Both rose and teal gold will be partnered up with white to create beautiful wedding rings.

2.) Stories: Everyone wants to be able to tell a story about the wedding band that represents their eternal love. The history of the ring, who made it, what the design was inspired by, and even where the gold and diamonds came from are all fair game.
Who can blame people for wanting this? It’s far more romantic knowing your wedding ring came from someplace special than the factory it was built in. At the end of the day, as buyers we’re looking to differentiate ourselves from the next person. With over 5,000 unique styles made to order on WeddingBands.com we can guarantee a unique wedding band made for you and only you.

1.) Lacy Finishes: With the increase in technology in jewelry making you’ll see plenty of lacy, thinner, designs that previously were difficult or even impossible to make. Start browsing lacy finishes to wedding rings here with the Verona Lace Line, which are modeled after the forever love between Romeo and Juliet. Verona-Lace, Romeo-Juliet Line, Juliet

Complex lace designs all along the top of the ring is an instant classic design that even though is modern will be around for years to come.

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