Are you currently looking for the perfect band with the perfect fit? Wondering how to create the most comfort in wedding bands? Wondering why ‘comfort fit’ is comfort fit and different from all other bands out there? Look no further, we have all the answers to those questions, right here!
Comfort bands, by definition, are exactly what their name states, ‘comfort fit’. The rings are made with rounded inside edges, in order to slide on the finger better and maintain overall comfort. The style is popular among men and women who are looking for a little added comfort for their precious band. Another style is heavy comfort fit bands. They are thicker and more rounded comfort fit bands. It also gives the band more ‘heft’ and weight. It gives the individual wearing the band security that the band is there, yet the comfort in which they desire. This is becoming a popular choice among everyone who chooses to wear a wedding band. Comparing the comfort fit and heavy comfort fit with the non-comfort fit bands, there is a difference. Non-comfort fit bands have a straight edge and not rounded. Although, still stylish and wearable, it does not have the same comfort level as the comfort fit bands.
Comfort fit bands are preferred over non-comfort fit because they provide an ease to wearing rings. The edges are rounded and do not pinch the skin. It slides on easily for all day wear. With this feature, comfort fit wedding bands are the perfect choice for individuals who do not wear jewelry on a daily basis or do not wear any jewelry. Comfort fit bands are recommended to these individuals. It will add comfort to all day wear of the band.
WeddingBands.com offers heavy comfort fit bands in a range of styles. There are plain wedding rings, classic wedding rings, contemporary wedding rings and handmade wedding rings with the comfort fit feature.
Whether you’re looking for a comfort fit, heavy comfort fit or even a non-comfort fit band, WeddingBands.com has the perfect solution for you! Everything from Classic to Contemporary, you will be sure to find the perfect band for you. Make your big day even more special with the perfect and comfortable wedding band!
It’s a tale as old as time, and you are ready to make that walk down the aisle to claim your love forever. But, ever stop to wonder what makes this tradition so special? Or why the exchanging of rings has become the most popular tradition, holding thousands of years of history and tales behind it? We all know the basic traditions of wearing a wedding band. It goes on the left hand’s ring finger, and it tells the world that you are married. For men, it usually is a simple metal band and for women it’s a band that can either closely match their engagement ring, or can be a decorative band that can be worn with or without the engagement ring. So besides that, where does the ‘tradition’ come from in this very much traditional event?
Not that surprisingly, it definitely can depend on your culture, and your cultural background of your ceremony that would determine the traditions behind your adornment of the wedding bands. Many cultures have developed their own traditions surrounding the ceremony itself, as well as the gifting of the rings to each the bride and groom. Most of the traditions that occur today in ceremonies and gifting rings tie back to the original European culture. According to some European based cultures and customs, the wedding ring is the final gift in a series between the lucky couple, which usually begins with the engagement ring. Furthering European traditions, it has become a custom for both men and women to wear wedding bands. This tradition has only become popular in the 20th century, as it were only women who usually wore the bands prior in history. In Eastern Orthodox traditions and cultures, the exchange of these rings don’t happen during the wedding service. Rather, they are exchanged between the couple at the betrothal, or the formal engagement of the couple.
One ancient tradition states that the ring shall be worn on the third finger of the left hand, for both men and women, participating in the tradition. According to the Ancients, the importance of this finger stems from their belief that it was the holder of the ‘vena amoris’ also known as the vein of love. Therefore, by encircling the finger, and thus the vein, the eternal love of the couple will reach directly to the heart of the beholder and the love of the couple will encircle the heart as a whole. This has become a popular tradition because it shows the eternal and everlasting devotion and love that the couple has for one another. It then becomes a symbolic reference to their love and becomes a symbol for the rest of the world that their heart belongs to someone.
Other traditions believe that the wedding ring should be worn on the third finger of the right hand, instead of the same finger on the left hand. Some legends have suggested that the left hand carries negative connotations; therefore it should not be the holder of a precious object such as a wedding ring. Since Ancient Rome, traditionally the right hand is raised when taking pledges or oaths, signifying the individual’s undying pledge to uphold their commitment. Due to this ideal, the right hand has become a very popular choice among couples upon their marriage ceremony.
The traditions and significance of the bands itself, doesn’t just end with the couple becoming engaged, they carry an immense presence in the ceremony as well. The wedding bands are usually held secure by a best man, or best woman for the ceremony, until it is time for the couple to exchange the rings. The gifting of the rings carries a significant meaning, not only for the couple but in significance of the wedding ceremony as a whole. Once it is time for the exchanging of the rings in the ceremony, each person exchanges the ring as an eternal symbol of love and commitment to one another. The circle that the ring forms signifies not a beginning, nor an end, rather a lifetime of devotion to one another, and the commitment of your love forever.
Not only did the rings symbolize eternal love, but it also symbolized a trade. Exchanging the rings was also done as a symbol of exchanging valuables. Before, marriages were connected to the exchanging of valuables as it was customary of the time to trade items of value, for example land, or money, between the families that were being joined through the marriage. A contract between the two families was being formed with the marriage. Over time, such traditions have diminished, and marrying your sweetheart for love has long since replaced the traditions of marrying for land or monetary ties. Therefore, the rings in which one is wed in, have carried an even greater importance than ever before. The ring now represents the love, commitment, devotion and trust that encircle the couple for a lifetime. That is why choosing the ‘perfect’ rings have become even more an essential part of the planning process. Each couple is different, with different standards, ideas of what is their ‘perfect’ band. After all, it will be worn for a lifetime! Once you and your loved one have selected the perfect bands, now the only question that remains is which hand carries the most significance to bear the band? After all, it will be there for a lifetime, so what is the ‘right’ answer? Just like many of the traditions observed by individuals, it depends on your personal beliefs and traditions. Whether it is ancient beliefs that still hold true or possibly other sacred values that hold personal meaning, the tradition should hold a special significance to the couple. It is completely up to the individual or the individual couple and which tradition they choose to follow to decide where the ring will be worn.
Which ever finger, or ring style, or type of metal you and your beloved decide upon for your personal ceremony, the symbol of the wedding band remains the same throughout, as a symbol of eternal love and devotion between the pair. It is a symbolic representation to the rest of the world, your eternal commitment to one another. Ultimately this becomes the most customizable and special event for the couple alone to share with each other. Search for your perfect band at WeddingBands.com! Browse the wide selection of Classic, Contemporary, and Diamond bands! Looking for rings that you both will enjoy and have more of a unique look rather than a traditional one? Check out the Royal Duet line, exclusively at WeddingBands.com Make your day and the rest of your life special and check out the extensive selection from WeddingBands.com!
With gold prices going crazy, many people think it’s hard to find a great wedding ring in gold or white gold under $400.00. People begin to look at alternative metals like cobalt, titanium or tungsten as another option for their wedding ring. Well, I’m here to tell you, there are rings out there for under $400.00. You do not have to buy an alternative metal wedding ring to fit your budget. And if you just like the style of alternative metals, well then go right ahead and buy them. But you can find bands that are plain or with diamonds under $400.00. It’s possible. Here are 5 categories that all have wedding rings under $400.00:
1.) Plain bands-almost all plain gold or white gold bands are under $400.00 between the widths of 2 mm to 10 mm. Some may think plain bands are not exciting, but plain bands are the classics. It is the original wedding ring that creates a full circle to symbolize the eternal love and unity between a married couple. The ongoing love the married couple has for each. Also, for all you ladies out there with an engagement ring, a plain band is a great accent to almost all types of engagement ring. Great choice to add with your engagement ring!
2.) Classic bands-add some design to a ring may make people think the price will begin to increase, but once again there are classic ring styles out there for less. You just need to look in the right spot. Rings that have a slightly higher dome with grooves or a ring with one line or two lines adds some design but maintains the classic styles. And remember, with gold, you can get two-tone, yellow gold, or white gold that are the exact same and similar prices. It does not have to be one color or the other.
3.) Contemporary bands-we are going a little further down the design line and yes, it’s possible. Shocker! I don’t think so. There is a bigger shocker down the list. Contemporary rings are great for those who want something different and unique. They usually entail styles that are unusual and unique. These rings also can include styles that may look classic but have an extra design.
4.) Handcrafted rings-we are getting really fancy! Those beautiful bands include a mix of machine and hand crafted workmanship. When you bring in the hand made factor, people really begin to think the price doubles, but trust me there are styles out there that are hand crafted and reasonable in price. These styles are great for those who appreciate and love the beauty of braids and ropes in rings.
5.) Diamond wedding rings– Now this is a shocker!! Keep in mind; I’m talking about bands with higher quality diamonds, like diamonds with a clarity of VS1-2 and color of G-H. The choices are few, but there are still some out there. Diamond wedding rings are great for those who like a little sparkle on their hand and for the men who do not mind having some diamonds in their rings.
There you have it folks. There are rings under $400.00 and you can find some beautiful styles with plain and classic bands. So, next time you are shopping for a ring and you do not want to break your bank; remember there are rings in precious metals (gold or white gold) you can buy. You are not stuck with buying titanium, tungsten or cobalt rings, unless you like that style. Until next time, please remember learn about the jewelry you are buying, it will make the whole experience better!