A wedding band serves as a tangible symbol, displaying to the world your commitment to a lifelong partnership. While not a legal requirement, it stands as a traditional emblem of marriage and the vows shared between partners.
Wedding bands are available in a myriad of styles, offering a vast array of design choices to represent your unique love and commitment. Our wedding ring guide is here to assist you in discovering the ideal band that perfectly symbolizes your union.
At GOODSTONE, we understand that a wedding band is much more than just a ring; it's a symbol of your enduring commitment and the journey you embark upon together in marriage. Traditionally worn on the left hand, wedding band customs vary across cultures, with some preferring the right hand. Ultimately, the choice of which hand to wear your wedding band on is a personal decision between you and your partner.
While engagement rings often take center stage with their sparkle, wedding bands present a unique opportunity for both partners to share in the excitement of choosing meaningful jewelry. We encourage couples to express their individuality and the essence of their relationship through their selection of wedding bands.
Historically, wedding bands have been simple in their design, but today, there's a growing trend toward customization and personalization. At GOODSTONE, we celebrate this evolution by offering a range of options, from classic bands to those embellished with diamonds, gemstones, and meaningful engravings. Your wedding bands can be a reflection of your personal style and the unique story that brought you together, making them as special and one-of-a-kind as your love.
The tradition of wearing wedding bands can be traced back to ancient civilizations. The ancient Egyptians, for instance, viewed wedding bands as symbols of eternal love and a connection to the future. They believed that wearing a ring on the ring finger of the left hand was significant, as it was thought to have a vein directly connected to the heart. This custom was adopted by many Western cultures, though variations exist globally, with some countries like Spain, Norway, and Russia favoring the right hand for the wedding band.
The style and significance of modern wedding bands have their origins in ancient Rome and Greece, where rings were crafted from gold and adorned with precious stones. The formal use of rings in marriage ceremonies became prevalent in Europe around the 12th century, especially within the European Catholic Church, marking a significant evolution in the cultural importance of wedding bands.
Women's wedding bands come in a diverse range of styles at GOODSTONE, from understated, classic metalbands to exquisite rings adorned with sparkling gems. Our selection includes a variety of options for every taste: elegant plain gold or platinum bands, dazzling diamond rings, vibrant sapphire rings, and timeless eternity rings. For those who love a layered look, you have the freedom to choose multiple rings and create a unique stack that perfectly captures your style.
Explore GOODSTONE's guidance on how to style your wedding ring alongside your engagement ring, offering ideas for wearing them together or individually to suit your personal style.
At GOODSTONE, we recognize the importance of finding the right fit for your wedding bands as you prepare for your special day.
Remember, choosing your wedding bands is a shared experience, and we're here to help make this aspect of your wedding planning seamless and memorable.
The traditional choice for men's wedding rings has been a simple metal band, but today, the options for personalizing men's wedding jewelry have significantly broadened.
Men now have a wide array of choices in wedding bands, spanning various metals like tungsten and titanium. Contemporary designs for men's wedding rings also include features like diamonds, gemstones, textured metals, and personalized engravings, offering a multitude of ways to reflect individual personality and style.
After selecting or personalizing your wedding band with the ideal metal and gemstones, consider adding a unique and meaningful touch through engraving. You have the option to engrave your band with initials, your wedding date, or a special phrase that holds meaning for you both. The length of the engraving can vary, depending on the ring's size and style.
Engraving is a beautiful way to unify your rings and imbue them with personal sentiment. For many couples, a custom engraving, often placed on the inside of the band, transforms a standard ring into a cherished symbol of your union. It's a subtle yet profound way to personalize your wedding bands, making them truly your own.