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Wedding Band Styles

Learn about each category of wedding band styles here.

Pave Band: It refers to diamonds inlayed into the metal in a single continuous row and held in by tiny beads. This is a low-profile design that lays close to the hand and minimizes the appearance of metal from the side. Pave does not necessarily mean small stones, and we offer a wide range of a wider pave eternity bands as well.

Prong Set: A wedding band that features taller prongs holding the diamonds in place. This type of design comes in a few variations, but the main idea is that diamonds stands out above the base of the band as opposed to pave where it is set into the band itself. This also allows you to see more of the profile of each diamond and is usually reserved for larger sized diamonds of .05 carats and up.

Shared Prong: There is a prong in between each diamond being shared with the diamond next to it. This minimizes the look of extra metal prongs holding each diamond because they are shared with their neighbor while still being perfectly secure.

U-Shape: A U or V shaped prong holds each diamond into place and entire profile of the diamond is visible from all angles with the extra basket support. This is a a type of shared prong setting and can be done with varying sizes and types of stones usually starting at around .05 carats and up.

Basket Setting: Prongs along with a metal bar hold the diamond into place. Less of the diamond shows on the side but this look is a bit more structured. Usually shared prong but can also be made with four prongs for each individual stone.

Bezel Setting: Each diamond on the band is held in by a rim of metal depending on the shape you are going for. This is more of a vintage look and will usually feature hand etched milgraining/beading to add to the retro appeal. These come in many variations of bezel shapes with the most common being a round bezel for a round stone.

Channel Set Band: In this type of wedding band, the diamonds of the band are held in by the walls of metal on each side. There are no prongs holding the stones.

Bright Cut Pave: Not to be confused with channel set, there is a similar thin wall of metal on each side, however each stone has tiny beads in between them.

Multi-Row Pave: These bands feature more than one row of diamonds along the band. Most common is a three-row dome band where all the stones are uniform in size. Other options include a larger center row where the two smaller side rows will act as accents. Finally, there are options of two, four or five rows for added variation.

Fancy Cut Stones: Round diamonds are not the only option for your wedding band, and many love the unique appeal of a fancy shape diamond. The most popular ones are emerald cut, cushion, oval and radiant. They can be set in prong or u-shape settings and with various size center-stone. Keep in mind these will always be more expensive than round diamonds because matching these fancy cuts for size, dimensions, and quality is a large task.

Color Gemstone Bands: Because of sapphire’s high level of hardness and durability, they make the best color gemstone candidate for color stone bands. They can be pave, or prong set and are commonly mixed with diamonds to add a contrasting look.

Plain Comfort Fit: The most traditional style of wedding band features a rounded edge on all surfaces with no diamonds or gemstones set on it. Come in a variety of widths starting at 1.7mm all the way up to 8mm.

Burnished Set: These types of bands will feature diamonds that are inset into the surface of the band itself without any prongs or bezel holding it. For wedding bands, you will usually see them as being collection of 5 to 10 stones evenly spaced across the surface of a plain comfort fit band.

Fishtail Pave Band: Along each pave set diamond there is hand etching to create a look that the diamond is extending further towards the edge of the ring. This also creates a sparkle effect on the metal.

Wide Pave Band: The pave looks great with larger diamonds and has a scooped out side, meaning that where each diamond sits there is a small curvature in the metal so you can see the profile of each stone.

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