It’s almost your big day and that means that it’s time to purchase the wedding bands. I’m sure you’re asking what should it look like, does it go on the same finger as the engagement ring? do I need to spend thousands of dollars on a band also? No need to worry we have some inside on the meaning and process, it’s not as stressful as you think.
Wedding bands are made of precious metal, worn on the ring finger to symbolize marriage. A wedding band is indicative of the fidelity of the spouse. It is usually worn on the left ring finger. It was a Greek belief that the vein in the left ring finger goes directly to the heart. The vein was called vena amori (however modern medicine has proven the belief incorrect).
The rings of men and women are little bit different in design. The bands of men are usually broader than the wedding bands of women. The usual thickness of the bands range from 2 mm to 10 mm.
There are thousands of designs of wedding bands available in the market. Generally they are made of precious metals like gold (white gold & yellow gold), titanium, platinum, tungsten carbide, gun metal, stainless steel, nickel etc. The designs available are domed bands, milgrain bands, two tone bands, flat bands, fancy bands, diamond bands, designer bands, engraved bands, knife edge bands, brushed center bands, plain flat bands, Celtic bands, Irish bands, antique designs, etc.
Usually the wedding bands for couples are sold in pairs with matching designs. Sometimes the names of spouses are engraved on the wedding bands. The most common pattern is a plain gold band. It is easier to clean it and gives an elegant look.
The price of wedding bands range from as little as $50 to millions of dollars depending upon the type of band and gem.
It’s time to start shopping–Enjoy!