Wedding bands: The Traditions, the Latest Trends and a Reflection of Your Personality
One of the things which will stay with you other than the sweet memories of your wedding day is the wedding ring on your finger. Though the engagement ring is worn by the woman alone, the perfect wedding ring is searched by both the husband-to-be and wife-to-be.
With 2013 just around the corner, and wedding trends taking a new dimension altogether, it is noticeable that the traditional designs and styles are back in vogue. 2013 is also a year marked with colours and brightness for the couple walking towards the aisle. This guide is a tool for all the people who are ardently on the lookout for the best ring to suit their finger on your wedding day.
To begin with, archetypal traditional bands are much sort after. Vintage-inspired wedding bands with delicate stones and detailed work bring out the old European style.
Diamonds never go out of fashion and remains to be a woman’s best friend. The new version of diamond bands have diamonds embedded in platinum with a linear design flowing round the band.
The fashion of having coloured gemstones on the ring along with a plain wedding band has been evoked by the recent Kate Middleton wedding; who in turn was inspired by the engagement ring worn by Princess Diana. Bright and blush colours like aquamarine and citrine are finding their way to the finger for the eccentric fashion statement they make.
You can add a cultural touch to your wedding band showcasing your cultural heritage. For example, the Irish culture inspired Claddagh ring. These kinds of bands are available in various designs and growing in popularity for their ability to stand out from the usual collection of bands.
The classic bands, with a plain, simple and sleek appeal can never be missed out. These kinds are the best for engravings and a couple can jot down their love for each other in the most romantic way on this ring.
Engraving the ring is not only romantic, personal and meaningful for both of you; but it is also a private secret shared forever! It could also mean a promise made for an ever-lasting bond of love and sacrifice.
Engraving messages need not be serious and boring alone; it can be humorous, jovial, spiritual or just a mere reminder for both the individuals. Here are a few examples-
Humorous engraving ideas-
“leave me alone”
Romantic engraving ideas-
“Truly, Madly, Deeply”
Religions engraving ideas-
“The will of Lord”
“God bless Us”
Literature inspired engraving ideas-
“Never doubt I love” (Hamlet)
“And miles to go” (Robert Frost)
If you don’t have a Tiffany budget for your wedding ring then don’t be sad or dejected. Lightweight metals such as tungsten are the top wedding ring trends of 2013. Fix your bands with small chocolate diamonds, which come in a range of colours from light brown to caramel and accentuate your wedding. Heirloom wedding bands can also help you save on your budget and give you a unique and stylish ring for your wedding.
Keep in mind that your ring tells a lot about you as a person. Be truthful to yourself and choose the kind of ring which will reflect your individuality. As it’s not compulsory to wear matching bands, the husband-to-be and the wife-to-be can decide the kind of band which would bring out their unique style and render a personal touch!
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