(Not Just) A Plain Wedding Ring

There’s more than meets the eye with the humble plain wedding ring. Fit, finish, and metals are all choices that help make the ring uniquely yours.

All About Finish

Wedding bands are available in different finishes, textures, and decorative accents applied to the exterior of the shank.

High polish

Gleaming and shiny, you should be able to see your reflection in a high-polish ring.


A matte texture that looks like it’s been brushed with steel wool.


A matte hammered finish covered with a rustic and hand-hewn feel.


French for “a thousand grains”, milgrain is a beaded decorative edge.


Braiding, engraving, carving, or other decorative accents along the shank, including a contrasting metal color inlay.

Understanding Fit

When talking about wedding rings fit refers to how the ring sits on the finger, as well as the height, or dome, of the ring.

Comfort Fit

The interior of a comfort fit ring has an outward bevel or curve. The interior of a non-comfort fit ring is flat.
Low Dome
High Dome
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Choose Your Metal

In addition to platinum and gold, plain and diamond wedding bands are also available in the contemporary metals of cobalt, palladium, and tungsten—each with their own interesting characteristics.


Our most popular choice for wedding bands, platinum is very strong and is a naturally white metal that takes on a desirable patina over time.


While commonly yellow, gold can also be white or rose-colored depending on what alloy it’s mixed with.

Contemporary Metals

Cobalt, palladium, and tungsten are economical alternatives to platinum and gold.

In Summary

Plain wedding rings are far from plain. They come in different finishes, fits, and metals.

Finishes include high polish, brushed, hammered, milgrain, and decorative.

Fit refers to how the band sits on the finger. A comfort fit is more rounded and a non-comfort fit is more squared off.

Plain wedding rings come in platinum, gold, and contemporary metals, palladium, cobalt, and tungsten.