Your Guide to Popular Wedding Ring Styles

Photo of a bride and groom’s hands on their wedding day, they are each wearing their wedding rings. 

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Wedding bands are incredibly symbolic jewelry that uses a continuous circle to represent your shared commitment of forever. They’re worn alongside engagement rings in a complete jewelry stack that showcases your dedication to your spouse. 

Stack of rose, yellow and white gold wedding rings with diamonds. 

Just as with engagement styles, there are many different wedding ring styles that can represent your marriage and your personality. This includes gold wedding rings, platinum rings, diamond bands, gemstone styles and tungsten rings

While our wedding ring style quiz can help you discover the best ring for your tastes and budget, you may have additional questions about wedding ring styles. Our guide is designed to help you pick your perfect ring based on key features.

Choosing Your Wedding Ring Style

At Blue Nile, we offer a wide selection of women’s wedding rings and men’s wedding rings with designs fit for every budget and style. Between modern, classic, minimalist and vintage style wedding ring sets, there are many different wedding ring styles to choose from. 

Picking between the different wedding ring styles doesn’t have to feel like a guessing game. With three steps, you can find the right ring for your style. Consider the metal, shape, gems and ring pairing when browsing our wedding rings

Take the following steps to choose your perfect wedding ring style: 

  1. Decide whether you want to match your existing engagement ring 
  2. Choose a metal type and color 
  3. Pick the shape that you prefer, such as a curved band 

With these three steps, you can choose the perfect wedding ring style for your stack. There are many different metal types, band shapes, diamond styles and gemstone options for today’s most popular wedding ring styles.  

Wedding Ring Metal Types

Men’s and women’s bands in gold and diamonds. 

The metal you choose will have the biggest influence on your wedding ring’s style. When picking the metal for your ring, consider what matches your existing engagement ring if you’d like to match the two. For those who are only wearing a wedding band, you can pick any kind of metal without worrying about its coordination

The most popular wedding ring metal types include white gold, rose gold, yellow gold, platinum, tungsten and titanium. The most common designs feature just one metal type, but some wedding ring styles combine multiple metals for a two-tone look. 

When choosing your wedding ring metal, consider the level of upkeep you’re comfortable with. Some metals like platinum do not require extra upkeep, while other metals like white gold may need redipping over time. You’ll also want to make sure you’re positive of your exact ring size if you’re choosing one of the metal ring types that can’t be resized.

Wedding Ring Shapes

Once you’ve chosen the metal for your ring, you’ll need to choose its shape. Depending on the other pieces you’re wearing in your wedding ring stack, you may want to choose styles that accommodate other shapes such as curved rings

When in doubt, choose a thinner style from our stackable rings to find a ring that easily fits alongside many other designs. 

Wedding Ring Gemstone Styles

Wedding bands including ones with blue sapphires and pink sapphires. 

Now that you have an idea of your preferred metal type and ring profile, it’s time to decide whether or not you’d like to have a ring with gemstones or diamonds. It’s a great idea to match the gems in your engagement ring or anniversary band if you’re wearing any of those in your ring stack

For example, if your solitaire engagement ring has a lab grown diamond, a wedding band with lab grown diamonds can be the perfect match. On the other hand, you may want to opt for a plain metal band if you’re pairing it with a colorful gemstone engagement ring to let the existing gems shine. 

Bonus Tip: Matching Your Engagement Ring Style

Many of our engagement ring settings have their perfect band pairing, making it easy to put together a matching set. Selecting a wedding ring with matching metals and gemstones can help ensure that your stack is coordinated and easy to maintain

Finding Wedding Ring Styles at Blue Nile

Need a little help choosing the perfect ring? With easy returns, virtual jewelry shopping appointments and well-stocked jewelry showrooms, it’s easy to find your perfect wedding ring style.

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